October 12, 2009



October 10, 2009

Jessica Mah

Jessica Mah, 19, is currently the CEO and Co-Founder behind Indinero, a for small businesses. Mah started her first startup at 13. Last year, shefounded, a site to help high school and college kids find internships in their area. Now, at 19, Mah is finishing up her Computer Science degree from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as being the CEO of Indinero.

Ashley Qualls

Ashley Qualls, 19, started WhateverLife when she was 14, a site designed to give MySpace users free Myspace layouts and HTML tutorials. She employs both her mom, and her friends who do graphics for her. Qualls started WhateverLife in 2004 as a hobby, and now has turned into a business, with her site getting anywhere from 150,000 to 360,000 daily page views.

Donny Ouyang

Donny Ouyang, 17, started his first business in 2006 called Kinkarso Network. Kinkarso Network operates a number of web properties including;,,, etc. Ouyang has been featured in Entrepreneur, PC Magazine, Retire At 21, Internet Entrepreneurs, and many other sites.

Sam Purtill

Sam Purtill is one of the founding engineerings of YouNoodle, a service that lets users follow start-ups that they are interested in and predict success of start-up teams based on analysis of historical data about qualities of the team’s founders and other information. Purtill originally built the site, and has been with the company since September 2007. Sam placed his previous project, ClassOwl, on hold to join YouNoodle, despite taking the idea to a product in less that six months. He also has worked on various design projects in Romania. Purtill is now attending Stanford University.

Grant Bell & Robert Day

Grant Bell is a teenage entrepreneur who is the co-founder ofTomorrow’s Web, an online network dedicated to supporting and engaging with young people with an internet in the web, technology and entrepreneurship. Bell is also the Founder ofPitchie, a stealth startup.

Robert Day is the co-founder of Tomorrow’s Web as well. Day has worked for various web companies such as ChannelFlip and Be Broadband’s OpenHub.

Mark Bao

Mark Bao, 17, is an internet entrepreneur based in Boston, MA. Bao is the founder of Avecora and Ramamia. In August 2009, Bao sold his product, Avecora OnDemand, to Branchr Advertising, and renamed the product Atomplan, which he is still the acting CEO of. In the past, Mark has been involved with the Facebook Platform, launching numerous applications, selling three applications, and organising the Facebook developer meetings in Boston, as well as the main event Facebook Developer Garage Boston.

Zachary Collins & Dustin Snider

Zachary Collins and Dustin Snider are the co-founders ofYazzem, a site which allows anyone to share their thoughts about anything that interests them by starting and joining topics. In July 2009, Collins sold, a database of Twitter apps, and is also home to the very first Twitter applications search engine.

Patrick DeVivo

Patrick DeVivo is a blogger and entrepreneur in New York City. He founded Youth Bloggers Network in May 2007, and then sold the site to Teens in Tech Networks in March of 2009.

Of course, there are entrepreneurs that started their companies at a young age, and since then have grown their businesses. myYearbook co-founders Catherine Cook and Dave Cook started the company in 2005. Catherine is currently a student at Georgetown University, while also working on myYearbook’s growth and features. myYearbook is one of the largest teen oriented social networks, getting about 3 million unique page views per month according to Compete.

Disclosure: I am the Founder and CEO of Teens in Tech Networks. Teens in Tech Networksacquired Youth Bloggers Network in March 2009. Youth Bloggers Network was founded by Patrick DeVivo, who is mentioned above.

illustration EstaDiezijn

October 10, 2009

Could you tell me some more about EstaDiezijn?My name is Esther Aarts, my company name is Esta. I am an illustrator and designer for all sorts of printed matter. I enjoy designing for common printing techniques (offset) as well as lesser used ones (silkscreen, mimeograph). How about having a look at my portfolio to see some of my work?Can you design my flyer / illustrate for our magazine / make my new CD cover?I can design your flyers, posters and tshirts, and illustrate your books, papers, album sleeves and magazines. Feel free to let me know what you are looking for. I am always interested to hear about illustration opportunities.Are your tshirt designs for sale?If you are looking for a nice tee to wear: Some designs are available as a T-shirt at online stores, for instance these: 

Two Detectives, One Crime Scene, One Thief 

The Tree Referendum - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever 

In case you are looking for a T-shirt design for your clothing line, band or event, some of the designs on this site are for sale. But why not have a dedicated design suitable to your wishes? I can do T-shirt designs for various needs and budgets, just get in touch to find out more.Can you do a mural/wall painting?I can design and execute murals and wallpaintings of all sorts, ranging from a small childrens rooms to a large office wall. Just get in touch to find out more.Can you make my website?If you are looking for something different, an illustrated website rather than a “standard” one, of course I can illustrate the front end of your site. I don’t, however, build the “under the hood” part of a website. 
To have the technical website built, best get in touch with a company that specialises in building websites, for instance Hexon, who can develop the back end and take care of the hosting.
Do you have posters and/or printed matter for sale?At the moment, below poster is for sale. Other printed matter is in the making. Just watch this space for updates. 

The Tree Referendum Print - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever 
I’ve heard that you’ve used to be a dj too?That’s right! I used to dj at Jungle Galaxy in Doornroosje, Nijmegen, a monthly drum and bass night that stopped running in 2006 after 10 years. Although I spend most of my time enjoying drawing and illustrating these days, you still might catch me playing the odd old-skool drum and bass set every now and again. I’m no longer bookable as a dj (exceptions permitted) but if you are looking for a special flyer for your event, just let me know !How can I get in touch?For professional or personal inquiries, please write to