A Chicago entrepreneur featured in the Kennedy Center’s 30th—anniversary issue of Bridges, Mari Luangrath is the first to appear in a video segment on our YouTube channel and Facebook page. Luangrath is the owner of Foiled Cupcakes, an Internet-based “cupcakery” that delivers to customers in the Chicago area and to corporate clients nationwide. She attributes much of her success to her location in West Town, an area particularly fruitful for small businesses and in which residents place a high value on family and community life.
Watch our YouTube channel and Facebook page for stories of other alums, such as
Andrew Coy, executive director and founder of Digital Harbor Foundation, a nonprofit tech center for youth based in Baltimore
Amini Kajunju, president and CEO of the Africa-America Institute, an international nonprofit organization based in the United States that is dedicated to strengthening Africa’s development through higher education and skills training
Sisi Messick, account director for Microbenefits, a start-up company in China designed to help decrease factory turnover rates in Asia
Chad Heinrich, growth executive for Domo, a technology start-up in American Fork, Utah