Entrepreneurialism is often viewed through rose-tinted glasses. To the outsider, the world of the entrepreneur is seen as glamorous, excessive, luxurious and ultimately, successful. However, the simple fact of the matter is it isn’t always like this. In fact, for a lot of entrepreneurs, there are many years of hard-work, dedication, failures, lost money, success and more failures. Herein, it’s important to understand the nature of the industry before getting involved, so you at least understand what you are getting yourself into.
If you’re considering pursuing a career in entrepreneurialism, then check out the following list of people to keep a lookout for in 2020. They know how to play the game, build an audience, make money and, ultimately, attain success.
#1 Alina Morse
Aged just 13, Alina Morse is one of the world’s youngest entrepreneurs. Having conceived the idea for Zollipops at just age 7, Morse set off to create a range of lollipops designed to be healthier for your teeth and gums. She has made several television appearances and her range of food products have become successful on Amazon charts.
#2 Rachel Zietz
Now aged 18, Rachel Zietz is the founder and CEO of Gladiator Lacrosse, a business that makes practical equipment for her favourite sport, Lacrosse. Over the past five years, while balancing her school commitments, Zietz has grown her business into a nationally recognised brand, now worth over $2 million. Her gear was even used at the World Lacrosse Championship.
#3 Brennan Agranoff
Agranoff grew up obsessed with Nike’s high-quality sports apparel. He and his mates would spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on Nike’s latest pair of socks, jackets, tracksuits and t-shirts. Disappointed with the insane prices, Agranoff decided to launch his own brand called HoopSwagg, a playful brand that creates colourful, vivid basketball socks.
Five years on, the brand is set to make $1.6 million US. The business model is built on quick turnaround, low prices and customised products. Agranoff is certainly someone to look out for in 2020.
#4 Keiana Cave
Keiana Cave has always been an environmentally conscious person. She was amazed by the terrific clean-up efforts surrounding the 2010 BP oil spill and has since gone on to create her own start-up company called Mare. Her company has the express purpose of researching ways to neutralise toxins discovered in tainted seawater and minimise the health effects of such contamination.
#5 Abby Kircher
At just 15 years of age, Abby Kircher launched a healthy nut butter brand. Last year, the company made over 1 million sales and has been a hit with various customer segments looking for healthier, more nutritionally-valuable spreads. The business has been so successful to the point that Kircher is planning on delaying college to keep the business growing.
#6 Anton Klingspor
Based in Miami, Florida, Anton Klingspor is the founder of Indicina Ventures, an investment and venture capitalist firm aimed at Generation Z. Klingspor is a proficient coder in several programming languages, including Python, PHP and HTML5. He has been featured in the media extensively because of his success at such an early age.
#7 Noa Mintz
Known for starting Nannies by Noa, Noa Mintz is a specialist matchmaking service designed for nannies and families. She has already won the Next Gen Humanitarian award and has already featured in a variety of television programs. She is certainly someone to look for over the next few years.
#8 Mihir Garimella
Mihir Garimella is 17 years old and is the founder of Firefly, which is a low-cost drone with intelligent capabilities. Indeed, the drone can enter dangerous environments and locate people in need of assistance.
#9 Ben Pasternak
The last entry in our list of top 10 young entrepreneurs is Ben Pasternak. Pasternak, who is just 17 years old, is the founder of Flogg: a social community and virtual marketplace designed for teens. On the platform, young people can buy, sell and barter items.