14-Year-Old Ontario Boy Develops App, Proceeds Go Towards Entrepreneurs in Developing Nations

We’re pretty sure that 14-year-old “Thomas” from Bolton, Ontario has won life.

The grade 8 student from Bolton’s Allan Drive Middle School has created an iOS game called Chip Smasher, with help from the marketing firm RadonicRodgers Strategy. The best part about it is the proceeds from the $0.99 app goes towards Kiva, a charity that provides microloans to assist aspiring entrepreneurs in developing countries.

RADONIC RODGERS STRATEGY+ - 14 year old student from Allan DriveIn Chip Smasher, gamers must smash as many chips as possible, avoid hazards and unlock new chip flavours, achievements and levels. Chips, apps and helping others are among Thomas’ favourite things, so he decided to combine them for “the perfect outcome.”

A release said Thomas is “all about helping those less fortunate along with providing his customers an excellent gaming experience.”

It appears that the youngster created the game for his school’s “The Entrepreneurial fair” (E-fair), a student exhibit of entrepreneurial projects in which students create business ideas and products to sell for profit, and then donate those profits to help other entrepreneurs with micro loans.

The E-fair teaches students about business, marketing, sales, working with suppliers, investing and managing money. “The best part of it is that the students are also helping another entrepreneur in a developing country with a micro loan, who then will have the capital to better their family’s lives.”