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2019-06-24 Print

12-Year Old Student Wins the 2019 Teenpreneur Business Competition!

Taylor Harrell, president and founder of Beadz frm Tay wins the Final Pitch!


Taylor Harrell is the winner of the Final Pitch, a teenpreneur business competition sponsored by My Girlfriend’s House Inc., a local non-profit organization that empowers teen girls in the DMV. The competition provides a platform for teens to compete for an opportunity to win seed capital and coaching to grow their businesses.

A rising seventh-grader at Turning Point Academy Public Charter School in Camp Springs, MD, Taylor was one of six finalists competing in the Final Pitch, which is formatted like ABC’s business reality show, Shark Tank. As president and founder of Beadz frm Tay, Taylor creates customized jewelry including bracelets, waist beads and anklets. During her pitch, Taylor sold the judges on her passion, product knowledge and confidence. She started making jewelry two years ago after seeing her friends and thought it would be fun to begin designing her own. When asked how her product is unique, Taylor said, “Some people buy expensive jewelry that they can’t customize but when you come to Beadz frm Tay, I can customize the order at an affordable price.” Beadz frm Tay is available on Instagram BeadsfrmTay.

The Final Pitch is the culmination of the Teenpreneur Business Expo, an annual business plan competition that provides a unique opportunity for teen girls to learn about entrepreneurship while putting their ideas into action. “Through the competition, our goal is to empower teens to create their own opportunities while building a generation that is more determined, confident and equipped to engage the future,” said Veronica Eyenga, Executive Director & Founder of My Girlfriend’s House Inc.

The judges panel comprised of industry professionals, Stephen Carroll, senior director of corporate and partner marketing at Cvent; Karla Davis, founder of the networking organization, Business Minded Women; Lynda Griffin, owner and principal designer of Creative Interior Designs by Lynda; Pamela Vines, founder and president of Troop Public Relations; and honorary judge, Cee Smith, Founder of Cee Smith Media and Femme Fatale.

Taylor’s winning prize package is valued at $14,397.00 consisting of a professional media kit, production of a promo commercial, website design, business coaching, and an exclusive interview on WUSA-9, Great Day Washington Morning News.

My Girlfriend’s House Inc. is a 501(c)(3) and volunteer-based non-profit organization providing a network of professional women with a desire to mentor teenage girls in various areas of development and help them to grow into strong and confident young women who are leaders at home, in the community and at school.

For more information, contact Veronica Eyenga, Executive Director & Founder at 301-560-0506 or visit

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