People often roll their eyes when I suggest that teens could do other than flip burgers and mow lawns. Here are some examples of teens who have looked around them and found problems they wanted to solve.
The underwear problem Megan Grassel
, 17, went bra shopping with her younger sister. She noticed the selections were “padded, push-up, and sexual,” neither comfortable or appropriate for a young girls. Megan started the Yellowberry Bra Company to fill that niche. She funded her start-up
with a Kickstarter
The spilled beverage problem
At 9 years old, Lily Born invented a three-legged ceramic cup to help her grandfather, who has Parkinsons's, drink without spilling. A Kickstarter campaign furnished money to manufacture it. At 1...