Pinpoint Entrepreneurship

Description

Entrepreneurship is perhaps the most exciting aspect of the business world. However, it can be very difficult getting an idea off the ground and grow it into a success story. An example of this is Disabled But Not Really (DBNR) a non-profit organization that was founded by Wesley Hamilton in 2015. When Wesley became paralyzed three years earlier, he weighed 230 pounds and struggled with obesity and depression. He also suffered medical complications due to his weight and began to look toward fitness and nutrition as a way to not only lose weight but to feel happier and healthier. In the first eight months, he lost 100 pounds. Through this weight loss, he realized the importance of fitness, especially for those who have disabilities. He was inspired. DBNR encourages all people with disabilities including spinal cord injuries to get some sort of exercise, regardless of their ability. Our goal is to raise awareness about Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) and show the positive impact that health and fitness can have on disabled communities globally. In our Pinpoint Entrepreneurship Project, we will be helping Wesley spread awareness of his mission and grow his non-profit to create the biggest impacts possible.

This project is great for you if:

  • You are interested in:
    • Marketing
    • Non-profit work, especially for those with disabilities
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Advertising
    • Being self-employed in the future
    • You are proficient in technology, marketing, film/film editing, website development, etc.

Contact:

Alan  Zulcic – alanzulcic@mail.umkc.edu