Congratulations Destiny Watson!
WDB Cares, NFP congratulates our new 2022 Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Destiny Watson, Founder of You Matter 2, an organization that strives to dynamically empower emerging youth leaders to create a generation of change. You Matter 2 consists of 7th-12th grade students from the south suburban area is a group dedicated to changing the world and giving back to their communities.
Our 2022 Young Entrepreneur of The Year Winner will receive up to $20K in cash and prizes to help their vision grow, donated by experienced Black Entrepreneurs, interested in supporting the next generation of Black Entrepreneurs.
Over $10,000 in Prizes for the Top Winner!
Ava Dorsey - 2020 Winner
We have our YOUNGEST finalist ever! Ava Dorsey founder of Ava’s Pet Palace, an organic pets treat company that prioritizes the health of pets. Her products are featured in premium stores like Bentleys and she is currently working on getting her products into a manufacturing house. Oh and she’s 12!
2020 Runner Ups
At the age of 17 out next Young Entrepreneur finalist Caleb Dunson is one of the YOUNGEST executive directors in the country! He founded the Youth Entrepreneurship League while still in high school. His vision is to create an incubator for mentorship, funding resources and capacity building to ensure that his generations of entrepreneurs have a fighting chance to succeed. Our future looks bright!
Our last young entrepreneur finalist Jeremy Frierson turned his hobby into a full branding firm, The Frierson Agency! His work has been featured on the Stellar Awards and his client roster includes gospel artist Todd Dulaney, Pastor John Hannah, Melvin Rodriguez and Grammy award winning artist Keirra Sheard!
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2020 | 4th year winner
Ava's Pet Palace
2019 | 3rd year winner
Aaliyah Stewart wowed the audience with not only her story of resilience but the power of her vision to stop the violence in our communities with a movement she started at the young age of 14, the I Am Them Movement.
2018 | 2nd year winner
2016 | 1st year winner
Founder of Goffers Inc.
The top 3 finalist will be notified the week of February 7th.
Day of each finalist has a chance to pitch their business concept to an audience of 500+ entrepreneurs. The audience has a chance to vote via text on their winner of choice. The winner is announced at the end of the legacy awards.
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