ABOUT ME / ALLAN
Hi. My name is Allan Maman. I’m a serial entrepreneur who has founded many companies and has been interviewed in Forbes, Startup Savant, Huffington Post, Business Rockstars and a few more things. You can read and watch these interviews here.
The companies I’ve founded range from apps, game servers to even physical products. My most recent company, Fidget360 has done over 100k in revenue in the first two months alive. We have grown the page to over 150k followers with millions of ad views every week. These companies have gained me a good amount of capital over the years and I am really looking forward to what I can do in the future.
ABOUT ME / COOPER
Hi, my name is Cooper Weiss. I am a young entrepreneur and at age 17 have already founded multiple companies, ranging from apps to drone work to even selling physical products. I really believe in learning from experience and over the past couple of years I have learned a tremendous amount from taking action outside of school. The connections I have made and exposure I have had at such a young age has really expedited my success. I am excited to see what the year 2017 brings my way.
WHAT DOES YOUR DAY-IN, DAY-OUT LOOK LIKE? IS THERE ANY SPECIFIC HABIT THAT HAS HELPED YOU BECOME A BETTER PERSON?
My day in day out is pretty similar each day. For the summer, I get up at around 5 and head over to the gym. I workout then go to my office in the city where I work for the day. Head home a bit later and try to get all my work finished up there.
For a school day, I typically wake up at 6:30, get to school and dread being there :). I typically just stay on my phone/laptop working rather than paying attention to class. I head home, take a few calls then call it a night.
A specific habit that has helped me become a better person is that when you wake up, try to wake up with positive thoughts. It’s pretty annoying waking up early in the morning but if you wake up having a negative mindset, your day and your actions will be negative.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO OUR READERS WHO WANT TO START A BUSINESS TODAY? WHERE SHOULD THEY START?
Generally speaking, they should start looking at how everything would work out. Things like cost, time and value should all be considered. Since this question is a big vague, it kinda depends on what you want to build.
Since I’m familiar with building apps, here is what I do. When I have the idea, I like to let it sit for a while. I want to make sure that I’m not just hyping it myself and that the idea is good. Then I will start writing out a google document of the layout and its exact purpose.
After that, I would contact a few developers to get a few quotes and kinda decide where to go. If it’s a great app you can bring it to raise some money to help with things like marketing and really getting it to grow.
Allan Maman and Cooper Weiss are easily some of the most impressive teens that I have ever met. Its not very often that you find a teen (or anyone) who has started multiple 6 figure companies and takes private jets all across the country. They also have been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, Startup Savant, and many different magazines and podcasts. These two people taken a dream and turned it into a reality. After interviewing them on my podcast (will be posted march 2017) I learned that it doesn’t take an extraordinary idea or some magical secret to be successful. Allan and Cooper have taught me that the BIGGEST keys to success are thinking outside the box and taking ACTION. You don’t have to be a genius, an athletic freak, or a “natural” to achieve great success. Allan, by school’s standards, is considered dumb, yet he is ALREADY making 10x more money than his teachers could dream of. 4 months ago Cooper and Allan startup a business called fidget 360, with the mission of helping ADHD kids to focus better. Today, Cooper and Allan have put their product, FIDGET 360, at the top. They have made over $100,000 in sales and made connections with some of the biggest names in entrepreneurship.