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GES 2017: Meet 13-year-old Hamish, the youngest entrepreneur from Australia

Hamish wants to showcase the light of sea turtles and raise awareness about the impact of autism on society at GES

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

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A delegate poses for a photo at the venue of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 in Hyderabad. (Photo: PTI)

Hamish Finlayson, 13, is the youngest entrepreneur who will be showcasing his and awareness apps at the high-profile Summit in

The Australia-based entrepreneur, who is studying in 7th grade, has so far developed five apps including the one to save turtles, and is currently working on the sixth one for increasing awareness about traffic rules.



"I am super excited to be in India," Finlayson said, adding that though his first love is technology and developing apps, he also focuses on his studies.

"Only after finishing my school homework, I work on my apps. I work only in my spare time," he added.

Graeme Finlayson, the father of Hamish, said that it all started when he was just eight years old and in the 3rd grade.


After contesting in a competition on apps, Hamish got interested and the journey started from there, his father said. The apps developed by him are available on as well as stores.

"The sixth app he is developing is about teaching people about road safety," Graeme said.

With customers in 54 countries, Hamish wants to scale his technology to solve big problems being faced by the people across the world, the father added.

He further said that at GES 2017, Hamish wants to showcase the light of sea turtles and raise awareness about the impact of autism on society.

First Published: Wed, November 29 2017. 01:02 IST
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