Seeking America's Best Young Entrepreneurs

Posted by: John Tozzi on June 23, 2010

We want your help finding America’s best young entrepreneurs. In each of the last five years, we’ve profiled 25 companies run by men and women no more than 25 years old. By definition, the companies we’re looking for are young, and while there have been a handful of stars such as Facebook, most are little known. We depend on our community of readers to alert us to others around the country that hold big potential.

Here’s how it works:

1. You send us companies that meet our criteria via the form below by July 26.

2. Bloomberg Businessweek reporters and editors sift through the suggestions and interview the most promising ones.

3. We post profiles of 25 finalists in the fall.

4. Readers vote for the companies they think are the most promising, and we announce the five that get the most votes.

Criteria:

We’ll only consider U.S.-based companies in which all the co-founders are no older than 25 on July 26, 2010. (That means that if you or your co-founder was born before July 26, 1984, you’re over the cutoff.) Companies should be prepared to disclose their revenue for 2009 and projected revenue for 2010. And we’ll also ask finalists for a photo.

That’s it. Suggest companies in the form below. We’ll start interviewing the most promising after July 26.

For a look at the 2009 finalists, flip through this slide show.

Reader Comments

Lou Lekus

July 23, 2010 11:37 PM

As a retired GE engineering manager, I have made several visits to the Miller projects and am impressed with their technical excellence. This new business has already had several successful project developments, and I, for one, am impressed.
If you look into this business, I think you will be too.

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What's it like to run your own company today? Entrepreneurs face multiple hurdles new and old, from raising capital and managing employees to keeping up with technology and competing in a global marketplace. In this blog, the Small Business channel's John Tozzi and Nick Leiber discuss the news, trends, and ideas that matter to small business owners. Follow them on Twitter @newentrepreneur.

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