Nominee, 2014, Young Inventor - Poketti Plushies
Sydney Loew, age 14, is the Co-Founder and Chief Cuteness Officer of Poketti LLC. Inspired by her 7th Grade entrepreneurial class, Sydney raised $20,000 on Kickstarter for professional manufacturing of her products: Poketti Plushies with a Pocket. Poketti are now sold online and at over 30 retail stores. Sydney has donated thousands of Poketti to organizations who serve children in need or promote women in business. Her story has been published on Huffington Post, and Poketti was featured backstage at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards. Poketti’s first TV commercial, produced by Sydney, will air in October. Outside of running her business and schoolwork, Sydney is a ballerina, artist, and second-degree black belt in Chinese martial arts. She looks forward to building her business, giving back, and inspiring other young entrepreneurs.