To kick off the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of American Jewelry and Loan, Les and Seth Gold established The Gold Bank which will support Detroit’s youngest entrepreneurs for years to come.
The first round of ‘Shark Tank’ style pitches were presented by students of Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan. For this exercise, Les and Seth were joined by their friend and colleague Kristen Holt, CEO of Greenpath Financial Solutions. The students hail from Les’ alma mater, Southfield High School.
“These students remind me of myself at their age,” Les said about the teens. The pitches, which both resulted in funding via microloans, were followed by a Q&A session.
The Gold Bank is intended to fund companies founded by students who participate in programming by Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan. To learn more, visit www.jamichigan.org!