Many young people wish to become Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, while some are born with business spirit. Whether you are a guy or a girl, doubtful about your idea of becoming entrepreneur, all you need to do is follow your dream. Jessica Ratcliffe is one of such entrepreneurs.
Jessica Ratcliffe always loved video games. When she was 15, she came up with the idea of creating her own website, where gamers could swap games in order to make fair transaction while keeping low costs. At that time, she was not able to raise money for her site using her pocket money. In 2010, at the age of 19, she raised finance and entered in gaming market. She founded a website – Gaboom, as a user-to-user video game exchange.
Gaboom is an online platform for peer-to-peer game exchange. It attracts people of ages ranging from 10 to 30 years. It offers automatic user-matching and quick as well as efficient service through which users can get the games they want. Presently, there are 3,500 members working in Gaboom and Jessica wants to start operating outside UK in next year.
Jess has attended Royal Holloway University at London for studying Business Management, but she left after first year for working full-time on Gaboom. She won the NACUE National Varsity Pitch Competition which is a premier business plan competition for students and also won the prize of £10,000. Now, she is involved in mini-seedcamp and trying to get more investment for her company.
Jess’s inspiration is Sir Richard Branson and her aim is to provide gamers with a place where they can swap their video games easily and efficiently and she wants to make a top video game swapping website in the UK. She is a really an inspiration for those youngsters who want to start their business.