From under30ceo.com 9/14 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4biz
We are looking at young women who are building and running some of the next great companies. These women who range in age from 15-28 are running multi-million dollar business in a diverse set of industries. Check out these women and the companies they are building
Sprouter.com Sarah Prevette 28 wanted to find a better way to get answers to her pressing business questions, so she started an online community for it. Sprouter.com is a fast-paced environment that focuses on connecting entrepreneurs to socialize & share tips. Sarah has grown Sprouter to 100’s of thousands of users and is backed by Angel Investors. The community has been featured in numerous publications and is posed to grow – as we continue to see growth of online communities and networking.
WhateverLife.com Ashley Qualls 20 started this company back in 2004 at only 14 years old and has been working with Websites since the age of 9. The site was meant to provide free Myspace layouts & HTML tutorials for her age group. Now she has turned down offers to buy the company for as much as $1.5M. According to the site, the company receives anywhere from 130,000 – 360,000 daily visitors.
MyYearBook.com Catherine Cook 22 founded this with her brother David Cook and has grown it into the most popular Teen site in the world and a top 30 website overall. The site boasts over 25 million members, since it was founded in 2005 and has revenue of over $24M. With > $17M in funding and a passionate user base, the two founders look to keep building the platform to serve their community.
iJustine.com Justine Ezarik 26 is the definition of internet celebrity. She has over 1.2 million Twitter followers, >400,000 Facebook fans and almost 1 million subscribers to her YouTube channel – all from creating viral comic videos online. In 2009 it was estimated her videos had been viewed over 64 million times and she makes over $75K/year just from YouTube. This celebrity status has also led her to numerous appearances in movies, TV shows, & commercials – all while she keeps producing her own videos that brought her to this fame
Feed.com is non-profit organization that – in only a few years – has had a major impact on the world by providing over 50 million meals worldwide. The idea is simple, Feed manufactures & sells reusable bags that resemble feed bags with half of the proceeds going towards feeding the hungry. Lauren Bush 24, who co-founded the company with a partnership from the United Nations World Food Program is pushing forward by producing more unique bags for people to buy. You can also now buy a variety of other items like bracelets, backpacks, t-shirts and other things at their online store.
Barley&Birch.com is an organic clothing line for kids founded by Kyle Smitley 26 in 2008. The clothing line was quickly picked up by Mommy Bloggers & Outlets that focused on eco-friendly products. By 2009 Kyle led the company to over $400K in revenue and to the shelves of 25 stores
MissO&Friends.com Juliette Brindak 21 released her first book at the age of 16 – which has gone on to sell over 100,000 copies. Juliette came up with the idea for Miss O and Friends at the age of 10 and by 19 the company was worth over $15M. The company focuses on the “tween” market and prides itself on being “For girls, built by girls”. Juliette prides the company on helping build self-esteem in young girls and developing who they are.
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