Featured Teen Entrepreneurs ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org , twitter: @teenmogul )
Katelyn Lohr 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.
Sara, who loves her horses, had a friend who had horse supplies or "tack" to sell. It was an opportunity, Sara says, that developed from her parents having an empty house to using that house as a store. Sara found suppliers and through trial and error learned what her customers wanted.
A 12-year-old entrepreneur who started a bow tie company three years ago has already hit $150,000 in sales. Moziah Bridges appeared on CNBC to promote his holiday collaboration with Cole Haan. Bridges told CNBC he loved dressing up, but could never find bow ties he liked. To solve the problem, his grandmother taught him how to sew.
Teens launch crowdfunding campaign for e-commerce platform for craftswomen in developing countries. Please visit their crowdfunding campaign at the link below. The teens are a part of a program call Launch Summer that was held at MIT during the summer of 2014.
At the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards on April 26th, 2014, Matthew was awarded for his commitment to his community as one of three "Heroes for Change!" Shakira presented the awards. Matthew won for his anti-bully program, the Be O.N.E. Project.
Business pays off for Bella Weems, a teen entrepreneur from Arizona US who turned her love for jewelry into Origami Owl -- a company that now generates millions of dollars in revenue.
At 17 years old, Avani Singh of New Delhi, India has started a company which teaches women how to drive electric-powered tricycles to help them support their families.
Nicole Ticea, a Grade 10 student from Vancouver Canada who has developed an early-stage HIV test is headed to Ottawa to compete against other young scientists in an international competition. Using an isothermic nucleic acid amplification system, she developed a point-of-care HIV test with help from her Simon Frasier University mentors.
Andrew Mupup from Kasokoso, Uganda started his eco-friendly paper bag manufacturing business, Youth Entrepreneurial Link Investments, at age 16 after learning of the environmental hazards of plastic bags and now employs about 20 people.