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Elementeo Cards

When Anshul Samar was a fourth grader, he loved playing card games. Two years later, he began developing his own, which he called Elementeo. Samar aimed to make chemistry fun with his board-based game, which involves pitting personified versions of each element on the periodic table against each other to “capture” electrons. Samar has continued to update the game and has even created a grant fund for other young entrepreneurs. Years later, he is now currently earning his master’s degree in computer science at Stanford University.

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At just 29 years of age, Andrew Mason, founder and CEO of the popular Groupon website, has amassed a fortune of over 600 million dollars.  With the Groupon website, daily deals are offered to people across the globe via an online coupon service. Each and everyday Groupon releases new “Groupons” to its customers allowing them to receive discounts on anything from subway meals to laptops and much more. Andrew was given $1 million dollars by his previous employer in order to start this venture which has now made them both a lot of money in the 2 short years it has been up and running.  Since then, they have even expanded the website into an easy and convenient mobile app. I’m sure we can expect more from them in the near future.


Mobile Monopoly

When he was just 15,  Adam Horowitz challenged himself to make his first million by his 21st birthday. He’s the developer of Mobile Monopoly, which is an internet marketing product that teaches people how to tap into the mobile marketplace with a software that blasts out texts messages to phone numbers. Many companies have utilized Adams app to increase the effectiveness of their internet marketing content.  Through his hard work, he has expanded Mobile Monopoly into a 2.0 version, that now makes him a six figure income.

I find it extremely inspiring to see such a young person make millions. Mobile Monopoly is such an idea that most kids would never think of, let alone know of, which impresses me even more.

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One day on her walk to work, Sarah Tulin was hit in the face with a cloud of bus smoke. Seeing that air pollution is the greatest environmental threat to global health, she vowed to help solve this problem. Thus, Oxie was born. Oxie is the first, smart, wearable air purifier. Sleek enough to fit under your shirt collar, Oxie purifies your air without masking your smile. Sarah believes that dust masks are obtrusive and uncomfortable. Consumers deserve protection that is convenient, attractive and attainable. Oxie couples advanced aerodynamic technology with fashionable, efficient design to protect users from pollutants including traffic smoke, pollen, and germs. It truly is a one of a kind invention perfect for those who have asthma or who live in places with heavy air pollution.

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Mr. Cory’s Cookies

At just 10 years old, Cory Nieves is the CEO and head of distribution of his own company, Mr. Cory’s Cookies.

After making cookies one day with his mom, Cory decided that he would like to sell cookies to save up money. With his mom’s support, Cory started making and selling homemade organic chocolate chip cookies. Due to large social media exposure, Cory now sells seven different types of cookies (Double Dark, Healthy Melty, Lemon, Madagascar, Oatmeal Raisin, Sugar, Chocolate Chip and White Chocolate Chip) at 1$ a piece, and sells more than 1000 cookies per weekend.

Through his cookies, Mr. Cory has been able to work with some of the nation’s leading companies and brands, including, but not limited to: Aetna,  Barney’s, Bloomingdales, Citibank, J. Crew, Macy’s, Mercedes-Benz, Poterry Barn, Ralph Lauren, TOMS, Viacom, Whole Foods, Williams-Sonoma and more. In addition to working with nonprofits, such as Bergen’s Promise in Rochelle Park, New Jersey and the Children’s Aid Society in New York City.

 Mr. Cory has even been featured in ABC News, CBS This Morning, ESPN’S “The Undefeated,” Good Morning America, FORTUNE Magazine, The TODAY Show, The Oprah Magazine and more news outlets, who just can’t get enough of Mr. Cory and his delicious organic cookies!

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Bark N’ Borrow

Many people love dogs, however, they do not want the responsibility of owning one. In 2014, Liam Berkeley saw this issue and took it into his own hands to fix. Shortly after, Bark N’ Borrow was born.

Bark N’ Borrow is a startup app, that helps dog-lovers meet dogs for playdates and sleepovers, and helps dog owners connect with each other. Berkeley said the app is meant for “borrowers” who wish they could have a dog, but don’t have the right situation to care for one full-time. The app also caters to dog owners who are interested in trading dog sitting responsibilities with another dog-owning friend, a potential alternative to hiring a dog sitter or relying on a kennel. The app lets borrowers select for everything from distance, personality, size, breed and training level, and owners can also browse borrowers.

It’s free to use for dog owners and dog borrowers, though the service has a professional tier where money is exchanged between dog owners and professional dog walkers and sitters. The startup makes money by taking a cut of the money exchanged on the service’s professional tier. Recently, 5% of all proceeds are donated to the Best Friends Animal Society, a national animal welfare nonprofit. Bark N’ Borrow is truly a one of a kind startup!