May I See Your ID? Trials & Triumphs of Entrepreneurs Under 21 - Innovate New Albany

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May I See Your ID? Trials & Triumphs of Entrepreneurs Under 21

April 6, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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5216 Forest Drive
New Albany, OH 43054 United States

Don’t miss the unique stories of Marc Rice (Westport, MA) and Sam Malik (New Albany, OH), two creative, hard-working, college-aged entrepreneurs. Both are 20 years old – yet savvy, experienced entrepreneurs. They are building serious, but vastly different businesses. And, at least for now, they are following strikingly different paths to success.

Marc and Sam will describe their current businesses, what motivated them to pursue entrepreneurship, and suggest ways you can help them succeed and contribute to building a vibrant, growing economy! We are planning lots of time for attendees to interact with Marc and Sam, so please come with questions for them. As for all TIGER Events, all ages are invited!


Marc Rice is currently a junior at Ohio State University and he grew up in Westport, a small town on the coast of Massachusetts. Marc founded his company Atlantica Apparel in 2016 after taking a class in entrepreneurship.

Atlantica is an East Coast lifestyle clothing brand. Atlantica not only creates and sells stylish comfortable clothes perfect for outdoor recreation, it also helps outdoor enthusiasts learn about new places and ways to enjoy the life along the East Coast.

Atlantica Apparel is also committed to help preserve the outdoor environment that its community loves. Accordingly, Atlantica created its “Buy a Tee, Save a Tree” program where 10% of ALL profits are donated directly back to the non-profit organization Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Marc invites everyone to discover the amazing outdoors at #eastcoastliving


Sam Malik leverages creative thinking with digital strategies to help businesses solve complex problems and get their brands noticed. A branding and digital marketing strategist with a background in web design, Sam started his agency, Malik Media, to use design as a catalyst for lead generation and brand awareness.

Sam founded his company as a senior at New Albany High School. After spending a year at University of Cincinnati, Sam decided to focus on the company full time in order to expand his team and tend to the needs of a growing client base.

Malik Media helps mid-market companies present themselves like Fortune 500s, employing effective web development and design practices that build credibility and leave an impact on prospective clients. After developing a memorable brand identity, Sam and his team work with clients to deploy Facebook lead conversion funnels, Google Adwords campaigns, and ongoing Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques to turn their websites into revenue-generators.

Event is free and includes a light lunch.

Event timeline:
11:30am – Networking & lunch
12:00pm – Program begins
1:00pm – Networking resumes

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April 6, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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The Estate at New Albany
5216 Forest Drive
New Albany, OH 43054 United States
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