We are looking for sponsors, mentors, and champions.

 

– Sponsors –

We need companies and organizations who would like to financially support the development of an interactive Enterprise Interactive Quest where their product or service will be featured. 

Have a connection to link us to for a company sponsor?  Please, CONTACT US.

 

– successful Kid entrepreneurs –

The online hub will merge interactive learning quests with kid and grown-up mentors so that youth can develop and build out thriving businesses.

If you are a kid between the ages of five years to eighteen years who has built out a company and would like to be featured in our GET MADE video series, please CONTACT US.

 

– successful adult entrepreneurs –

If you are a successful adult entrepreneur and would like to be featured in an Enterprise Learning Quest, please CONTACT US.

According to a Gallup poll released in January, 2014 now 43% of students in grades five - 12 want to be entrepreneurs. Around the country youngsters are signing up for lessons in business savvy. 

INTERESTED IN TRANSFORMING LIVES?

 

Our vision is global, and to make it a reality we need your help.

       Get Inspired!

GET MADE! Video series 

Watch the 1st episode featuring Isabella Barrett of Glitzy Girl!

 

CLICK HERE

Kids relate and connect best with other kids. With this in mind, Yash Semlani is launching a video series called "GET MADE!" where he interviews successful kid entrepreneurs from around the country. What is their inspiration? Who are their role models or mentors?  How they are making a difference in society using their business?  Season 01 of GET MADE! will consist of 12 episodes and is set to launch in June, 2015.

Entrepreneurship, Kid Style!

SEASON ONE FEATURES: Chef Jack Witherspoon, DJ Faluno, DopeNerd, Gabby Jewelz, Giltzy Girl, Grant Manier, Healing Hope Chest, Ink Rose Inc., Paper Toy Clothing and Yash Semlani.

SEASON ONE DISTRIBUTION SPONSORS INCLUDE:

 

GET INTERACTIVE

Kids tune off when entrepreneurship is taught to them in a classroom or by a non-entrepreneurs. With this in mind MADE is developing industry specific interactive quests that will feature a kid and adult entrepreneur from a chosen industry who will walk the kids through various facets of starting and running a business. 

Kids can do this at their own pace and in the comfort of their own homes, either alone or with a group of friends. Once kids complete the various levels, they are ready to start their own business. 

Our goal is to have various interactive quests that feature different industries such as App Development, Hand-crafted Goods, YouTube Entertainer, Social Media Support, etc--all industries which have the potential for a kid to create a business in. 

The interactive quests are being built on the Transmedia Story Stream platform which offers a HTML5, gamified interface. 

 

GET EMPOWERED

The philosophy behind MADE's third goal is that "Entrepreneurship needs to be experienced." In this phase kids are paired with a mentor for support on various aspects of running their business and/or funding. As a part of a kid business community, successful young entrepreneurs can pay it forward by helping other kids. 

 

 
One of my adult mentors is Gary Vaynerchuk. Over the next few years, I am looking forward to finding a mentor you would love to connect with.
— Yash Semlani, MADE Visionary

Make A Difference Entrepreneurs (MADE), is a nonprofit, that was envisioned by eight year-old, Yash Semlani with support from his father. His vision is to create a platform for successful kid and adult entrepreneurs to work together to reach millions of kids to Be Inspired, Be Interactive and Be Empowered through entrepreneurship and social impact.

M.A.D.E.’s Goals 

GET INSPIRED

Kids relate and connect best with other kids. With this in mind, MADE is launching a video series called "GET MADE!" where Yash Semlani interviews successful kid entrepreneurs from around the country. What is their inspiration? Who are their role models or mentors?  How they are making a difference in society using their business?  

GET INTERACTIVE

MADE works with various organizations to offer entrepreneurship courses in classrooms and online at various stages of a kids education. 

GET EMPOWERED

The philosophy behind MADE's third goal is that "Entrepreneurship needs to be experienced." In this phase kids are paired with a mentor for support on various aspects of running their business and/or funding. As a part of a kid business community, successful young entrepreneurs can pay it forward by helping other kids. 

yash semlani

    Visionary

Eleven year-old lemonade stand entrepreneur who is also Houston's Inaugural Young Ambassador. Also, winner of Ernst & Young Youth Entrepreneurship award, Texas Governors Youth Entrepreneur Award, HBJ 2 under 20 and Lemonade Day Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards.

