Unleashing Opportunity: Here Are the 105 North Texas Graduates of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses Program

A graduation ceremony was held this month at Fort Worth’s Coyote Drive-In-Theater to celebrate the latest batch of graduates from Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses program. The 105 North Texas graduates participated in the Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 cohorts—while at the same time fighting against COVID-19 to keep their lights on and turn their small business dreams into reality. Go here to read more about the event.

The 10KSB graduates in Cohort 17, 18, and 19 are: 

Cohort 17  
Lauren Abeyta Ascension Legal
Sohail Basirat I Love Juice Bar
Charlene Baxter Glamour paws
Buddy Broyles Visual Learning Solutions, LLC
Mike Callahan Callahan’s Appliance Inc
Jeff Doigg Doigg’s Restoration & Cleaning
Gretchen Gerken Ashcraft Company, Inc.
Annye Grande Etoile Holdings Ltd
Patricia Greenfield Greenfield Bingo Services
Gary Hancock First United Methodist Rockwall
Jairaj Hegde Orchestra Technology
Kyle Karker American PM Services
Hilary Lai Benefit Acupuncture
Michael Mattke Dedem Mekatronik North America
Debra Moore Mama Moore’s Gourmet Popcorn
Ryan Moore Capstone Dental, Inc
Sidharth Nandi Digital TaaS
Carrie Nguyen Law Office of Carrie Nguyen PLLC
Christopher Perry CP Roofing & Exteriors LLC
Adrianne Porcelli Turquoise Video Productions
Raul Rendon Tito’s Manufacturing
Nathaniel Ried Ried Physical Therapy
Ryan Roberts Guardian Exteriors
Angela Robinson AWH Financial Services LLC
Sunil Sankaramanchi Wenable Inc.
Jennifer Scott HireEffect
Philip Silvestri Community Profile, LLC
Stephanie Teetes Underground Support Services, LLC
Victoria Thomas JOURNEYFIT
Roylins Wesson Wesson Construction Services, LLC
Errin West Just For Meow, LLC dba Cat Connection
Keisha Whaley Brass Tacks Collective
Steve Worrall Drive Construction
Cohort 18  
Lisa Chappell Texas Success Academy
Cimone Key Cimone Key Creative Studio
Jennifer Cumpian iBridge Group, Inc
Karen-Lee Pollak Pollak PLLC
Hugo Scala Trek Metals Inc.
Jamie Williamson Agape Contracting LLC
Tyran Morrison Koffee day spa
Stephanie Weibring Joy Creative Shop
Cara Vasquez The Flour Shop Bakery
Jose Benitez Centro Resources
Christie Moore Accipitridae LLC
Daniel McCarthy ACF Tarp & Awning
Akinyele Macaulay AKINSMAC Inc
Romona D Adams RD Adams Enterprises LLC dba One Elite Staffing
Clarence Thomas Whitmore Construction LLC
Kelly Foreman Moptop, Inc.
Ebbah Realzola MEXZIM Corporation
Jamal Gharbieh q1esQuality 1 Energy Systems, Inc.
Calvin Wineland American Butchers LLC
Matthew Rother Oakmont Group
Michael W Welch Brown Welch McAllister, LLP
Amber Mapes Womack CDR Fireplaces LLC
Joseph Rogers Poseidon Power Washing LLC
Estavion Trotter Alpha & Omega Professional Services Group, LLC
Tammie Williams Apple Creek – Frisco
Demetria Bivens D Bivens Consultting LLC d|b|a dlb Consultants
Lillie Ritter Primed Business Consulting, LLC
Fatima Robertson Fatima Robertson,DDS, PA
Christopher Chappell Resurgence
Elbery Fox EG FOX & FOX, P.C.
Jarvis Hill Jarvis Hill State Farm
Melvin Roberson Dough Boy Donuts
Karim Ali Karim Ali CPA, PC
Cohort 19  
Agharese (Ese) Aihie Venture X Castle Hills & Work Innovators LLC
Alikhan Alibhai High Stks
Kim Armstrong Kim Armstrong Interior Design
Rozmin Bapat CodeRite Healthcare Consulting
Melanie Brown Brown Graphics
Krystal Brown Krystal D Brown Agency
Suzanne Daniels Brentwood Social House
Lilian Garcia Blitz Medical Billing, LLC
Arlene Green Enelra Talent Solutions
Erin Green Darnell Green Remodeling
Varnzell (Von) Griggs-Laws Griggs Safety Consultants LLC
Angela Hale Sontesa Technologies
William Harrison Omni Sourcing
Austin Heerwagen Koda Digital
Bryan Howell Zerbina Imports, LLC
Misty Hoyt Photography by Misty
Jermaine Jimoh Kreatamotive LLC
Dimitrios Konstantakos Deep Excavation LLC
Samuel Lee Kevin Lee Company
Ericka McKim And I Like It
Uma Mohan Growing IQ
Cheryl Polote-Williamson Cheryl Polote Williamson, LLC
Ramesh Premkumar Augur IT Inc.
Todd Quigley Craft and Growler
Cesar Reyna Trade Consulting Services, LLC
Edward (Ed) Riefenstahl The Alternative Board of Greater Fort Worth
Susan Rossbach Brains4Drones LLC
Christina Rossini R Squared Electric
Khristy Santee TNT Communications LLC
Shane Selman Artifacture
Sandeep Shrivastava happy computer inc
Andy Siegel Direct Results
Stephanie Springer Texas FITT
Carolyn (Janie) Stubblefield Mobile Counseling, PLLC
Jan Van Blarcum The Einstein School
Devin Warner Metro Mobile Electronics, LLC
Kate Winsor Cadence Studios


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