Entrepreneurs in the News
Jim Young, co-founder of the matchmaking website Hot or Not, is looking to hook up entrepreneurs. The office space of i/o ventures, the incubator Young is co-founding in San Francisco, will feature a 2,000-square-foot café open to anyone interested in the entrepreneurial scene. "Today, there are a lot of online hangouts, but we wanted to create a community center of sorts for entrepreneurs," Young explains….Garbage Moguls, a reality show starring TerraCycle founder Tom Szaky, is scheduled to debut on the National Geographic channel in April. Each episode will follow Szaky and his team as they turn recycled garbage into new products to sell to retailers. "From a business perspective, the show was a very interesting tool," Szaky says. "Deals tend to be much bigger and faster when there are cameras rolling."…Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner plans to diversify his publishing empire this summer with a restaurant and nightclub in Hollywood. "Exploring brand extensions has always been part of our strategy," Rolling Stone publisher Will Schenck says….Clothing designer Diane von Furstenberg is set to launch a new line of home furnishings early next year. This will be the second foray into the interior décor business for von Furstenberg, who created a home line for Sears in the 1970s....Soleil Moon Frye, star of the 1980s TV hit Punky Brewster and co-founder of the children's store The Little Seed in Los Angeles, has launched her own social network, Moonfrye, on which she shares her thoughts on parenting, '80s music, and organic baby pillows. "I still love to listen to the Smiths and Cyndi Lauper, but I'm also a mom," says Moon Frye.