Faces of Entrepreneurship: Jamilah Knight, Fly by Knight

Jamilah Knight

Jamilah Knight is a Brooklyn-based graphic and fashion designer and the founder of Fly by Knight, a lifestyle apparel and accessory brand celebrating Women of Color. Described by Buzzfeed as “epic sweatshirts and T-shirts inspired by pop culture icons and all things Blackness,” Jamilah appropriately named the brand after the acronym F.L.Y., for “First Love Yourself.” Raised in Kansas City, KS, Jamilah graduated with a BFA in Fashion Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), a State University of New York and divides her time between running this successful clothing brand and freelance graphic design projects for a variety of clients. 

What does “entrepreneurship” mean to you?
JK: Entrepreneurship means freedom to me. It’s the opportunity to be a creative problem solver and meet new challenges daily.

How did your company come to be?
JK: In 2015, I began showcasing my artwork on social media and received a lot

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Faces of Entrepreneurship: Rayan Garg, Elevate the Future

Rayan Garg

Rayan Garg, a student at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, CA, is already an accomplished entrepreneur. In addition to having competed in every single business competition available to high school students and placing as a finalist or semifinalist in all of them, he co-founded and is currently running an educational 501(3) nonprofit, Elevate the Future. Having impacted over 3,600 students and dozens of small businesses since launching, Elevate the Future increases access to business and computer science education to K-8 students through classes, summits and various initiatives across 40+ chapters around the world. Outside of Elevate the Future, Rayan is also the COO at Spark Teen, a nonprofit building the first accelerator for high schoolers along with a national set of entrepreneurship clubs.

What does “entrepreneurship” mean to you?
RG: To me, entrepreneurship means being able to make a difference without having to worry about failing. It means

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China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair 2020 Opens

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair 2020 (CIEF 2020) themed “Digital Transformation and Innovation Leadership” opened in Guangzhou on Sept. 23. The CIEF is jointly sponsored by China Association for Science and Technology, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the Central Committee of the Jiu San Society, the Guangdong Provincial Government, and the Guangzhou Municipal Government, and is co-organized by Guangzhou Municipal Government and International Data Group. Relevant leaders from China Association for Science and Technology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the Central Committee of the Jiu San Society, Guangdong Provincial and Guangzhou Municipal Governments attended the launch ceremony of the CIEF. Also present at the launch ceremony were 11 academicians including Song Erwei, Cao Chunxiao, Sun Yu, Chen Jing, Zhang Ping, Zhao

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Faces of Entrepreneurship: Marcus Bullock, Flikshop

Marcus Bullock

Marcus Bullock is the CEO and Founder at Flikshop, which was built to be the tech company that helps families connect to their incarcerated loved ones. Users are able to take a picture, add some quick text, press send, and for 99 cents, Flikshop prints and ships that picture and text on a real tangible postcard, that is shipped to any person in any prison anywhere in the United States. Flikshop has connected over 170,000 registered users so far and has shipped over a half a million postcards. That represents over a half million pieces of love.

Marcus started Flikshop as a result of being sentenced to eight years in adult maximum-security prison as a 15-year-old kid after he had stolen a car from a man in a shopping mall parking lot. His mother didn’t want him to fall into a bed of hopelessness so she began to write him

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