Best Young Entrepreneurs 2009

Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010, under


This year’s ten finalists for the best young entrepreneurs in the USA have just been announced. The preceding years have had a fair share of dorm room beginners toping the world ranks as the best managers and innovators in business and it yet to be seen if more will make it to the final list or yet if the 2009 finalists will make it back to the list.

Meet the Ten finalists for America’s best young entrepreneurs 2010 according to the business weekly.

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Ascension Aircraft
What It Does: Aircraft sales and leasing
Founder: Jamail Larkins, 25
Web Site: www.ascensionaircraft.com
Based: Augusta, Ga.

Education:Bachelors Degree in Aviation and Business Admin

Revenue: 2008 saw a little over $ 7million

Employees: Four(4)

 

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Box.net
What It Does: Online collaboration tool
Founders: Aaron Levie, 24, and Dylan Smith, 24
Web Site: www.box.net
Based: Palo Alto, Calif.

Employees: Fifty(50)

 

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Click To Client
What It Does: Online marketing agency
Founder: Shama Kabani, 24
Web Site: www.clicktoclient.com
Based: Dallas

Revenue: $120,000

Books: The Zen of Social Media (Buy Amazon)

 

 

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Emergent
What It Does: Renewable energy consulting
Founders: Jesse Gossett, 23 (left); Jayson Uppal, 23 (center); and Chris Jacobs, 21 (right)
Web Site: www.emergentgroup.com
Based: Boston

Revenue: 2008, $108,000

 

Ibeccreative

I Bec Creative
What It Does: Web development and graphic design
Founder: Becky Stockbridge, 25
Web Site: www.ibeccreative.com

Based: Portland, Me.

Revenue: $225,000 in 2008

Employees: Five(5)

 

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Intern Queen
What It Does: Internship placement consultancy
Founder: Lauren Berger, 25
Web Site: www.internqueen.com

Based: Los Angeles

Revenue: 2008, $100,000

 

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ModCloth
What It Does: Online marketplace for indie designer fashion and decor
Founders: Eric Koger, 25, and Susan Koger, 24
Web Site: www.modcloth.com
Based: Pittsburgh

Employees: 0ne hundred and four(104)

 

 

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NoteHall
What It Does: Online marketplace for class notes
Founders: Sean Conway, 25 (right); Justin Miller, 21(far right); B.J. Stephan, 24 (left); Fadi
Chalfoon, 23 (second from left)
Web Site: www.notehall.com
Based: Tucson, Ariz.

 

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Trunk Club
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What It Does: Online clothes shopping service for men
Founder: Joanna Van Vleck, 26
Web Site: www.trunkclub.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Tumblr
What It Does: Microblogging platform
Founder: David Karp, 23
Web Site: www.tumblr.com
Based: New York

 

Venture Capital: $5.5 million

Employees: Ten (10)

Related Articles:

Business week, Yahoo finance


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