Why This High School Dropout Is Actually the Most Enviable Teen in NYC
While most 16-year-olds are reading “The Great Gatsby” and studying for the SATs, Ben Pasternak has more adult concerns, like remembering to pay the rent.
“There’s so much stuff I’ve got to take care of, like dishes and washing clothes,” says the teenage tech entrepreneur, who lives on his own in a studio apartment in a new doorman building in Hell’s Kitchen...
Jeremy Hartley, 19, Launches His Own Watch Brand
Jeremy Hartley is far from your typical teenager.The 19-year-old has launched a business selling classic-style watches and has his eye on making $1 million in turnover across his two companies this year. Hartley Watches cost between $99 and $119 and were designed to have a fashionable “old school” look with quality features such as Italian leather straps.
Teen Isabella Dymalovski Focused on Growing Cosmetics Busines
IsabellaDymalovski is absolutely made up with how her cosmetics business is going. At just 13, the high-school entrepreneur from St Kilda launched her own range of skincare products called Luv Ur Skin earlier this year. Isabella started working on her own line of products when she was just eight, after being told she couldn’t wear her mum’s skincare products...
Teens Whose Creations Changed The World
Everyday we hear about new inventions and innovations, but we rarely hear about the people behind them. More and more, those inventors are young people just like you who are finding inspiration in the most unlikely places. Check out our list of ten teens whose creations changed the world.
Establishing Credibility When You Are A Young Entrepreneur
Getting a business off the ground is hard and often feels like one obstacle after another. You need a compelling idea. You need funding. You need customers. You need to learn how to market – the list of things you need is endless, but perhaps the most critical thing you will need is people to take you seriously...
Why Our Brightest Teens May Begin Opting Out of High School
"In his book, The Global Achievement Gap, Harvard lecturer Tony Wagner explains that many students drop out of high school, not because it’s too difficult, but because they are bored. Wagner’s findings are echoed by research done at Johns Hopkins University, which found that one of the four primary reasons for leaving high school is boredom and not seeing its value to one’s career goals....
Brandon Iverson: Teen Entrepreneur Making Waves With Stylish Clothing Line
Brandon Iverson isn’t your average teenager. The 16-year-old prodigy has been dabbling with entrepreneurship ever since he was a fourth grader. The Atlanta native launched his first venture with close friend and business partner, Jordan Williams, when they were just 10 years old. “It’s [Kids Toys Inc.] kind of like an online eBay for us, where we sold our old toys and games that we didn’t use anymore,” Brandon said in an interview with UrbanGeekz’s Kunbi Tinuoye at this year’s 8th Disney Dreamers Academy...
"Banks Must Adapt or Die": Cell Phones Will Be The Main Way To Bank For Generation Z
Just like any industry, banks need to remain innovative if they want to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to luring in new customers and retaining existing clients. Based on a new report issued earlier this month by investment bank UBS and accounting firm KPMG, if banks fail to adapt to the growing reliance on digital technology they'll be at risk of losing their customer base and dying....
Teen Inventor, Anya Pogharian, Takes Portable Dialysis Machine To The World
"India, Australia, Russia, Armenia — like everywhere, just everywhere. South America. You name it, I got a message from there," said Pogharian. Ontario-based health-care firm Baxter Corp. offered to sponsor her and provide her with filters. Pogharian said she heard from dialysis patients right across Canada, congratulating her and wishing her success. She was 17 when she invented a cheap, portable dialysis machine...
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17-year-old drama major with no interest in culinary arts opens Polpo Gelato
Harrison Geller, a 17-year-old rising senior at La Guardia High School, wasn’t always interested in the culinary world. However, the drama major quickly discovered a love of food by the sheer power of location. “I was surrounded by amazing food. Being in such close proximity to amazing restaurants got me into cooking, and my passion grew from there.”
Move Over Millennials, Generation Z Is In Charge
Generation Z, defined loosely as the group born beginning in the late 1990s, stands to dwarf the Millennial generation and will ultimately number close to 80 million, according to the U.S. Census. Mintel puts their spending power at close to $200 billion annually when you factor in their influence on parental or household purchases.
THE 22-YEAR-OLD FOUNDER OF OCULUS VR ON THE PROMISE AND CHALLENGES OF VIRTUAL REALITY
“Why shouldn’t people be able to teleport wherever they want?” asks Palmer Luckey, the 22-year-old founder of Oculus VR, the virtual-reality company that Facebook bought last year for more than $2 billion. Teleportation isn’t happening anytime in the near future, of course. What Mr. Luckey has in mind is virtual travel, whether to Hawaii or Paris or to a corporate conference room for a meeting.....
Meet the Scrappy Young Entrepreneurs of ABC Family's Upcoming 'Startup U' Show
Riding the crest of Shark Tank's hefty bite in the ratings, the Disney/ABC Television Group is tossing another entrepreneurial focused reality show into the mix. It's called Startup U and it follows 10 scrappy, young entrepreneurs as they battle for big investment bucks from Silicon Valley billionaire and Bitcoin booster Tim Draper....
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