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2 young Seattle entrepreneurs finalists to meet Warren Buffet

2 young Seattle entrepreneurs finalists to meet Warren Buffet
SEATTLE -- Two Seattle kids are in line to pitch their idea for food recycling to one of the most successful investors ever.

10-year-old Clarissa Henry and 11-year-old Esai Prescod are finalists in the Secret Millionairs club -- an animated series aimed at teaching kids about money.

They have nationwide contest for kids who come up with the best business idea, and this team of kids from Wallingford are in the finals.

It all started when Clarissa's mom brought home fruits and veggies destine for the compost heap at a local produce stand, and the thought they could make something out of this.

"We realized we could reduce waste and make some money for ourselves by preserving the produce while adding to its value," the team wrote on their contest page.

They called their company "WiNWiN."

"It's a win for us and a win for the environment," they said.

They entered their idea into the annual Secret Millionaires contest, where thousands of young entrepreneurs, just kids, compete for a chance to meet Mr. investor himself, billionaire Warren Buffet, and maybe walk away with $5,000 of his money.

Clarissa and Esai are one of three finalists going to Omaha to meet Buffet, and the winner is determined by public vote.

Last year, two brothers from Puyallup made it to the finals but didn't win. These kids actually had a business lunch with the brothers for tips on how to deal with Mr. Buffet.
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