This weekend Bay Area Student Entrepreneurs and Planet of the Kids helped sponsor and organize TeenHackthon, a hackathon at the Paypal Global Townhall exclusively for teenagers! There were a variety of awesome hacks done this weekend, including a fully functioning hovercraft (checkout picture 5), a non-newtonian space simulator, and a whole plethora of other sweet projects! During the event, Alex and the rest of the BASE team gave workshops on How-To-Pitch, Intro to HTML/CSS,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuUmPnQ7jJg Checkout this awesome video about Kiran Sridhar, one of the teenage entrepreneurs we have interviewed for Planet of the Kids! You can read his interview at http://bit.ly/1qf02lH Congratulations to Kiran and Waste No Food! #socialentrepreneurship #impact #entrepreneurship #changetheworld #teenageentrepreneur
"She Started It" is a film with the goal of "empowering the next generation of women tech founders," by inspiring girls and women alike to be entrepreneurs and leaders in the technology industry. The film talks about the lack of well-known female role models in computer sciences, as well as giving examples of successful and driven women in the field who are not receiving the attention they deserve.
Click here to learn more about the film! http://www.shestarteditfilm.com #f
4 life lessons from a fellow teen entrepreneur that are applicable for everyone! 1. Follow your passion and your heart! 2. Do something bigger than yourself! 3. Discover ideas from problems and make challenges opportunities ! 4. Reject limits! #changetheworld #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurshipadvice #teenageentrepreneur #youngentrepreneurs
On October 2nd, Alex Sahai and Planet of the Kids helped organized and presented at Foundation Capital Teen Tech Talks (FCT3). The event brought together teens from 7 different Bay Area schools to discuss the "Future of Technology." The presenters shared their projects, ideas, perspectives, and aspirations on topics ranging from Enviro-tech (Lick-Wilmerding High School) to Bitcoin (Menlo-Atherton High School) to The Future of Technology and Education (Summit Preparatory High
Ciara Judge (16), Sophie Healy-Thow (17), and Emer Hickey (16) are pictured above. They have won the 2014 Google Science Fair with their innovative way to feed the world: treat plants with bacteria to help farmers grow more food, faster — without genetic modification.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/google-science-fair-winners-crop-bacteria-2014-9#ixzz3EMnMy8g3 #femaleentrepreneur #entrepreneurship #changetheworld #innovation #impact #socialentrepreneurship
19 year old John Meyer turned down Apple's invitation to him for an internship. His reasoning behind turning down a position many would LOVE to have was that he said "I am, at heart, an entrepreneur. I won’t be happy working for someone else." John has coded more than 40 apps and started program in his freshmen year of high school. His new project is Fresco News and he has dropped out of a prestigious computer science program at NYU to work on Fresco News. Read more: http://w
This Business Insider interview with Paula Long, who sold her company EqualLogic to Dell for $1.4 billion in 2008 highlights some of her advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. Some of the key takeaways include her emphasis on creating a better supply of women entrepreneurs through education and having more women get into the tech industry. Her advice for all entrepreneurs is to remember that "you're the one in control. Don’t think there’s something you can’t do just because someb
Alex recently had the privilege of attending the World Affairs Council Alumni Reunion where fellow World Affairs Council student ambassador alumnus, entrepreneur, and author Ben Casnocha (#1 NYTimes bestseller "The Start Up of You" co-authored with LinkedIn founder, Reid Hoffman) returned to the annual WAC education program reunion as the featured speaker. Ben Casnocha founded Comcate, Inc., a leading e-government software company at age 14, was a 2006 WAC student ambassador
Luke Li is a 19 year old computer science major at Princeton. Alex Sahai: Luke, could you tell me a little bit about your background and your experience with entrepreneurship? Luke Li: Sure! I'm a rising sophomore majoring in computer science at Princeton, and I'm currently 19 years old. I started and fell in love with programming since 7th grade, and have a similar entrepreneurial interest that thrived with that. I'm very interested in finding and solving tough, practical pr