Our community is comprised of some absolutely brilliant entrepreneurs and so we asked a few of them to tell us the story of how they came up with the ideas for their business.

Megan Fitzpatrick | Student Success Specialist

When I started working in education in 2007, I was passionate about making young minds love and understand math. I know I know, math is not everyone’s forte, however, it’s the only true global universal language and I wanted to share that experience with younger generations. As I progressed in my educational journey I began to realize that our current system was not set up for the thoughtful and critical thinking needed to develop, not just mathematically-minded students, but youth who were more connected and well-rounded as a whole. This is when the rose-colored glasses came off and I realized that if I wanted to make a bigger impact on education it needed to be done outside the classroom. I founded The Fitz Solution in 2014 as a private tutoring and educational consulting company. I maintained my position at MDCPS making the company my side hustle. Read more>>

Samantha Laguerre | Podcast Host

The initial idea for my podcast came during a time when I was physically here but spiritually and mentally elsewhere. I was in a toxic draining relationship and knew that it was hindering me from walking in purpose and seeing this idea manifest. After a year of ending the relationship and building my relationship with Christ the idea came back in mind. I was hesitant at first because of fear, but then I submitted it to God and seeked him for direction and he gave me peace. I wanted this podcast to be a platform where other like-minded individuals could be encouraged, inspired, and experience a transformation in their lives. I wanted them to know that it was okay to be young and on fire for Christ and I wanted to truly highlight the difference between practicing a religion and having a genuine relationship with God. Read more>>

Tenecia Sproull | President of The Pink Queen Foundation and Breast Cancer Survivor

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, and while under treatments I tried different home remedies to help with my recovery and comfort. Following my recovery, I was contacted by individuals that were diagnosed and wanted advice in reference to issues they were experiencing. I begin making wellness baskets and these baskets have turned into a movement today. This movement birthed “The Pink Queen Foundation” a nonprofit est. 2016. The #1 mission of The Pink Queen Foundation is to make a personal connection with cancer survivors that are currently under treatments. We assist with medical-copays, living expenses, and connect cancer survivors with others survivors for support. This is what makes our “Pink Unique”. Read more>>