Liam Knight is a 13 year old student entering the 8th grade at Gulf Breeze Middle School this fall.
Liam was invited to attend the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) class, hosted by the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, for an opportunity to turn his passion into a real business!
Liam and his family moved to America from Ireland a few years ago and had to adjust to some changes, most of all, the different kinds of food! Liam loves to make curry, and when he discovered that his American friends had no idea what curry was, he was shocked! He was determined to start a business to introduce everyone to delicious and simple Indian Curry. Liam is the CFO of The Spice Kidz in partnership with his younger sister, CEO, Eve Knight.
Liam and Eve pitched their business plan to a panel of top business leaders at the Pensacola YEA! Investor Panel, where The Spice Kidz received funding and were named the Pensacola YEA! Saunders Scholar Semi-Finalist. As a Saunders Scholars Semi-Finalist Liam traveled to Boca Raton, Florida with his sister to compete in the Southern Regional YEA! Saunders Semi-Finals Competition. The Spice Kidz have been selected, out of 24 semi-finalists businesses competing, to advance to the Finals in Washington, DC. On Wednesday, June 11th, at America's Small Business Summit Liam andEve will compete against 5 other Finalists, pitch their business to a panel of legendary entrepreneurs, for an opportunity to win college scholarships, business start-up prize packages, and the opportunity to audition to present to the "sharks" on ABC Television's hit show, Shark Tank!
While attending middle school and running his business Liam enjoys participating in Math Team and playing soccer. He was on the A Honor Roll in 4th-7th grades, receiving the Award for Academic Achievement in 5th grade. He has competed with his school math team in local competitions and loves the challenge! Liam has an older brother, Brad, who serves in the Army, as well as a younger sister, Eve (the ‘other' Spice Kid). Liam resides in urban Gulf Breeze, Florida and spends his summers with his mother's family in Dublin, Ireland.
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