A 12-year-old Web whiz kid
reportedly will join about 300 business and political leaders
accompanying Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien on a trade
mission to China.
Keith Peiris, founder of the award-winning Web site design
company Cyberteks Design in June 1999, said he is "just like any
other kid," according to a Reuters report. But the company he heads
lists about 25 clients in North America and he is presently faced
with deciding whether to sell out to US or Hong Kong investors for
several million dollars. Cyberteks has grown about 600 percent over
the last seven months, Reuters said.
The eighth-grader, whose Web sites are dominated by music and
animation, is cited by Reuters as saying one of his biggest
headaches is convincing prospective clients that doing business with
his firm is a sound move, despite his tender age. He and his father,
Deepal, vice president of operations, are slated to spend nine days
on the Team Canada trip to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, where
Canada hopes to showcase the best of Canadian business.
The site is at http://www.cyberteks.com/ .
Reported by Newsbytes.com, http://www.newsbytes.com/ .
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