From an entrepreneur, to an ambassador for the bees and a former celebrity chef at The White House, Mikaila Ulmer is taking the world by storm. Did we mention she is only 11 years old?
Ulmer was welcomed by 16,000 people in attendance at the first Los Angeles We Day on Thursday, April 7 at the Forum. She was joined by Glee actor Darren Criss, who shined a light on what Ulmer has achieved in the past two years.
The Austin native rose to the top at age nine when her and her father appeared on ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank.” She pitched her idea, BeeSweet Lemonade, from the help of her great granny Helen’s flaxseed recipe, which uses honey to sweeten the drink rather than sugar or artificial sweeteners.
Only one investor from the show, millionaire Daymond John, offered the duo an investment of $60,000. With his help, BeeSweet Lemonade is now on the shelves at stores across the Southwest region, including Whole Foods.
Ulmer has quite the fascination with bees (despite the fact she has been stung twice) and the impact they have on the planet. With that she decided to make the honeybee a key focus in her business. A portion of the profits goes to organizations fighting to save the honeybee.
She created BeeSweet Lemonade at the tender age of four, but her energy and determination is still on track. It was announced on stage Ulmer will be visiting Cape Town, South Africa to teach young girls about entrepreneurship.