How Two Teens Made a Fortune Off Fidgeting
Just call him the spin doctor. When 17-year-old ADHD sufferer Allan Maman saw fidgeting gadgets taking off online, he decided to use his school’s 3-D printer to make one — and then hundreds, selling them to classmates. When the school kicked him off its printer, he and classmate Cooper Weiss bought their own, with some of their $350,000 in sales. Teens may be uniquely placed to spot and capitalize on trends, especially as technology lowers barriers to entry — as long as they can stay one step ahead of the latest fad.