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Kidpreneurs start "T-and-N Bow Ties and Apparel" to help raise money for children in need

8-year-old Treandos Thornton along with his 5-year-old brother Noah created a bowtie business "T-and-N Bow Ties and Apparel". They use their profits to raise money for food and toys to give to children.

Pandemic has been difficult for their business but their mother said it is also training them to be businessmen. Many organisations like UPS are stepping up to support their initiatives.

  • Dec. 22, 2020

Ailbe Bartlett was awarded £1,000 for his sustainable cycling business concept, CogNativeBikes

Ailbe pitched his idea about sustainable cycling business concept, CogNativeBikes which was highly appreciated by the panellists. Peter Jones, who is worth an estimated £450 million was one of the panellists. He told Ailbe that he himself was one of the greatest strengths of the business, suggesting his approach would allow him to grow and pivot in the business. He also donated one of his old bike for the project.

Ailbe has been awarded a full mentoring programme from BBC Dragon's Den star, Peter Jones CBE. His school's business head is incredibly proud of his work.

  • Dec. 22, 2020

Dominik Davis started small online business building and selling bat houses, called Beddy Bye Bats.

Dominik Davis participated in a science project when the school were still on, but due to Covid couldn't go to the provincials. It was about the little brown bat. It was his Mom's idea to start a business of building bat houses when she saw his projects

They started building the bat houses by looking from patterns online and soon started getting orders when his mother posted the pictures online. David has been interested in the Bats from very long. P.E.I.'s bat population has struggled for more than a decade because of white-nose syndrome. he hopes his business would help solve this problem

  • Dec. 22, 2020

A smartphone app will help you reduce your carbon footprint

Harriet Noy, founder of Hazaar is now working towards reducing carbon footprints by launching a smartphone app which will you help you shop locally. Hazaar is a zero-waste online market place and her new app will support Hazaar’s rapid expansion. Hazaar runs through a Facebook Marketplace where users can buy items online that they hand over in person, which cuts out wasteful packaging and travel miles.

Hazaar community is growing by around 2,000 members every week. Each University’s Marketplace has its own ‘Head of Hazaar’ to help organise trading, community events and encourage a love of sustainable living.

  • Dec. 22, 2020

'STEM'- Introducing young scientists to the world, inspires young girls

Missing out on extracurricular activities in this unexpected break due to pandemic, Whitney decided to share her love for science with other girls by launching Fem ‘n STEM which delivers hands-on, science-themed kits for girls in grades 3 to 6. Her startup aims to help young girls, also stuck at home due to the pandemic, to get excited about science.

Her first box was about chemistry named “Get Crazy with Chemistry”. It had all the materials required to make a lava lamp, magnetic slime, and bouncy balls. She is planning her next box on the theme “Space is Stellar.”

Growing up Whitney was always a part of some or the other science group and would have loved such boxes to feed her curious mind. She aims to motivate girls to take up more STEM courses and break the stereotypes linked with them. It's very much needed now during a time when science, medicine, and technology are more critical than ever.

  • Dec. 21, 2020

Frsico teen Gurnoor Narula wins top 10 entrepreneur prize

Groundify, founded by Gurnur Narula won first place in top ten entrepreneur award in the 12th Annual Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Saunders Scholars Competition. Groundify makes products like facial scrubs and candles using spent coffee grounds and sells them online.

They won a cash prize of $5,000 and $30,000 in scholarships.

  • Dec. 17, 2020

Teen named Trailblazer at GirlBoss Awards

The GirlBoss Awards, honour girls and women aged 11-18 and work towards empowering women in New Zealand. This year Gina Dao-McLay’s won the Trailblazer award at the 2020 GirlBoss Awards for her "Make it 16" campaign. She was one of the eight winners.

Young people nowadays are surrounded by media and are aware of the many issues their generation would face in future. That's why Gina believes that voting rights should be given to students aged 16 as the decisions made today are going to affect them the most.

While campaigning Gina always had a doubt about entering politics, she answered it with "If not me, then who?"

  • Dec. 17, 2020

Wiseper aims to address the lack of reliable information

Mirzae co-founded Wiseper in 2019 which aims to tackle the problem of misinformation. It is a social platform with an artificial intelligence component that enables users to collaboratively build context and resources around a topic. It covers topics related to health, finance, vaccine, social media, etc. It will help us check the facts and provide us with reliable information

Mirzae is selected for Fall 2020 Launchpad fellowship program. It includes a $5,000 grant and 8 weeks of entrepreneurial resources, mentoring, and support. She thins its a great way to connect to like-minded successful companies and entrepreneurs and learn from their success and failures.

  • Dec. 17, 2020

PointGenie a student led startup provide visitor analytics to business owners

Eric Azcona is a passionate entrepreneur. In 2003 he founded his first company which focused on selling mobile phone and satellite internet services. It was acquired before he moved to the united states. This first startup set the ground for his entrepreneurial career.

Azcona came up with the idea of PointGenie when he was on a trip to New York City with his brother. On returning he started PointGenie using his own funding. It is a software tool that uses machine learning to provide visitor analytics to business owners of all industries, including retail.

The PointGenie tea is currently planning its expansion as a mobile application giving them the ability to drive even more meaningful insights to business owners.

Eric Azcona is pursuing undergraduate in Information technology at FIU’s School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS). He is proving that you can pursue your career and study at the same time.

  • Dec. 17, 2020

Brittanny Belanger is setting up collection routes and drop-off locations around town to collect hard-to-recycle items

Brittany founded her non-profit environmental organization Earthub in January 2019. She has set up drop-off locations and collection routes across Ottawa for a number of hard-to-recycle items. Many of these things can be recycled and used again. There are certain things which people can't avoid but they add to the landfills. The only solution to this problem is to divert them elsewhere

She ships those items to those in need but it too adds to the emission of greenhouse gases. "Every new solution comes with a new problem" is what she says. But organisations like Earthhub are a great start towards something good."

Living near a carp dump and witnessing it regularly makes her realise that what we throw out goes somewhere and is still present on this planet. For Belanger, even small changes feel like a victory.

  • Dec. 17, 2020
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