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Most of the news we read these days are about the things that go wrong in our societies. We at ArcticStartup have always wanted to take a more positive approach to entrepreneurship by covering startups and events in a more positive, yet critical light. This post is all about happiness and Caine’s Arcade.

Last year, a 9-year old boy built a cardboard arcade in his father’s Auto Parts store and wanted to run it as a business. Despite all of his efforts (and my god, the ingeniouity put into those machines!) he didn’t see a lot of customers. And then, the internet happened. Word about his arcade was spread around and soon enough a flashmob was organised to get people to his arcade.

The video below is this story. It will make you smile and have hope for humanity. It’s 10 minutes long, but very much worth your time.

The people who made the video had also a website put up for his scholarship fund. Their goal was to raise $100 000 through donations. The tally stands now at $109 750. Even if it’s through donations, this kid deserved every dollar of it.

All this raises a great question – how do you help kids find the value in entrepreneurship? What are your thoughts on this?

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