Teen synergizes podcasters
Published: Monday, April 23, 2012
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2012 04:04
While most 14-year-olds were simply trying to survive in high school, Daniel Brusilovsky was creating his first business.
Brusilovsky, a 19 year old CSM sophomore, is the mind behind Apple Universe, the podcast he cre- ated when he was 14 that focused on the latest updates and news pertaining to Apple.
“I’m a huge Apple fan and I really loved what they were doing, so I was just seeing what people were say- ing and reading the perimeters and then Apple would start inviting me to their events,” said Brusilovsky.
Brusilovsky later founded Teens in Tech Labs, incubator programs that harnesses ideas of young entrepreneurs and provides them with the tools they need to succeed in the business world.
Brusilovsky started the Teens in Tech programs as an outlet to find other young podcasters and entrepreneurs.
The program started as a social network allowing podcasters and business minds alike to meet and connect with each other. Although Brusilovsky has had undoubtable success in the business world, he is still a normal student. Like many, he has times when he does not feel like going to classes, he said.
He was in the eighth grade when he came up with his first business idea. At this young age, he had to attend school while traveling and tending to his business ventures.
With a business comes the task of attending meetings in various locations, some requiring travel. This puts him in a position of having to juggle between work and school. ”It’s kind of funny, I don’t go to school too much,” he said “CSM is one of those schools that is a little bit more strict in terms of you have to be here almost every single day. Which is hard for me because I travel a lot. Just in the last few weeks I’ve been in Seattle, Phoenix, and Tucson.”
“It’s really hard to juggle espe- cially because of the teachers, a lot of them are a lot older, and don’t understand what it is I do so when I try to tell them they don’t grasp it, so its a bit hard for them to let me go.”
College is a place where most students decide what to pursue with their lives. They search for fields of interest and do some soul searching along the way, whereas someone like Brusilovsky has pinpointed his life goals and are tackling them head-on at an early age.
“One of my teachers, who is a young guy, he was my English teacher told me one of the best things I’ve ever heard which was a lot of people come to college to figure out what they want to do for the rest of their lives.
“I’ve already figured that out so I’m not going to have the same college experience as anyone else because I already know what I want to do and I’m already doing it.”