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Young Achievers from different fields and walks of life
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MEET JENNIFER FLEISS AND JENNIFER HYMAN, THE FOUNDERS OF RENTTHERUNWAY

MEET JENNIFER FLEISS AND JENNIFER HYMAN, THE FOUNDERS OF RENTTHERUNWAY | Young Achievers | Scoop.it
RentTheRunway, popular as RTR, is a membership-based company that offers renowned designers’ attire and accessories on rent for up to 8-days.
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SUCCESS STORY OF LIVINGSOCIAL, ONE OF THE LARGEST DAILY DEAL SITES

SUCCESS STORY OF LIVINGSOCIAL, ONE OF THE LARGEST DAILY DEAL SITES | Young Achievers | Scoop.it
LivingSocial is a Washington, D.C based e-commerce discount website, offering products such as daily deals, Escapes, Families,Takeout & Delivery and Gourmet.
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FOUNDERS OF ANCHORFREE, DAVID GORODYANSKY AND EUGENE MALOBRODSKY

FOUNDERS OF ANCHORFREE, DAVID GORODYANSKY AND EUGENE MALOBRODSKY | Young Achievers | Scoop.it
David Gorodyansky and Eugene Malobrodsky co-founded AnchorFree.com with the intention of empowering users to surf internet while ensuring their privacy
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KEVIN SYSTROM AND MIKE KRIEGER, CREATORS OF THE INNOVATIVE SOCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY PLATFORM, INSTAGRAM

KEVIN SYSTROM AND MIKE KRIEGER, CREATORS OF THE INNOVATIVE SOCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY PLATFORM, INSTAGRAM | Young Achievers | Scoop.it
Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, two Stanford graduates who created the Innovative Social Photography Platform, Instagram which enables user to take, edit and share photo
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SIAMAK TAGHADDOS AND DAVID HAUSER, THE FOUNDERS OF GRASSHOPPER

SIAMAK TAGHADDOS AND DAVID HAUSER, THE FOUNDERS OF GRASSHOPPER | Young Achievers | Scoop.it
Grasshopper, previously known as GotVMail Communications, was started as a joint venture of two undergrads from Babson College, Siamak Taghaddos and David Hauser in 2003.
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SANJIT BISWAS AND JOHN BICKET, THE FOUNDERS OF MERAKI

SANJIT BISWAS AND JOHN BICKET, THE FOUNDERS OF MERAKI | Young Achievers | Scoop.it
Two MIT graduate student Sanjit Biswas and John Bicket along with Hans Robertson founded a cloud networking company Meraki in 2006 as a Roofnet project
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MATTHEW CORRIN, FOUNDER OF FRESHII, OFFERING FRESH AND NUTRITIOUS MEALS

MATTHEW CORRIN, FOUNDER OF FRESHII, OFFERING FRESH AND NUTRITIOUS MEALS | Young Achievers | Scoop.it
Freshii, a Toronto-based fast-food franchise that offers recipes such as burritos and wraps, soups, salads and frozen yogurt, was founded by its current CEO, Matthew Corrin in 2005.
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MATT MICKIEWICZ, FOUNDER OF SITEPOINT, FLIPPA & 99DESIGNS

MATT MICKIEWICZ, FOUNDER OF SITEPOINT, FLIPPA & 99DESIGNS | Young Achievers | Scoop.it
Matt Mickiewicz is the co-founder of one of the gigantic web community, Sitepoint; websites flipping-in-auction, Flippa; and online platform for designers 99Designs
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JUSTIN KAN, FOUNDER OF JUSTIN.TV, THE LARGEST CHANNEL TO CREATE AND SHARE LIVE VIDEOS

JUSTIN KAN, FOUNDER OF JUSTIN.TV, THE LARGEST CHANNEL TO CREATE AND SHARE LIVE VIDEOS | Young Achievers | Scoop.it
JustinTV is one of the biggest internet start-up communities for broadcasting, watching and interacting around with live videos. Justin Kan, Emmett Shear,
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ADAM D’ANGELO AND CHARLIE CHEEVER: FOUNDERS OF QUORA, THE LARGEST QUESTION-AND-ANSWER COMMUNITY

ADAM D’ANGELO AND CHARLIE CHEEVER: FOUNDERS OF QUORA, THE LARGEST QUESTION-AND-ANSWER COMMUNITY | Young Achievers | Scoop.it
Quora is Palo Alto, California-based online knowledge market founded by former Chief Technology Officer of Facebook and present chief executive officer of Quora Adam D’Angelo.
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JEREMY JOHNSON: THE FOUNDER OF 2TOR

