Young Millionaires

Scott Mitic, 29, And Peter Mellen, 32

By Amanda C. Kooser

One day in 1998, Scott Mitic met fellow business student and friend Peter Mellen for lunch. "We talked and decided we shouldn't wait to become entrepreneurs," says Mellen. "We agreed to burn our resumes instead of interviewing for corporate jobs with the rest of our classmates." San Francisco-based Headlight.com, was founded less than one year later.

Offering more than 3,000 online courses, Headlight.com is leading the charge for e-learning. The company already has more than 30 major partners and expects 2000 sales to be more than $2 million. "I've looked up to entrepreneurs as heroes," Mellen says. "I enjoy thinking outside of the box to see opportunities others don't, then seeing that vision become a reality."

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This article was originally published in the November 2000 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Young Millionaires.

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