Entrepreneurs Who Can’t Even Juul Yet
Here’s a list of young entrepreneurs who can’t even buy a pack of mango Juul pods yet. What are you doing with your life?
When she was just 13 years old, Isabella Dymalovski started her own cosmetics brand called Luv Ur Skin. She began tinkering around making her own skincare products at 8 years old. Her dance class required her to wear a lot of makeup and her mother was concerned that the products had lots of harmful chemicals in them. Her mother wanted Isabella to wear baby products but Isabella didn’t want to. Isabella then asked her mother what to do about it and she replied “make your own.” That’s exactly what Isabella did and with the help of her mother’s chemist friends she launched a product line of completely natural skincare products that are safe for all skin types.
Cory Nieves was born in Brooklyn, New York. After he moved to New Jersey when he was 5 years old, he complained about taking the bus and starting devising a plan to buy a car to buy his mom a car. He sold hot chocolate out of a friend’s restaurant to the people of his town and eventually expanded to also selling cookies and lemonade. He then put his business online and by the time he was 13 years old he was the CEO of his own company Mr. Cory’s Cookies. Sine then the company has done very well. They have worked with Whole Foods, Mercedes Benz, Bloomingdales, Barney’s, Macy’s and many more. He was on The Ellen Degeneres Show, were she gave them a Ford Escape. His goal of a new car came true.
Back in 2014, Bella Tipping went on vacation to America and was not happy with how the hotels she stayed at served kids. After some brainstorming with her mom she decided to make a website called Kidcationz at just 12 years old. A website that allows its members to post comments and reviews on travel destinations and their kid-friendly options. It’s considered the kid version of TripAdvisor. Because of her success Bella was invited on to be a guest star on the today show. However, Bella doesn’t want to stay in Tech forever, her goal is to work at the non profit Virgin Unite and fight for social change.
Shubham Banerjee needed to make an entry level engineering project for a science competition. His idea was to construct a simple low cost Braille printer. Usually Braille printers cost around $2000 and Shubham wanted to bring it down to like $200. It took him 7 weeks but he got it done, having many late nights discussing with his engineer father how to do it. He called his invention the Braigo and it won many awards for innovation and has been shown on many television networks. In 2014, Shubham received venture capital funding for his company Braigo Labs Inc. He is the youngest entrepreneur to have gotten the funding.
Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Moziah Bridges has always had a passion for fashion. He would even go as far as wearing three piece suits on the playground. One of his favorite fashion accessories to wear is the bowtie. After not being able to find any bowties he liked, he began making his own with the help of his grandmother in 2011. He was only 9 years old. He then started his company Mo’s Bows and sold his products online. In 2013 he appeared on The Steve Harvey Show and soon afterwards was contacted by Shark Tank and invited on the show. There he scored a deal with Daymond John, who would go on to mentor him. In 2015, Time Magazine featured Bridges on their 30 Most Influential Teens List for that year. Many NBA players wore his bowties for the NBA draft that year also, and in 2017 he signed a licensing contract with the NBA too. His goal for the future is to be a fashion designer for the world’s biggest influencers.
At age 4, Mikaila Ulmer needed to come up with a product for the Acton Children’s Business Fair. After getting stung by a bee (twice) she started studying the little creatures and realized that their own existence was in a lot of trouble. She decided using her great grandmother’s own recipe for flaxseed lemonade to help the bees by sweetening the lemonade with locally sourced honey. The idea was successful and her business; Me & the Bees Lemonade took off, being extremely popular and selling out at youth entrepreneurial events. She also donated part of her profits to efforts to save bees. Now 10% of her earnings goes to these Bee relief projects. Her slogan is “Buy a Bottle, Save a Bee.” Today her lemonade in on the shelves of Whole Foods and many other stores and restaurants across the country.
Mercer Henderson is 16 years old and has already created two apps. Her first one is called Audiots, an app that combines sounds to your emojis. Her second one, FriendIts, is a social media app where friends can swap clothes, accessories and whatever else they’d like. She is also a pop singer/song writer who goes by the stage name Mercer. Her advice for teenagers aspiring to be entrepreneurs is “…if there is something you like to do, think about if other people like it too. Then try to create a more fun or simple way to do it. “