Barnett Helzberg Jr, former owner and president of Helzberg Diamonds founded HEMP, the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentorship Program in 1995. Danny O’Neill, founder of the Roasterie was the first mentee, paired with Henry Bloch. They’ve had speakers such as Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple. He learned the importance of paying more, not less to those who worked for him from Ewing Kauffman.
He sold Helzberg Diamonds to Warren Buffett and has spent of lifetime helping aspiring businessmen and women connect with mentors.