When Jamie Beaton and Sharndre Kushor were seeking investors for their business, the fact that they were teenagers caused some confusion.
“We’d sit down in these boardrooms, and everyone would be triple our age, lots of white hair and beige,” says Jamie, now 23.
“We’d turn up and they’d think we were the assistants or the interns.”
Thankfully for all concerned, boyfriend and girlfriend Jamie and Sharndre were not there on work experience, or to pour the coffees.
The New Zealand couple are instead the founders and bosses of Crimson Education, which they launched when they were both 18.
Aimed at high school students around the world, it links them with tutors and mentors to help them get into the best universities in the US and the UK. Read more