Young Entrepreneur Develops Apps with Purpose

Haley Hintz took 1st place in National Startup competition for her Penny Saver App.

Haley Hintz of Rolling Meadows, Illinois was nominated by her English teacher, Caleb Parnin. This spring, the young entrepreneur took the initiative to develop her own app, Penny Saver, in order to help teenagers learn fiscal literacy and how to best save and spend their money. Impressively, Haley led her team to win the district-wide Startup competition, but she didn’t stop there. They also competed in the national competition and took home first place! 

In addition to her passion for web and app design, Haley is also a fourth-year member of her school's dance team.  She holds several different leadership positions, as well as the responsibilities of lead choreographer. As a true entrepreneurial spirit and a lover of the arts, Haley perfectly exemplifies someone who is "finding their grind.” She hopes to attend Indiana University next year, and we can’t wait to see what she accomplishes next!

About the Author

Natasha Barritt

Natasha serves as the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Find Your Grind Foundation in Los Angeles. In this capacity, she has created several programs, workshops, and experiential learning opportunities to improve the lives of youth through the arts.

Growing up in coastal Maine, Natasha's childhood heroes were artists, writers, and directors. She moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to attend USC's Marshall School of Business, School of Cinematic Arts Program and pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Before starting Find Your Grind, Natasha worked at various advertising agencies, specializing in TV media investment.