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How Sawyer Howitt Is Learning About Entrepreneurship

Sawyer Howitt is a senior in high school. Despite his young age, he’s already on the path of an aspiring entrepreneur. He has begun working and learning about what it takes to start and run a company. He is also looking forward to attending the University of California, Berkeley where he plans to take part in their prestigious Entrepreneurial Finance degree program.

It’s been a number of ways that Sawyer Howitt has learned about what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Both his father and mother have founded and run companies. His dad, David Howitt, is an entrepreneur who founded Meriwether Group and is the company’s CEO. David and Sawyer’s mom also co-founded Oregon Chai in 1991. This is popular tea brand that is now sold in grocery stores around the nation. They successfully sold Oregon Chai in 2004 for an undisclosed amount of money.

While Sawyer Howitt has learned a lot about entrepreneurship from his parents, he has also learned about it from the team at Meriwether Group and their clients. He started working at the company in 2015 as a Business Strategy Analyst and advanced to the position of Project Manager in January 2017. Meriwether Group is a company that helps entrepreneurs grow and develop their business. They provide several business services including product development, rolling a product out to retail, sourcing materials, as well as other services. Sawyer Howitt interacts with these clients and is rapidly developing a keen understanding of what it takes to open and run a company.

An ongoing project that Sawyer Howitt has been deeply involved in is using RFID technology in order to make shopping easier and quicker. Most products today have a RFID chip in the packaging which emits a radio frequency which identifies the product. Sawyer Howitt wants to use these to eliminate the arduous process of paying for items and getting out of the store. Instead of needing to do that process each item the customer is carrying out of the store will be read by a sensor which can read the RFID chips of whatever they are leaving with.

Learn more about Sawyer Howitt on LinkedIn.com.