11-year-old Texas girl Mikaila Ulmer has landed an $11 million deal with 55 Whole Food stores locations.
Ulmer is the inventor of BeeSweet Lemonade.
Her homemade brand of lemonade will be carried at Whole Food locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
Mikaila won $60,000 in seed money when she appeared on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” in which innovators pitch investors to win a pool of funding.
She became an instant celebrity following the show and even served her lemonade to President Barack Obama.
Ulmer eventually competed in Google’s Dare to be Digital campaign, and won numerous awards for food and entrepreneurship.
The lemonade isn’t your typical fare. She uses mint, flaxseed, and honey to create a recipe she learned from her great-grandmother.
This little super-entrepreneur even gives a portion of her products profits to foundations that rescue bees.
Mikaila thought up the idea for BeeSweet when she was 4 and stung by bees — twice. “It was painful. I was terrified of bees,” she said in an interview with NBC News.
“I became fascinated with bees,” the young lady says.
That’s when she started cooking up a plan to use her great-grandmom’s lemonade with honey, to raise money to help the bees.