June 9th, 2016

Entrepreneurs are increasingly hailed as today’s rock stars, and people like Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, and Evan Spiegel have become household names for most millennials. Yet studies have shown the number of young people under 30 who are participating in entrepreneurship are dropping. The business and entrepreneurship experts think that young people make the best and most successful entrepreneurs. Experts explain that young people take the most risks, which is one of the most important parts of starting and running a business. Without the responsibilities of raising a family, or being tied down in a job, young people have the chance to throw themselves into startups. Business leaders want to encourage young people; they want them to know that the sooner you can start a business, the better. An early start up makes the difference between a business venture being fully developed and one put on the backburner for a more “convenient” time. There are thousands of young entrepreneurs who, while not on the scale of industry moguls like Zuckerberg and Musk, are experiencing real success and making the world a better place while they do it. From seven year old Sebastian Martinez’s custom sock line Are you Kidding which has teamed up with the American Cancer Society to raise thousands for cancer research to recent MIT graduates Gabriel Blanchet and Jamie Byron who developed Grove which gives people in cities and colder climates the ability to grow their own fresh food in an indoor, aquaponic garden system, young people are leading the way when it comes to changing the face of business.

Annamarie Hufford-Bucklin, Triskeles Intern