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From Grad Student to Social Media Millionaire

How twentysomething Shama Kabani of Marketing Zen Group wrote a master's thesis on Twitter and then went on to build a leading-edge marketing firm. Part of our annual Young Millionaires report.

Matt Villano

· 4 min read

From Business Idea to Successful Startup in Three Months

How Zaarly quickly brought its concept to market, complete with celebrity investment and lots of buzz.

Jennifer Wang

· 4 min read

Quirky: The Solution to the Innovator's Dilemma

At the age of 24, Ben Kaufman already has a successful startup track record. With Quirky, he's tapped into the power of open innovation and created a place where anyone can become an inventor.

Jennifer Wang

· 13 min read
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How Gamesalad Can Help You Create Your Own Video Game

This Austin company can turn almost anyone into a game developer.

Gwen Moran

· 3 min read

How the Crowdfunding Site Peerbackers Got Its Start

Co-founder Sally Outlaw talks about how her site helps fledgling businesses find the money to get started.

Dan O'Shea

· 3 min read

How Polyvore Became a Trend-Setter in Social Shopping

This online community tells your network what to wear. Plus, a look at more ground-breakers in social commerce.

Jennifer Wang

· 4 min read

How Mobile Roadie Became a Leader in Do-It-Yourself Apps

This self-service app creator aims to make it cheap and easy to go mobile. Plus, a look at other game-changers in the mobile space.

Jason Daley

· 4 min read

Mashable's Pete Cashmore on Persistence

How he turned obstacles into an opportunity, why he's so obsessed with the Internet and a winning habit he learned from his father.

Teri Evans

· 6 min read

Sara Blakely on Resilience

The founder of Spanx opens up about what drives her -- and the critical life lesson she learned early on.

Teri Evans

· 5 min read

Innovator: Shopkick's Cyriac Roeding Reinvents Retail

Meet Cyriac Roeding, the man reinventing shopping for the mobile era.

Jason Ankeny

· 13 min read