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Education  For  Life

moulding Students Into Successful Entrepreneurs

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Center Of Excellence @BGSIAS

COE is guided by the institution’s core values and committed to the development of students according to the IB learner profile or the IGCSE standards. COE prepares students to lead successful lives in a world that requires them to be intellectually ready and skilled to address the challenges of the 21st century with new approaches. It strives to mould the students into successful entrepreneurs.


At COE, the foundation for an entrepreneurial mindset will be laid at a very tender age. The students work on projects as individuals and in teams, which results in the development of skills like perseverance, resilience, critical thinking, communication, problem- solving and collaboration. As a result of working in teams, they develop leadership and team spirit. Further, it initiates curiosity in young minds about the topics of their interest. The projects will be transdisciplinary in nature and hence help reinforce the concepts of the curriculum.

 

Students are empowered with the experience of working on various programming languages. They also study cutting-edge tech topics like mobile app development, machine learning, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, etc. COE also equips them with skills like digital marketing and media literacy. This provides them with enough technical knowledge to become an entrepreneur.

 

Skills like time management, risk-taking are inculcated in the minds of students as they design solution for challenging problems.

Dream Big!!

Entreprenuers

Skills to be a successful Entrepreneur

01

Communication

  • Build a rapport
  • Body Language
  • Lead the team
  • Present ideas
  • Negotiate
  • Mediate

02

Risk Taking Ability

  • Financial
  • Competitive
  • Environmental
  • Reputational
  • Political
  • Economic

03

Marketing

  • Inbound
  • Digital
  • Content
  • Search Engine
  • Social Media
  • Offline

Education  For  Life

Stories of Young Successful Entrepreneurs Who Became Millionaires

“Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

Millionaire app developers

Shravan Kumaran and his younger brother Sanjay Kumaran exemplify the quote “ Follow your Passion. It will lead you to your Purpose”. They have been identified as the youngest App developers and co-founders of a company in India.
19-year old Shravan Kumaran and his 18-year old brother Sanjay Kumaran, have been running a company since 2012.
This team of two has been recognized as the youngest Mobile Application Programmers in India and one of the youngest in the World. They have been making apps for both Android and iOS platforms. They have developed over 11 applications and also released a couple of Windows apps.
The first app created by the brothers was Catch me Cop on the iOS that revolved around capturing an escaped convict. Other apps on the iOS are, Alphabets Board, Prayer Planet, Car Racing, Super Hero Jetpack, Color Palette and an emergency dialler both for elders and youngsters called Emergency Booth.

Tanmay Bakshi App developer since the age of 9

Tanmay Bakshi is a 16-year-old author, AI/ML expert, a successful entrepreneur, TED and keynotes speaker and a media personality who has addressed over 200,000 executives, leaders, intellectuals, and developers at international conferences, schools, universities, financial institutions, and multinationals. His passion to develop algorithms and work with machine learning lead him to apply tech mainly in the fields of education and healthcare. He is a renowned programmer and an entrepreneur living in Canada and one of the youngest app developers in the world. He developed his first app for the AppStore (iOS) at the age of 9.
Tanmay has addressed almost 10,000 coders at the IBM conference, where he spoke about FaceML Vault’s System, AI-ification of E-therapy and many other topics related to Artificial intelligence. He shared details about an algorithm that he created. The algorithm will be called ‘AskTanmay’, which will be the world’s first web-based NLQA system which was built using IBM Watson’s cognitive capabilities. He has authored a book named “Hello, Swift!” that deals with iOS app development techniques for kids and beginners.

"Passion, creativity, and resilience are the most crucial skills in business. If you’ve got those, you’re ready to embark on the journey." -Jo Malone, Founder of Jo Malone

Rajdev Kapoor App developer since the age of 13

Rajdev Kapoor is a machine learning enthusiast, BTech holder from Manipal University, Jaipur. Computers and technology always fascinated him right from his childhood. He admires Apple’s tag line “Think Different”. He was always keen to know what’s behind that makes it work. When he was back in class 8th he used to live in a small town Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) and was studying at Dayawati Modi Academy. He started with the coding right from the age of 13.
As he was from a small township, there was a lack of resources available to learn the skill. All one could rely on was the Internet. That time his parents bought a computer and an internet connection so he could enhance his coding skills. he started to work on his first Android project that was to connect the school with parents through an android app. After months of coding, he finally came up with the app and the app which was made the official app of his school. Another great thing that happened along was his name got registered in the India Book of Records for being “The Youngest App Developer”

