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Warren Buffett's Business Contest Won by 10-Year-Old Girl

May 22, 2012

Thomas Olson

A business idea from Aria Eppinger, a fourth-grader from Squirrel Hill, won billionaire Warren Buffett's nationwide, Grow Your Own Business competition.

Eppinger, age 10, also takes home and a grand prize of $5,000, for besting ideas from more than 3,000 entrants ages 7 to 16. She and four other finalists presented their ideas to Buffett and a panel of judges on Monday in Omaha.

Eppinger's concept was to create an easy way for children to make light-up clothing. It would entail a kit with LED lights, colored conductive thread that carries electricity, switches, batteries and her own LED Snap Caps -- decorative pieces that fit on top of the lights. The kits could be sold online or at craft stores.

Source: (c) 2012 The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (Greensburg, Pa.)

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