When movie theatres closed throughout the Peninsula due to the coronavirus pandemic, Connor Spackman and Danny Salinger-Brown decided to bring the movies straight to people's homes.
Emily Uhlman is a self-made baking entrepreneur. She spends 8 hours baking, every day and loves every bit of it. ButterWorks Bakery was started in her parent's kitchen and has made its way online.
Sophie Karney began Pretty Chic Chickens in 2016 as a project for Future Farmers of America with 30 chickens. In 2019 she had her biggest year yet, selling around 200 chickens with more than 50 breeds available. During the first year, Karney sold to 20 customers in Louisa and the surrounding counties. In 2019 she had her biggest year yet, selling around 200 chickens with more than 50 breeds available. The business’s Facebook page has more than 950 followers. While she primarily sells chickens in central Virginia, Karney says she’s had customers contact her from across the state, from Norfolk to Roanoke.
Tom Brennan, an entrepreneurial teenager has managed to make some money in lockdown, having set up his very own business flogging potatoes - raking in around £1,500 in the process. Tom set up a Facebook page and put out a post announcing his unique business idea, telling social media users he'd be delivering 'locally sourced potatoes' delivered straight to people's doorsteps in eco-friendly brown paper bags. Tom said the venture has become something of a family affair, with sister Molly, 19, often helping deliver and bag potatoes, along with dad Mike, 48, while his granddad Peter, 72, takes him to pick up the potatoes.
Rudy Vrtiska, a business major at Nebraska Wesleyan University, has set up an online business to resell returned products from major retailers like Amazon, Target and Lowe's. His model is similar to the shopping treasure hunt featured on a new show "Extreme Unboxing," set to premiere in August. People buy products for pennies on the dollar, with the high-risk business sometimes offering high rewards for a lucky few. Vristka will spend anywhere from $3,000 to $8,000 on a truckload. Some trucks come with a list of products, some have themes such as appliances or electronics and some are shots in the dark.
The final year engineering students from BITS Pilani launched a technology startup called Nexstem that can help understand Human thoughts. They created a headgear that captures electrical impulses of the brain and transmits them to its software platform, which analyses the data. Siddhant and Deepansh went about their mission to build a technology platform where the signals from the human brain could be collected, processed, and analysed to determine the pattern of thoughts.
15-year-old Bailey Cherry from Hong Kong founded ReBooked, a social enterprise to promote circular economy from books. She observed that there were just a few books drives happening in a year but no year-round program. To address this lack of services and to make second-hand books accessible she decided to create an online shop. One of the things we had to do is to change our business model. Before, one of the ways we delivered books was by meeting up directly with the customer in MTR stations, which was convenient and wasn’t costly for either party. Whereas now with the coronavirus, we are trying to stay home and socially distance, so we are switching to using post services.
Lachlan Delchau Jones and Taylor Reiley, the teenage entrepreneur's duo from Australia who made 72k selling hobby goods during lockdown reveal their tips for starting a business. They strongly believe that people should have a second source of income as a safety net.The ambitious pair have been creating their own business ventures and websites since their early teens, long before they met online. A light bulb moment while watching a new segment about the soaring sale of brainteaser puzzles while cooped up in their homes in Brisbane during the recent lockdown in April. It sparked a lucrative online store that earned them more than $70,000 in 30 days.
Elan Vigderhous a fifteen-year-old teen went from spending most of his time chilling on the coach to learning the ropes to becoming a businessman. Elan Vigderhous decide to help people after seeing his grandfather unwell. He started the Coronavirus care package business which includes a week's supplies. He assures of delivery within48 hours. Elan was a normal teen before he started going this. He was like every kid wasting time in this covid attack. But soon he went through this idea and wanted to help needy people. Elan makes $25 per delivery/pack. The package which is called care package contains a set of things that are mandatory more than essential during these times. It contains Week's worth of supplies, Seven masks, Set of gloves, hand sanitizer and some other things that everyone loves like sweets and candy. He even donates $3 of every package to Hope & Cope. The teen says that he is like another kid usually taunted by parents for not doing something productive. He went on thinking for the right time and a good idea. After seeing his grandfather unwell in hospital, Elan decided to help people like his grandfather who can't do by themselves. Elan Vigderhous made a care package that would help people avoid exposing to the virus. He makes good benefits through this business.
Arliya wanted to inculcate the 3 Ps- People, Planet & Profit in her entrepreneur course. A believer in sustainability, she founded the business opportunity in 'Refurbished Furniture Business'. The innovative idea of selling refurbished furniture prompted Arliya to inculcate the 3Ps – People, Planet and Profit, an entrepreneurial spirit, she learned in her Entrepreneur course. A believer in sustainability and that everyone has a responsibility and can contribute to taking care of the planet, Arliya noticed and seized the business opportunity in ‘refurbished furniture business’ initially by retaining, repairing, and restoring used furniture to its functional condition before reselling them