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 Foundation blog—
Lane Karlitz, who just completed the eighth grade at Palos Verdes Intermediate School, has gained national attention for his company, Study Senses, LLC, a mobile application designed to make learning fun for all ages and education levels by creating customized soundtracks for schoolwork.
“Study Senses is a revolutionary mobile application designed to make studying easy and enjoyable,” says Karlitz. “Imagine Schoolhouse Rock meets Quizlet, empowered by iTunes.”
Karlitz was named a regional champion in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Saunders Scholarship national competition and competed against other YEA! students on June 8, 2015 in Washington, D.C. at the 2015 America’s Small Business Summit. His journey to the national competition began when he was named the local YEA! winner of the competition produced by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. Karlitz was awarded funding by local investors to launch his business and at the final competition in D.C., took second place with prizes of a $24,000 college scholarship and a $2,000 gift card from Sam’s Club, the contest’s co-sponsor.