We had the good fortune of connecting with Julillian Davis and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Julillian, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I started Cocoa Crew because I wanted to provide Black children with school supplies that have characters that look like them. I’m an educator. I see Black students at school everyday, and their book bags or notebooks have superheroes, princesses… but all of them are White. The idea of Cocoa Crew is an answer to the ongoing problem of underrepresentation. I decided to aid in the solution that the Black community has started by partnering Black culture with education.

What should our readers know about your business?
I am an educator by profession. Everything I do connects to education, including my business. I think what sets me apart from others is that I explore areas that are uncharted. I create what doesn’t exist. I think big. I push the button. I am always trying to find a problem so that I can create another solution. Solving problems… that’s what brings me fulfillment.

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
WOW, I wasn’t expecting this question. LOL If a friend had a week to spare, I wouldn’t spend our time in Atlanta. I’d get on a plane and go explore ancient Greece or a private island in Maldives… I wouldn’t be “hanging out” in Atlanta.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I owe all of my success to my parents. My parents set a standard of success for our family, and they pushed me to not only live up to the standard, but to exceed it. I hold many “first” titles in my family, and that’s only because my parents placed demands on my future. Their expectations are for me to do something meaningful and impactful with my life. They are the reason I am successful.

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