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The Next Generation of Entrepreneurs Are Amazing. Let's Support Them! We need to stop the division between 'older generation' and 'younger generation.' That holds both sides back.

By Jason Feifer

This story appears in the September 2018 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Nigel Parry

Want to know why we put a 13-year-old entrepreneur on the cover of this magazine? There's the simple reason, of course: We want to celebrate youthful achievement and inspire others.

Related: 5 Priorities for Young Entrepreneurs

But there's a deeper reason, aimed at anybody old enough to rent a car. If that's you, go take another look at Zollipops founder Alina Morse on our cover. She looks like she's having fun, right? So carefree! Her whole life ahead of her! But make no mistake; she and her peers are coming to replace you. They are smart -- trust us, we've interviewed them, and they are frighteningly smart. They see problems with fresh eyes, unencumbered by the calcified logic that blinds those with more experience. They've watched you, and seen you fail and succeed, and absorbed the lessons. They're savvy. They're ready.

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