Crew Love [Intern Edition]: Veda Coleman

“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 intern, Veda Coleman.
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Cincinnati, Ohio


Your school and major:
Aldersgate Christian Academy; Music production


With all of the possibilities around Cincinnati for doing your internship, what drew you to working with the team at MORTAR?
What drew me to MORTAR was their mission to help people. I love helping people and working with people so they can get to a better place in life. Also what drew me to MORTAR was the friendly vibe. Everyone is happy and enjoying what they do and I like that!! That’s the type of work place that everyone should be at.


If you could only listen to one artist’s music for the rest of your life, who would it be? Why?
If I could only listen to one artist for the rest of my life I guess I would have to go with Kanye West. The reason I would pick him is because his love for the music. Most rappers now a days just make music for the money. Kanye actually puts time into his work unlike these new rappers. Also the reason why I would pick Kanye would be because of his ego. He has this “I don’t care what you think about me” type ego and that’s kinda low key cool.


Share your thoughts on the idea of “building community through entrepreneurship.”
That is a great idea. There are so many people out there with great ideas but they don’t know what to do with them or who to talk to. The way I think of it is that there is an entrepreneur in everyone and so with that being said this is a great opportunity for everyone to have [developed entrepreneurs] in their communities.


Any final thoughts?
Live life to the fullest and go after your dreams…


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