E38 | Creating Sustainable Products | Mirza Tihic

Mirza Tihic left war torn Bosnia as a refugee to find a better life.  Since then he as chased his dreams and become a well respected Entrepreneur and specialist in the world of Entrepreneurship.  He is the CEO of Bey Designs, Co-Founder of North Side Learning Center, a consultant, and adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University.  In 2015 he won the Whitman School of Business Management's Dedication to Entrepreneurship Award.

Bey Designs are handcrafted gifts using all natural, recycled and reclaimed materials.  Their cubes feature the unique skylines of New York City, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit, and Denver. These unique gifts have been features as a 'Forbes Top 10 Gifts for Travelers' and 'Featured in the New York Now Show Guide Cover'.  

Topics covered in this episode: The importance of education, Sustainability, Solving Corruption, Immigration, Creating a business to help others, Teaching from a place of experience, and so much more.  

You are only as good as your next Mission! - Mirza Tihic

Website: http://beydesigns.com/
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About Mirza Tihic

Mirza Tihić has been the CEO (Chief Entrepreneuring Officer) of Bey Designs since September 2015. They produce innovative, sustainable gifts and novelties. Their first product, the New York Cube (NYCube), made it to Forbes' “Top Ten Gifts for Travelers” list, 2015. This is just one in a series of Mirza's successes.

He is a co-founder and member of DoB for North Side Learning Center, and a Consultant for Tihic Construction LLC. since 2002. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University since 2010, where he served for 2.5 years as Director of Program Support Services, with the Institute For Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). In that role, Mirza worked nationally and internationally to provide ongoing support to IVMF's program graduates including veterans and military families. You can read more about that in a great piece that he wrote for SU.

About Bey Designs

Bey Designs, LLC is a newly founded design company focusing on all-natural, recyclable, novelties and gifts. Bey Designs was born following the success of the Sarajevo Cube, which became the official souvenir for the City of Sarajevo, Bosnia. The designer and producer of the Sarajevo Cube, Aid Rifatbegovic, has sold more than 250,000 cubes and cube related products over the last five years. Bey Designs, in partnership with artist Aid Rifatbegovic, focus on major US cities such as New York, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco. The NYCube was the first product launched in 2015 and made it to Forbes' Top Ten Gifts For Travelers. Recently, Bey Designs introduced the Boston Cube, Chicago Cube, and San Francisco Cube.

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