20 in their 20s.

20 in their 20s.

Sometimes being a young entrepreneur means thinking old.

While plenty of business-minded millennials are developing mobile games and killer apps, others are serving the elderly using touchtone phones.

GoGoGrandparent’s Justin Boogaard and David Lung put themselves in seniors’ shoes to help this growing population access Uber without using a smartphone.

And Niels Thorlaksson of L.A. Urban Farms jumped into an old-school field, tackling food production but with a sustainable twist.

While this year’s crop of 20-something entrepreneurs does include tech-savvy software makers, it also comprises real estate developers, restaurateurs, and startups selling shoes and socks bringing fresh thinking to more traditional trades.


Ellen Bennett

Justin Boogaard, David Lung

Isaac Deutsch

Adam Goldston, Ryan Goldston

Matt Joseph

Ely Alexander Khakshouri

Robert Kronfli

Adam Lawrence

Bryce Maddock

Addison McCaleb

Daniel Neman, Ryan Neman

Kameni Ngahdeu

Katelyn O’Shaughnessy

Will Sentance

Niels Thorlaksson

Alex Wehrley

Mike Zhang

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