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Spelpreneur Chelsea Mendes Turns Her Business Ideas into Realities

February 2024

Spelpreneur Chelsea MendesChelsea Mendes, C’2025, is a political science major on the pre-law track from Orlando, Florida. Raised by two social entrepreneurs, she says she witnessed firsthand how their dedication to their passion and talents positively impacted both themselves and their community. She cites their commitment to their craft as a major contributor to her own passion for entrepreneurship. 
 
Following graduation from Spelman and law school, Mendes plans to launch an entertainment boutique firm. Following a mentor’s suggestion, she organized the inaugural Collegiate Intellectual Property Symposium in collaboration with the Morehouse Spelman Pre-Law Society. The event, set to take place in April in the Manley College Student Center Atrium, aims to educate aspiring artists and athletes interested in protecting their brand, and those interested in sports business or entertainment law. The symposium is an expansion of the idea she formulated as a Spelpreneur  participant. 
 
For Mendes, her next steps include preparing for the symposium and prepping for Spelpreneur’s annual startup competition on Feb. 28, 2024, from 6 - 9 p.m.
The two activities align with her commitment to turn entrepreneurial ideas into impactful initiatives.

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