Company Name: Mateo Bijoux
Designer: Matthew "Mateo" Harris
Occupation: Jewelry Designer
Business location: New York City
How long I've been in business: 4 Years
What I do: I am a creature of wearable art.
What's different about my line: The unique and innovative designs. For example, one of our signatures is a zipper necklace which is fully functional. This piece was worn by Rihanna and others. There is an emotional connection with my jewelry as each collection tells a story.
Entrepreneur I look up to most: Giorgio Armani
Style icons I'm inspired by: Grace Jones. I kind of think she's my long lost mother.
Key advice I would give to budding entrepreneurs: Do lots of research. Make sure whatever it is you want to offer, it must unique and somewhat different from whats already available. You must stand out. Be persistent.