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Meet Ian

17 Year Old College & MBA Graduate, PhD Student, & CEO Of Kidlamity Gaming & BeinBian

Ian Taylor Schlitz is a Generation Z scholar and entrepreneur with a focus on encouraging his peers to embrace their education journey and pursue their full potential.

Ian is in his first year of the prestigious PhD program in Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas. In May of 2023, Ian graduated with his MBA student from Tarleton State University. Ian graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Texas in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrative Studies. In 2020 he graduated with his Associate of Arts with High Honors from Tarrant County College.

Ian has always been interested in owning his own business and in 2018 he launched Kidlamity Gaming. He founded Kidlamity Gaming to meet the growing need for kids to have safe and deliberate spaces in esports. He successfully grew Kidlamity over the first two years and held multiple esports tournaments for kids ages 7 to 17 across the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. 

With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, he pivoted to the launch of his boutique animation studio BeinBian. The BeinBian team creates custom block animation videos to meet the need of their global clients. His creative works have received recognition in the block animation community and his studio continues to grow. He now leads a global team of animators and editors that create short video content for clients. 
Ian is a Davidson Young Scholar. He is also a member of American Mensa, the Mensa Honor Society, and the National Black MBA Association. 

Believe in yourself and your ability to change the world

Ian Taylor Schlitz

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