 

Chanakya 'Ck' Semlani

     President

Serial Entrepreneur with significant experience in building and growing technology backed companies.  Spends significant amount of time doing social impact investing and also in non-profits focussed around children. Proud father of Yash and Jay Semlani.

BOARD MEMBER: Arvind Sanger Arvind Sanger founded Geosphere Capital Management, LLC in 2007. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Sanger was a Portfolio Manager at SAC Capital, where he was one of the most senior equity portfolio managers at the firm. He managed a team of six investment professionals in New York and Singapore. Prior to his tenure at SAC, he had a fifteen‐year career as a top‐ranked sell‐side oil services and equipment analyst at a number of firms, including Deutsche Bank, DLJ and Kidder Peabody. Mr. Sanger is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and received his MBA from Tulane University. He is a member of the Business School Council at A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and Chairman of the Board of Pratham USA, an organization affiliated with the largest educational NGO in India. 

BOARD MEMBER: Arvind Sanger

Arvind Sanger founded Geosphere Capital Management, LLC in 2007. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Sanger was a Portfolio Manager at SAC Capital, where he was one of the most senior equity portfolio managers at the firm. He managed a team of six investment professionals in New York and Singapore. Prior to his tenure at SAC, he had a fifteenyear career as a topranked sellside oil services and equipment analyst at a number of firms, including Deutsche Bank, DLJ and Kidder Peabody. Mr. Sanger is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and received his MBA from Tulane University. He is a member of the Business School Council at A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and Chairman of the Board of Pratham USA, an organization affiliated with the largest educational NGO in India. 

BOARD MEMBER: Arshad Sayed Arshad Sayed is President for Mongolia and India for Peabody Energy. Previously, he was with World Bank for 15 years part of which he served in the bank's Corporate Strategy Group leading innovation and strategy initiatives. He holds degrees in economics and finance from Bombay University. As a National Scholar, a Master of Publis Administration degree from Columbia University in New York, and successful completion of an executive leadership program at Harvard University. 

BOARD MEMBER: Arshad Sayed

Arshad Sayed is President for Mongolia and India for Peabody Energy. Previously, he was with World Bank for 15 years part of which he served in the bank's Corporate Strategy Group leading innovation and strategy initiatives. He holds degrees in economics and finance from Bombay University. As a National Scholar, a Master of Publis Administration degree from Columbia University in New York, and successful completion of an executive leadership program at Harvard University. 

Mr. Chanakya "CK" Semlani, President Chanakya "CK" Semlani has more than 20 years of experience in global business development and strategic alliances with mature and start-up organizations. He is currently the founder and CEO of Blue Ocean Ventures. Prior to that he was part of the Executive Management and Global Head of Strategic Sales and Business Development at Vayana and  Director at Western Union where he was responsible for Business Development, Strategic Alliances and Alternate Channels for the Americas.  He has also been involved in humanitarian work and served as the Director for UN and International Affairs for IAHV (International Association for Human Values), a United Nations NGO . He was also involved in the launch of The Hub – a co-working space for Social Entrepreneurs in the US.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and a Master’s Degree in International Business.

Mr. Chanakya "CK" Semlani, President

Chanakya "CK" Semlani has more than 20 years of experience in global business development and strategic alliances with mature and start-up organizations. He is currently the founder and CEO of Blue Ocean Ventures. Prior to that he was part of the Executive Management and Global Head of Strategic Sales and Business Development at Vayana and  Director at Western Union where he was responsible for Business Development, Strategic Alliances and Alternate Channels for the Americas. 
He has also been involved in humanitarian work and served as the Director for UN and International Affairs for IAHV (International Association for Human Values), a United Nations NGO . He was also involved in the launch of The Hub – a co-working space for Social Entrepreneurs in the US. 

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and a Master’s Degree in International Business.