Nothing makes a more indelible mark on a future business entrepreneur than having to carry a stack of parcels and walk, often in the snow, from your house to the post office to ensure items customers bought at virtual auctions were mailed on time.
At 14, Samuel Micio did that and more and prides himself on achieving a 100 percent customer satisfaction rating in his first e-commerce business.
Micio has come a long way since starting and growing MIC Collectibles. He used his profits from the fledgling business to invest in stocks and his passion for finance took root. As a freshman he started the Green & Gold Capital Group, an investment club where no investment, no matter how unconventional it may be, is off the table.
As a finance major at the USF Muma College of Business, Micio continued on his entrepreneurial trajectory and found success in commercial real estate opportunities. And when opportunities were limited, he created his own.
He also co-founded the tech startup What’s the Move? Inc. which created the app Slyde Mobile. The app gives users updates from local clubs and events and allows them to enjoy a fun night out. In 2021, he co-founded Mu Nu Upsilon, the first-ever professional fraternity at USF focused on finance and financial planning.
After graduation, Micio plans to work in real estate development and eventually wants to open his own real estate development and brokerage firm. Currently, he is a land development intern at Meritage Homes where he is learning to manage the development of multi-phase subdivisions of as many as 675 homes.