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hello. if you own a startup business or you dram of startin your own, street entrepreneurs mightere for you. entrepreneurs looking to build thir businesses will get a unique digital opportunity to spread the word and attractew supporters. joining us, t ceo and founder of street entrepr ronald reeves is founder of kitchen veteran and jasmine is founder of jasmiher own busines. >> you went from working at the world bank t starting this organization called starting
entrepreneurs. tell us how your company works. >> yeah, so we provide 32 pay what you can workshops. we cover eight topics. and invest in grit. t what that means is you can just show up a more you come, the more you get. after you've been coming for six months a you've shown true commitment we connect you with coaches. d you've been coming for a year, we talk about street pitch. >> this isay your of supporting grass roots entrepreneur ship. >> yes, for sure. a lot of time it can be inaccessible due toce ing, network, access to capital so it's a way of making a it way for people to create wealth for themselves and problem solve. there are a lot of people that want to start a business and have no way to do it. >> you've been through the program. you started your own businesses. tell us about what youdo. >> yes, so i have a high heel
shoe line that is a vegan shoe li that utilizes insole technology to add comfort and i wanted to tackle this problem based upon having a designer pair of shoes tha was extremely uncomfortable. i went on to design my first pair and now we have a collection. >> so your business started with a pairor of feet literally. >> yes. >> ronald, how about you? >> my business is a business connected to a soc impact. as a veteran, dealing with ptsd was very hard finding employment andmaintaining employment. i wanted to be able to give veterans power of control back workingir hands through as a -- as a cook in my cateri company and private chef company. >> all right. what do entrepreneurs need to do before they come to you?o itds like i can just come to you with an idea. >> yeah, so our first workshop is a rapid proo typing
workshop to help you come up with something to start right away. so during my first session with jasmine we actually created a play dough insole. she's a scientist by day. she's done all the leg work. she's taken the class. it was a matter of figuring out how can we monotize this, how can we turn this io something real. >> did you say a play doh insole? really? >> literally a play doh insole. >> and she's like no, it need to have a little bit more boost no it needs to support this part and she rebuilt it several times and we worked with >>aterial. the shoe is right here, so these are all vegan. >> yes, thiss my first pair that i made in new york so that's the only onehat are not but the remaining are vegan and they have our iole that currently has a patent applied r at this point that is built
into the shoe. >> and it's not made of play doh. >> it's not. >> i can imagine that would be a lot more comfortable than the shoes i've put on. ionald, what kind of food do you do? >ork as a private chef right now doing embassy work right now. corporate catering, dropoff catering for your local get togethers, and looki to expand to a full fledged catering company. actually putting on events, hosting more company evts. companies like mercedes, doing something with nbc or being attached to the super bowl to provide food and employing veterans at theame time. >> you've got big dreams. >> yes, ma'am. >> and you don't have to start out with a big dream. a little dream will do. >> exactly. yeah. and we're also going to beg sell hot sauce to raise the funds he needs to scale his business. >> hot sauce? >> yes, ma'am. >> this is going to be a jer
we love and the values we believe in. no more. covergirl is now the biggest makeup brand to be leaping bunny certified by cruelty free international. which means, we don't test on animals. we are talking about street b entrepreneurs. so you have a big event coming up november 27th. it's called street pitch. what's it all about. >> so out of nearly 400 entrepreneurs we selected seven of the most driven passionate and visionary entrepreneurs for this competition so they can get access to the funds they need t take their business to the next level. so the audienel thes are going to be voting with their moneyy either prepurchasing
their products or by informsing -- investing in their usinesses by crowd funding. >> so jasmine and ron, you're two of the seven. what's your mpitch. pitch is we are actually currently taking orders from ifund womeno i ask you to order a pair of shoes and take a step? ending high heel hell. >> a step in ending high heel hell. >> yes. >> okay. that soun pretty convincing to me. ron, how about you? >> for me, i giving one of two ways. one will be to purchase my hot uce which will be a jerk mango banana truffle infused hot sauce. ere will be a mild an spicy. that will be the first option. the second option, you can me to cater an event. vihear so many people say thank
you for your s to veterans. this is your chance to really thank us and help me tolp h us take back control of our destinies. right. your sauce sounds really good. so now, the audience decides>> yes. >> they'll listen to all seven pitches and they decide who they want to support? >> who they want to put their money in. or all of them. l u know, they're all winners because you're king for different things. jasmine is getting preorders. angelique will be getting investors through equity crowd funding. we're marketing for boys of oi color is to be getting oerds as well. they're all asking f something different and i don't think it's fair to have a small business copete with a startup. they're both valid and they both deserve a platform. >> speaking of platforms, jasmine, you are hoping to raise
