Coming up Wednesday

Wildfires burn through Colorado causing thousands to evacuate, and protests in Turkey are in 13th day. Tune in at 7am ET.
May 7th, 2012
11:25 AM ET

Stamford fire inspires kids to create 'Safety Guard'in' – a home safety business plan

It was a stunning tragedy. Two grandparents and their three granddaughters die in a Christmas Day fire in Stamford, Connecticut. The home was under construction at the time and the smoke detectors weren't connected.

That event inspired four school children from another Connecticut town to create a business proposal they call the "Safety Guard'in" – a home inspection and online fire safety network which they entered into a contest for young entrepreneurs, sponsored by Warren Buffett.

These kid creators are now finalists in Buffet's "Grow Your Own Business Challenge", and are set to pitch their idea directly to the Oracle of Omaha two weeks from today.

Joining Soledad this morning is 11-year-olds Amanda Carter and Michael Wipf, Michael's 8-year-old sister Diana, Amanda's 7-year-old sister Lilly, and Amanda and Lilly's dad Kevin. They explain how they came up with the idea and the anticipation of presenting their business to Buffett.

Filed under: Safety
soundoff (One Response)
  1. juegos

    You already know thus considerably in the case of this subject, produced me personally believe it from numerous numerous angles. Its like women and men don't seem to be fascinated until it's one thing to do with Lady gaga! Your personal stuffs nice. At all times handle it up!

    November 7, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.