REAL Story of Teen Entrepreneurs Shatters App-Builder Cliche & Selfish Millennial Stereotype

12 year-old entrepreneur Moziah Bridges' bow tie company  has already hit $150,000 in sales.

12 year-old entrepreneur Moziah Bridges' bow tie company  has already hit $150,000 in sales.

Sara McClaskey, teenage owner of Horse and Hound

Sara McClaskey, teenage owner of Horse and Hound

Teens who are starting a crowdfunding campaign to help female artisans in developing countries

Teens who are starting a crowdfunding campaign to help female artisans in developing countries

10th Grader, Chase Reed, Opens first sneaker pawn shop

10th Grader, Chase Reed, Opens first sneaker pawn shop

The media’s focus on teen app developers and coders doesn’t tell the full story of young entrepreneurs. Yes, examples like Nick D’Aloisio, who reportedly made $30 million by selling a news summary app called Summly to Yahoo!, do exist.

However, despite the handful of successful high-tech and web start-ups, teens are starting low-tech, green, charitable, and science-based enterprises in the US and around the world in far greater numbers. Unbound by the restrictions of the adult mind, young people are doing innovative things – sometimes motivated by the desire to make money or the goal to improve lives.

TeenBusiness.com chronicles the diverse range of teen entrepreneurs, investors, and inventors. Here are a few examples of young entrepreneurs and inventors the site recently featured:

 


“I started Origami Owl with $350 and a simple dream in mind—getting a car on my 16th birthday. So, with all of my babysitting money and my family’s support, I set out to start my own business and created Origami Owl,” said Bella Weems whose company will make revenues of about a quarter of a billion USD this year.

Carter Kostler, a 15-year-old from Virginia in the US who was featured as a guest on ABC Television’s Shark Tank, had a different motivation for starting his own business. He was concerned about the youth obesity epidemic caused by the consumption of sugary drinks.

According to Nkem Modu, the Chief Curator of TeenBusiness.com, “There are so many inspiring stories about teens exploring their hobbies and talents and turning them into businesses. It’s exciting to discover and share their experiences and motivate others.” Much more than providing inspiration for other teens, the site contains a wealth of learning guides and videos.

 

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About TeenBusiness.com: TeenBusiness.com is the global resource for teen entrepreneurs, investors, and inventors. Formerly known as TeenVestor.com, it is the first website that covers both youth entrepreneurship and investing through creating and curating essential resources for its growing audience. The Wall Street Journal recommends the site as one of the best sites for teen entrepreneurs.


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