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Because It's Our Birthday: 30 Under 30 Becomes 35 Under 35

To mark Inc. Magazine's 35th anniversary, we've broadened our search for the coolest young founders to include those under age 35. The deadline to apply is tomorrow!
(from left) Gary Solomon Jr., Solomon Group; Ben Conniff and Luke Holden, Luke's Lobster; Sophia Amoruso, Nasty Gal

Inc. magazine is turning 35 years old this year! To commemorate the occasion--and to let down our ever-so-slightly graying hair--we're revamping our annual 30 Under 30 Coolest Entrepreneurs list. For this year only, we're welcoming applications from those under age 35.

While slightly older founders are now invited to participate in the publication's annual search for the next Mark Zuckerberg or Aaron Levie, the other criteria remain the same: We're looking for young(ish), smart and disruptive entrepreneurs who can prove they've got a business with traction and verve.

In addition to bragging rights for life, winners may be featured in Inc. magazine or on the publication's award-winning website.

But we're not just handing out this honor out. Applicants (who must be 35 or younger at the time of application) will be reviewed by a panel of judges. The final list will be announced at the end of June. Think you have what it takes?

Check out previous winners and judges. For eligibility requirements and to apply, click here. But hurry, you only have until February 21st to enter.

Last updated: Feb 3, 2014

DIANA RANSOM | Features Editor

Diana Ransom is features editor at Inc. She has been covering the never-dull world of small business and entrepreneurship for years at a variety of publications including The Wall Street Journal,, the New York Daily News, Fast Company magazine and Entrepreneur. She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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