Soojung Smith thought entrepreneurship was a grownup pursuit. Then her sons schooled her. The up-and-coming Generation Z-cohort that includes her two boys, “tend to be more independent minded and have seen the success of starting a business from social media and their icons,” Smith said. “And they have less fear. They’re like, ‘Hey, I want to try this.’”
Douglas Smith has always had “a knack for business.”
His entrepreneurship seeds were first sewn when he launched his own tutoring business in eighth grade. Now, as a senior at The Overlake School in Redmond, he has launched a new business — KuriousMinds — with his mother.