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The Jewish Week:

If Eric Forkosh has his way, the days of waiting on a street corner for the school bus to arrive will become a relic of the past.

Forkosh, a junior at Rambam Mesivta High School, created Bus Alert!, a handheld unit that uses radio signals to alert students and parents when the school bus is arriving.

The 16-year-old entrepreneur came up with the concept while waiting for 15 minutes in the icy cold, only to discover that he had missed the bus. “There has to be a better way to go about it,” he thought to himself.

On a recent evening, Forkosh presented the Bus Alert! working prototype that he built himself to a panel of judges at the first annual Gryfe-Levy Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Larry Bellman, director of Touro College’s Entrepreneurial Institute, and organizer of this event said, “The market is potentially awesome. He (Eric) had all kinds of statistics. He’s a future business person who is destined to be very successful.”

Photo by samlevan.

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Originally posted by Rich Whittle on March 11, 2009 in Inventions.

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