An 18-years-old inventor, who left school to develop his technological startup.
Dateline: Kyiv, Ukraine - 15/06/17
Source: Sumy UA http://tv.sumy.ua
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An 18 year old Ukrainian owner of a start-up worth $1 million.
Khreshchatyk Street, office of Helko Smart Dumbbells, ITV Bogdan Sas
ITV: Bogdan Sas, co-founder of the Helko Smart Dumbbells
“My name is Bogdan. I’m 18. I left school to create smart things. Within a year, my startup is worth 1 million dollars.
Since my childhood, I was interested in technologies and searched for the latest gadgets. I always wanted to create something by myself. I monitored the market of fitness gadgets and bracelets, and it transformed into the idea of smart dumbbells, which recognize moves with special sensory elements.
At the beginning, no one knew how it could be useful and for whom, but this device was clearly cool and we just had to produce it. I tried to combine work and study, but it didn’t work out well.
My family is quite academic. My father is a history teacher. Actually, my parents were not surprised of my decision to leave the school, because I was thinking of that for quite a long time.
All my doubts went away, when we received the first money. It became clear that our project would continue developing and it had the future.
I dream to sell the company and get enough sleep.
Our global idea is to make human lives eternal. It would be nice to live forever”