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Noa Mintz, 15, Is Poised To Make Millions In Her Nanny Business

During one of her weekly sessions at SoulCycle last year, Noa Mintz, the founder of Nannies by Noa, had an epiphany: In order to get her booming 3-year-old agency to the “next level,” she would need to hire a CEO to take on day-to-day business matters.
She simply couldn’t handle the “excruciating hours” and “hundreds of emails” she was fielding per day.

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Teen Digital Media Influencer and Owner of The Quirky Conservative Site

Mandy J. Engelman is only 17 years old and already making waves in the world of digital media: She’s done creative work and consulting for Seventeen, MTV, and other gigantic brands, and she’s also become a big voice in the world of conservative lifestyle blogging through her website, The Quirky Conservative.

> See The Quirky Conservative Site


Teen Whiz Kid Eyes Google, Facebook After Creating Addictive Game

Ben Pasternak isn't your average Australian teenager. At 15, he has created an iPhone game that rose up the App Store charts at an incredible rate. In the first six weeks after its October launch, Impossible Rush had been downloaded 500,000 times. It overtook Vine, Google and Twitter as it quickly clocked up downloads with its addictive nature.

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Teen Customized Jewelry Maker Appears On The View 

Teen Shelby Gogulshi has a lucrative line of customized jewelry called snap and poppers. She keeps the line affordable so anyone can purchase them and her goal is to be on Shark Tank.

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Teen Entrepreneur's Water Bottle Also Purifies Water 

The 16-year-old Hopewell Valley Central High School student still has a head filled with ideas, and his latest invention — a water bottle that purifies the water it holds without any outside power source — just made him one of five national winners in the “Guardians of the Galaxy — Guardians of Good” contest for teens with an idea of how to help society.

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Teen Entrepreneur's Decorative Sneakers Used In Finding Autism Cure

14 year-old Carley Schor is a high school student in Port Washington, NY, talented artist and founder of Carley’s Kicks for Cure. The story goes… she wanted to buy her own sneakers and decorate them with her artwork. As soon as she wore them to school, they became a ‘thing’ as these things tend to do in high school. Others wanted their own pairs so with the help of her parents she launched her business this past September. She also decided to donate half the money she raises to Autism charities.

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> See Site Of Carley's Kicks For Cure


Teen Raises Ove $300K Through Crowdfunding To Help Man Who Walks Over 21 Miles To Work Daily Get A Car

James Robertson has been walking 21 miles, without complaint, to his factory job. The commute left him time for only about two hours of sleep per night. And, in 10 years of walking to work after his old car died, he never missed a day of work.When 19-year-old Evan Leedy, a student at Detroit's Wayne State University, got wind of Robertson's ordeal, he started a GoFundMe campaign hoping to raise $5,000 to buy him a beater.
 


> See Article In BusinessInsider

> See Crowdfunding Campaign

 


The Teenage Girls Behind The World's Only Tampon Video Game

These high school students created the game, which just released a mobile version, to make a point—periods might be a normal part of women's lives, but most of us aren't comfortable talking about them. The girls wanted to start changing that taboo, in part by making people laugh.

> Read Article In Fastcompany

> See The Tamponrun Site


The Grand Plan to Give Everyone a Free Year of Online College

This month, Klinsky and the non-profit he founded, Modern States Education Alliance, announced the launch of a new initiative called Freshman Year for Free, which aims to make a full range of freshman-level college courses available to anyone for free online. 

> See Article In Wired Magazine


Siblings Who Founded Inventioneers, Inc. To Make Product To Discourage Distracted Driving

At this week's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Londonderry teen T.J. Evarts will officially launch his steering-wheel cover invention that warns drivers of their distracted driving. Evarts, who in 2013 turned down an investment offer on the ABC-TV show, "Shark Tank," also will kick off a crowd-funding effort for his SMARTwheel to raise at least $150,000 to get his invention into consumers' hands in May.

> See Article In The New Hampshire Union Leader


Stocks 101 for Teens: Opening Your First Brokerage Account

If you are under 18, your parent or guardian will need to open a custodial account account for you with your broker of choice. With a custodial account, the account will be under your name, as well as your parents' (who bear legal responsibilities for the account on your behalf). You own the money in the account, and once you turn 18, you become the sole owner of the account. In most cases, a custodial account is the way to go.

> Read Article In TeenBusiness.com


Girl Makes An Unbreakable, Spill-Proof Cup For Her Ailing Grandfather & Raises Over $60,000

While most 11-year-olds are watching Hunger Games or doing other typically pre-teen things, Lily Born, of Chicago, is busy designing unbreakable, un-spillable kitchenware to help people with Parkinson’s disease. She raised over $60,000 in a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to develop the product. 

> Read Article in FastCompany

> See Kickstarter Campaign


Quirky Teen YouTube Star grills President Obama On Economy and College Education

President Barack Obama picked three of the most popular YouTube content creators for an interview on Thursday and came in for a surprise grilling on major economic and social issues, including healthcare, college education, Washington’s privileging of business interest and the Sony hacking. 

