SAGE Featured Successes
Jason Li – iReTron
Jason founded iReTron in his sophomore year of high school, acting as CEO from then on. iReTron sells and donates used electronics to schools and hospitals while preventing these devices from hitting landfills. Jason’s team won SAGE USA National event and, taking in one step further, his pitch landed him a $100k investment from Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran of Shark Tank.
The students from Ireland were interested in the area of water conservation amid the growing global crisis of water shortage. The project has since received financial and practical support from various enterprise boards and companies in Ireland who see its potential. The water conservation products created by the young social entrepreneurs include a patented LED shower head that times a user’s shower duration and a leak detection system for industries and farms. The team won the Social Enterprise Business Category at SAGE WORLD CUP 2014.