The Trust In Giving foundation continues to make dreams come true. This time for sixteen (16) pre-tweens, tweens and teens between the ages of six (6) and eighteen (18) are offered funding and/or mentorship for their businesses. The finalists traveled from as far as New York City to take part in Trust In Giving’s inaugural TIG Kids Shark Tank session on Saturday, April 27th in Atlanta.
Held at the Andrew and Walter Young YMCA, the children pitched to seven (7) business leaders aka sharks in Atlanta, that wholehearted supported every pitch received. The panel of sharks was comprised of TIG/Trust In Giving Founder Girvan “Fly” Henry, ultra-influencer and Founder/CEO Snob Life, Inc. Ming Lee, HBCU SXSW Founder and Partner TechSquare Labs Rodney Sampson, Partner Collab Venture Fund Barry Givens, Founder/CEO Goodr Jasmine Crowe, real estate developer Cliff Palmer, and The Gathering Spot co-Founder TK Peterson.
“Trust In Giving’s main goal with the TIG Kids SharkTank is philanthropy. We want each child that participates to be given the opportunity to receive mentorship from business leaders as well as expose their business to the possibilities of funding. We’ve heard some very exciting and enterprising pitches and are looking forward to helping the finalists achieve every success. Every kid walked away with either mentorship, financing or both.” states Trust In Giving Founder Girvan “Fly” Henry.
Shark Barry Givens awarded siblings Greg Jackson (11-year-old) and Taleya Holbert (18-year-old) from Washington DC crowd sourcing services for their creation of the 3D Affirmation Nightlight, while the scientific tween and pre-tween founders ofAtlanta’s Gooiii Kids received a monetary investment from shark Cliff Palmer. Gooiii Kids founders are 10-year-old Aiyanah Glinton, 11-year-old Jolen Roya, and 6-year-old Destiny Answer.