A Malaysian mother was surprised to discover that her 7-year-old boy had been running a business in school by selling grasshoppers.
Facebook user Puan Hasmi Samsuddin shared her discovery on a social media post in January, according to Mashable.
One 25-year-old is paving the way as a pioneering women in venture capital and entrepreneurship in the U.S. and Asia.
Pocket (Yiqing) Sun has accomplished much for someone her age having graced the cover of Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia in Venture Capital and Finance and becoming the youngest person in LinkedIn 2015 Top Voices in VC & Entrepreneurship
If you’re stuck between wanting to wear fur but not wanting to be responsible for an animal’s death, Petite Mort Fur might have the answer.
The Boston-based company, founded by Pamela Paquin two years ago, sells fashion made from roadkill, or “accidental fur,” as she calls it, reports the Associated Press. Paquin believes her company is offering a win-win alternative to customers who like the look or feel of fur but don’t want to support fur industry practices.
For about $100, a new company in Washington, D.C. will give you a class on how to smoke marijuana.
The month-old D.C. School of Mary Jane aims to rid its clients’ misconceptions about marijuana that have been informed by “decades upon decades of misinformation and stigma tied to marijuana,” the company’s founder, Ryan, told Borderstan.
Female entrepreneurs in Hong Kong are wealthier than their male counterparts, according to new data.
HSBC Private Bank conducted an online survey of over 2,800 respondents from 10 different countries who had earned more than $1 million from past or present businesses. The average female entrepreneur in Hong Kong was found to have an average net worth of $3.7 million and their male counterparts an average net worth of $3.3 million, reports the South China Morning Post.
A 27-year-old is making a killing on Etsy selling her trendy wool blankets, which she lists for $400 apiece.
Anna Marinenko’s blankets are sold in her Etsy store, which has amassed over 36,000 admirers and nearly 2,000 total sales since its opening earlier this year.
A Danish company wants people to say goodbye to throwing away pencil stubs by using their plantable pencils.
Sprout World’s pencils have a biodegradable capsule filled with peat and seeds in place of erasers. Planting the pencil stub produces flowered plants, vegetable plants, or herbs, depending on which of the 14 varieties you’ve chosen.
Kevin Systrom is the 31-year-old co-founder of Instagram, the photo-sharing app that helped define a generation.
In July of 2012, Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stocks. Systrom made $400 million in the deal and still remains Instagram’s CEO today.
In the most authoritative study to date on the matter, geneticists have determined that “37 to 48 percent of the tendency to be an entrepreneur is genetic,” according to a report on Inc.
The study comes from The Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology at Kings College in London. Researchers observed a pool of people, including identical and fraternal twins, and studied their behavioral and molecular genetics to identify traits that are attributed to entrepreneurship.