Teen, 14, has developed an award-winning Smart Cane to help the blind

Riya Karumanchi, a student who will start high school next week, spent the summer perfecting an invention she hopes will improve life for the blind and visually impaired community: A "smart cane" that vibrates to alert users of objects in their path. She came up with the idea for her smart cane after a chance encounter at a friend's house. Her friend's grandmother, who is visually impaired, happened to be visiting and inspired Karumanchi to do something to help.


Heated Lacrosse Stick Scores Big for Teen Inventor, Samantha Wolfe

During the winter, the native New Yorker found her hands would get cold to the point that they would lose dexterity and her game would suffer. “I tried different gloves, but nothing seemed to keep my hands warm,” she says. “Whether it was during a game or practice, I was not able to play to my full potential as the numbness in my hands was hindering my playing.”

There was nothing on the market to help. So with the help of her father, Bruce Wolfe, they decided to create a heated lacrosse stick....

Teen Entrepreneur Awarded $10,000 Grant For Ice Cream Invention

Hannah Pucci had only a few minutes to explain her invention and business concept at the CTNext Entrepreneur Innovation Awards. The 16-year-old student at Danbury High School was presenting in front of a panel of entrepreneurial experts for the chance to win a $10,000 grant to advance her invention, Egghead Ice Cream.....

This 17-year-old Wanted a Healthy Alternative to Peanut Butter, and Now She's a Nut-butter Entrepreneur

Abby Kircher has always loved peanut butter.

But at age 16, when she started making an effort to eat healthier, she realized that many peanut butter brands are loaded with sugar and oils. She didn't like the plain almond butters on the market, so she decided to create her own nut butter, something that was healthy, naturally-sweetened, and tasted good.

Two years later, Abby's Better Nut Butter is being sold in grocery stores across North Carolina and Tennessee, and Kircher is hoping to make her nut butters available nationwide soon.

CEO of Zandra Beauty Dishes on Starting a Successful Company As a Teen

For teenage entrepreneur Zandra Cunningham, it all started with a love for lip balm. With an insatiable desire for more, Zandra's father suggested she make her own—and that, fellow teens—is how this Buffalo, NY-based entrepreneur started her own handmade lip balm line at the young age of 9.

Ambitious Irish Teenage Entrepreneurs Wowing Business World

Fenu Health, horse health company started by  Annie and Kate Madden, achieved second place for their entry at the 2015 Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in Dublin, Ireland.

The sisters from Co Meath grew up around horses, and their project was based on encouraging horses to eat by adding various flavours to their feed. A congratulatory phonecall from Michael Connolly of animal feed company Red Mills led to an invitation for the sisters to attend Equitana, the world’s biggest equestrian fair in Germany two weeks later.

Teenage eBay mogul goes from handbag seller to Silicon Valley wonderkid

AT 14 years old, a schoolgirl  started asking a friend living in France to send her designer handbags to sell on eBay. Holly Cardew paid warehouse prices of less than $100 for the Longchamp bags before flogging them to Australians at a fraction of what they cost at David Jones, and still making a tidy profit. Holly is now 29. Read her inspiring story.

'Ever since I was 12, my dream was to open my own dance school'. Now 17, She's Got It !!

Lacey Koughan loves to dance so much that she decided to open her own dance school. Last week, just before turning 17, Koughan waltzed down to the provincial building to register her new business, 24 Dance. She's starting small: for now, she's using space at Kitnetic Fitness to teach a few classes.

Teen Entrepreneur, Maya Penn, Encourages Girls to Follow Their Passion in New Book

At 16 years old, Maya is CEO of her own clothing company, an environmental activist, computer programmer and motivational speaker, who's given three of the prestigious TED Talks.

Teen Health Advocate, Haile Thomas, Helps Father Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

"My backstory and inspiration is, in 2008 my dad was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. This was very upsetting news for our family, but it was also the event that helped turn our family on to healthier eating and overall lifestyle habits.  It took 4 years, but happily my dad's diabetes has been reversed, and our family now enjoys a much healthier plant-based lifestyle...."

A 15-Year-Old Tech Genius Is Using Her Coding Skills to Curb Cyberbullying

Angered by the suicide of an 11-year-old cyberbullying victim she’d never met—and the sting of electronic insults she’d received—Prabhu decided to try to stop the abuse at its source. The 15-year-old’s invention, ReThink, a computer software program that urges potential bullies to think twice about their actions, has the potential to curb the harassment that affects millions of young people each year. 

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17-year-old Entrepreneur Has a Flourishing baking Reputation

At age 17, Jannelyse Allred, of Mapleton, has a thriving business. She bakes eight varieties of bread for the Mapleton Farmers Market and has done so for a couple years. She has a food handler’s permit as well as a cottage kitchen permit.

