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Custom House teenager is juggling two businesses and school

PUBLISHED: 07:00 08 February 2016

Ruben de Noronha

Ruben de Noronha

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Fifteen-year-old Ruben de Noronha has always dreamed of being an entrepreneur.

Now his wishes are coming true as he juggles his GCSEs with running two technology businesses.

Ruben, a St Bonaventure’s pupil from Custom House, said he’s always had the “vision and drive” to run his own business.

“I was inspired by many people along the way like Richard Branson, Steve Jobs and someone my age like Ben Towers,” he said.

“I didn’t want money to be a barrier to my success, that would stop me achieving what I wanted and what I wanted to be, which is my own boss.”

He launched his first business, Technology Sector, at the age of 14 to help local start-ups grow their online presence. Most recently the teenager unveiled a website and phone app called TechExplained where people write technology articles and product reviews.

“The highlight of my business has to be when I was sponsored for a short period by companies who place adverts on my app, which are on the Google Play Store.

“One of my aims is to show that age is just a number and you don’t have to be academically successful to do something you love.

“I’m a living example of that.”

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