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.
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.
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.