After ‘Shark Tank’ win, 11-year-old Austinite partners with Starbucks

meandthebeesMikaila Ulmer, the 11-year-old founder of Bee Sweet Lemonade, has some changes up her sleeve.

First, the name.

Since appearing on “Shark Tank” in March and snagging a $60,000 deal with Daymond John, Ulmer has rebranded the company to Me & and Bees Lemonade.

As with the old label, Mikaila’s face appears on the new label, and the flavors — original mint, ginger, iced tea and prickly pear — remain the same. Me & the Bees is sold in dozens of Whole Foods Markets, but this week, Ulmer announced that she has teamed up with Starbucks for an eight-week test run in all 39 Austin-area coffee shops.

Ulmer has had plenty of game-changing moments in her 7-year career as a business owner, but if Starbucks deal works out and they introduce it to more stores, it could be even bigger than the Whole Foods contract.

During an eight-week trial, the Austin-based Me & the Bees Lemonade will be sold at all 39 local Starbucks. Photo from Me & the Bees Lemonade.

During an eight-week trial, the Austin-based Me & the Bees Lemonade will be sold at all 39 local Starbucks. Photo from Me & the Bees Lemonade.

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