Inc.'s October cover story takes a look at a group of high-flying entrepreneurs under the age of 30. Members of the groups are active in industries as various as solar energy, software, WiFi, and footwear.
So, besides age, what do these entrepreneurs have in common? According to photographer Kareem Black, the disparate group at the Inc. photoshoot found common ground when the conversation turned to music—specifically, the band Girl Talk. "I think it's amazing, Black told Inc., "so I played it, and everybody was just kind of bugging out. It's the ultimate pop culture music."
Of course it helps that more than a handful of our featured entrepreneurs run companies focused on music or youth culture. And even those who don't will easily wax on about the tunes that get them through the day: Nate Alder of Klymit, a Utah-based smart clothing company, isn't sheepish to admit he listens to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (he abbrevs it "MoTab") while St. Louis chef-restaurateur Gerard Craft prefers Common's latest hip-hop album while he's whipping up his white chocolate hummus.
Here's a collection of songs that samples what our Millennials are uploading to their iPods and displaying for friends on their file-sharing sites like Pownce. Playlist courtesy of imeem, the website of 28 year old Dalton Caldwell, one of our featured entrepreneurs/music lovers.