The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity. ~ Peter Drucker

Junior Advisory Board

The Junior Advisory Board provides invaluable information as thought leaders on current teen entrepreneurial issues.  Members of our Junior Board offer input on programming, guidance on up-and-coming teen entrepreneurs while playing a critical roles as Independent Youth event team members.


Hart Main :

Hart Main

Lily Sandler :

Lily Sandler

Remmi Smith :

Remmi Smith










Hart Main founded his business ManCans at the age of 13 in 2010. ManCans sells candles with scents that men like. All of the candles are made inside a recycled soup can. The can is first purchased by the business and donated to soup kitchens and homeless shelters across Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and into West Virginia. Read more about Hart’s story here

When Lily Sandler was just 10 years old, she was having trouble finding her lip balm. She said, “Mom, where’s my lip blam?” Lip BLAM? Brilliant. Lily’s mom said that would make a great name for a lip balm company and BLAMtastic® was born. Lily and her sister, Melanie, created their own personal care product line and started selling in the schoolyard. With great awareness of the ingredients they use, the economy they support, and the community in which they live and work, these young ladies have taken an idea and turned it into a popular international brand. Read more of Lily’s story here

Remmi Smith is the star of Cook Time with Remmi, a health based cooking show established in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This 14 year old’s objective is to get kids excited about cooking, and to link the skill of cooking to improved nutrition. Named “Youth Ambassador for Health and Wellness” for Sodexo for their school nutrition program in North America, Remmi works with the executive chefs in 500 school districts and represent 3M students across the country. Read more of Remmi’s story here…