At 20 years old, Bharat Pulgam has served as CEO and co-founder of three different companies.
Alexandra Philip Reeve came to the Quarter Zero Catapult Incubator with a problem she wanted to solve: how teens access information about health and wellness.
Aarushi Machavarapu is not only a social activist, she’s a social entrepreneur who puts storytelling at the center of what she does.
Henry Belcaster always knew he wanted to be a social entrepreneur. “I just have this desire to change things and start businesses,” he says.
Micah Estis Green wants to “bring robots to the people.”At just 19, Micah, founder and CEO of Maidbot, started innovating the hotel industry, which, he says, had been “untouched” for decades.
Quarter Zero (formerly Catapult) alumni, Anjali Chadha, is the successful teenage entrepreneur behind Empowered, a non-profit that seeks to train underserved high school girls in technological skills and pair these students with minority women entrepreneurs in their community.
Joyce Hsieh founded her first company at 13 because, she says, she wasn’t into the idea of looking for a “real” first job.
Ishan Sharma and Krystal Lam met as teammates at Quarter Zero’s Catapult Incubator, where they worked on HS Mixers. Krystal, a longtime entrepreneur, applied as a Free Agent, hoping to put her passion to work growing a venture. Ishan, co-founder of HS Mixers, applied to the Catapult Incubator because he wanted to expand HS Mixers beyond its hometown. Three years later, Krystal and Ishan are still growing HS Mixers, along with other QØ alumni.
Disha Shidham has an insatiable desire to learn. And a willingness to fail. It’s no doubt these two qualities—alongside her entrepreneurial savvy, dedication, hard work, and more—that led her to Shark Tank. (Yes, that Shark Tank).
Zurum Okereke started his first business when he was 12 years old. “I don’t like sitting back and complaining,” he says. “I want to go out there and create the solutions.” And create the solutions he has—he has launched three more businesses since!