12 Year Old Entrepreneur Received An $810,000 Investment From NFL Players Into Her Lemonade Business.




A group of former and current NFL players, led by former Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, have invested $810,000 in 12-year-old Kidpreneur Mikaila​ Ulmer’s lemonade business, Me & the Bees Lemonade. 


Former Texans Running Back Arian Foster

This investment was made through Foster along with Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin, Texans offensive tackle Duane Brown and former Texans running back Jonathan Grimes. 


GLOVER QUIN AND HIS WIFE

Other NFL players include safety Omar Bolden, linebacker Bobby Wagner, cornerback Darius Slay, cornerback Sharrick McManis, quarterback EJ Manuel and defensive tackle Malik Jackson.




“It’s awesome that I get to work with and around these two,” Ulmer said about Foster and Quin. “They’re very smart. I learned a lot from them. 

I’m very happy that I’m able to work with them and they invested in my company and them helping us and mentoring us and believing in our mission. I think we have a better chance of achieving our goals. That keeps me pumped and excited every day.”


Mikaila started Me & the Bees Lemonade using her great grandmother’s flaxseed recipe at a lemonade stand. She eventually expanding and signed a deal with Whole Foods for approximately $11 million. 

The product, which includes several flavors, is now sold at Wegman’s and other local stores. 

Me & the Bees Lemonade has reportedly grown more than 100% each year since 2014. 




“We look for companies that match our main focus of developing a good product, but are also good people and do it for the right reasons,” Foster said. “It’s more than about money to us. 

We believe that investing in small black businesses is extremely important.” 




This must happen more. If more wealthy athletes, entertainers and business men & women invest in black owned businesses, we will become a powerhouse in business!!!