August 30, 2011

Message to Parents - 7 Year old Entrepreneur


Courtesy of the Zamary family

What did you do at the age of 7?

I am quite sure you didn't start you first company then. Even I started my first profitable business at the age of 10! Which my school cruelly shut down, but more on that later.

Here we have Connor Zamary a 7 year old kid from Ohio didn't just think of a business idea at the age of innocence, but made his own presentations, pitched it to investors, hired developers & launched a business! & the last part is in bold because even some people from my college who have everything else, haven't been able to start a business! & they are all, innovative people with a knack of things.

Our protagonist (simply put, our HERO of this post) 7-year-old Connor Zamary has already started his own app company, Toaster Pop, an iPhone game that involves spreading butter on toast. He's a full fledged technology entrepreneur. "He pitched investors, made his own PowerPoint, filled out the paperwork for his LLC all by himself, has done conference calls with the West Coast developers," said his father Craig Zamar.


Connor vetted and selected a developer to build the app and took feedback from friends and family into account during the development process, which btw a lot of people a lot older than Connor do not do. Though one thing Connor isn't allowed yet is his own e-mail account. He has a way around it, he uses his father's to conduct company business. Could you have thought of that, I mean, think simple at its best!

The IDEA : The proclaimed most important thing about a start-up.
"My dad was telling me about an old fashion toaster since I never saw one before. Then it just came to me to create an app, where toast would pop out of the toaster, land on a plate and you would have to butter it with butter," Connor writes.

That sums up the 99-cent Toaster Pop app pretty well. It's a family-friendly game designed with kids in mind. It starts with butter, moves up through jams, and then mixes it up with a spread called "The Works." Connor's personal favorite toast condiment is butter.
Connor says the most challenging part of launching his own app was preparing the pitch for investors. "I was nervous," he writes. If you are smirking at the last statement, everyone is. He's already looking ahead to version 2.0. The updated app idea is mapped out and hanging on the family's refrigerator.

The story does not end here.

Connor's 6-year-old sister Annabelle has an app idea. If she gets her pitch together, Connor may become an investor in his sister's own app business.

Courtesy : http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20093715-1/meet-connor-a-7-year-old-iphone-app-developer/#ixzz1WVaJgzH7

My Personal Comment -  To all the parents & well-wishers around the world who think, entrepreneurship is risky for their child, please read this post!


Thankfully, my parents are not in that genre, they actually inspired me to do something on my own, more on that later.



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