The tool created by two teenage boys that will keep your indoor plants alive

After their parents kept killing indoor plants at home, Jayden Clark and Ashkan Azarkish got together and came up with a product to help. The teenagers are used to working with each other. They teamed up as part of their Young Enterprise Scheme class last year at New Plymouth Boys’ High School. They have now created an all-in-one digital plant monitor, called Sprout, that enables you to keep track of your pot plant’s moisture, sunlight, temperature and humidity requirements via an app on your phone.

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It will tell you if the plant needs more, or less, water and if it’s getting enough sunlight, and other useful things you need to keep it healthy.

“From there you'll be able to help keep your plants alive based on recommendations based on the vitals,” 16-year-old Azarkish said.

This year, they have been named as one of five finalists in Venture Taranaki’s PowerUp Kickstart, a business capability building programme and ideas competition, with one idea ultimately winning the grand prize of $10,000 to spend on developing their enterprise.

Each finalist is paired with a mentor to refine their business before giving a final pitch on June 29.

The students have been paired with Jeff Man, an Auckland-based tech start up businessman.

“He's been helping with helping us by going back a little bit and really making sure we've got that problem right and then going through the solution and really refining everything.”

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The tool created by two teenage boys that will keep your indoor plants alive

After their parents kept killing indoor plants at home, Jayden Clark and Ashkan Azarkish got together and came up with a product to help. The teenagers are used to working with each other. They teamed up as part of their Young Enterprise Scheme class last year at New Plymouth Boys’ High School. They have now created an all-in-one digital plant monitor, called Sprout, that enables you to keep track of your pot plant’s moisture, sunlight, temperature and humidity requirements via an app on your phone.

It will tell you if the plant needs more, or less, water and if it’s getting enough sunlight, and other useful things you need to keep it healthy.

“From there you'll be able to help keep your plants alive based on recommendations based on the vitals,” 16-year-old Azarkish said.

This year, they have been named as one of five finalists in Venture Taranaki’s PowerUp Kickstart, a business capability building programme and ideas competition, with one idea ultimately winning the grand prize of $10,000 to spend on developing their enterprise.

Each finalist is paired with a mentor to refine their business before giving a final pitch on June 29.

The students have been paired with Jeff Man, an Auckland-based tech start up businessman.

“He's been helping with helping us by going back a little bit and really making sure we've got that problem right and then going through the solution and really refining everything.”

Read more here...