Entrepreneur

Nick A’loisio App developer since the age of 16

Nick is an English computer programmer and internet entrepreneur, born in London on November 1995. He is famous for his app Summly, which is a summarization and artificial intelligence technology developed with SRI International.
In 2011, Nick created an iOS application called Trimmit, which used an analytical tool to condense the text content into 1000, 500, or 140-character summary text. Apple featured it as a new noteworthy application on the App store.
The huge potential of Trimmit then attracted the attention of a billionaire who provided Nick with $300,000 in venture capital funding. Nick completely revamped the application and in December 2011, re-launched it as Summly.
Nick is one of the youngest self-made millionaires. He is also the world’s youngest venture capital-funded entrepreneur. In 2011, he initially raised $200,000 in seed funding from the Hong Kong billionaire Sir Li Ka-shing’s Horizon Ventures for his app. In 2012, he went on to raise a good $1.23 million from various A-list celebrity investors like Rupert Murdoch, Ashton Kutcher, and Stephen Fry.
The app was sold to Yahoo! For $30 million.

Achievements

  • Featured as “Innovator of the Year” by Wall Street Journal in New York City for his work on Summly
  • Featured in Time magazine’s Time 100 as one of the world’s most influential teenagers
  • Awarded Spirit of London Award in December 2012 as Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Recognized as No. 1 in London’s Evening Standard Top 25 under 25 for 2013
  • Earned 2013’s Entrepreneur of the Year by Spear’s Wealth Management, as well as a Merton Business Award.
  • Listed in the 30 Under 30, an annual list of top entrepreneurs by Forbes
  • Featured in GQ magazine’s 100 Most Connected Men of 2014
  • Listed No. 30 on the 2014 Silicon Valley 100 by Business Insider
  • Led the Yahoo News Digest operation launched at CES 2014, which went on to win the 201 Apple Design Award at WWDC for its technological and product excellence

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” - Robert H. Schuller

Brian Wong -App developer since the age of 19

Brian Wong is a Canadian internet entrepreneur, born in 1991. In 2010, Brian along with his colleagues Courtney Guertin and Amadeus Demarzi, founded Kiip, a mobile app rewards platform that lets companies and brands give real-world rewards for in-game achievements.
Kiip is used in more than 1,100 apps and on 75 million devices. It sends 500 million moments of achievement-based reward notices to customers monthly.
The company has established strategic partnerships with more than 40 brands including 1-800-Flowers, American Apparel, Amazon.com, Carl’s Jr., Best Buy, Disney, Pepsi, Victoria’s Secret, Playboy, and Vitamin Waters.
Kiip has extended beyond the games platform and forayed into the fitness apps like Nexercise, MapMyRun, Gym-Pact, LoloFit, and many others.
In 2010, Brian became the second youngest company leader to obtain funding from a venture capital firm. He has spoken at various popular conferences like TEDx, and SXSW.
Wong and Kiip have appeared in global publications like Forbes, Entrepreneur, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Inc. Magazine. Wong was featured on the cover of the September 2014 issue of Entrepreneur as one of the young millionaires changing the world. Wong was listed in the Forbes 30 Under 30/Social/Mobile list in 2011.

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them" - Walt Disney

Robert Nay App developer since the age of 14

Robert Nay was born in 1996. It was his friends who suggested that he try and make an iPhone App. He didn’t know to code and so went to the public library to find out what was needed to build a game. He says ” I came up with the idea for the game by myself, but it was influenced by other games I liked and suggestions from people.”
In about a month, he read a few books on the subject, produced 4000 individual lines of code and complete his game Bubble Ball and became a successful entrepreneur.

Bubble Ball
Bubble Ball is a 72-level physics puzzle game released in December 2010. It was downloaded 2 million times by App Store users in its first two weeks. The puzzles on the game vary from simple to extremely challenging. Each level completion provides you with tools to be used in the successive level. In 2011, Bubble Ball was chosen as the App of the Week by Ansca Mobile and still stands at #3 on the “Ansca Mobile’s Hall Of Fame”.
The game has been downloaded over 16 million times since it has been released and the current version is available both on Apple App Store and Google Play Store for free. At one point in time Bubble Ball had managed to displace Angry Birds from its number one spot on the list of free games on the Apple App Store.
In 2012, a new version of Bubble Ball was released and it had a new feature – Community Levels. This allowed the players to engage with hundreds of additional levels created by other users. The users can create additional levels through a web interface at the game website and then submit them with the help of a code that is obtained from the game interface. These levels become available to the other users only after being approved by the developers. The game levels are sorted by several attributes including difficulty.

"You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end." -Jessica Herrin

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