While most teens are playing video games or updating statuses, there is a growing trend of young people taking interest in app development and entrepreneurship. The app is a perfect interactive medium for developing a plethora of valuable skills needed in today’s business world.Young people can work together on a technical project while also being creative. Whether it be design, programming, development or marketing, some bright teenagers are doing to mobile apps, what Bill Gates and Steve Jobs did to computers.
Here is a breakdown of some high profile young people developing mobile apps that garner angel investments and sell for millions:
Nick D’Aloisio: As of late, the 18-year-old Summly creator is by far the most renowned teenage app developer in the world. Yahoo purchased his mobile app Summly for $35 million in addition to extending an offer for D’Aloisio to join the Yahoo team at their London offices. Summly summarizes news articles and optimizes them for smartphone consumption. In addition to recognition by Yahoo, D’Aloisio is considered the youngest entrepreneur ever to receive venture capital funding.
Brian Wong: Brian is essentially the forerunner to Nick, he previously held the title of youngest entrepreneur with VC funding at the age of 18 (Nick beat... Read more