Kids These Days
Rich People Things
Josh Correira will start his freshman year at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this fall, but already the 18-year-old is raking in up to $4,000 a month — all because he programmed an online video game.
Mr. Correira has been making money through ROBLOX, an online platform where users — typically kids and teens — create and play games featuring blocks of different shapes, sizes and colors. ROBLOX launched its Developer Exchange program last October, wherein creators can convert the virtual currency earned through their games — called ROBUX — into real live cash.
Teach Me How to Startup
Technology has helped us solve some of life’s most pressing problems. It’s helped us create prosthetic limbs, rescue homeless animals, and now — thank heavens — it’s helping us get our hands on private jets exactly when we need them.
If you’re contemplating taking a lavish getaway this summer, consider JetSmarter — a standard rideshare app, except it’s for private jets. Yep, real casual. The app lets users book and pay for worldwide private air travel at the click of a button, without having to go through any middlemen.
The New York Times has made an exciting discovery: the startup bug is catching, this time among young people with generational wealth. “They view this as the next great frontier,” August Capital partner David Hornik tells Dealbook.