Join us for an exciting interview with CEO of Sienna Sauce, Tyla-Simone Crayton – participant and winner from Shark Tank!

Date And Time

Thu, May 20, 2021
3:30 AM – 4:30 AM IST

About this Event

The Ion and the JA Company Program are honored to feature teen CEO of Sienna Sauce, Tyla-Simone Crayton, in this year’s POWER Interview. Tune in to hear Tyla share her inspiring entrepreneurial journey, her deep community involvement, and her passionate advocacy of young people.

Following the interview attendees will have an opportunity for a Q&A with Tyla-Simone, submit your question during registration!

Event Takeaways:

  • Inspire young Houstonians to explore their entrepreneurial dreams
  • Highlight emerging young business leaders from Houston
  • Create connections for all to become more involved with The Ion, JA, and the tech and innovation ecosystem


  • 5:00: Welcome from The Ion + JA
  • 5:05: Power Interview with Tyla-Simone Crayton CEO
  • 5:40: Q&A
  • 5:55: Closing Remarks

About Family Tech Night

Family Tech Nights is a monthly recurring event that, through subject matter expert-led discussions and panels, builds The Ion’s community members’ and younger Houstonians’, especially those affiliated with K-12 organizations and initiatives, awareness for careers in tech – Register for June here!

About the Speakers

Tyla-Simone Crayton, CEO of Sienna Sauce

Tyla-Simone Crayton is the sixteen-year-old CEO of Sienna Sauce out of Houston, Texas. The young foodie relocated from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn to the Sienna Plantation area of Texas, hence the brand name Sienna Sauce. In an effort to recreate a flavor of sauce she missed from back home, she experimented and stirred up some flavors that she enjoyed far superior! Tyla-Simone has always had a creative spirit and decided that selling sauce would be a great idea; and in the spring of 2017, she launched Sienna Sauce from her home kitchen. Tyla-Simone Created her sauce when she was 8 years old.

About JA Company Program

JA Company Program empowers high school students to fill a need or solve a problem in their community and teaches them practical skills required to conceptualize, capitalize, and manage their own business venture. Throughout the process of building their own company, students collaborate, make crucial business decisions, communicate with multiple stakeholders, and develop entrepreneurial knowledge and skills. Community volunteers and mentors provide real-world guidance and experience to the student-led startup.