â€œCreative ideas may be tricky to engineer, and even trickier to accept, but they are the only type that can solve the difficult technological problems of the future,â€ said Kamen, adding, â€œThe new FLL Global Innovation Award will help kids all over the world understand the importance of creative problem-solving, which is a skillset we desperately need for issues we havenâ€™t even begun to see.
“I really can’t believe it,” said Kim of Ann Arbor, who created a company called Bebarang, which he describes as similar to Netflix because it allows parents to rent baby clothes.
Brian Raney, founder of Awesome Inc., said the idea was first discussed a year ago, and organizers found “there aren’t very many entrepreneurship halls of fame at all.”
Over the course of the past year, the organizers met with representatives of partners in the project including the Kentucky Science and Technology Corp.
My Smart Hands, a company founded by Laura Berg of Toronto that aims to educate young minds through baby sign language, amassed the most votes to win the 2010 SavvyMom Entrepreneur of the Year Award presented by PayPal Canada.