35 Under 35 Coolest Entrepreneurs of 2014
Youth is not always wasted on the young. For almost a decade, Inc. has celebrated the achievements of entrepreneurs whose vision and business savvy belie their relatively tender ages. And though our annual 30 Under 30 feature has expanded to include the top 35 Under 35 in honor of Inc.’s 35th anniversary, this year’s list doesn’t disappoint.
The young founders featured here are building drones, disrupting education, rendering the common egg obsolete, and at the same time declaring to the world that being an entrepreneur continues to rock. Here is Inc.'s list of this year's 35 Under 35 Coolest Entrepreneurs:
How a 20-year-old kid from Mexico co-founded the largest drone manufacturer in America with a man he met online.
This startup has high aspirations for your palate.
When Pete Kistler discovered he was being mistaken for a bad guy, he teamed with two Syracuse classmates to create a cheap and very profitable solution, BrandYourself.
In a strike against information booths everywhere, two computer scientists turned founders plan to cover the map with beacons.
The Eventbrite co-founder says she used to be a realist and needed a life plan. But after eight years, she's learned to embrace optimism.
Three-year-old e-tailing startup Everlane boasts value conscious products with a socially conscious message.
Using technology developed at MIT, these entrepreneurs created a laptop power adapter that's four times smaller and six times lighter than the brick that's currently weighing you down.
Founder Alisa Chumachenko loves what she does, and you should too.
Abe Issa, founder of Global Efficient Energy, doesn't plan on slowing down as he sells Americans on solar energy one state at a time.
Toy industry execs told Debbie Sterling that construction toys for girls don't sell. But her GoldieBlox line of building kits proved them all wrong.
First, Hampton Creek made a healthier scrambled egg, followed quickly by mayonnaise. Now it's tackling sweets--and it's winning on price. Meet the future of food.
Founder Apoorva Mehta thinks an hour or two is too long to wait for your groceries. Here's what he's doing about it.
Raad Mobrem's dog toy company was desperate for cheap and efficient order management software. So he built it.
Ayah Bdeir was an accomplished engineer and artist when she created something irresistible. It's been called the Legos of the 21st Century--only it's not strictly a toy.
Social media can be problematic for websites that don't want to direct viewers away from their sites. Comments are worse. Jordan Kretchmer founded Livefyre to fix all that.
Logan Green and John Zimmer, the founders of Lyft, are armed with more than $300 million. Can "your friend with a car" scale globally and become one of the biggest companies on the planet?
How three twenty-somethings at Mark43 are finally bringing law enforcement into the 21st century with smart software that helps cops analyze crime data.
Having a job doesn't have to be an empty, cog-in-the-wheel experience. This startup wants to show you how to have fun while you're climbing the ladder.
David Ulevitch of OpenDNS learned everything he needed to know about domain names by the end of college. Then he leveraged that knowledge to build one of the world's largest Internet security networks.
Talk about an exit Strategy. This startup wants to both end the organ donation crisis and go out of business in just five years.
Josh Kushner thinks your insurance company should be transparent, pleasant, and helpful. How radical is that?
Why back an artist once when you can support her entire career? Patreon helps you accomplish just that.
In the beginning, Scribd made it easy for anyone to publish and share written work. Now the startup is finding its niche.
Isaac Saldana wants to make tools that make life easier for developers. SendGrid is just the start.
Native advertising company Sharethrough is betting on quality content as the key to making money online.
The founders of Shopify designed an internal solution that became an external sensation.
This startup built an alternative education system that's poised to have a major impact on the learning landscape.
How this company aims to deploy a fleet of satellites that will be able to map any place in the world, five to seven times a day.
It took a while for CEO Anthony Casalena to find the right employees, and the right funders.
The Vetter brothers always loved their mom's salad dressing. With growing national distribution, they're betting you will, too.
Jordan Eisenberg has created possibly the most convenient way to take over-the-counter medications.
For when you need real-time access to interpreters--whether you're in a bind or simply updating your website.
Founder Zain Jaffer hopes to create the new gold-standard for mobile advertising.
How this founder with an idea ahead of its time kept it in his back pocket while bootstrapping a solid business. After a decade, he's switching back into high gear.
How do you stop the Internet from destroying an industry? You get creative.