2018 BIZNOVATOR Camp Rising Stars: (Part III) Start-Up Entrepreneurs, Social Innovators and Leaders
Summer 2018, demonstrated to be the most successful BIZNOVATOR summer camp season in the past 5 years. All told, all of the students were able to present ideas that were aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and that also included a social impact strategy. In this 3rd of a series of 5, we introduce you to two more great ideas by aspiring entrepreneurs.
Luis Harvssen, Founder and Creator of Teen Talk Media
Mission: “To engage teens in a platform that encourages them to increase communication between them.”
Teen Talk Media is an internet company that will provide teenagers content with the information needed to strive in modern day society, while being authentic and entertaining.
Luis won first place at the BIZNOVATOR Innovation Camp held at SAP. His brilliant idea includes a service that helps fill a void that most young people today are facing and lacking—communication. One key component that we teach our aspiring entrepreneurs is to research as thoroughly as possible. Luis successfully conducted research that has allowed him to customize an online business model that will help teenagers in immense ways. His research found that teenagers have shortened attention spans. Teen Talk Media’s findings also discovered that teens are out of touch with adults, and have created a bigger distance with loved ones.
Morgan Duvall, Founder of Panacea
Mission: “to provide advanced technology to the way we manipulate medicine.”
Panacea is a health information exchange application that is mechanized with the technology of blockchain. This idea is a service that helps facilitate the exchange of a patient’s medical history to medical practitioners without any outside intermediaries. Morgan, is an outlier. A young man that I met while he was reading a philosophy book at the Pasion del Cielo Café in Downtown Doral. Since that May 2018 encounter, I knew that Morgan had a lot going for him. He expressed an interest in participating in our BIZNOVATOR Camp, but was not quite sure. Weeks later he contacted me and sure enough enrolled in our camp. Morgan made the right choice to join us. As a bonus for working hard and arriving at a good idea, Morgan won 2nd place of the BIZNOVATOR Innovation Camp Pitch Competition. Indeed, he was very surprised to have done so.
To learn more about what other alumni from previous camps are doing and how much they have accomplished, visit BIZNOVATOR Success Stories at https://www.biznovator.com/success-stories/
BIZNOVATOR is a youth empowerment platform that offers a year-round experience for young people interested in entrepreneurship, social innovation and global leadership. Through our seminars, workshops, summer camps and in school Academies, BIZNOVATOR helps young people to DISCOVER their purpose, TRANSFORM their mindset and CONNECT to their future. We have recently launched our Online Learning Platform, www.mybiznovator.com which enables young people from all over the world to experience our unique BIZNOVATOR programs. We invite you to join us!
Juan Pablo Casimiro is Founder and CEO of BIZNOVATOR. With more than 30 years of empowering youth and adults globally, Casimiro never misses a moment to teach, coach and challenge his clients to live their dreams. Casimiro was born in Dominican Republic and grew up in New York City.