Your Name: Thea Myhrvold
Business Name: IB Smart
Type of Business: Education and Technology
Business Location: United Arab Emirates
Reason for starting
Helping others as well as making a difference. These educational games help students learn in a fun and different way. It also helps those who are struggling, and creates a great alternative. I have always been passionate about education, and feel that it is how I can contribute in my own way.
After only a few months I have been featured in magazines like Cosmopolitan, which was a great honor. I am only 22, and for such a magazine to ask me for my advice was really fun! Also having very established and successful business leaders endorse me and my product is a great success.
What is your top challenge and how have you addressed it?
Not being a super technical person to start. I sat down and learnt all about this new world by myself as much as I could, and constantly tried to keep up to date on the latest tech news. I now know a lot more than I used to, and feel very confident about my new knowledge. Although it needs to be constantly updated as the tech world moves fast!
Who is your most important role model?
My mother, although she doesn’t truly know how inspiring she is to me.