5 Successfull Teen Entrepreneurs you should know about!

5 Successfull Teen Entrepreneurs you should know about!

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1. Moziah Bridges: Mo’s Bows is a company started by Moziah Bridges in Memphis, TN in 2011 when he was just 9 years old. He couldn’t find fun and cool bow ties, so one day he decided to use his Granny’s scrap fabric to make and sell on his own. He likes to wear bow ties because they make him look good and feel good. Designing a colorful bow tie is just part of his vision to make the world a fun and happier place. (from his website Mo’s Bows)

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2. Brooke Martin: 
When she was 12 years old, Brooke had an idea for a device that would allow dog owners to video chat with their furry friends via their mobile device. Her golden retriever Kayla, liked many dogs worldwide, suffered from separation anxiety. She saw this as a fantastic opportunity to combine her entrepreneurism with her love for dogs to help make the world a better place.

At the Fall 2012 Startup Weekend Spokane, Washington, 39 adults and Brooke Martin — a 12-year-old girl — assembled to pitch their ideas. iCPooch ended up getting the most number of votes, and she was afforded the incredible opportunity to work with an amazing team of professionals to kick-start the formation of her company.

After Startup Weekend, Broke along with her father built prototypes in their garage, after which they brought on a CEO and Board of Directors, worked with software developers, refined product design and packaging, participated in filing for a utility patent, and overcame manufacturing hurdles – all while continuously seeking funding from a variety of investors. Because iCPooch was a new concept in the pet products marketplace, they focused our efforts on educating others about the benefits of using technology to interact with pets.

Today, they’re proud to be working with world class manufacturers and partners and to have iCPooch available for purchase through a number of retailers on three continents, as their distribution continues to expand  (from her website iCPooch)

7th_Summly13. Nick D’Aloisio: Nick D’Aloisio is an English computer programmer and internet entrepreneur. He is best known as the creator of Summly, which is a summarization, artificial intelligence technology developed with SRI International. D’Aloisio has been recognised as the youngest person to receive a round of venture capital in technology from a Billionaire, at just 15 years of age.

As of March 2013, Summly was sold to Yahoo for a reported $30 million US dollars making him one of the youngest self-made millionaires ever.D’Aloisio was awarded “Innovator of the Year” in New York City by the Wall Street Journal for his work on Summly and at Yahoo. D’Aloisio was also included in TIME Magazine’s ‘Time 100’ as one of the world’s most influential teenagers, as well as being profiled in their “Secrets of Genius” Publication. D’Aloisio currently leads the critically acclaimed Yahoo News Digest, which launched at CES 2014 and won the 2014 Apple Design Award at WWDC for its technological and product excellence. He is also an undergraduate student at Hertford College, Oxford University where he is studying Computer Science and Philosophy. (from Wikipedia)

timthumb4. Winnifred Shelby:

A 2014 Set Africa Fellow, Winifred is graduate of the Joy Standard College and outstanding leader and serial social entrepreneur who has been dedicating her life to the economic empowerment of young people in her community.

She has created a team of dedicated young social entrepreneurs and supporters who work together to overcome daily challenges and who create new commodities and markets for young people  and has consistently demonstrated her personal value of making a difference by using her talents to help others and her passion for empowering young people to be successful. (from GlobalShapers)

5. Kai Kloepfer: Kai is integrating a fingerprint scanner that can be programmed for a virtually unlimited number of users and boasts a 99.99% accurate recognition rate, onto a live firearm. It could prevent unauthorized discharge of a firearm by children, people attempting to commit suicide, and people untrained to use the weapon.

 Kai Kloepfer is an entrepreneur, engineer and high school student from Boulder. When he is not making things, he is a competitive dancer, photographer, and avid road cyclist. He has a passion for engineering and from a very young age he been building circuits, robots and other inventions. For the last three years, he has worked to make our world safer by developing smart firearm technology to reduce gun violence, for which he received international awards and recognition. He is the founder of Ægen Technologies, a startup company that is developing and ultimately selling smarter firearms. (from Kai’s LinkedIn)

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