Innovator Insights: Gina B. Ramcharan, Chief Idea Curator at Idea Manufacturer @IdeaMfr in Harlem
Name: Gina B. Ramcharan
Title: Chief Idea Curator
Founded by Gina B. Ramcharan in 2012, Idea Manufacturer is a boutique business consulting firm located in Harlem.
Me: Why are you an entrepreneur?
Gina: The freedom to design my destiny.
Me: What problem would you like solved?
Gina: Women to take charge and realize their power.
Me: Advice you’d wished you’d had or had followed?
Gina: Trust my instincts.
Me: What does success look like for you?
Me: Who are your heroes?
Gina: My Mom.
Me: What is your best discovery?
Gina: The ability to hear the word no. Doesn’t mean it’s acceptable, but doesn’t reflect rejection.
Me: What would the title of your biography be?
Gina: The Secret of Roller Coasters.
Me: What makes the Harlem entrepreneurial ecosystem unique?
Gina: It’s a village and we understand it takes a village.
Me: From meetups to co-working to networking events, what are your top recommendations for someone just stepping into the Harlem startup ecosystem?
Gina: Say hello to your neighbors and get to know them. Harlem has buried treasure in the people that live here — it just may be the building owner where you want to rent space.
Me: Anything else we should know about?
Gina: I’m doing my part to propel the next level of female entrepreneurs. Follow me on Twitter @IdeaMfr to learn more.
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