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Teen Co-Founder of "Make Me Nails" Leads List of Business-Savvy Teens

G. Hannelius is an incredibly talented actress and singer/songwriter. Now, at the age of 15, she's the co-founder of Make Me Nails, a custom nail-wrap app. She combined her love of nail art and her entrepreneurial spirit and launched a completely user-driven app experience that totally blow us away. She heads the list of business-savvy teens in this article by the website, Mom.me

> Mom.me Article by Olivia Van Iderstine


15-year-old  Australian's App Beats Tinder, Twitter  On App Charts

Ben Pasternak was so bored one day during science class he decided to design an iPhone game. Careful to not let his teacher see what he was doing on his laptop, he enlisted the help of his whiz-coder friend Austin Valleskey,15, who lives in Chicago, to build a game app in a matter of hours. Much to the boys' surprise, Impossible Rush has become a big hit on the App Store both in Australia and overseas.

> See Article In the Sydney Morning Herald


16-Year-Old Raises Over $20,000 In Crowdfunding for Nancy Drew Board Game

Strong, resourceful, and smart, Nancy Drew is a timeless role model. The Nancy Drew Board Game is a continuation of the beloved book series, meant to celebrate, and educate kids about, one of literature’s most empowering characters.

Quincy MacShane is the creator of the Nancy Drew Board Game. Nancy Drew has been an inspiration to her  and she feels the character can be an inspiration to other kids as well.  Quincy designed this trivia board game as a fun way for new generations to learn about Nancy Drew and the power of reading. 

> See Kickstarter Campaign

> Quincy's Twitter Handle


Invention Is Easy — Innovation Is Genius (or Accidental)

People often use the words “invention” and “innovation” interchangeably. This is not only incorrect, but misses a few key subtleties in meaning that can change a conversation. Invention is about creating something new, while innovation introduces the concept of “use” of an idea or method. While this difference is subtle, and these words are listed in every thesaurus that I checked as synonyms of each other, they are definitely not 100% interchangeable. 

> Read Article In Wired


12-Year-Old Head of Ry's Ruffery Which Makes All-natural Dog Treats 

Some of the most interesting and exciting guests on Shark Tank are the young entrepreneurs – who doesn’t love a kid going after their dreams?! Ryan Kelly of Ry’s Ruffery is the youngest participant to ever be on the show; Ryan was a wee 10 year old lad when he and his mom made their pitch for a loan for Ryan’s dog treat business. Now 12, Ryan is still going strong with his business, Ry's Ruffery.

> Ryan's Site for Ry's Ruffery

> Ryan's Shark Tank Appearance


Young Whiz Launches Site For Cheap Tickets But Airline Aims To Shut Him Down

A young computer whiz from New York City has launched a site to help people buy cheap plane tickets. But an airline company and its travel partner want to shut him down. United Airlines (UAL) and Orbitz (OWW) filed a civil lawsuit last month against 22-year-old Aktarer Zaman, who founded the website Skiplagged.com last year. The site helps travelers find cheap flights by using a strategy called "hidden city" ticketing.

> Read Article In CNN Money

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Teen Rachel Parent's Crowdfunding Campaign for GMO Food Labeling Advocacy

The Kids Right To Know - Just Label It! campaign (initiated by Rachel Parent) is founded on the belief that we have the "Right to Know" what's in our food. According to Rachel, approximately 70% of the foods we now eat contain Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Many independent peer reviewed studies question the safety of GMOs, for our health and the environment. Without labeling, we don't have the Freedom of Choice to decide what we eat. The Just Label It! campaign was created to advocate for the labeling of GMO foods.

> See Gofundme Campaign

> Rachel's Facebook Page

> Rachel's Twitter (@rachelsnews)


Teen Entrepreneur To Supply Her Brand Of Donuts To Whole Foods

Naughty Girls Donuts is owned and operated by Warren County High School senior Tiana Ramos. While Ramos does the baking, her mother Natalie Ramos handles the venture’s marketing and finances. Natalie Ramos said the mall kiosk is a way for the company to break into the D.C. area market, where a good bit of the store’s customer base is from.

> Read Full Article By Henry Culvyhouse 

> See Tiana's Appearance on NBC TV


Girls Who Code Expands To Get More Young Women In Computer Science Majors

The computer science gender gap struggle in Silicon Valley is real. A mere 17 percent of Google’s tech workers are women. It’s 15 percent at Facebook. Similar stats can be found at most of the larger tech companies. Girls Who Code is trying to reverse those digits with an announcement of a major expansion in partnerships today. The non-profit organization that aims to close the gender gap in technology will grow its Summer Immersion Program from 19 sessions reaching 375 girls to 60 sessions reaching 1,200 girls this year.

> Read Full Article In TechCrunch by Sarah Buhr

> See Site of Girls Who Code

 


Why Determination Matters More Than Smarts In Getting Ahead

If you are constantly told you’re a genius, how would it affect your work ethic? Would it make you work harder because you know your ability, or make you lazier because you know you’re already ahead? Carol S. Dweck, a leading expert in motivation and professor at Stanford University, studies the effects that praise has over mindset. What she’s found is simple alterations in wording greatly shape attitude toward work, and whether one will strive hard enough to reach their full potential.

 

> Read Full Article in FastCompany by Vivian Giang