Apr 25
2014

The Future of Technology: Young Innovators of Today

Most people probably wouldn’t stop to think about the age of an app innovator or nonprofit organizer, but it has become increasingly common for these inventive geniuses to be under the age of 20.

Here are a few up-and-coming young innovators and entrepreneurs:

  • Mark Wallack, age 17, started PuzzlestoRemember.org – a nonprofit organization that designs tools and therapeutic puzzles for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
  • Delian Asparouhov, age 20, inventor of Nightingale – an app designed for behavioral therapists to track data of children affected by autism.
  • Estrella Hernandez, age 13, creator of We Walk – an app that helps fight childhood obesity through games that encourage physical activity and health.
  • Alexandra Jordan, age 9, co-creator and programmer of Super Fun Kid Time – a mobile app that schedules kids’ play dates and keeps parents organized.

The goals of the younger generation have been fostered into something incredible – all because of a strong support system and continued encouragement to do great things.

Supporting an entrepreneurial mind and spirit is just the first step. By including children in your own work, enrolling them in an extracurricular program with like-minded youth and being engaged in their endeavors are just a few of the elements needed to fuel the creation of new technologies and flourish the global changemakers of today.

We can’t wait to see what the youth of the future continue to bring us!

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