September 29, 2023

Twelve-year-old CEO, highschool college students pitch firms on Undertaking Pitch It

Josiah Love. Picture courtesy of Undertaking Pitch It.

A 12-year-old CEO pitched his tech startup to the Undertaking Pitch It moguls on the most recent episode of the Shark Tank-style tv present.

Racine resident Josiah Love is the founding father of JML Tech Studios. He’s a scholar at Wisconsin Connections Academy in Appleton. His firm is targeted on creating NFT buying and selling playing cards, AI coding and video video games.

“My NFT buying and selling playing cards are like baseball playing cards, however they’re digital and you may by no means get them duplicated,” mentioned Love.

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are a kind of digital certificates saying you personal the rights to a particular product, whether or not that product be music, artwork or another bodily good.

JML Tech Studios goals to be a artistic area that’s supportive of all folks within the know-how neighborhood. Love creates his NFTs utilizing Python code and sells them at a value level of $34. He’s offered 50 NFT buying and selling playing cards thus far.

He mentioned NFTs present customers with extra worth and advantages than one thing like a standard buying and selling card.

Fond du Lac North Excessive Faculty college students Ayden Fowler and Lillian Goeckerman additionally pitched their firm this week. They’re the founders of Commah, a startup that creates plant-based options to air freshener merchandise already in the marketplace. None of Commah’s merchandise include poisonous chemical substances. The corporate has seen $10,000 in gross sales since incorporating final October.

Fowler and Goeckerman created Commah by means of their highschool’s enterprise course, which taught them the right way to begin their very own firm.

“Since getting into the wholesale market final January, we’ve grown tremendously from only a small, native retailer to one of many largest supermarkets within the Midwest: Competition Meals,” mentioned Fowler.

Over the subsequent two years, Fowler and Goeckerman count on their firm to usher in greater than $80,000 in income and the duo is targeted on hiring staff who can assist them hold the corporate going as they attend school within the fall. After graduating, they’ll plan on persevering with to scale the enterprise.

A trio of scholar entrepreneurs from Kimberly Excessive Faculty additionally appeared on Undertaking Pitch It. Ryan Halada, Kade Dunham and Riley Schmidt are the founders of Huva, a clothes firm that has created a sweatshirt with a heated hood to maintain clients heat all yr. Huva sweatshirts have 5 inside heating pads positioned close to the ears, neck and again of the top. Every sweatshirt, which is powered by a battery pack, has a double charging port to permit wearers to cost their telephones on the similar time.

“None of our rivals have superior out to a heated hood but. We’re going to attempt to be the primary product in the marketplace that gives a heated hood,” mentioned Schmidt.

The Huva workforce is seeking to absolutely develop its web site to start out promoting sweatshirts on-line, after which doubtlessly department out to Amazon and different brick-and-mortar retailers.

Every scholar contestant obtained a $1,5000 prize in addition to publicity on Undertaking Pitch It and an introduction to this yr’s moguls and visitor moguls.

The subsequent and last episode of this season of Undertaking Pitch It airs Saturday at 10:30 p.m. on WISN-TV Channel 12 in Milwaukee. BizTimes Media is a media associate for Undertaking Pitch It.