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Meet the Young Startup Founders Taking the Food Industry By Storm

Two women took the stage and introduced themselves: Mackenzie Barth and Sarah Adler, the founders of Spoon University, the company that brought everyone together that day. One look at the two — both 24 years old and recent college graduates — and it was clear that Spoon, an up-and-coming player in the food media world, isn’t your grandma’s publication.

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Teen Entrepreneur, Grace Henry, Is Changing the Lives of Girls Living in Poverty

This teen entrepreneur is changing the lives of girls living in poverty

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The 10-Year-Old Girl Boss Behind the "Love Sandals"

Abi Smithson set out to make sandal tan lines an accessory, rather than an unattractive side effect of summer. With help from Robert Ott from Ryerson University and David Bensadoun of the Aldo Group, the Love Sandal and heart-shaped tan line were born. 

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Young Teen's Device Helps Drowsy Drivers Stay Alert

Nearly every driver has experienced that wave of exhaustion, where it becomes almost impossible to stay awake at the wheel. While 14-year-old Katherine Wu is too young to have experienced this situation firsthand, she noticed how difficult it was for her dad to remain alert while driving back from their family vacations in Florida to their home in North Potomac, Maryland. Her mom would talk to her dad to keep him awake to prevent an accident.

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15-Year-Old Brook Martin Appears On Shark Tank With Her ICPooch

15-year-old tech entrepreneur Brooke Martin of Spokane, Wash., made her debut on Shark Tank  — pitching her invention, iCPooch, a video conferencing device and remote treat dispenser for pets. (All the more remarkable, Brooke was only 14 when the episode was recorded.)

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Nina Devani, 16, Creates App To Help You Remember Passwords

Specialising in computer security software, Devani launched the company’s first app Prompt Me Nina after her father’s Facebook account was hacked. Having had trouble remembering his various different passwords, Devani came up with a solution – an app which would prompt you on both usernames and passwords without having to give away your actual passwords.

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How 14-year-old Rachel Zietz Built a $1 Million Company

On paper, Rachel Zietz didn't seem out of place among the other finalists for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Entrepreneur Award for young professionals. Her lacrosse equipment company is on track to top $1 million in revenue after launching less than two years ago. Gladiator Lacrosse products are the top-rated in their category on Amazon.com, above bigger, better-known brands.

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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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9-Year-Old Entrepreneur Launches Teeth-Friendly Lollipop Company

It’s said that great things come in small packages, and that’s certainly the case for young entrepreneur Alina Morse and her healthy, delicious invention, Zollipops. This 9-year old entrepreneur came up with the idea for a lollipop created from healthy ingredients that was just as good for you as it was to eat.

> Read Article In Entrepreneur Magazine

How One Teen Invented a Wearable Device to Help the Newly Blind

On the surface, 18-year-old Jordana Gotlieb may seem like a typical high school senior at Milken Community Schools in Los Angeles. She’s involved in sports — varsity swimming and varsity water polo — as well as high school clubs like the robotics club and the United Synagogue Youth. And, like many other seniors across the country, she’s eagerly waiting to hear back from colleges — particularly the University of Southern California and Georgia Tech.

But most other high school seniors can’t say they’ve successfully created a product designed to help the blind or visually impaired, entered it into numerous competitions and placed high every time.

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Teen Customized Jewelry Maker Appears On The View 

Teen Shelby Goglushi 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 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

The Teen Malaria Fighter

Kritika Singh was only 16 when she founded Malaria Free World in August 2014. Malaria Free World is a non-profit organization aimed to raise awareness about the malaria epidemic and current malaria research efforts. The org has teamed up with global organizations like Harvard University’s Defeating Malaria Initiative and UN’s Nothing But Nets. It aims to save lives by partnering in global efforts to help people suffering from malaria or at risk of getting it. 

> See Malaria Free World Site

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

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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This 11-Year-Old Is Turning Surfboards Into Awesome Jewelry

For 11-year old Kia‘i Tallett, living on a remote farm on the Big Island of Hawaii means you learn to make what you want to wear with your own hands.“We like to make things instead of buy them,” Kia‘i told HuffPost of her family. Her parents, artist Sally Lundburg and surfboard shaper Keith Tallett, encourage their daughter's creative process.

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14-year-old Makes & Sells Organic Soaps, Sugar Scrubs and Lotions

A 14-year-old entrepreneur is set to become one of The Foundry's first graduates -- as she moves her growing bath and body business into the Pierce Arrow Commerce Park off Elmwood Avenue. The company, Zandra, makes organic soaps, sugar scrubs and lotions, which it sells directly over the Internet and at a variety of local retail locations, including The West Side Bazaar.

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> Visit Site

New Zealand Teen Entrepreneur Ayla Hutchinson Successful with Kindling Cracker. 