money. how much? how you going to use it? >> $15,000. we're looking to fulfill our o preorders wi -- with our actual money that we're trying tos raise at tme. and we're looking to do the final part of legal logistics for the business and stuff but our main driven factor is preorders. a >> get in the order and ronald, how much do you hope to raise and how doyou plan to u it in your business? >> we're in the same ste as ms. jasmine so right now preorders is a priority. but as much money as i can possibly raise. with t moneyhat's raised it will definitely go toward employing veterans, but then also theocial impact with my business donating food to homeless veterans as well as currently serving service members who deal with food and security. >> this is really exciting. it's just areat idea. this happens on the 27th of
november from 7:00o 9:00 p.m >> yes. >> so this is going to be live streamed? >> iis. so people can watch live from our facebook. like us onk, fac street entrepreneurs or you can purchase tickets at street entrepreneurs.org. >> tune in. >> yes. >> what's your advice to som who's thinking about starting their own business? >> yeah, you're never going to be ready. so just do it. >> very simply >> ve simply. just do it. do it today. find a minimal buyable product. like, what iou something could start today? what is your play doh insole. start dreaming, start making and just do it. >> okay. and so jasmine and ron you're going to do it before a le audience. >> yes. >> live streaming. all right. it's streetpitch, novembe 27th and give us the locations again on the internet.
brandon, you're now helping to care for your dad who's been diagnos ditgnosed alzheimer's. >> he is 63 so he washe 60 he was dnigh nosoed. >> he's originally from baltimore. he has been the pent of the national association of black accountants accountants in 80s. he was a certifiedpublic accountant. he has served as the ceo for a uple of companies up and down the east coast. >> so when he was diagnoset must have been a bit of is surprise to the family. how didhe diagnosis come about? >> so he had shown some symptoms of some things that we weren't quite sure about or what they were. sometimes it's things like getting older, memory loss andli thing that, but my grandmother also had the disease and so weeren't sure if there was a family history there or something, so wehe encouraged
to get the diagnosis, to go get tested to see if it waslso heimer's disease. >> did he go right away. >> itook him minute to actually go. about a year or so before he went ahead and did it but he did it and we found out. >> thi happens in different families different ways, doesn't it? >> absolutely. and the brighter, the higher the education the person has, the more they build on that cognitive reserve and so for faly members, it's very hard to notice early on, you know, en and they begin to speak in general terms. if you say how was it todayid what you do today? the same old, same old so it must have been hard to really pinpoint that something wasn't right. >> it was. it was. it was very hard to kind of -- to see, because hecan, you know, makexcuses or he finds the right thing to say to kind of make you sayokay, maybe it's
not that. oaybe it's just, you know, memory and not alzheimer's. >> your care giving, s condition has changed the dynamics in your family.us telbout how much care you're having to provide and the support that you have around him. so i go there and visit him at least once a week duri the week while i'm able to go to work sothat gives me the opportunity to spend time with him. take him just out and about so hoe's not in these all day and then also make sure he gets his medicine. >> howas it impacted your family? >> it's hard, because, you know, when ou have towork or when you're -- my brothers and sisters don't live in the area so they're not able to physically be here, but ty're able to help out with things, research and they're able to step in and do those things so that the burden doesn't just fall on me since i'm not the only person. ied. ma
he has a wife. due's a doctor. because of her sc she's not always available to be physically there during the day and things like at, but my dad has sisters and a brother who come in and help out and make sure he gets things done when i'm not there. >> did y ever imagine you'd be doing care giving duties when you were 37?nk >> i didn't tbout it. i watched my aunt do that for my grandmother and i knew what it took and i know what it takes 's definitely different when you're the one that has to do it and has to step up to do it. >> what are sme of the kind of programs that you have at the association for families?e youalking about a young man. you're still a millennial, sort of, but care giving, many more people are having to do it now and even at younger ages. >> absolutely and we're actually -- because we're the washington metro area, we have a younger population so we do geta calls fr lot of folks who
are much younger who areg look to get connected to resources because once that die gnosis ag made, that is life changing. they start losing se of their friends and so you're having to make decisions, some need to be made madly. others can wait and if they don't provide the right care, you don' know where to start. so first place to start is the 800 mber. we offer assistance in over 120 languages, 24 hour as day. we're there to answer any questions. the educationalrograms, the professional training, they are lifelines for famili. upport is everything. >> absolutely. >> we're going to take a break and we'll continue our talk right after this.
