Own the Room
Shopify believes in the transformative power of entrepreneurship. We produced this documentary film “Own the Room” to expand the definition of what it means to be an entrepreneur, and show the diversity of experiences that can be part of that journey. By sharing stories like this, we hope to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.
“Own the Room” is the story of young people who take their problem-solving to global levels, competing in the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards with ventures that could change the world.
Daniela BlancoUSA / Venezuela | Sunthetics
Daniela is taking on the chemical industry from her lab at NYU, developing a sustainable competitor in the materials industry.
Jason HadzikostasGreece | iCry2Talk
Jason is a marketing machine from Greece, who may have cracked the code of one of parenting’s great mysteries.
Henry OnyangoKenya | Roometo
Henry is a programming wiz from Nairobi, working to open doors to students throughout Africa.
Santosh PandeyNepal | Offering Happiness
Santosh is from a small farming town in Nepal, working to make happiness a shareable commodity.
Alondra ToledoPuerto Rico | UnderstHand
Alondra works the register at her family’s bakery in Puerto Rico, and develops a way to make medical consultations more accessible.
If opportunity won’t knock on your door,break the wall.