Support for Young Entrepreneurs

Stan Megraw
23 January 2012

Age doesn’t matter if you’ve got a great idea for a new tech start-up. Learn how one teen is helping others to achieve their dreams.

Eighteen-year-old Daniel Brusilovsky is CEO of Teens in Tech, a company he founded in the Silicon Valley, California three years ago. The organization was created to bring together motivated teenagers who have an interest in starting their own technology companies. “When I started my first company when I was 14, I had nobody who helped me, nobody who held my hand. I had to learn everything the hard way,” Daniel recently told Mind/Shift. “These young entrepreneurs have to learn all these skills now, not when they’re 20,” he says.

The idea behind Teens in Tech is simple. In an interview with the San Francisco Gazette, Daniel explains that "Our goal is to foster the knowledge and education of young entrepreneurs. We want to create billion-dollar entrepreneurs rather than billion-dollar companies."

This past summer, the Teens in Tech Incubator Program was launched to teach students what they need to know about the business side of entrepreneurship. During an 8-week period, six teams were mentored and advised on such topics as economics, marketing and fundraising. On August 5th, 2011 they presented their business ideas to a group that included venture capitalists and members of the media. Among the projects showcased were MySchoolHelp, to let kids share their class notes; Bubbls to notify friends when you’re available to hang out; and Codulous, a collaborative on-line code editor.

To find out more, get in touch with Teens in Tech Connect.

Article first published August 16, 2011.

Stan Megraw

Stan is a writer/researcher, a PhD graduate of McGill University and was a member of the CurioCity team for several years. As a kid he dreamed of playing hockey in the NHL then becoming an astronaut with NASA. Instead, he ended up as an environmental research scientist. In his spare time Stan enjoys working on DIY projects, cooking and exploring his Irish roots.

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