giving f patients with alzheimer's and dementia and f brando the past few years you've taken part in the walk to end alzheimer's and you'vede it your business to educate yourself about this disease. >> absolutely. one of the things that when my dad wd diagnoe wanted to find out all that we could so that we could helpducate ourselves, to help stop the disease and forpl other pe it's not just about us. we're all connected so trying to make sue we're helping other people is important to us as well. >> and you have realy been monitoring your own health. >> oh, yeah. i do all the time. goen i to the doctor i'm always trying to make sure what my blood pressure is and things like thatbecause there seems to be a connection between cardio disease and alzheimer's. >> what do we know about this connection betweenbrain health and heart health? so we know that the risk of alzheimer's and dementia
increase by diseases that damage the heart and blood vessels so we ne to take a look at these symptoms, obesity, these are a risk factors and the more that we can do to be proactive, to manage these conditions and i even go a step further. i always tell folks any time you have any medical conditions make sure youollow your doctor's ders. yes ne-- genetics, there's a genetic link is less than 1% of everyone that's diagnosed with alzheimer's. there's all the factors that come intohalay. it alto do about life health and that's why the association is launching the intervention study andhe idea is by managing simultaneously all these risk factors, can we
really protect the health of our brain? and so - that's we're very excited about that, because it tells us there's a lot under our control. physical exercise, nutrion, socializi socializing, cognitive stimulation and managing conditions. it's the best we can do to stay as healthy as we can to ward other conditions down the road. >> so being aware of the rsk factors is critical. also knowing the symptoms. what are they? >> and again, it depends from person to person. it's really taking an internal look at the family member and looking at t behaviort's not typical for that person. so for my dad who was very thorough, he would constanafly he front door open and the garage door open and not realize and he would go up and go to sleep and momy would com in and say, who left the front door open and the garage door open? what are some of the conditions that you saw in dad?
>> so not being as specific as he used to be about answering questions and ki of giving general answer about things w he would have known the specifics in the past. that was kind of the main sign. and just like she said, behavioral changes it's not so much just the memory lossbe use people associate that at the first time so there are other things besides memory loss that contribute to other signs of the deseize. >> what are the most important things you've lened about the disease and caring for your dad. >> to not hold on to the daily things that happen. something that makes you upset or something that, you know, kind of emotionally impact you not to hold on to that because it's not helping you. it's not helping the person that you're caring for either. you've got to let it go a know that, you know, it's not personal and it's not intentional. it is just, youknow, it's a disease. it's a brain disease t they're suffering from. >> we wish you well.
wish your dad well. >> thank you. > and thank you so much for sharing your story and thank you for some really good io inform that is our program this morning. to see any news for your sunday program log onbc to washington.com and click on community and a reminder that we are collecting fo for families all day tomorrow. we'll be accepting your food, eck and cash donations from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. outside the capital one arena between 6th and 7th street and some of my colleagues will be there. we hope thatou will again join us in our effort to make it a happy thanksging for thousands of needily families in our area. thanks again for we'll see you next week.
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