During the fall semester, the School of Business organized two speakers as part of the Entrepreneur Lecture series. The first, in September, was from Charbel Ghaby, co-founder and manager of the Hill Street Café, which was founded in 2003, and Rounds Premium Burgers which was founded in 2010.
The second, held in November, was from Kipenzi Chidinma, founder of LINĒIJ™, and the first person of Turks and Caicos descent to launch a sustainably sourced, bespoke, luxury, fashion brand. The inspiration for launching her company, came after finding her great grandmother’s collection of accessories and hand-drawn patterns. Kipenzi is a passionate advocate as well as philanthropist for the environment, education, the advancement of women and girls as well as The Huntington’s Disease Society of America (www.hdsa.org). Kipenzi donates 100 percent of the net profits from the sale of her HDSA collection, to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Kipenzi has been nominated for the 2017 Rising Star Award, presented by Fashion Group International in New York.