Leader in social entrepreneurship: Tony Hillery, founder of Harlem Grown
As part of my work in wealth management strategy, I have the opportunity to work with and advise a wide variety of entrepreneurs and business owners, and it’s always insightful to hear their personal stories and learn about the impact they have had in their own careers.
For our second annual NextGen Experience in Silicon Valley hosted by Bank of the West Wealth Management and BNP Paribas, a group of our millennial clients from more than 20 countries around the globe got a chance to hear directly from entrepreneur Tony Hillery, of Harlem Grown. Tony’s story is an uncommon and inspiring one. He has gone from owner of a successful limousine business catering to entertainment and sports celebrities to heading an organization that uses urban farming to revitalize neighborhoods.
In fact, his example may especially resonate with younger generations. According to our 2018 BNP Paribas Global Entrepreneur report, elite entrepreneurs and “millennipreneurs” (entrepreneurs under 36 years old) are showing an increasing desire for their investments to have a positive impact.
Tony shared with us his thoughts on one of the biggest risks today’s entrepreneurs face.