“Ever-Younger Entrepreneurs” in the Boston Globe talks of the trend for young people to become entrepreneurs on the strength of their ideas and the internet. The article profiles interesting examples of today’s young entrepreneur.
Thanks to cheap bandwidth, online advertising, broadband access, and the ability to spread ideas through blogs or social networks, even younger people with little funding and few connections have been starting Internet-related companies in recent years.
People don’t need a development team or a big budget – they just need a good idea and a laptop.
Inspiration possibly comes from the successes of young entrepreneurs like Bill Gates and the launchers of Google. Gates dropped out of Harvard to found Microsoft and Larry Page & Sergey Brin left a PhD program at Stanford to launch Google.