Mikaila Ulmer

Owner & CEO
Me & the Bees Lemonade

When Mikaila Ulmer was just four, she was stung by two bees in one week. Her parents encouraged her to do some research on the bees rather than being upset with them. Upon discovering the important role that bees play in our ecosystem, Ulmer was determined to help them. Using her Great Granny Helen’s 1940's flaxseed lemonade recipe, Ulmer launched her business from her home in Austin, TX in 2009. Landing a deal on Shark Tank was just the beginning. Today, the award-winning lemonade is buzzing off the shelves of Whole Foods Market, and natural food stores across the U.S. Today, Ulmer has spoken on social entrepreneurship at prestigious gatherings including the White House United State of Women Summit where she introduced President Obama, Microsoft We Day alongside Satya Nadella, and the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network Summit in South Africa; and was named one of 30 most influential teens by TIME magazine.

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