Aston native Shreyas Parab, the 15-year-old CEO of NovelTie, is continuing to pile up the accolades by winning this year’s Congressional App Challenge for his district, writes Lian Parsons for Technical.ly Philly.
The Congressional App Challenge gives high school students a chance to showcase their coding skills and encourage growth in STEM skills.
Parab’s company sells a line of novelty ties with bright prints or catchphrases such as “Chick Magnet” and “Stud Muffin.” The junior at Archmere Academy in Delaware won the award for his app that teaches young people entrepreneurial skills.
Parab is no stranger to awards. He was selected as a finalist in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy’s Saunders Scholars Competition for his work with NovelTie. He also won Delaware’s Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs thanks to his spelling bee app last year. During that event, he said he was not “too young to be an entrepreneur.”
The winners will go to Washington, D.C., to present their work in front of members of Congress. Their work will also be featured on the House’s website for a year and in the U.S. Capitol Building.