Iowa Entrepreneur: Thelma’s Treats & StarrMatica

Jun 2, 2017 | 27 min

A summer job as a guide in the Alaskan wilderness led one college student to pursue his dreams, and time in the classroom teaching helped one woman find her true calling as an entrepreneur.

Thelma’s TreatsDes Moines
As a college student, Dereck Lewis spent a summer as a guide in the Alaskan wilderness. That experience led him to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams and launch a cookie company.

Emily Starr wanted to be a teacher from an early age. But, after several years of teaching, she found her true calling as an entrepreneur helping teachers craft creative lesson plans to connect and engage with students.