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A few months ago, a group of female engineers and me started a non-profit association (Young IT Girls) to empower and inspire girls in STEM. We do workshops, mentoring, conferences... Here in Spain the gender gap in engineering is really big so we want to fight it. In your country, the gender gap is big? What do you guys think of this intiative? Do you have any ideas?
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6 months ago
There are definitely not many girls interested in STEM in my school...there are a number of programs in CA for girls
6 months ago
Thank you! We are already trying to reach them.
6 months ago
There is a very big group: Woman who Code. You probably know them. Would be good to see what they are doing. Gender Gap in IT industry is still pretty big, and we definitely need to close it :)
Hi guys, i keep reading about high school entrepreneurs and how top colleges are recruiting them but i wanted to find out if there are actual businesses started by high school students that are more or less well known?
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7 months ago
Every few years you hear about a student entrepreneur but it I personally haven't seen any sizable businesses started in high school recently. One that I came across few months ago was about a kid who started bow tie company and now has a deal with NBA. I think what you see are mostly the stories of students trying to build a product or create a service but that doesn't mean it becomes a real company but it is still an amazing achievement to create something while you are in school...
7 months ago
I have seen a number of small businesses started locally by HS students but nothing big...
Has anyone started a business while in high school here? How do you manage running a company and school?
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7 months ago
Yes, I started a startup when I was 16 yo (now I'm 18). At first it was a bit easier because I didn't have many exams. But now that I'm in senior year is really stressful but it is something that I like, so it's worth it
7 months ago
I was involved in a small business during the summer after high school and university - it is very challenging and not for everyone. It is the reason why many entrepreneurs drop out of school to focus on the business...
7 months ago
It must be very difficult to run a company and go to school...
If anyone is interested in engaging with young entrepreneurs from all over the globe, attend the Youth Entrepreneurship Summit at the University of Delaware between April 11-13. We have speakers, workshops, pop-up competitions, mentoring office hours, and more! The Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneur magazine will even be there.

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If you are looking for a way to develop your ideas and turn them into a reality, the Diamond Challenge is a great place for you to start. We are the world's largest entrepreneurship competition for high school students, and we teach you how to come up with good ideas, and then bring them to reality. We have a business concept and social innovation track.
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At what point should I create a company? I am working on a small project with a friend and we thought it would be a non-profit but creating non-profit isn't easy. We have a product/service that we have started offering to people and not charging anything yet for this but will probably do. Should we create a company?
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9 months ago
If this is a serious project you should think about creating a company (LLC probably in the US) especially once you start generating revenue. Since you are doing it with someone else it is even more important to have some kind of legal entity in place.
8 months ago
I would also recommend you (first, doing what Greg has already said)but then, if you think you have a great project, I would try to apply to an accelerator of startups. There are many of them who accept early stage startups. You gotta find the right one, that fits you and your project the best.
Creating an app that removes buyer's remorse. Please check out my landing page at www.shopmunch.com/ and let me know what you think.

I am struggling to find early subscribers, do you guys have any strategies that should aid my process of learning before I create the app?
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9 months ago
There are a couple of other similar apps out there in the US - launching consumer app is not an easy task either you have a very unique product or solid marketing strategy (more important than the product itself). Start with your local community, school etc and see what the feedback is.
9 months ago
Thanks for your reply. I am aware of the several apps in the US relating to this kind of idea. Although, I reside in Canada and I have found that many people here are looking for this kind of app but are unable to find a good one.
Very interesting article:
www.entrep... cle/308551
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I'm planning on creating a tutoring business where sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school tutor students in elementary, middle, and early high school. I'd like to launch it in a few months, but I'm not sure where to start and how to get it up and running.
1. How should I recruit people?
2. Should all tutors be paid the same amount? Should some be paid more if they have more skills or more advanced skills (for eng plxample, algebra vs calculus)?
3. Where should the tutors meet their students? I was thinking that they could meet up at our local library or the students' homes, but I'm open to other ideas.
4. How much profit would I take from each tutor? I'm creating this business more for experience and to help others with high-quality tutors at a low price (I've visited tutoring places where the lowest rate is around $62 an hour!!), but I also don't want to gain anything out of it?
5. Should it be a non-profit? Those who have the money to spend on tutoring might take advantage of this, and I'm afraid that no pay at all would discourage many high schoolers from joining.
6. How would I get people to know about my business? Should I put flyers in mailboxes or just use word-of-mouth?

Any help would be greatly appreciated! :)
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11 months ago
Hi Justina - it's a great opportunity to get experience. If you are doing it within your school district some ideas for you

1. recruit your classmates and spread the word to other classes
2. normally tutors for more advanced subjects get paid more
3. school/library
4. the problem with most tutoring agencies is that they take a big % from tutors so 10-20% max
5. It can still be a non-profit organization with proceeds from the business to be used to sponsor tutoring of kids who cannot afford the service
6. that's up to you - flyers, ads in schools etc etc

We have tutoring option here on RoundPier and it is a great way to help community so good luck and have fun with this project!
11 months ago
We help high school students create start-up companies- would love to assist you with this idea through our LaunchX after school program. Check out our website at www.launchx.com to apply!
Great article for all of you interested in entrepreneurship and looking for colleges

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Currently on the road to Entrepreneurship, I am creating an app where students can collaborate on group projects and homework. I want you guys to check it out and let me know what you think. If you're interested, please do subscribe!

www.classbox.ca/
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1 year ago
Nice but did you see Brainly brainly.com/?
Is there a minimum age to create a company in new york state? We are trying to set up a small business with a friend and can't figure out if we can do it.
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1 year ago
I'm not from the US, but I don't think there's a minimum age to create a company. Maybe if you have to do legal stuff an adult has to sign everything. I have a company in Spain and my mum had to sign these legal stuff, but I'm still the founder
1 year ago
In the US, you can be involved in the business but will need your parents to form the company. In most states, minimum age is 18 to be able to create legal entity, sign contracts etc.
Today I read this quote and I agree 100%.

"The talent of the entrepreneur comes from ambition, perseverance and humility to learn from mistakes and know how to listen"

What do you guys think?
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9 months ago
I think that it partially dependence on self-confidence and luck as well.
These 4 Universities Offer Unique Entrepreneurship Programs For College Students
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In contrast of the article I posted below, not only Silicon Valley is a place for entrepreneurs, startups and companies. This is a list of the best Hubs to start a business:

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Found a very interesting article that explains what makes Silicon Valley different tan other tech hubs:

www.invest... heaven.asp

I also think that what really differentiates Silicon Valley from other tech Hubs is the entrepreneurial attitude and ecosystem that exists there:

- It stimulates and encourages creation and innovation
- Failure is not a defeat; It is an element to learn and improve
- People is valued for what they can do not by what they are
- The independence and autonomy of people is encouraged while working
- The effort and the results are recognized but above all without envy, but with the desire to compete to win and learn
- Team work
- The network of contacts that are made there allow entrepreneurs to develop their startup faster. Relationships with other entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, legal advisers, etc.
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Anyone interested in China focused start ups? We are putting together student start up group...
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1 year ago
Is this something I would be able to invest in>?
1 year ago
Unfortunately not...
This is not bad - www.forbes... 1375516c4b - but every business is different, some you will be able to start quickly and test your idea without doing too much work, others need months and years to prove the concept etc. Lean Startup is a pretty good book to read if you are thinking about starting a business theleanstartup.com/
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Excelent free online course from MIT Launch to become an entrepreneur

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1 year ago
It was really great. Classes were interesting and I also gained good experience by starting startup. I highly recommend it. Feel free to contact me if you have any question.
8 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Elon Musk

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