Founder // WatchItBand.com // 2016-Current
Developed a device that helps prevents sexual assault at University of Pennsylvania’s Jerome Fisher Management & Technology Summer Institute. The company, now incorporated and patent-pending, has a business plan, working prototype, and a team of five working simultaneously across the nation. Won People’s Choice Award @ M&TSI. We plan to release our final product soon!
As a middle schooler, I was addicted – not to shopping, boys, or grades – but to a PC game called Minecraft. I guess it was the fact that anything was possible with this “Sand box” game that drew me in. You could build virtually anything, kill players and animals, and connect with others. As my love grew with this game, I decided to start a small server, ran off my laptop. On my server, I sold “donation ranks”, purchasable benefits & abilities, and marketed these ranks everywhere on a self-created website and on custom in-game Java plugins.
We make Spanish eBooks for schools & help immigrants with creating websites. I lead a team of 15 employees and competed at Carlson School Of Management in the Junior Achievement Company Competition. In the competition, we were evaluated on our Business Plan, interview, and presentation. We won 1st place – JAUM Company of the year. We also competed at JA nationals and won the EY Social Innovation Award. We are also a MN CUP Company Finalist (division 18 and under).
This is my first real experience in selling real products. I learned so much through coding the website, installing SSL security, hiring an attorney, getting liability insurance, opening a bank, calling manufacturers, finalizing logistics & branding, and more. These products are now used for Social Justice Club’s fundraisers. The are also candies available online, shipped across the US.