On Being a Young CEO

Inc. Magazine profiles 18 entrepreneurs/CEOs, all of whom are under 30.

This generation, at nearly 80 million strong, is poised to be the largest, the most educated, and the most diverse in American history. That gives its members special insight into the largest, the most educated, and the most diverse market in history. They are also fearless about technology. The kids of the ’80s grew up with computers; the kids of the ’90s can’t recall (and shrink from imagining) life before the Internet. And they are idealistic and optimistic — traits that influence their perceptions of business.

Millennial entrepreneurs are a breed apart from those who came before. The ways in which they start companies — and the companies they start — reflect those distinctions.