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Empowering Entrepreneurs: Mahawa Kamara's Journey from HustleFest to Success

Success stories often serve as powerful sources of inspiration and motivation for aspiring entrepreneurs. Following HustleFest in September 2023, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Mahawa Kamara, the visionary founder of Connoisseur Consults, to discuss her remarkable journey from attending HustleFest to securing two game-changing contracts. These contracts, one with a local authority and another with a prestigious university, catapulted her into a new realm of business achievement. As we delve into her story, we'll not only celebrate her accomplishments but also underline the incredible potential that events like HustleFest hold for other aspiring founders. (If you have your own success story to share, submit it here.)

HustleFest: The Catalyst for Success

HustleFest, organised by Hustle+Heels, is a vibrant business festival designed to empower and uplift ambitious founders and entrepreneurs. It serves as a convergence of brilliance, fostering networking opportunities, offering workshops, and providing valuable resources for business growth. Mahawa's journey through this event exemplifies how such gatherings can be pivotal in the entrepreneurial path of those we seek to empower.

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The Contracts That Changed Everything

Mahawa's participation in HustleFest bore fruit almost immediately! Following the event, she secured two significant contracts, marking a turning point in her entrepreneurial voyage.

The first contract involved partnering with a local London authority. This collaboration showcased the potential for entrepreneurs like Mahawa to make a meaningful impact in their communities. It not only provided financial stability but also gave her the opportunity to contribute to positive changes in her locality.

The second contract was even more prestigious – a partnership with a renowned university! This engagement not only solidified Mahawa's status as a capable businesswoman but also opened doors to a wider audience and more significant opportunities. The prestige of the university contract served as a testament to the quality of services offered by founders within the Hustle+Heels community and we couldn’t be prouder!

Global Entrepreneurship Week: A Platform to Shine

As if securing these two contracts weren't enough, Mahawa was also invited to speak at an event during Global Entrepreneurship Week for NatWest. This event, celebrated worldwide, brings together entrepreneurs, innovators, and business leaders to share insights and inspiration. Mahawa's presence as a speaker not only elevated her personal brand but also showcased her expertise to a new audience.

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The Domino Effect of Opportunity

One can't help but marvel at the domino effect of opportunity. The contracts and speaking engagement that Mahawa secured were not just momentary achievements; they were stepping stones towards greater success. These opportunities have opened doors to further paid contracts, collaborations, and networking prospects and this is just one story that has come out of HustleFest.

Mahawa's journey highlights that success, often portrayed as an "overnight sensation", is a culmination of years of hard work, perseverance, and seizing every available opportunity. As Mahawa herself aptly put it, "An overnight success takes 10 years!" Her dedication and commitment to her craft over the past nine years have borne fruit in the form of these remarkable achievements.

Hustle+Heels: A Source of Growth

Mahawa's story also underscores the importance of a supportive and empowering community. For nine years, she has actively engaged with Hustle+Heels, squeezing every bit of knowledge and opportunity we have offered. This involvement has proven to be part of the catalyst that propelled her to her current heights.

We want to hear from other founders like Mahawa who have HustleFest success stories to share. If you made meaningful connections, launched a product, learnt something new or have another success story that you’d like to share with us let us know! Our mission is to feature as many HustleFest success stories as possible and really highlight the brilliance that exists within the Hustle+Heels network.

Click here and Submit your own success story!



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