"You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great."
Sylvester is a serial entrepreneur. He is the author of 4 best-selling books including his latest, "Manifest Greatness, How To Live Without Limits." Sylvester is a cofounder of the Education Entrepreneur incubator at, UMSL where he helped develop and advise education tech companies that receive early stage investment from Mastercard.
Sylvester began his journey as an entrepreneur at the young age of 17 when he cofounded his first startup Showroom Shine with only a water hose, a bucket, and a dream. He has since grown his company to have multiple locations, fortune 500 clients like Amazon, Emerson, and Express Scripts. Sylvester’s company garnered national recognition as the winners of the Steve Harvey Neighborhood Awards 4years in a row for best detail shop in the nation.
His ideas and companies have been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, INC Magazine, The Washington Times, The Huffington Post, The Steve Harvey Morning Show, and more. Sylvester's inspiring personal stories and helpful strategies have reached more than a million business leaders, students and entrepreneurs.
Sylvester has earned a reputation as a leading authority on motivating people to success through the application of the entrepreneurial mindset. His books and his online courses are used in over 500 school districts, corporations and colleges across the country. Sylvester keeps a busy schedule traveling the world as a keynote speaker and consultant with Fortune 500 companies and school systems.