Take Charge

This past weekend I had the pleasure of serving as a judge of the JA Fellows Shark Tank. I was amazed by what the teams of student entrepreneurs put together in just four weeks. The winning company was Take Charge. They are selling a USB/solar powered wireless portable charger called E-Power. 

With their $500 in winnings they plan on ordering our first shipment of chargers this week and expect them to be ready for distribution to customers by mid-month. The company had $300 in pre-sales before their presentation. After the presentation I told Andrew Shutzberg, one of the lead students, I wanted to order two. Great stocking stuffers for those iPhone and iPod users that you know that are always running around looking for a plug. It also works with Blackberrys. Take Charge is also looking to sign up law firms and companies to purchase E-Power as promotional products for customers and employees.

So if, like me, you want to help a smart team of high school entrepreneurs either pay a visit to their Facebook page and let them know or send them a note.

Do something positive today, help Take Charge.

November 3, 2010  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Startups