Cricket Wireless, the mobile service provider, has awarded its $5,000 grand prize in the Community Stars: Salute to Solopreneurs contest to Russell Hicks and Ebony Suns Enterprises, which provides business consulting services, mentors young people, and creates social entrepreneurship programs.
The top prize also includes a year of free Cricket service.
“He currently works with more than 75 young entrepreneurs through various green industry sectors including eco-tourism, sustainable real estate, organic apparel design and merchandising,” says the press release announcing the contest winner.
The other finalists were Zondra Hughes, founder of Six Brown Chicks, and Michael Ferrera, founder of Michael Ferrera Custom Clothing, who took the second and third place prizes in that order. All three will receive a Samsung Galaxy S5 device along with a cash prize and limited time Cricket service.
The contest was open to residents of Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. I served as was one of the finalist judges. Attached is the video Hicks submitted with his entry.
Congrats to all of the contestants!