Ayla Hutchinson, 15, of Taranaki, New Zealand, has invented and patented the Kindling Cracker, made a profitable business out of it with the help of her parents, and improved the lives of countless people around the world. The Kindling Cracker has a fairly self-explanatory name. It is a tool that cuts kindling (chips of wood for fire starting) safely without having to swing a sharp instrument past your fingers. Ayla invented it after seeing her mum injure her hand when using a tomahawk to cut kindling.

> Article and Video from Taranaki Daily News

> Read Nzentrepreneurs.org Article

> See Youtube Video About Kindling Cracker

> View Kindling Cracker Site

14-Year-Old Brooke Martin Just Came Up With An Invention For Video Chatting Your Dog.

At age 12, Brooke Martin of Spokane, Washington came up with a new way to stay in touch with her golden retriever. Now-14-year-old Brooke, armed with her resulting invention, iCPooch, just competed against some of the most renowned entrepreneurs in today's tech world -- and won. The app automatically connects your two devices, so your pet doesn't have to "pick up the phone." iCPooch also lets you automatically deliver a treat to your furry buddy through a device similar to a Pez dispenser.

> Read GeekWire Article

> Read HuffingtonPost Article

> See Brooke Martin's Video Pitch of  iCPOOCH at GeekWire Summit.

> See Youtube Video by Brooke at a Purina Pet Foods Conference 

15-Year-Old Owner of Jewelz of Jordan

Gabrielle Jordan is the owner of Jewelz of Jordan, a jewelry line she started at the age of 9 years old. Since then she has expanded her brand to include Gabrielle Jordan International which is her speaking and authorship business. Fascinating !!.

> Read Article In Superwoman Lifestyle

> Television Interview With Gabrielle

> Visit Site of Jewelz of Jordan

> Twitter: @jewelzofjordan

Teen Entrepreneur Makes Giving Back Top Priority

Katelyn Lohr from Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) is not your typical teenager. At age 13, she launched her own company, Freetoes Brand, Inc., to sell her invention: socks without toes, which are now sold across North America in stores like Toys R Us, Hallmark and Learning Express. Ketelyn's business has a charitable side which she takes very seriously.

> Read YourMarkOnThe World Article

> See Youtube Interview With Devin Thorpe, Contributor to Forbes Magazine (@devindthorpe )

> Visit Freetoes Brand's Site

> Visit Freetoes Brand's Charity Effort

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

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

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


Teen Rachel Parent'sCampaign 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.

> Visit Rachel's Website

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

16-Year-Old Celebrity Chef Promotes Wellness

Remmi Smith, who has  a show called Cook Tiime With Remmi, inspires children all over the country to live in wellness. Remmi’s Italian salad dressing is sold at Whole Foods Market and other specialty stores. She has also authored a cookbook, Global Cooking for Kids, which features healthy recipes from around the world. Remmi is the Student Ambassador for Sodexo, who serves her recipes in over 4,000 schools across the country. Remmi has partnered with national non-profit No Kid Hungry2 to help feed children in need.

> Article in Tulsa World by Laurie Winslow

> Remmi's Site

> Twitter: @cooktimeremmi

This 13-Year-Old Entrepreneur Debuted Her Clothing Line at NY Fashion Week

The intrepid path being forged by 13-year-old Isabella Rose Taylor begs a fundamental question for any young entrepreneur wondering when to start up: “Why wait?” . Social media provided a wider jolt of recognition. Taylor’s Facebook page, which now counts more than 166,000 ‘likes’ -- in addition to the novelty of her age -- garnered the attention of local news outlets and eventually major national programs including the Today show.

> Read Full Article at Entrepreneur Magazine

> See Youtube Video On Fashion Debut


Teen Titan Shakes Up Youth Bra Industry

Meet Megan Grassell, the 19 year-old teen from Jackson Hole, Wyoming who started a company called Yellowberry which makes wholesome and age-appropriate bras for girls ages 11-15. It's an idea she had after taking her 13-year-old sister Mary Margaret shopping for her first bra and finding that all the options were ill-fitting and over-sexualized. In 2014, Grassell (currently 19) raised over $41,000 in a $25,000 Kickstarter campaign, and after a Lingerie Talk post about the campaign went viral, sold out of her first stock of product in days.

> Read FastCompany Article by Evie Nagy 

> Read Lingerie Talk Article

> Visit YellowBerry Site

Funding Campaign by Teen for Invention to Stop Hot Car Deaths

Alissa Chavez of Albuquerque , New Mexico, ran a crowd funding campaign raise money to develop her invention to stop infant car deaths in hot cars. The campaign raised four times as much money as she was seeking – a testament to the strength of her idea and the need to solve the problem of hot car deaths. The device reminds parents when their child is in the back seat of a car by using a sensor. If you walk more than 40 feet from the car, an alarm will sound.

> See Interview of Alissa With The Weather Channel  

> See Interview of Alissa at Fox and Friends

> See Indiegogo Funding Campaign

> View ABC Television Report

> View Fox News Report