Mikaila Ulmer is a social entrepreneur who is just 11-year-old, she is also a great public speaker, philanthropist and savvy 6th-grader” from Austin, Texas.
She is all these things because she pitched BeeSweet to a panel of potential investors on ABC’s “Shark Tank” last year. What is BeeSweet? It is lemonade made with her great-grandmother’s secret recipe that uses flaxseed and local honey instead of artificial sweeteners and is on a mission to help save a diminishing bee population.
Mikaila impressed the panel and landed a $60,000 deal last year. She was prompted to start the business, after she was stung by bees as a 4-year-old and was “terrified.” But instead of staying afraid of the bees, she decided to learn more about them, creating her drink as a way to sustain local beekeepers and make money.
Mikaila says that her business doesn’t stress her
“I work on the business after school, after I do my homework, and on weekends and during spring breaks. There are not too many times when I feel stressed.” Same. If by “business” you mean “nothing” and by “homework” you mean “work,” same