The disproportionate rate of homeownership
and interest rates for African Americans
due to a lack of education and knowledge
Use my hybrid social enterprise
to decrease wealth disparities
and increase resources for homebuyers
Hybrid Social Enterprise which combines a
for-profit brokerage and non-profit academy
African-American aspiring consumers
along with the real estate practitioners
that work with underrepresented buyers
Norman & Associates
USE OF FUNDS
30% Legal, Compliance, Licensing
30% Marketing, Lead Generation
5% REALTOR Association Fees
35% Working Capital
How did you meet your co-founder?
We are from the same Ethiopian/Eritrean community.
Why did you launch your company?
To provide a solution for the problems that the Ethiopian diaspora are faced with when remitting money to Ethiopia.
What advice can you offer to entrepreneurs?
The greatest threat to your future success is your current success. Remain humble and calm in your current endeavors and keep moving forward despite the obstacles.
What innovative technologies are being leveraged in your business?
We are completely bootstrapped and have built out the mobile and web-based application (for both IOS and Android) in the Flutter software development kit and it incorporates a unique development stack including Google Firebase, Apple Push Kit, Stripe API and Cloud Functions.
How has Georgia State supported you in your entrepreneurial journey?
Going to a school located in heart of Atlanta has given me a multitude of opportunities to attend various events and meet many different people. In fact, I was able to acquire the internship I have now through networking. ENI has allowed me to hone in on the entrepreneurial experience and inspired me to think bigger.