Meet the 30 Under 30

A look at the hottest young entrepreneurs in music, technology, fashion…and pickles.

The Products

The companies on this year's list don't all live online. Some of them make actual tangible goods, including affordable bespoke suits, jam, anti-gravity treadmills, and stylish tote bags.

Social Entrepreneurs

Doing good by doing well is second nature to these young entrepreneurs, who spend time fighting hunger, volunteering in state parks, caring for the elderly, and teaching classes at a women's shelter.


30 Under 30 - 2009
The founders of Mashable, ModCloth, Thrillist, IdeaPaint, and Justin.TV are included on our annual list of the most fascinating entrepreneurs under the age of 30. Kylie Smitley of Barley & Birch and Jamail Larkins of Larkin Enterprises were voted the favorites on the list by readers.

30 Under 30 - 2008
Meet's Aaron Patzer, the 20-something who built a $170 million personal-finance powerhouse, Bobby Kim and Ben Shenassafar, law-school classmates who started a popular streetwear brand called The Hundreds, and more.

30 Under 30 - 2007
Ben Kaufman empowered customers to design their own iPod gear. Sean Belnick sells chairs to the likes Microsoft and Google. They're just two of the young entrepreneurs helping to shape the future of business.

30 Under 30 - 2006
From Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to plant-food mogul Tom Szaky, some of the honorees on our inaugural 30 Under 30 list have become household names.