Zolli’s CEO Alina is on the cover of Entrepreneur!
What lands our 13-year-old teenprenneur on the cover of Entrepreneur? Five years of hard work and an unwavering commitment to kids and families smiles earned Zollipop’s CEO Alina Morse the cover spot. What an honor!
“I hope this cover inspires others to realize that they can do anything, no matter what their age. Dream big, ask questions, and understand that doing good for others is good for business,” said Alina.
The September issue of Entrepreneur celebrates several youthful entrepreneurs that have found success in business and giving back to the community.
The photoshoot took place in New York City, by the acclaimed photographer David Yellen. The experience was a bit surreal, complete with a variety of outfits and accessories, hair, makeup and several concepts to shoot.
Alina did not know she was selected to be on the cover until weeks after the photo session. Alina is the youngest person to ever be featured on the cover of Entrepreneur.
We are so grateful for our retail partners, Walmart, Kroger, Amazon, Jewel and others for their support and making Zollipops and Zaffi Taffy available to kids and families everywhere.
Because of our fans support, we are able to fund Zolli’s One Million Smiles, an initiative to reduce America’s tooth decay epidemic and protect the most powerful source of energy, joy and happiness in the world: children’s smiles!
Alina joins an impressive list of Entrepreneur cover personalities; recent issues have featured Danica Patrick, Kevin Hart, Richard Rawlings, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jon Taffer, Barbara Corcoran, Venus Williams, and Jeff Bezos.
The other young business people featured in the September issue of Entrepreneur
Brennan Agranoff, 18, Founder and CEO, HoopSwagg. Brennan founded his custom apparel customization company at age 13; it is now an internationally recognized brand.
Moziah Bridges, 16, Founder and Creative Director, Mo’s Bows, creates unique bow ties and other fashion accessories – and started on his “granny’s” kitchen table.
Keiana Cavé , 20, Founder, Mare. After the 2010 BP oil spill, Keiana, who was 16 at the time, conducted research that led to Chevron granting her a $1.2 million to start a lab at University of Michigan, where she’s developing an oil dispersant to detect and neutralize toxic agents.
Zandra Cunningham, 17, Founder and CEO, Zandra Beauty, started her first business when she was nine years old, with the mission to inspire young ladies to be confident in their own skin and learn that beauty if from the inside out.
Abby Kircher, 18, Founder and CEO, Abby’s Better, began her company at age 15, when she created her own recipes for delicious, healthy, nut butters.
Anton Klingspor, 18, Founder and General Partner, Indicina Ventures, a startup incubator that provides funding and resources to internet companies of various stages, with an emphasis on Generation Z , developing the ideas of young entrepreneurs who are looked over upon due to their age.
Isabella Rose Taylor, 17, Founder and CEO, Isabella Rose Taylor. Isabella Taylor began painting at age three, designing at eight. She wrapped up high school studies at 11 years old graduated from Parson School of Design with a degree in Fashion Marketing at 17.
Rachel Zietz, 18, Founder and CEO, Gladiator Lacrosse. Founded in 2012 by 13 year old entrepreneur and lacrosse player, Rachel Zietz, Gladiator Lacrosse provides high-quality lacrosse equipment at an affordable price.
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