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Teen receives funding for business venture

July 30, 2014

By Traci Moyer, The Herald Bulletin, Anderson, Ind.



July 30--ANDERSON -- Brandon Boynton is moving forward with his business dreams, thanks in part to a local working capital loan and a fundraising campaign.

This week, the Flagship Microloan Program granted a working capital loan to Most Beastly Studios, where Boynton is CEO. The loan enables Most Beastly Studios to receive technical assistance through the Flagship Enterprise Center, including bookkeeping, marketing and business consulting services.

Boynton, a Pendleton Heights junior, designed a mobile application called The Bully Box while enrolled in the Madison County Chamber's Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program. The application is designed to report bullying anonymously and won national recognition at the sixth annual Saunders Scholars Finals in Washington, D.C.

In addition to The Bully Box, Boynton has created The Curfew Buddy for parents and children to communicate destination and arrival times on a mobile application.

An ongoing campaign through IndieGoGo has also been established to help the young entrepreneur raise funding for his business at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-bullybox--2.

Flagship Enterprise Center, which sponsors the YEA program, is a partnership between the City of Anderson and Anderson University as a technology-based business incubator and SBA Microlender.

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More information For more information on microloans, contact the Microloan Office at 313-7329 or visit www.flagshipmicroloan.org.

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