Meet The Founder

Kristian Grant is a Grand Rapids native, and a graduate of Michigan State University’s James Madison honors college where she received a degree in Social Relations & Policy. Since a young age Kristian has had a passion for education and business. While at MSU Kristian founded a 501c3 R.E.A.A.L. that focused on community engagement and internships for women in undergrad. After moving back to Grand Rapids Kristian opened her first business in 2011, Sydney’s Boutique a women’s clothing store. After being a founding member of several start ups and business ventures Kristian found the desire to teach students at a young age about the world of business. She thought of how many inventors, investors and business owners are hidden inside of our students if we only give them the exposure and the tools. This is how Mini Mogul Academy a curriculum for elementary students that teaches entrepreneurship and innovation was born. Kristian enjoys being involved in her community, spending time with family and traveling in her down time. In January of 2017┬áKristian was sworn in as a Board Trustee for the Grand Rapids Public Schools Board of Education, this makes her the youngest member to ever be elected to the GRPS board.

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