Shelf Life

Youtube Series

Discover some of the diverse businesses we support in this pathbreaking new series, where we shine a light on unique brands and their founders, capturing their struggles and successes.

We Are The Founders

We Are The Founders

Community makes us who we are. We built our businesses to lift up our communities. Join us on our journey while we bridge the divide. Check out the premiere of Episode 1 on 2/28 at 9am CST.

Meet Monique, Founder of Mielle

Meet Monique, Founder of Mielle

Monique Rodriguez, CEO and Founder of Mielle Organics, is on a mission to share her regimen of healthy, tailbone-length hair with the masses. She is also passionate about inspiring women in business and entrepreneurship. Community means a lot to Monique and the Mielle brand. She believes giving back to entrepreneurs is very important and enjoys showing minorities that the opportunities in front of them are limitless. To learn more about Mielle Organics, visit https://mielleorganics.com/

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Meet Andrew, Founder of OTIS Dental

Meet Andrew, Founder of OTIS Dental

Andrew Lee, founder and CEO of OTIS Dental, is putting the care in oral care. Andrew shares his story of surviving a hate crime, finding his strength, and how that strength led him on a personal mission to make a real difference in people's lives.

Meet Shontay; Founder of Black Girls Sunscreen

Meet Shontay; Founder of Black Girls Sunscreen

The third episode of Shelf Life spotlights Shontay Lundy, founder of Black Girl Sunscreen, an innovative product promoting sun care among people of color.

Meet Genesis, CEO and co-founder of Lorenzo's Frozen Pudding

Meet Genesis, CEO and co-founder of Lorenzo's Frozen Pudding

Genesis Bencivenga Sr., CEO and co-founder of Lorenzo’s Frozen Pudding, took her father's banana pudding recipe from the family kitchen into national stores. See how she overcame a couple setbacks with support from the Walgreens Top Shelf program (third time is the charm!), to leave a delicious legacy for future generations.