Thursday, August 28, 2014
This summer, a team of student entrepreneurs from Sweden created a unique company and developed, marketed and sold a stylish product line that one would expect to see dangling from the arms of the high-fashion-minded. The product, a line of overnight travel bags, was manufactured from recycled flooring materials! The team, named “Bolsa”, competed with teams from 32 other European countries in this year’s 21st annual Junior Achievement-Young Enterprise European Company of the year Competition held in Cagliari, Italy.
Though my aunt danced with the Washington Ballet and while I am a huge fan of the television show "So You Think You Can Dance" I myself have two left feet (can't dance!). That said, I still marvel at the ingenuity of the team of students from Norway that created an innovative pointe shoe for ballet dancers uniquely designed to keep dancers' feet warm and help prevent injuries.