Entrepreneurship at a young age comes with a completely different set of challenges.
How old should you be to start your first Start-Up?
We’ll ask Mark Zuckerberg and Aaron Levy to step aside to learn from younger group of entrepreneurs.
These four young men started their tracks in the area of entrepreneurship at an early age.
But success did not come without struggle – the biggest challenge they faced: people taking them seriously.
Here are four children or youths, showed up recently in a BBC article about young entrepreneurs.
See how they made their ideas a reality without leaving something annoying such as age of blocking their way.
The idea: a project of home-made products
Lina -citizen of New York-, at 8 years old started production of hair care products made from her grandmother’s recipes.
Her idea came to sell products after enthusiastic responses on free samples that she donated to some people.
Lina is now 18 years old and has a working group.
In a recent interview with the BBC, she said one of her biggest challenges: people to take her seriously.
Though it had completed its work and had proved that their work is not just a game. Lena says: “I’m older, people started to realize that this is not just a phase, but it is something I’ve been working it and managed its development”
Idea: the chemistry card game
A student in California, he was only 12 years old when he decided to create a card game to teach other kids about the periodic table of elements.
By the age of 14, he made and sold 5000 game.
The staff were friendly interface another obstacle: in general the 13 year old boy was diagnosed with a rare lung disease. Fortunately, hampered by disease and could allocate the bad time to focus on the game.
And now there is a second updated version of the game as an application called Elementeo. Day staff were friendly college student studying at Stanford University.
Idea: dry SOAP
Marishane from South Africa, he was only 17 when he came up with the idea of “dry bath“. Producer’s name which is basically an alternative to SOAP and water.
Marishane wanted to make a way not too hard to clean and fit for any place like generation because he found a problem when bathing with water to rinse the foam and bending to use bucket was exhausted.
Dry bath change those problems because you only need to clear your skin with a cloth once to remove tough dirt from your body like clay.
By seeking in entrepreneurship,he said that he learned not to take negative feedback to heart and use it only for the improvement of the self.
Idea: counseling and medical services and educational organization for survivors of sexual assault.
He grew up in Canada, Elman was born in Somalia, where her father was murdered when she was three.
And when she got to 19 years old, returned to Somalia where Somali Sister organization began, an organization providing counselling and medical services, education and business groups for women. 1600 helped a woman to establish their businesses.
It was the biggest challenge for her to change peoples views on young leaders.
Elman said to the BBC: “sometimes people were coming out of the meetings just because they couldn’t deal with the idea that a young girl trying to move these messages to them.”