How these teenage founders prove age is no barrier to entrepreneurship

How these teenage founders prove age is no barrier to entrepreneurship

Posted: Tue 1st Aug 2017

India and Siena are teenagers who prove that being young shouldn't stop you when it comes to starting your own business.

The schoolgirls are the brains behind Eat Me App, an app which alerts users when food items in a fridge have gone off. What began as a school project led to the 13 and 14 year-olds being declared winners of the Junior Engineer of the Year Award.

But it isn't just for winning awards that India and Siena have shown enterprise and innovation. They crowdfunded the costs of travelling to the event from local organisations and entrepreneurs in Bristol because their school couldn't afford it.

The founders didn't stop there though! They went on to pitch at the international VivaTech event in Paris before being selected in the top three at the Bristol leg of Pitch@Palace, a start-up competition founded by the Duke of York.

The girls now go on to a bootcamp with the shortlisted companies pitching at St James's Palace in front of a room of influencers, journalists and investors.

We met the inspirational youngsters just after they got off stage at Pitch@Palace.


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