Starting a business comes with a lot of risk, but potentially a lot of reward. With the right idea and dedication, anyone can start a business and make their fortune. You don’t even have to be old enough to vote!

Valentino DiGiorgio is a community-conscious philanthropist with a passion for empowering individuals and families in need. He offers a scholarship for high school students pursuing academic and professional careers in STEAM fields. With a passion for inspiring the future generation, he shares the stories of two young entrepreneurs who have started successful businesses. 

  • Mikaila Ulmer was born in 2004 and started selling lemonade as a child in front of her house. The recipe was inspired by a family recipe which includes local honey. In 2015, Mikaila appeared on Shark Tank, and her lemonade is now sold in thousands of stores across the USA. 10% of her profits from Me & the Bees Lemonade go to charities that support bee populations.
  • Hart Main established his candle company, ManCans, when he was only 13 years old. He wanted candle scents that weren’t “girly”, and his initial goal was just to save for a racing bike. The family initially made the candles out of their home, using recycled soup cans.