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The 'Aha!' Moments of 3 Ambitious Entrepreneurs

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There is a fine line between genius and crazy, and entrepreneurs often straddle it. To make that innovative idea come to fruition, you need to be nuts enough to start from nothing, work long hours with no guarantee of a paycheck and face a high chance of failure. Still, for a lucky few, the drive is relentless and the rewards are worth it.

Brittany Hodak, co-founder of entertainment company ZinePak, recently spoke with three entrepreneurs featured in the Empact Showcase, an annual event held at the United Nations that celebrates young founders. These three entrepreneurs were also featured in Entrepreneur's "30 Startups to Watch" list this year.

Related: Young Millionaires: How These Entrepreneurs Under 30 Are Changing the World

In a roundtable discussion, the group talked about when they had their “aha! moment” and knew the entrepreneurial path -- rocky and rough as it is -- was the right one for them.

Watch this short video to learn how Jesse Lear of V.I.P. Waste Services, Jonathan Nostrant of ivee and Grace Ng of Javelin caught the entrepreneurship bug. You may just get inspired yourself.

Related: The ‘Aha!’ Moments of Famous Inventors (Infographic)

 
 

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