Jacob - Sleek

Updated: Mar 4, 2020

What’s the business that you came up with during the IDEA Centre and where is it now? I worked on my own apparel business "Sleek" and started an event planning company (Southside) with a goal to overlap safety and fun in a teen environment. Southside has been discontinued and I am still actively pursuing with Sleek.

What are you doing and working on nowadays? I am working on slowly building my design portfolio and gathering resources to start a small screen-printing shop in my home.

If a high school student contacted you now, in what ways do you think you could help them? I could help start their first branding of themselves or their company, help them design their first logo, look at how and where to advertise, how advertising works on social media etc. etc.

What advice do you have for young entrepreneurs that are just starting out? Time investment is the most powerful resource, and that's what makes the leaders of the business world, not money. If you focus during the time, you're investing you'll be one of them.

Favourite quote?

"It doesn't matter if you win or lose, as long as you don't come last."