JA Teen Entrepreneurs Steal The Show at JA Launch Lessons Breakfast!

“I was bullied when I was in middle school and I was always sad when I went home. Our product helps to spread kindness and love."

“Phones need friends, too. Our product helps kids keep track of their phones."

"If my sister had an expandable phone grip...she could manage to hold onto her phone which would have resulted in a not so shattered screen."

It was clear each group of teen entrepreneurs knew their products inside and out. They could easily state the benefits to help compel us to buy their product and invest in their business. An excellent start on the entrepreneurial journey…

But today, these kids took a huge step forward because they learned even more about what being an entrepreneur is about – community. Entrepreneurs give each other advice, ask the hard questions and provide support. And, thanks to the incredibly engaged audience of local entrepreneurs and business leaders, the teens got a big dose of that today.  Each teen group left Industrious this morning with an offer of a mentoring relationship or follow-on support and several thought provoking questions to consider.

And the adults? Well, I think many of us left thinking about the questions posed this morning by Lauren Weronick, Director of Entrepreneurship Programs for JA of Central Texas. “Who inspired you? How can YOU be that person for the next generation of Austin entrepreneurs?”

 Interested? Contact Lauren here.

Now, a bit about each of the teen companies pitched this morning...

No Bullying Worldwide sells bracelets to help raise awareness about bullying and to help teens and bystanders speak out and feel safe in their environment. 10% of their profits go to Austin YMCA to support anti-bullying education.

SnapTurtle is a magnetic holder for your phone.  For each SnapTurtle sold, the company gives one dollar to the Turtle Island Restoration Network in Galveston Texas,  a top ocean conservation and marine protection organization that works to save sea turtles and other endangered marine life.

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HOT SOCKET is a trendsetting Online Smartphone Accessories Store, offering our first-rate products and exceptional customer service to shoppers from the comfort of their own homes. They offer customization of the product for a small upcharge.