Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Dylan McConnell, a student at Cornerstone, who was attending the Youth Entrepreneur Summit in Detroit. He is just one example, with his t-shirt company, of a Detroit teen changing his life and the common narrative about Michigan. He's a Senior who started a business in 8th grade. Founder+ Owner of Heir Customs. While also attending Cornerstone Health + Technology High School.
Click below to hear Dylan and Jeffrey discuss Heir Customs and YE Summit in Detroit.
Some details of their discussion include:
How YE helped Dylan grow his business and what he is learning at the YE Summit?
Dylan shares about his company, Heir Customs.
How old he was when he started his business and how he came up with the idea?
Were you interested in business before you decided to take the Youth Entrepreneur’s course?
Did you have ideas or passions that you’ve been able to explore/develop with YE?
How did the YE curriculum help you with your business today?
What do you like most about the course?
Has your opinion of business changed through as a result of going through this program? Do you think more about the win-win aspect – value for you as you create value for others?
What’s next for you and your company?
How's this year's Summit in Detroit?
(play the PodCast to hear all these answers).
Here's some more about the Summit gathering youth from all over in Detroit July 15-19, 2019.
Youth Entrepreneurs Summit 2019 is bringing together over 300 YE alumni from across the nation to Detroit, Michigan, a city which continues to be a source of inspiration and innovation. This week-long event will focus on students’ immersion in innovation, entrepreneurship, personal transformation, and self-actualization in the backdrop of a city experiencing the same.
Students are connecting with community leaders, entrepreneurial innovators, and partner organizations from across the nation. New this year is the addition of a opportunity expo, connecting student’s to engagement opportunities such as mentorships, internships, scholarships and professional development. YEedu, the annual professional development conference for 300+ YE educators, takes place simultaneously and includes collaborative sessions with alumni and educators.
Dylan McConnel was also recently a guest of MBN friend Carol L. Cain and CBS-62's "Michigan Matters" (caption for shared picture at left: Mazy Gillis, Vice President Global Human Resources at Guardian Industries, Dylan McConnell, a student at Cornerstone Health and Technology High School and owner of Heir Customs and Renate Matthews, teacher at Cornerstone, with Michigan Matters Host Carol Cain (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CBS 62)