Samuel Hendren, a recent graduate of Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, won $5,000 as one of five finalists selected from 600 students nationwide competing in National Federation of Independent Business’s Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs of 2015.
Hendren was recognized as founder of Tech Gone Wild, which was launched to provide a simple way to purchase quality products online and ship them directly to customers free of charge for purchases over $50. He said, “Tech Gone Wild has grown organically — from $250 to over hundreds of thousands in sales.”
The National Federation of Independent Business’ scholarship program is designed to reward and encourage entrepreneurial talents among high school students. Three other Arizona high school seniors were among the 100 winners of $1,000 awards.