Charlotte Hu, provided by Published 1:29 pm CST, Thursday, November 15, 2018 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade/flickr Healthcare is not an easy field to break into as an entrepreneur. Beyond the operations of business, a grasp on complex science and tech is also needed. This year's spotlighted members of Forbes' 30 under 30 list for healthcare is diverse in both interests and in age. The youngest entrepreneur clocks in at only 18. Business Insider asked these healthcare superstars what advice they would have wanted to hear when they were first starting out. Here's what a few of them told us. Megan Blewett, 29, is an associate at Venrock Venrock Blewett joined healthcare and tech venture firm Venrock firm in 2017, and her areas of focus are biotech and pharmaceutical investments. Prior to joining the firm, she completed her chemistry PhD at The Scripps Research Institute. Blewett is especially intrigued by the opportunity to use new tools like CRISPR for basic … [Read more...] about We asked some of the top young healthcare entrepreneurs in America for their advice — here’s what they said
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BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup Business By Benjamin F. Jones AND J. Daniel Kim 05/07/18 AT 1:52 PM The romanticized image of entrepreneurs is a picture of youth: a 20-something individual with disruptive ideas, boundless energy and a still-sharp mind. Silicon Valley has bet on this image for years.But is this right?Far from it, according to our recent research with Javier Miranda of the U.S. Census Bureau and Pierre Azoulay of MIT.Our team analyzed the age of all business founders in the U.S. in recent years. We found that the average age of the most successful entrepreneurs is 45 – and that founders in their 20s are the least likely to build a top firm.The Myth Of The Young EntrepreneurThe idea that the most successful new business ventures come from the young, even the very young, is widespread.Younger people are often thought to be less beholden to current thinking and thus more naturally innovative and … [Read more...] about Most Successful Entrepreneurs Are Older Than You Think
Cynthia Tice's Lily's Sweets debuted as the anti-sugar movement was gaining prominence, and its chocolate bars are now sold in more than 5,000 stores. Stephen J. Bronner Published 8:00 am, Monday, April 30, 2018 Photo: Courtesy Lily's Sweets Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Courtesy Lily's Sweets Learn How This Entrepreneur Created the Opportunity to Launch Her Chocolate Company at the Perfect Time 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In this ongoing column, The Digest, Entrepreneur.com News Director Stephen J. Bronner speaks with food entrepreneurs and executives to see what it took to get their products into the mouths of customers. In a lot of cases, business success comes down to timing, with good entrepreneurs finding a way to put themselves in the right place at the right time. Cynthia Tice found that to be the … [Read more...] about Learn How This Entrepreneur Created the Opportunity to Launch Her Chocolate Company at the Perfect Time
When all the most successful people in your chosen field are gathered, get yourself the room however you can and then act like you belong. Jack McNamara Published 9:30 am, Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Photo: Michael Bezjian | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Michael Bezjian | Getty Images This Entrepreneur Maxed His Credit Card to Attend His Industry's Biggest Trade Show. It Was Money Well Spent. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Despite having been fully invested in the beverage game for north of three years with DrinkTru, I couldn’t help but still feel like a rookie in the league. Needing big milestones to venture toward, like Dorothy in her search of Oz I set out for the famous Natural Product’s Expo West to find my answers. Anyone in the world of food and drink will tell you that … [Read more...] about This Entrepreneur Maxed His Credit Card to Attend His Industry’s Biggest Trade Show. It Was Money Well Spent.
Aged just 23, two recent university graduates, Joe Kennedy and Jonny Burt, decided it was time to set up an art gallery. More important than their initial 300- square-foot pop-up space in Chiswick, London next to a butcher’s shop, was the pair’s determination to exploit the power of Instagram. Three years on, they have developed an online network of young, international buyers from Hong Kong, the Middle East and the US and they have a 4,000-square-foot gallery in Soho, London. They now have plans to expand internationally and turn The Unit into the first major art gallery franchise. “Most museums and art galleries still think of social media as a plaything for narcissistic teenagers who want to take photos of their breakfast. They don’t take it seriously as a commercial tool,” Kennedy told Business Insider. Burt and Kennedy take social media very seriously. Their last show Paintguide — “the first Instagram curated art exhibition” — … [Read more...] about Meet the 26-year-old entrepreneurs using Instagram to build an art empire from scratch