Maya Penn: Meet A Young Entrepreneur, Cartoonist, Designer, Activist …

Maya Penn: Meet A Young Entrepreneur, Cartoonist, Designer, Activist …
Maya Penn started her first company when she was 8 years old, and thinks deeply about how to be responsible both to her customers and to the planet. She shares her story — and some animations, and some designs, and some infectious energy — in this charming talk.

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38 thoughts on “Maya Penn: Meet A Young Entrepreneur, Cartoonist, Designer, Activist …

  • January 12, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    A seriously amazing and inspirational young woman. Major kudos to her parents for raising her and supporting her they way in which spawned and created a space for her mind to blossom! 

  • January 13, 2015 at 12:48 am

    I’m teaching my friend’s 10 year old daughter to sew and she made 4 Christmas gifts this year. I am going to share Maya’s incredibly inspirational video with her next!  Maya, you are fabulous…keep it up!  You might be interested in seeing all the new ideas being pursued at The Venus Project…..they would welcome a creative young mind like yours!

  • January 13, 2015 at 4:45 am

    Young people like her give me some hope for the future of the planet that adults are destroying!

  • February 12, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Her determination and inspiring force is a work of  parents and mainly her own spirit evolution, for kids DNA nowadays have been activated in preparation for a new and peaceful world…Maya may you life be always grate and prosprperous!!…love&light

  • February 19, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Just beautiful. Our future looks bright with her. Love her!

  • March 17, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Imagination as inspiration. Bless her, and the future.

  • April 12, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    I’ll start by saying that I wish her and her family well. But as an older gentleman who’ve seen a lot, I have concerns. I believe that part of getting the proper experience needed to be healthy and balanced a young person needs to probe. Probing takes linear time and a watchful guiding eye. It gives me the creeps when I hear or see the stories of these so called prodigies. We so often overlook the fact that these flights almost never end with happy soft landings. I wanted to be a pilot when I was 8 (my brother a sniper). Would you think it was so cute when I showed up climbing into the cockpit of one of your flights at 8. Would you feel warm and cozy knowing that my brother was fulfilling his dream of being a sniper as some idiot made USMC Sniper School available to him. 
    I predict that I’ll almost unanimously be attacked for my opinion. 
    I hope I’m wrong…
    I hope her story ends as inspirational as it has begun.

  • November 6, 2015 at 2:33 am

    Mind blown! Countries that don’t educate your women take note.

  • March 13, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    just a thought: why should anyone hold a child up as an example of eco-entrepreneurship? Environment, society and the relationship between the two is extremely complex, so shouldn’t we be encouraging this seemingly smart young woman to pursue an education in these fields instead of spending so much time marketing herself and her products? She seems to have enormous potential. It would be ashamed to assume that she has done anything but start exploring the depth of these issues. Being a part of the solution is hard and it takes skills and knowledge. If she cares, she doesn’t have time to be giving TED talks yet. Just a thought.

  • April 14, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    261 idiots aren’t entrepreneurs lol! great work sugar!!!!

  • May 18, 2017 at 12:33 am

    we watched this in class cuz were learning about entrepreneur and omfg everyone laughed so hard when the dinosaur made that retarded Rawr

  • June 19, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Can anyone that understands a bit of Entrepreneurship please help me???

    I have an Entrepreneurship exam, and this video was shown to the class as an example of Entrepreneurship. The thing is, there are several types of Entrepreneurs. Can anyone please elaborate on the subject matter? Is she considered a “Serial Entrepreneur” or simply an “Entrepreneur”?
    (And did I get this straight?: she created a company called “Maya’s Ideas” and another non-profitable one called “Maya’s Ideas for the planet”? And since we are on this subject, why did the audience laughed after she said that?).

    Thank you very much for your help.

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