The Text Entrepreneur

Born in the Sudan, a refugee from that “war torn immigrant experience,” Lull Mengesha was just a toddler when he came to California. His parents wanted him to become a doctor or lawyer, but Lull was drawn to “side projects”: everything from trading bugs for lunch snacks, to manufacturing a curvy, novelty pillow, to developing an app to improve texting prowess — and that creative thirst is how he recently ended up living on a friend’s floor in Oakland, and studying Data Science at San Francisco’s Galvanize.