A Tampa teenager got his start early in life, working hard to improve the world to a better world through the use of technology.
At just 14 years old, Claire Barrow is sharpening her entrepreneurial skills as the CEO for Rare Guru App which connects her to people all over the globe who are diagnosed with rare diseases.
“It’s really surreal because I never thought that I would be doing something like this at 14,” Barrow said. Barrow.
Her mother and she have been diagnosed as having an uncommon blood disorder.
“I was going into seventh grade and, during the diagnosis process, it was really hard to find information about our disease and our severity case and find other people who had it,” Claire recalls.
Entrepreneurs of all ages receive assistance in making their ideas a reality with Tampa Bay Wave. The company’s president and CEO, Linda Olson, said Claire’s idea was a great match.
“There are over 7,000 identifiable conditions that meet this rare condition category, and you think about how many people are affected by these rare diseases,” Olson added. Olson.
Claire was chosen for the Tampa Bay Wave’s Tech Women Rising Accelerator Program. The youngest Chief Executive of the group.
“Entrepreneurs like Claire are going to get one-on-one coaching. They’re going to get pitch coaching so that they’re going to learn how to pitch their business, whether it’s investors or prospective customers. They learn about the financing, marketing, all the aspects that it takes to make a business successful,” Olson said. Olson.
Claire is thrilled about the chance to expand her skills as a tech-focused firm owner. But she’s happy to support others who are similar to herself.
With someone who is actually a teen entrepreneurs, not only does she encourage children in our local community to be entrepreneurs however, the fact this app is technological implies that she could motivate children to pursue careers in technology once they leave school,” said Olson.
Claire is savoring an untapped opportunity to achieve success. Her company could be the start of something much bigger.
“I’m so glad that something positive came out of the diagnosis in the process and it’s just great to be surrounded by other women and I’m glad I can look up to them because they are older than me, but they’re still my mentors and peers,” Barrow added. Barrow.
“To have an application like Rare Guru, I think that she’s going to be impacting millions of people around the globe at some point,” Olson added. Olson.