J. Kelly Hoey

Innovator Insights: Gina B. Ramcharan, Chief Idea Curator at Idea Manufacturer @IdeaMfr in Harlem

Name: Gina B. Ramcharan Title: Chief Idea Curator Twitter: @IdeaMfr

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?

Gina: Happiness.

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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