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CO4, a small student-run coffee business at Pakuranga College

This is a small student-run coffee business at Pakuranga College, who, alongside all Kiwis, have felt the impacts of Covid-19. The 13-year-old teens Helen Lam, Hubert Lai, Sheenu Ragunathan, and Jackshen Lee felt immense pressure during these challenging times as they struggled to find a direction to pivot their business in. It is a Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) business. They wanted to provide a high-quality instant coffee that should be like a barista. They made it eco-friendly by making their product a simplistic, biodegradable coffee bag with unique flavours inspired by the diverse cultures around the world. Their product aims to feature culturally-inspired flavours from New Zealand before showcasing other foreign cultural flavours. As CO4 values these foreign cultures, they aim to donate a percentage of proceeds to various local charities where the flavour is inspired from. This is extremely important for business members. CO4 is excited to announce their first flavour launch in mid-July 2020, inspired by Kiwi culture. But there is a lack of money funding. the Lion Foundation’s Young Enterprise Scheme saw the potential for them to grow and awarded their business $500 seed funding from the University of Waikato.

The excitement they all felt was “unreal” to receive $500 which relieved the heavy financial stress brought upon them during such a precarious time. You can support this aspiring group of adolescent entrepreneurs by contacting them through their social media outlets (provided) and help them to educate NZ society on coffee cultures around the world whilst enjoying a cup of barista-quality instant coffee. They will be posting updates on their social media and website blog, recording their journey along the way.

  • June 11, 2020

Harpita and Harpith Pandian, all set to make an impact on the edtech scene with classminds

Harpita and Harpith Pandian were eight years old children when they performed in Australian Spelling Bee in 2015. They are now 13-year-old intrepid entrepreneurs all set to make an impact on the tech scene with Class minds. The twins Harpita and Harpith Pandian titled as “The Great Australian Spelling Twins,” winning hearts globally for their spelling skills, self-confidence, and attitude at the tender age of eight in 2015. spelling bee twins Harpita and Harpith Pandian, the Founders of Classminds.

The show aired on Australia’s Channel 10 showcased them as an inspiration all over the world, and with an impressive vocabulary of 50,000 words, the twins became household names in Australia.

They launched Classminds, an edtech startup early this year as “a global collaborative platform for students to enrich their skills and talents, leading to a strong foundation and provide them with recognition for life.” Their father helped in the whole process. Harpita says that their love for spelling began at the age of than their parents used to read us bedtime stories every night. They began to get curious about the vocabulary they heard in the stories, and from then on, they started learning all the words they came across. Their learning journey was brought up through a joyful approach, where they played word games as a family after dinner.

As this routine was incorporated into their daily life, the twins began curating a word bank of over 50,000 words, which helped them compete with older 14-year-olds in the Great Australian Spelling Bee TV competition. Classminds is expecting a user base of around 100-150 schools in its first year, 2020-21. It had a target of around 500 schools initially, but the goal was cut down due to the COVID-19 situation. Its online platform will also be opened up for subscriptions in a couple of months. The targeted market has over 300 million students in India alone, so they expect immense growth in the long run.

  • June 11, 2020

Wesley Ross, 16, a teenage teenpreneur secures government contracts

Wesley Ross is a 16-year-old Teenage entrepreneur started his page in the entrepreneurial world with the company, NorthStar Dynamics. NorthStar Dynamics bids on and fulfils government contracts holds a pile of his business paperwork at his Woodbury home, June 3, 2020. America didn’t care that Wesley was 15, living in Woodbury and operating from a messy desk laden with Legos and an Xbox. The teenager said he had always tried to do big things and was not meant to be an everyday high-schooler.

He said that he got them for 41 cents per mask. The disposable three-ply masks are only a small part of the business that the brash and unstoppable Wesley has been able to grab. As a bottom feeder for government contracts, the rising junior has carved a niche in the business world. He bids on contracts too small to get the attention of most businesses. He’s not filling orders for $2 billion B-2 stealth bombers. But if a prison needs copy paper, or a hospital needs 50 office chairs, Wesley is on it.

, Unlike his other deals, the coronavirus masks purchase did not come through the federal government. Instead, he bought the cache straight from a company in China and had them shipped to his grandparents’ house in Georgia. He placed ads online and before long, trucks began backing up to the house. He said that his goal with the masks was to get them to the public as fast as possible. He donated 250 masks for every 1,000 masks he sold and gave 25 per cent of his revenue for coronavirus relief. Since finding success with the masks, he has branched out into supplying businesses. The website now has 285 products, but he says he can get anything a business needs. He wants to be a one-stop-shop for businesses. Wesley has no immediate plans for a more impressive headquarters.

  • June 11, 2020

Karen McSporran, treated the team at Colston Milton Parish Church to boxes of her special cakes

Karen a 16-year-old teen joined NUC's youth project five years ago. She said that she was shy and didn’t have any confidence she also said that she didn’t have many friends to hang about with except at school so I went along to NUC to give it a try and I loved it. Kelly said that NUC is a great community. "People hear you say you are from Milton and they have a set idea about that, but this is a good place to live with good people who help each other. We all have to take a turn at helping out,” said Karen. Karen fell in love with baking through a Practical Cake Craft course at school. "It was brilliant, and my teacher, Miss Kewly inspiring and helpful, she has been a great support,” Karen said.

