2017 cohort

Name: Marlon Gustavo Bernardez
Ethnic Makeup: Afro-Honduran American
Institution: Bronx Community College '18
Area of Study: Business Administration & Accounting
Consultant for The Spot

Why is the Consultrepreneurship program important?
The Consultrepreneurship program is important because now more than ever (we) people of African decent must be re-empowered to come up with creative solutions for our problems as a collective.

Entrepreneurial Expert Advisor 
Adetokunbo Oludare Thompson
Name: Nelly Abong'o
Ethnic Makeup: Kenyan
Institution: Carthage College '18
Area of Study: Computer Science & Mathematics
Consultant for Oh My Cod 

Why is the Consultrepreneurship program important?
I believe the Consultrepreneurship program is important because it nurtures independence, creativity and the ability to self-start—all essential skills to possess in modern society, especially for minorities.
Entrepreneurial Expert Advisor 
Ishta Kyambadde
PK Oilfield Services, Uganda
Name: Rashan Lynn
Ethnic Makeup: Black/African American
Institution: Essex County College '17
Area of Study: Liberal Arts
Consultant for HLS Juice Bar & Grill

Why is the Consultrepreneurship program important?
I believe the Consultrepreneurship program is important because it empowers you to empower others in your community.

Entrepreneurial Expert Advisor 
Moustapha Sylla
Name: Stephanie Dinsae
Ethnic Makeup: Ghanaian American
Institution: Smith College '19
Area of Study: Classical Studies & Computer Science
Consultant for Vital

Why is the Consultrepreneurship program important?
The Consultrepeneurship program is important because it provides Black youth with the essential experience to dodge either unemployment or underemployment when it may try to strike the hardest.
Entrepreneurial Expert Advisor 
Dr. Garry Cooper

Name: Janae Reed
Ethnic Makeup: Black/Jamaican American
Institution: Rutgers University-Newark '18
Area of Study: Business Admin., Sociology & Entrepreneurship
Consultant for Upstairs

Why is the Consultrepreneurship program important?
It is important because it will give me 
the tools I need to grow inside the workplace.
Entrepreneurial Expert Advisor 
Jacinth Cooke
Name: Imani Nalasha Burnett
Ethnic Makeup: Black/Senegalese American
Institution: SUNY College at New Paltz '20
Area of Study: African American Studies & Sociology
Consultant for The Wood Pit

Why is the Consultrepreneurship program  important?
The Consultrepreneurship program is important because it will give me the opportunity to be in the presence of a thriving Black-owned business, and give me hope for my future as a Black woman trying to be successful in this country.
Entrepreneurial Expert Advisor
Nafeza Kingston
Peter + Esi Gillo 
DIFFvelopment, Co-Founders
Consultants for Villalobos

 The work Peter and Esi carry out for this  
DIFF Client is being treated as a control for 
the consulting practicum component 
of the Consultrepreneurship. 
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