Moziah Bridges is amazing. At the tender age of 11, he founded Mo’s Bows, a Memphis-based fashion company that sells colorful, handcrafted bow ties for men and boys.
In just five years, Moziah has grown his company to five employees (including his mom), and more than $200,000 in revenues while he’s gotten a ton of media attention from major outlets like Forbes, Inc, O Magazine, and Vogue.
Last year Moziah and his mom appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank to ask for investors in his growing business, but he left with something even better: a mentor.
Although FUBU founder and Shark Tank star Daymond John refused to invest in the company (because he knew Mo was already doing great things), John offered to take the teen under his wing and is teach the young CEO how to take Mo’s Bows to a whole new level.
Even more inspiring? Daymond’s leadership has inspired Moziah to give back as well.
On his blog, Moziah explains just how important his relationship with John has been:
I like to say that I was the real winner of Shark Tank because I got something more valuable than money. I got Daymond.
Having a mentor is important because I get to learn from the best of the best, and because he gives me insight on what the fashion world is really like.
…One day, I hope I can be as great of a mentor to someone else as Daymond has been to me.
Recently, Shark Tank shared an update on Mo’s Bows and its awesome founder.
Take a look.