The 2014 YEA! class was comprised of 22 Bellevue School District students in the 6th to 12th grades. Combined, they have launched 13 companies!
New Student Startup Businesses
CoSea Cup, an eco-friendly company that creates reusable hot beverage cozies with unique designs, started by Maya Srikanth and Evelyn Chen, both 6th graders at Odle Middle School.
Cre-X-Labs, a company that produces a quarterly online magazine written and read by the Bellevue youth arts community, started by Jessica Lee, a Junior at Newport High School.
Dot Cosmetics, a company which brings lip balm and lip scrub into one product, started by Nicole Wen a Sophomore at Bellevue Big Picture School, Manoj Simha, an 8th grader at Odle Middle School, Jessica Jiang a Sophomore at Interlake High School, and Richard Chai, a Freshman at Newport High School.
Encased Supplies, a company that makes a unique school supplies case, started by Nick Magill, a Junior at Bellevue High School, Eric Kline a 7th grader at Bellevue Big Picture School, and Chandra Pandian, an 8th grader at Bellevue Big Picture School.
Famous15, an event photography service in the classic photo booth style, but without the limitations of a traditional photo booth, started by Miranda Bumstead, a Sophomore at Newport High School.
Fresh Steps, a company that looks to pioneer the EcoBoard, a tile that will harness the energy from footsteps and convert it into usable electricity, started by Amrita Ram, a Junior at Newport High School.
Insciphus, a company that designs and markets modular stainless steel bottles, started by Nathaniel Li, a Sophomore at Bellevue High School.
The Lunchbox Express, a delivery service that offers healthy, vegetarian lunches to kids at school, started by Saijel Verma, 8th grader at Odle Middle School.
SharingAway, a website that helps neighbors and friends donate usable items, started by Neil Kagalwala, an 8th grader at Odle Middle School and Jawahar Madan, a Freshman at Interlake High School.
Suzillo Designer Backpacks, a company that makes lighter and more comfortable and fashionable backpacks, started by Suzy Mahlman and Logan Richards, both 6th graders Tillicum Middle School.
Wuddabox, a company that makes a children’s traveling kit packed in a reusable container, started by Celine Shaw, a Sophomore at Interlake High School and Jia Wen Chan, a Senior at Interlake High School.