ANN ARBOR – When Brett Wolff launched his business Grandson on Call, he was still in high school.
“When I was 14 or so, I would help my grandparents out a lot with their, computers, phones, iPad technology etc.,” said Wolff. “It was my grandfather’s idea to offer services to other people.”
What began as free classes offered at assisted living communities transformed into private lessons with Wolff working 10-15 hours a week outside of school.
“I really, really enjoy doing it,” said Wolff. “I had one private client who was older and had trouble traveling -- this was way pre-COVID -- but her first great-grandchild was born and we were able to FaceTime with her granddaughter with the baby and she started crying. She was just so happy to be able to see her great-grandchild.”
Fast forward to his freshman year at the University of Michigan, and the Boca Raton, Florida native’s startup would soon become the focus of a group project in Dr. Eric Fretz’s Entrepreneurial Creativity class.
“I came from the mindset from high school that group projects are not efficient especially if you’re dealing with people you’ve never met before,” said Wolff. “But Dr. Fretz has a system for pairing up groups and it’s really amazing to me that this group of people were able to work so efficiently and launch a company to do business virtually. The synergy of our team was crucial to the success of our project.”
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