Benjamin Wong, entrepreneur and visionary, interviews some of the world's greatest entrepreneurs from a 14-year old's perspective to empower and inspire today's generation of youth to be equipped for tomorrow's future.
NEST4US: Shreyaa and Esha Venkat(Part 2 of 2)
After years serving the community through community service, the Venkat's discovered a fatal flaw in the system; most volunteers were volunteering for hours, not for the sake of helping others. With that in mind, they set forth to create NEST4US, their non-proift organization that has now contributed over $630,000 worth of volunteer hours!
NEST4US: Shreyaa and Esha Venkat(Part 1 of 2)
Shreyaa and Esha Venkat grew up in the world of volunteering. Yet, as they grew older, they discovered a fundamental problem with the community service system; people were volunteering simply for hours. To fix this problem, they created NEST4US, their 501(c)3 volunteer organization dedicated only to helping make the world a better place. Years later, NEST4US has over 1,000 volunteers and over $650,000 worth of volunteer hours.
This episode is part 1 of 2, mainly focused on Shreyya and Esha's childhood and how they became so involved in community service. Stay tuned next week for the next part of the Venkat's journey.
Evan Carmichael: #Believe
Evan Carmichael is an entrepreneur, author of Built to Serve, and inspirational YouTuber with over 2.9 million followers!
Growing up, Evan was often labeled the "slow learner"(it took him 19 months to learn to walk) which made him feel pretty stupid. Yet, he turned things around in his senior year, even earning a full-ride scholarship to the UofT. He credits this reversal to one thing; #believing in himself.
This week, he joins Ben to discuss how today's young people can employ this simple concept, with conversations on finding passion, understanding purpose, and why all humans are Built to Serve.
Aspiring Kidpreneurs: Sammie Vance and Justin Sather
12-year old Sammie Vance and 10-year old Justin Sather couldn't be more different. They come from different towns, are different ages, but they have one big thing in common; they love helping others. For Sammie, it's building sustainable buddy benches to help her fellow students make new friends, and for Justin, it's raising awareness about his favorite animal, frogs!
Gabby's Bows: Gabby Goodwin
Gabby was five years old when she discovered a decade-old problem with normal hair barrettes; they kept falling out. She decided to take things into her own hands. With a better, sturdier, and more durable barrette in hand, the 8-year old was able to get Gabby's Bows into Walgreens all across her home state of South Carolina. Yet, all the sudden, she lost the account.
With the power of persistence and positivity, Gabby was able to build back better online, and is now in Targets all over the nation.
Welcome to The YoungTrep Podcast...
Welcome to the show! I'm Ben, your new 14-year old host, and I'm super excited to be bringing the greatest entrepreneurs of our generation right to all of you. I hope you come away inspired and ready to begin your entrepreneurial journey.
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My friend recommended this to me and i instantly fell in love with the show. Loved the questions and guests and has inspired me to create my own business at 16. Thanks YoungTrep!
It’s so fascinating to see a teen influence others and share stories about young entrepreneurs! Really inspiring! Definitely recommend!!
Great to hear!