In an entrepreneurship competiton held at The
Times Center in New York City recently, rapper and
business mogul P.Diddy was on ground to speak
with the participants on how to run their own
businesses and being self-made bosses.
At the event, which was created by The Network for
Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) – an organization
that empowers teens through entrepreneurship
education, four finalists emerged. The finalists are,
Juny Nguyen, Jesus Fernandez, Dagim Girma and
In the end, Toheeb Okenla and Jesus
Fernandez, from South Holland, Illinois, beat out 38
teen competitors with their business plan for T&J
Soccer. T&J Soccer is a manufacturing and retail
business that sells soccer socks with pockets sewn
into them for inserts that protect players’ shins
during soccer games.
Meanwhile, P.Diddy after a private coaching session
with the top finalists donated $250K to the NFTE
group for supporting teen’s entrepreneurs, while
Toheeb Okenla and Jesus Fernandez-Ortiz were
awarded $25,000 for taking the first place.
In a short while, nike, addidas and other companies that create sportswear apparel will be all over these guys (esp if they seek out a creative patent)….. Proving once more that all one needs is a single stroke of genius to birth an idea which in turn ensures financial freedom and independence (irrespective of age or in some cases gender)