Entrepreneurial Highlights

We are delighted to highlight individuals who are manifesting their hope & dreams to become an entrepreneur!  Entrepreneurs with Down syndrome have made significant contributions to the business world and have shown that they can overcome challenges and succeed in their ventures.

21 Pineapples Co.

Let’s change the world together one funky shirt at a time!  Some see a disability, we see endless abilities.  It is a simple one. We want to change the way others perceive people with Down syndrome & other special abilities one Hawaiian shirt at a time.  A percentage of all sales will go directly to support Down syndrome organizations throughout the world.

Doggy Delights by Allison

Allison loves all things kitchen!  She strives to make the very BEST homemade dog treats. Her recipes include only natural human grade ingredients. Her love of food and cooking started during a 2-year span when she could not eat or drink by mouth (due to health issues).  Surprisingly, watching cooking shows was one activity that got her through that tough period.

Sunshine Suzy LLC.

My name is Suzanne Sukalski, also known as Sunshine Suzy. I am 30 years old. I have Down syndrome, but that doesn’t define me. I am a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a godmother, a farmer, an artist, a Breakfast Hostess at the Fairmont Hampton Inn (Minnesota), an inspirational speaker, entrepreneur and more!

I started Sunshine Suzy in 2015. I started my business because I am on a mission to spread love and show that every person has great value and a bigger purpose.

T21 Coffee

We are the Lindborg Family, Stacy, Johan, Emma and Cooper. We decided to start a business that focuses on giving back to the Down syndrome community. We give back in two ways:

1. We want to financially support Down syndrome (DS) research and non-profit organizations providing support and leadership to the DS community (currently we’re donating $1 per sold item to MDSC (Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress), a very powerful advocacy organization.
2. We want to offer job opportunities to people with Down syndrome.

Dance Happy Designs

We are three friends on a mission to celebrate differences and empower others!  Dance Happy Designs has a silkscreen print studio located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We handcraft textile products with original hand-cut patterns, printed and sewn right here in small, limited runs.

Simons Soap Box

Simon’s Soapbox is an artisanal soap company that is committed to making high quality bath and home products. Our mission is to demonstrate the value of people with and without developmental disabilities working together.