Young Entrepreneur is the Wiz Kid Behind 'Quiz Kid'

May 17, 2012

Many high school students have a hard time find use for what they learn in the classroom.  But junior Ryan Schnaufer took what he learned in his AP computer science class and turned it into a business. While studying for a test, Ryan looked for an iPad app to help him study.  But every app he could find had only pre-made flash cards in single formats. Seeing a niche, Ryan worked with his teachers and mentors to develop Quiz Kid, a customizable flash card app.  Users can choose traditional flash cards, fill in the blank, or multiple choice, depending on their learning style.  Ryan’s app has been purchased more than 600 times on iTunes in just over seven months. 

Ryan credits the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) with much of his success.   

“I enrolled in YEA, which has helped me acquire a business sense.  I learned to write a business plan and pitch my business to potential investors.”   

Ryan recently was selected a runner up in the YEA Saunders Scholarship program. As part of his prize, Ryan and his parents will attend America’s Small Business Summit next week. Be sure to visit FreeEnterprise.com to get his live updates from the Summit!

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