Alumni Spotlight



At CASE, we are proud of every individual who has gone through the EDIT program to achieve their business goals. From the beginning, our mission is to increase minority participation in technology-based startups, and we see immediate gains through the development of companies by our founders. Please scroll below to see what our Alumni community has accomplished!

Miami Cohort 2018

Natural Hair Headquarters

Natural Hair Headquarters aims to help clients reach hair goals by educating people about hair. At CASE, Tatiana learned the technical skills needed to create a business that allows her to follow her passion and help others. Tatiana and our team created a website with clients’ needs in mind. It lets visitors search for videos to educate them about their hair concerns, purchase products exclusively available at the store, and reach out to Tatiana for consultations.

Tatiana Francois

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Gainesville Cohort 2

Queens Room

Terri is relaunching Queens Room with a fresh, new design that makes it easier for her to maintain her online business’s creative and technical control. Her clients will be able to book and pay with a few keystrokes. She will also be hosting the Flip Your Script and Rewrite Your Narrative workshop on Facebook Live to gain more traction. She is also expanding her horizons teaching creative writing and art to middle and high schoolers in the coming months.

Terri Bailey

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Miami Cohort 2018


After completing the Miami 2018 training, Tye Stephens launched PrisonTations, a quality bonding card company dedicated to connecting inmates with loved ones with heartfelt messages of hope and love. EDIT helped Tye create a website with an online store that allows customers to click on artwork for a card, personalize it, specify the delivery details, and pay for the order with a credit card. Tye is working hard to build her social media presence as well.

Tye Stephens

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Gainesville Cohort 2018

4 Paumes

Founder Christopher Hopkins is still working on bringing his technological innovation he envisioned in 2018 to market. However, in the meantime, utilized his knowledge he learned through EDIT to launch 4 Paumes, a restaurant and a grocery store. He is featured in the Gainesville Sunnewspaper as a “Black-owned restaurant on the rise” and was featured in The Independent Florida Alligator as part of a series called “Voices of Gainesville”.

Christopher Hopkins

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Gainesville Cohort 2019

A New Life Line

A New Life Line, founded by Steven Revels in the 2019 Gainesville Cohort, is a social enterprise providing assessment and re-entry support in the form of job placement, training, and mentorship for men transitioning from incarceration to their communities after they are released. A New Life Line combines both in-person and online, asynchronous support from other formerly incarcerated persons along their journey.

Steven Revels

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