Entrepreneurship is no longer a term solely reserved for former business execs and seasoned employees. Gone are the days where young adults stick close to the traditional career path. Instead, today's trailblazers are creating their own opportunities. Check out the entire article: http://www.blackenterprise.com/2011/04/18/10-young-entrepreneurs-to-watch-out-for/
Here are just a few recognized on the list:
Arielle Patrice Scott
Young entrepreneur who's been working on creative startup ideas targeting young adults since 18. She came up with the idea for GenJuice out of her thesis connected with the current GenJuice team, and it's been a crazy ride ever since for Arielle. GenJuice is becoming the MTV for today's young adults. MTV is where young adults watch celebrities and trendsetters, but GenJuice is where young adults are the trendsetters and influencers of today. GenJuice strives to be the content source and spokesperson for today's motivated young adults.
Amos Winbush III
The 27-year-old musician didn’t let a smartphone glitch leave him down and out. Instead, Winbush turned it into a lesson learned—a profitable venture, at that. The CEO of CyberSynchs, a company that allows consumers to sync data between their mobile device and computer. CyberSynchs, LLC is the developer of the first patented Universal Data Synchronization System. Winbush won Innovator of the Year Award at the 2010 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, as well as other recognitions, such as Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30” and Entrepreneur Magazine's "100 Brilliant Ideas" lists. In 2009, CyberSynchs posted revenues of $2 million; 2010 revenues were expected to double the previous year's because of partnerships with Sun Microsystems, Samsung, and Microsoft BizSpark.
Sustainable fine jewelry designer Monique Péan started her company in 2006, but caught national attention when First Lady Michelle Obama donned her regal pieces. The Washington, DC native is the winner of prestigious fashion awards such as the 2009 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award and Ecco Domani 2009 Fashion Foundation Award for accessory design.
The entrepreneurial spirit burns bright in Farrah Gray. Since the age of 6, the CEO of Farrah Gray Publishinghas been a salesman and by the age of 16, he launched close to a dozen small businesses and social enterprises. This entrepreneur has received many awards and accolades for his noteworthy accomplishments, including the Young Entrepreneur Trumpet Award, an honorary doctorate degree of humane letters from Allen University, The National Urban League Whitney M. Young Jr. Entrepreneurship Award and The Urban Business Roundtable's Top 40 Game Changers of Chicago.