National start up day: It's not easy to be an entrepreneur

Posted at 5:39 PM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 17:48:58-04

Being an entrepreneur is difficult. 

"Everyday you are on the brink of winning it all or losing it all," Davielle Jackson, founder and CEO of Femisecrets, said.

Even though its national start up day, Jackson can't take a day off.

"Like tomorrow Mark Zuckerberg could call me and say 'hey I want interest in your company,'" she said.

Femi Secrets sells all-natural women's hygiene products. She started when she was 25. Now six years later, she is selling products all across the country.

She's one of eight winners from last years 43-North competition. It's an organization in Buffalo that funds start-ups. Femi Secrets was awarded $500,000. The grand prize was $1 million.

"I think Femi Secrets is great. It's going to revolutionize female consumer products. It's a disruptor," Alex Gress, President of 43-North, said.

Now Femi Secrets is trying to get its products in as many schools across New York State as possible. Recently, the legislature passed a bill that requires all school districts to provide free feminine hygiene products to students in 6th through 12th grade. Jackson wants Femi Secrets products in those schools.



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