17 year old Ishan Goel credits his camera for his access to the best and brightest

At a time when most 17-year-olds are starting their senior years of high school and worried about colleges, dating, and sports Ishan Goel is running three companies and is a distinguished photographer and entrepreneur. Forbes’ Laura Inamedinova highlights Goel’s achievements and the hard work this Dallas-area teen has translated into entrepreneurial success.

The student of Coppel High started a club that helps students to get training as medical volunteers working with the local Fire Department, and their training program.  As the helmsmen to three companies he has crossed paths with men like Ted Cruz, Mark Cuban, and Joe DePinto. He looks back to where it all started when he was just 13 years old, and raising money for the American Heart Association.

A year later, he opened his own marketing firm offering his services for free, or at a steep discount. Goel did this in order to learn as much as possible about social media management and the issue of outsourcing.  Now, three years later, he credits his camera to being the catalyst to gain him entrance to events with leaders such as billionaire Cuban.  Along with his tenacity, he credits his desire to give everything he sets his mind to 100% for his success. He believes that you must give everything you have in order to be an entrepreneur with a successful business model.

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