Young Entrepreneurs

Ex-Ballplayers Offer Coffee's Answer to Chew
Starting a Business

Ex-Ballplayers Offer Coffee's Answer to Chew

Two former baseball players throw a curve at the consumer quest for caffeine. From our Business Unusual file.
Matt Villano
Quirky's Ben Kaufman on Innovation
Entrepreneurs

Quirky's Ben Kaufman on Innovation

Meet the founder of Quirky, a crowdsourced product-development company. Its mission is "to make invention accessible." Its goal: to invent two new consumer products a week. He shares his views on creativity and starting up as part of our Innovators series.
Ameen Khwaja
How a New Design Label Broke into Fashion Week
Starting a Business

How a New Design Label Broke into Fashion Week

Porter Grey, a fashion line started by sisters Alexandra & Kristen O'Neill in 2006, is making its second appearance at Fashion Week. Find out how they learned the business and made it into one of the industry's biggest showcases.
Ameen Khwaja
Teenager Finds a Niche in Man-Scented Candles
Entrepreneurs

Teenager Finds a Niche in Man-Scented Candles

Would you like your house to smell like bacon? Or perhaps a new mitt? A young entrepreneur creates his own masculine take on the scented-candle business.
Michelle Juergen
How a B-School Networking Problem Became a $20 Million Opportunity
Starting a Business

How a B-School Networking Problem Became a $20 Million Opportunity

Bump Technologies co-founder David Lieb went to business school to make contacts. He left to build a new way to share them.
Joel Holland
Peter Thiel on What You Can't Learn in College
Entrepreneurs

Peter Thiel on What You Can't Learn in College

The venture capitalist and co-founder of PayPal answers questions about his initiative to back the business dreams of select teen entrepreneurs willing to put their educations on hold.
Jennifer Wang
1SaleADay.com's Ben Federman and the Value of a Daily Steal
Entrepreneurs

1SaleADay.com's Ben Federman and the Value of a Daily Steal

This 28-year-old Brooklynite built a successful business around the concept of loss leaders. Part of our annual Young Millionaires report.
Gwen Moran
Khu.sh's Prerna Gupta Pioneers High-Tech Music for the Masses
Entrepreneurs

Khu.sh's Prerna Gupta Pioneers High-Tech Music for the Masses

This 29-year-old CEO has her sights set on expansion with her apps LaDiDa and Songify and seed funding from angel investors. Part of our annual Young Millionaires report.
Jennifer Wang
From Grad Student to Social Media Millionaire
Entrepreneurs

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
GumGum's Ophir Tanz Spins Gold from Ads on Images Online
Entrepreneurs

GumGum's Ophir Tanz Spins Gold from Ads on Images Online

This twentysomething innovator created a successful digital ad network for Web images. Learn how he did it. Part of our annual Young Millionaires report.
Jennifer Wang
Startup or Start School? The Degree Debate
Entrepreneurs

Startup or Start School? The Degree Debate

With sky-high unemployment among the nation's youth, the question of whether to startup now or wait until you finish college has never been more significant.
Adam Toren
Learning to Embrace Failure
Entrepreneurs

Learning to Embrace Failure

A young entrepreneur's ability to embrace failure is paramount to his or her long-term success in business.
Justin Hedge
Back from the Brink: Surviving Startup Stress
Leadership

Back from the Brink: Surviving Startup Stress

How three entrepreneurs made a comeback after personal and business challenges.
Jason Fell
How to Build Credibility as a Young Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurs

How to Build Credibility as a Young Entrepreneur

Five steps to make your business a success when experience is not on your side.
Jane Porter