Crew Love [Intern Edition]: Ean Harris

“Crew Love” is an ongoing series that explores the MORTAR team, alumni, board members and partners - sharing their insights as to why they believe in MORTAR’s mission of providing equitable access to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. In this edition, we’re talking to MORTAR’s Legal Intern, Ean Harris.
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Your college and major
I have a degree in Economics from Morehouse College. I am in my last year of law school pursuing business law

With all of the possibilities around Cincinnati for doing your internship, what drew you to working with the team at MORTAR?
I am a aspiring entrepreneur and wanted to be in an environment where I could make a difference but also soak up as much knowledge as I could. I was really drawn to work for a company ran by black men who are specifically focused on cultivating the ideas, talents, and creativity of underrepresented entrepreneurs through business development.

What are you looking forward to most about your internship?
I am looking forward to assisting in bringing people’s hopes and dreams to life and taking them to the next level. I also want to soak up as much information as possible about running businesses.

When you aren’t in class or at MORTAR, what’s one of your favorite things to do?
I enjoy playing and watching sports. I also play a lot of video games and enjoy reading and learning new things. My idea of fun is engaging in thought provoking conversations with respectful and intelligent people, friends and strangers alike.

Share your thoughts on the idea of “building community through entrepreneurship.”
I think it is a wonderful idea and a necessity for  the community. Building a community through entrepreneurship means creating growth through investing in the people of the community rather than relying on the growth  to come from outsiders. It means creating a political, social, and economic infrastructure conducive to: 1) creating and growing the businesses and ideas of the people;
2) providing incentives for successful businesses to stay in the community;
3) creating jobs for the people of the community;
4) perpetual reinvestment into the same community; and
5) unity.

Any final thoughts?
I am thrilled to be here and excited to positively impact the lives of others.


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