Yash Semlani is 11yrs old, a 6th Grader at the public school in Houston. He is also a young entrepreneur and community leader. His successes have earned him several prominent entrepreneurship awards including the Ernst & Young Youth Entrepreneurship Award, Texas Governor’s award, inaugural HBJ 2 under 20 award and Asian Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Award nomination. He has been a keynote speaker at various prominent events in US and overseas. Link:  Yash speaker reel

He is also the co-founder of Make A Difference Entrepreneurs (M.A.D.E.), Inc, a nonprofit inspiring young kids to create social & financial impact using an entrepreneurial mindset. He also is the host of a video series called GetMADE$ where he interviews successful kid entrepreneurs and their parents who share their journey and passion to inspire other kids and parents. Trailer Link: Video

Earlier this year Yash was appointed as Houston’s Inaugural Young Ambassador by Mayor Turner, to inspire young kids like him to be more aware and active about social issues affecting their peer. As Ambassador he focused on Children’s Hunger, Literacy and Harmony in Diversity. Link to his acceptance speech at city hall. CLICK HERE

 
You don’t have to be a professional to start a business. Amateurs started Google and Apple. Professionals built the titanic.
— Yash Semlani

MEDIA GALLERY

Yash as mainstage speaker at the YPO/WPO Global Edge in Australia
November 15, 2014 TEDx Youth Keynote Speaker

November 15, 2014 TEDx Youth Keynote Speaker

November 15, 2014: StartUP Houston Weekend Keynote Speaker

November 15, 2014: StartUP Houston Weekend Keynote Speaker

Speaking at the 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Awards

Speaking at the 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Awards

June 13, 2014: Speaking at Lemonade Day Awards event

June 13, 2014: Speaking at Lemonade Day Awards event

July 25, 2014 Texas Children's Hospital Interview

July 25, 2014 Texas Children's Hospital Interview

August 8, 2014: iTV Interview

August 8, 2014: iTV Interview

June 12, 2014: Voice of Asia Interview

June 12, 2014: Voice of Asia Interview

June 14, 2014 Businessmakers Show Radio Interview

June 14, 2014 Businessmakers Show Radio Interview

August 1, 2014: Houston Business Journal Cover Story 

August 1, 2014: Houston Business Journal Cover Story 

October 1, 2014: Smart Business Interview 

October 1, 2014: Smart Business Interview 

October 28, 2014: Northeast News Interview

October 28, 2014: Northeast News Interview