The Under 30 Entrepreneurial Generation
Inc. just launched its annual 30 Under 30 list. I encourage you to take a look at the site featuring profiles of young minds that are changing everything from office settings to the way other start-ups can succeed. For example, Elliot Bisnow started the Summit Series to create a network of high-profile company founders. John Goscha and former Babson classmates started IdeaPaint to commercialize a paint that turns any smooth surface into a dry-erase board. Shawn Frayne’s Humdinger Wind Energy makes a small device that can capture energy in urban areas where traditional wind turbines will not fit.
The 30 Under 30 site also features stories about trends among young entrepreneurs, such as:
• About two-thirds of young entrepreneurs enlist partners to start their companies.
• They seem to have an innate talent, and a desire, to draw others into their entrepreneurial network to continually gain wisdom and advice.
• College still seems to be the incubator of choice for a large portion of “Generation Y” business owners.
The 30 Under 30 list embodies the spirit of Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative started by the Kauffman Foundation and the UK's Make Your Mark campaign to inspire young people around the world to turn their creativity and ingenuity into powerful entrepreneurial ventures. This year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week activities will take place November 16-22.
Visit www.unleashingideas.org to learn how you can be part of this global effort to shape the next generation of entrepreneurs--maybe next year Inc. will be forced to change it to the 300 Under 30... or even the 3,000 Under 30.