Megan Holstein is a freshman at the Ohio State University, from Columbus OH, eighteen years old, and the president of Pufferfish Software. Pufferfish Software makes apps for autistic children and their therapy, and Megan started this company when she was fifteen. Her passion for entrepreneurship developed when s… Read More
Megan Holstein is a freshman at the Ohio State University, from Columbus OH, eighteen years old, and the president of Pufferfish Software. Pufferfish Software makes apps for autistic children and their therapy, and Megan started this company when she was fifteen. Her passion for entrepreneurship developed when she was fourteen, and began a business buying and selling broken laptops on eBay.
Pufferfish Software has been developing apps for two and a half years. They have sponsored a4cwsn.com's iPad giveaway and been featured by autism foundations such as autismpluggedin.com and the Autism Society of Ohio. Pufferfish Software is a small team of developers from around the world, and is an entirely internet-based company.
Megan Holstein is the most recent winner of the EO’s Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year award, for the High School level of competition. She was also named as one of the Columbus YWCA's Women to Watch for 2013, and featured in Columbus Business First's 20 People to Know in Technology. She was also a finalist for TechColumbus's Student Innovation Awards, and gave a TEDx Youth Talk last October at COSI. (cosi.org). Megan has also been on panel discussions - she previously spoke on a TechColumbus panel on the impact of girls in STEM, and was invited to speak at a Tech Savvy Women panel in Ohio. She has also helped develop a 'girls in tech and science' group, aimed at middle and high school girls interested in STEM.
More recently, Megan has been featured by the Fisher School of Business as their featured undergraduate student, and is currently seeking an undergraduate degree in business administration at The Ohio State University, and was very recently named a recipient of the Ohio State University’s 2014 Outstanding First Year Student Award. She has joined the leadership team on their Business Builder’s Club, and competes in university business plan and entrepreneurship competitions regularly. She is currently working on a book to help people who dream of making mobile apps move on those dreams, and go from complete beginners to people with their own apps. Read Less