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Teens In Tech

6 Comments 06 August 2008

15 year old, Daniel Brusilovsky, is not your typical teen. While other kids his age are taking the bus to school, playing baseball and saying “no” to drugs, Daniel is taking his entrepreneurial skills and starting his own business that involves teens and technology.

Jason Kincaid, from TechCrunch had an opportunity to meet Daniel at their August Capital event last week and Jason reports that Daniel is a “bright kid” that seems to know everyone…….

“a quick glance at his Twitter account shows he gets around too, with recent visits to Twitter, Apple, and the TechCrunch ranch - all without a drivers’ license.”

Teens In Tech is a community for teenagers interested in producing and sharing new media content in a safe environment. The site launched Monday, August 4th, with a very limited private alpha, but they have plans to expand to a public beta by the end of the year.

Daniel is striving to make his site different from say….. “other” sites geared towards teens, by making it super easy for teens to get started posting content. Teens In Tech offers a simple, 3-step, sign-up process that will give its users a sub domain, WordPress blog and limited storage. They will also have access to the Teens In Tech forum that will allow them to ask questions.

I will be really interested to see how this community develops. There is no doubt that teens today have the smarts to pull something off like this but without proper supervision, (as with anything having to do with teenagers) it could turn into a community with major hormonal imbalances. Luckily, with folks like Robert Scoble on the advisory board, some parental guidance will still be available.

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  1. I love seeing teens that have the gumption to start their own business! I wish I would have started younger. Great job Daniel Brusilovsky!

  2. Simon Slade says:

    Seems like a very smart young kid. Would be a good asset to any firm that was looking at working in the teen, youth market.

    - Simon Slade

  3. I am glad to see this teen in action and shall like to monitor his site and little venture. I think this is super enthusiastic thing at his age and he will be doing a great job on future. I hope for the best and perhaps he is the only teen which I knew who has such a nice venture.

  4. Tamal Anwar says:

    I’ll be waiting for the site to open soon, best of luck daniel:)

  5. Julie says:

    I am so impressed and think we need to have young people on board as advisors. They are key to our future. Am interested if any know of blog sites for youth. I run a helpline for kids and would like to market this service in places where youth are.

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