Necessity may indeed be the mother of invention. Sometimes, though, an actual mother is the necessity — for the inventor at least.
That’s the case for Carter Kostler, a 14-year-old ninth-grader from Virginia Beach, Va., whose parents invested time, research and personal funds to make his vision a reality.
Six months after dreaming up his concept for a fruit-infused water bottle — a product designed with the goal of improving one’s health and the environment — Kostler’s invention recently received patent-pending status. And with a little help from the Kickstarter community, he’ll soon kick his bottle-making enterprise into full gear with his first production run.
The young entrepreneur expects to have 1,000 bottles arriving in stores during the first week in December, possibly in time for the Christmas shopping season.
“This has been the greatest experience of my life and I consider myself so fortunate to have parents that believed in me,” he said.the original article from Young Entrepreneur , written by Dinah Wisenberg Brin