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#37: Young Entrepreneurs Pt. 1

On this week’s episode of The Money JAR , part one of a two-part series on entrepreneurship, hosts Todd and Evan speak with Stanford University entrepreneur Anshul Samar, founder of the chemistry card game Elementeo. Combining his passion for learning and playing board games, Samar began developing Elementeo at the age of 12, and has since grown it into a thriving business which has garnered national acclaim. Samar walks listeners through the idea’s conception and what lessons he’s learned as a young business owner, sharing advice for young people looking to start their own business.

 

Anshul Samar is Founder and CEO, of Alchemist Empire, Inc. At age 13, Samar launched the Elementeo Chemistry Card Game in an effort to make learning chemistry more fun for students.  He is currently a sophomore at Stanford University and launched the new version of Elementeo last year. You can view the game and buy it here.

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Todd Yuzuriha and Evan Wilson

Evan is married with two young children and lives in Portland, OR. He's a Partner and the CFO of The Official Manufacturing Company, a strategy, branding and design agency. He's also on the board or a strategic advisor of a few young companies. Previously, he was a Partner at Pacific Crest, a top technology boutique investment bank, which was acquired by Key Bank in 2014. He led the firm’s coverage of the Internet, social media and games, was frequently named to Institutional Investor‘s All-American Research Team and was regularly featured on CNBC and in The New York Times & The Wall Street Journal. Evan graduated from Linfield College, where he played basketball, studied finance and computer science and was an Academic All-American.

Todd is passionate about personal finance and began investing at age 12. He retired as Vice President of Engi-neering for Logitech, where he led product development of the company's audio and video game products. Previously he was Senior Vice President of Engineering for Labtec, Senior Director at Sharp Microelectronics, and Engineering Manager at Tektronix. Todd has a bachelor's degree in engineering from Stanford, a master's degree in engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of Portland. Todd is married and has 3 children. He serves on the boards of Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, Washington and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District and plays trumpet.