South Florida Teen Named Top Young Entrepreneur
A 13-year-old from Florida was honored as a young entrepreneur for her nonprofit, which won her $30,000 in college scholarships in a recent competition.
–Cross posted from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce blog—
Jordan Zietz is the CEO of GameReef, a video game console rental company. GameReef, rents video consoles and games so clients can test systems before buying them. GameReef also donates game consoles to children’s hospitals.
Jordan is entering the eighth grade at Pine Crest School in Boca Raton, Fla., was named a finalist in the 2015 Saunders Scholars Competition, and pitched his business to a panel of judges at the 2015 America’s Small Business Summit on June 8 in Washington, D.C. Jordan was awarded third place in the final competition.
Zietz started his business out of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) chapter sponsored by the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. His company won the YEA! Southeast regional competition in May.
Zietz is president of the National Junior Beta Club, and recently placed 15th overall in the nation for the Mathfax Algebra 1 Test. He has also been nominated for the People to People Leadership Summit, and recently competed for his school in the regional Math Counts competition.