Karen’s fantastic cakes have won her legions of fans and word of mouth recommendations have spread so fast she is working flat out to keep up with orders. “Already, I have 21 Father’s Day orders,” she laughed. “I also do build-your-own cupcake sets, where I provide the sponge, buttercream and decorations, and you can put it all together however you like. A local youth project ordered 360 – I was up almost all night making them.” She smiled: “It didn’t put me off.” Karen, who juggles baking with a part-time job and schoolwork, lives at home with her mum and dad, Karen and Robert A MILTON teenager who overcame shyness to set up her own cupcake business helped her community say thank you to foodbank volunteers working flat out during Covid-19. Karen McSporran, who runs home bakery Kazza’s Kreations, treated the team at Colston Milton Parish Church to boxes of her special cakes.

  • June 11, 2020

Durham University law student launched a chatline to help combat loneliness amid the coronavirus lockdown

Lewis Alexander Baxter, 21, founded ‘chit-chat’, a non-profit “feel-good project” providing a safe space for people to communicate on any topic.

  • June 11, 2020

New Hampshire high school student received a $5,000 journalism prize

This teenager is founder of an independent student-run newsletter. She has received a price of $5,000 journalism price. This is not just a business story. This is a girl's talent story. Emma Rosenbaum is today's talent and an entrepreneurial spot for us. She is studying at Bedford High School.

Her journalistic excellence and out of the box thinking made her win the 2020 Brodsky Prize, which is an honour for school journalists. It is amazing when your talent gets noted and being awarded. We should know about the award-giving persons too long with award taking persons. The award was established by Jeffrey Brodsky, a former editor of the Manchester Central High School newspaper, and his family, to encourage out-of-the-box efforts and innovation by a new generation of student journalists. The Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications helps oversee the award program.

The 18-year-old teen is multitasker in her zone. She is founder and editor-in-chief of The Runaway Bulldog. Runaway Bulldog is an independent, student-run news source for Bedford High School. Runaway Bulldog serves as an alternative to the school newspaper. Emma Roawnbaum started it two years ago. The Runaway Bulldog now spans three online platforms and receives about 1,000 readers each week. It's not a small thing that a teen could get 1,000 readers each week. Her hard work and zeal made it. This type of people would encourage student journalists. There are a limited number of student journalists as there is so much competition with professional and senior journalists.

  • June 9, 2020

Jordan Allen, 17, a rising senior at Wake Forest High School, selling wooden planters

Jordan Allen, 17, a rising senior at Wake Forest High School, wanted to get a summer job at a golf course, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced him to change plans. One day his mom, scrolling through Facebook, saw a beautiful, raised wooden planter and asked Jordan if he would make one for her. Jordan did some research and taught himself how to do it. The first planter turned out so well, Jordan started selling them.

  • June 8, 2020

Young self-taught entrepreneur, Self-releasing his games under his company, DiverseTGM Ltd

Corey Barton starts his first video game on Xbox and PC in July. A young entrepreneur from the Fens is set to release his first video game next month after three years of teaching himself how to make them. He is a 16-year-old programmer. He came to know about all the things that a programmer should know across online tutorials. He is now ready to take off.

He is a student of Marshland High school. His latest creation will officially go on the market for Xbox One and PC players. Corey said that he got into making games about two to three years ago as a hobby and he learnt how to program by looking up tutorials and just by teaching myself. He also said that he did run into a lot of problems, but I managed to overcome those and started out making small games at first, and only recently decided to make bigger games with more storytelling.

The techie teen says his first-person Indie horror game is all about a mental patient who has been left behind in an abandoned asylum. Corey’s game, titled Writer Unknown, is set for release on Tuesday, July 7 and will be available on Microsoft’s Xbox One platform and PC.

Self-releasing the game under his company, DiverseTGM Ltd, it will be available for free for 10 lucky people who could win an online redeemable code.

His game idea is quite fascinating like a Nolan movie. It is a game on a mental patient who cannot tell what is real and what is his imagination. You have to explore through an abandoned asylum with just a flashlight. You come across supernatural things. Is it real, or is it his imagination?

  • June 8, 2020

Janiah Hinds, 15, working to educate people about black history and culture

Janiah Hinds, 15, is also working to educate people about black history and culture through her company called "Slay It Proud." Each week, she records a video for social media shining the spotlight on African-Americans who've played a role in shaping history.

  • June 8, 2020

Teenage Cork author Jessica Griffin, aged 18 crowned Foróige Innovator of the Year 2020

Being diagnosed with Asperger’s as a child, Jessica wanted to create a comic book series to make Autism easier to understand. Growing up there was no one in books or on television that reflected Jessica’s life and so One Piece Missing was born.

  • June 3, 2020
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