30 Under 30: America's Coolest Young Entrepreneurs

Austin Branson, Peter Smathers
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No. 30 Austin Branson and No. 29 Peter Smathers Carter, Smathers & Branson

Age: 27 (Carter), 27 (Branson)
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
2008 Revenue: $2.5 million
Employees: 3 full-time domestically, 1,500-2,000 stitchers in Vietnam
Founded: 2004
Website: www.smathersandbranson.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Smathers-and-Branson/99058654730
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SandBBelts

What they do: Manufacture and sell preppy needlepoint belts, key fobs, and wallets, among other products, with the help of nearly 2,000 stitchers in Vietnam

(pictured: Carter left, Branson right)