Why the next Uber could be launched by a 10-year-old

Kids who code

At a hackathon in Philadelphia last November, one of the best ideas came not from a professional designer, but from a nine-year-old. The boy pitched an app that combines carpooling with Uber-like capabilities, allowing a private network of families to share driving. The idea came from the boy simply identifying a problem in his life – not being able to attend after-school clubs because, like many kids, he has two working parents – but came backed up with a solid business plan. “It was voted best business model of the entire hackathon,” says Kwame Anku, director of strategic development at…



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