Rising Star Student Entrepreneur

Kelsey Parker of ThinkBlack!

In 2020, at the age 15, she launched ThinkBlack! a mobile app and website, having focus on good inspiring human-interest stories of entrepreneurs generating wealth, creating jobs and bringing communities together. 

Chose to focus on community and relationship building instead of revenues, offering a nationwide free directory of black-owned businesses, including reviews, contact information and even driving directions

Currently has over 3,000 businesses listed, with a goal to list 20,000 businesses by next summer, still hopes to secure venture capital funding to add staff members to assist with business operations.

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