So how exactly do you score $11 Million from Lemonade when you are not the slay master herself? Well, you have to be 11 year old star entrepreneur Mikaila Ulmer, the creator of Me and the Bees Lemonade.
“The buzz all started when Ulmer was 4 years old. That’s when her family encouraged her to make a product for the Acton Children’s Business Fair and Austin Lemonade Day. Around that time, her “Great Granny Helen” sent the family a 1940’s cookbook, which included her recipe for flaxseed lemonade. Ulmer sweetened the recipe with honey while she learned about the role of honeybee pollination in the ecosystem. Ulmer invests a portion of the profits from her company to Heifer International, Sustainable Food Center of Austin and Texas Beekeepers Association to help save the bees. The lemonade is made in a commercial food processing facility in Austin and Saren Foods Distributors delivers the products to stores in the Southwest region, according to her website.One of Ulmer’s first big breaks happened when she was nine years old. She and her father Theo appeared on ABC’s reality show “Shark Tank” during its sixth season. They cut a deal with Fubu CEO Daymond John, giving him 25 percent of the company for $60,000. The deal was contingent that his partners could distribute the lemonade in convenience stores. Last year was full of other milestones, including meeting President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, being featured in Oprah’s magazine, teaching 20 free bee workshops to more than 1,000 students and getting straight A’s, according to her YouTube channel.” Susanna Kim-abcnews.go.com
In April of 2016, Whole Foods offered Mikaila a deal for $11 Million to expand her brand throughout the US. She gives back, makes straight A’s, and she is a multi-millionaire before becoming a teenager! That is how you slay lemonade! You go Mikaila!