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Nina Davani from St Albans High School for Girls secures £10,000 investment for phone app, Prompt Me Nina
A St Albans schoolgirl who has always dreamed of owning her own business was inspired to create a new mobile phone application after her father’s Facebook account was hacked.
Nina Davani, who attends St Albans High School for Girls, managed to secure £10,000 of funding for her app Prompt Me Nina.
The 14-year-old’s idea came after her father, Atul, fell victim to internet hackers in Germany last summer.
In order to secure his details he had to change the password on all of his online accounts.
Nina said: "He was complaining to me because he couldn’t remember them all and I came up with an idea."
The app, which is being sold through Android, allows users to set hints for each of their passwords so they can remember them without having to write them down in full.
After developing her idea the teenager, who lives in Luton, approached internet entrepreneur Suleman Sacranie, who she met during a school project.
The businessman invested £10,000 into the idea and Nina began to look for the right people to create her vision.
She said: "When I got the investment I thought that if he was willing to invest it is definitely a good idea.
"At the beginning it was really exciting. I thought it would be ready in two weeks but once I got started I realised it was a lot of work.
"It has definitely been the best few months of my life.
"Everyone has been really positive.
"Lots of people have downloaded it and come back and said it was great.
"My dad was really happy. He thought it was a great idea. He is very proud."
Nina’s next goal is to have the app selling on other platforms including Apple’s iTunes.
She said: "I’ve always wanted to have my own business.
"When I had the idea I just wanted to make it happen.
"I think it will make a positive impact on people’s online lives and make it easier for them to be safe."