JEREMY JOHNSON: THE FOUNDER OF 2TOR | Young Achievers | Scoop.it
Founded by Jeremy Johnson 2tor is successfully helping America’s Great Universities Go Online by implementing Web 2.0 technologies and developing futuristic technology platforms
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AARON LEVIE & DYLAN SMITH: THE FOUNDERS OF BOX.NET

AARON LEVIE & DYLAN SMITH: THE FOUNDERS OF BOX.NET | Young Achievers | Scoop.it
The online file sharing and Cloud content management service box has become a toughest player to compete in tech world since its inception in 2006.
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GSM NATION: ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING WIRELESS RETAIL AND SERVICES STARTUPS

GSM NATION: ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING WIRELESS RETAIL AND SERVICES STARTUPS | Young Achievers | Scoop.it
GSM Nation is a leading online merchant of handheld devices and smartphones with wireless connectivity. The idea of Gsmnation emerged when a Yale student Ahmed Khattak,
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BRIAN CHESKY, JOE GEBBIA, AND NATHAN BLECHARCZYK: THE FOUNDERS OF AIRBNB, A COMMUNITY MARKETPLACE

BRIAN CHESKY, JOE GEBBIA, AND NATHAN BLECHARCZYK: THE FOUNDERS OF AIRBNB, A COMMUNITY MARKETPLACE | Young Achievers | Scoop.it
Airbnb is one of the most successful start-up ventures founded by Brian Chesky, Nathan Blecharczyk and Joe Gebbia in August 2008.
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SUCCESS STORY OF ERIC KOGER & SUSAN GREGG KOGER, THE FOUNDERS OF MODCLOTH

SUCCESS STORY OF ERIC KOGER & SUSAN GREGG KOGER, THE FOUNDERS OF MODCLOTH | Young Achievers | Scoop.it
Launched in 2002, ModCloth.com is an American online clothing, accessories, and decor retailer that specializes in vintage-inspired and indie clothing.
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ALEXA VON TOBEL: THE FOUNDER OF LEARNVEST A PERSONAL-FINANCE RESOURCE FOR WOMEN

ALEXA VON TOBEL: THE FOUNDER OF LEARNVEST A PERSONAL-FINANCE RESOURCE FOR WOMEN | Young Achievers | Scoop.it
Harvard grad Alexa Von Tobel came up with the idea of LearnVest, an online personal-finance resource for women, when she herself stumbled upon
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BEN KAUFMAN, HELPING INNOVATIVE IDEAS GET OFF THE GROUND

BEN KAUFMAN, HELPING INNOVATIVE IDEAS GET OFF THE GROUND | Young Achievers | Scoop.it
Founded by Ben Kaufman Quirky is a platform where inventors, hobby explorers, students, as well as design enthusiasts can submit their product ideas and concepts which are voted by people.
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NICK FRIEDMAN & OMAR SOLIMAN, THE FOUNDERS OF COLLEGE HUNKS HAULING JUNK

NICK FRIEDMAN & OMAR SOLIMAN, THE FOUNDERS OF COLLEGE HUNKS HAULING JUNK | Young Achievers | Scoop.it
Nick Friedman and Omar Soliman started junk removal and moving company College Hunks Hauling Junk as a summer project in Washington, D.C. in 2003
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SUCCESS STORY OF RYAN ALLIS, FOUNDER OF ICONTACT AND VIRANTE

SUCCESS STORY OF RYAN ALLIS, FOUNDER OF ICONTACT AND VIRANTE | Young Achievers | Scoop.it
Originally from North Carolina, Ryan Allis is a social and technology entrepreneur. Allis exhibited his strong entrepreneurial skills from the early years of his life.
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BEN LERER – CEO AND CO-FOUNDER OF THRILLIST

BEN LERER – CEO AND CO-FOUNDER OF THRILLIST | Young Achievers | Scoop.it
ThrilList, a New York based lifestyle brand that also provides free email newsletters on men’s lifestyle in 20 cities in the U.S. and U.K was founded by Ben Lerer and Adam Rich
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MASHABLE FOUNDER PETE CASHMORE: THE BRAD PITT OF THE BLOGOSPHERE

MASHABLE FOUNDER PETE CASHMORE: THE BRAD PITT OF THE BLOGOSPHERE | Young Achievers | Scoop.it
Mashable, a largest independent Internet news website and blog that covers social media, digital culture including development in mobile, and technology, memes and gadgets
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SUMAYA KAZI: A MULTIFACETED PERSONALITY, INNOVATOR, AND BUSINESS LEADER

SUMAYA KAZI: A MULTIFACETED PERSONALITY, INNOVATOR, AND BUSINESS LEADER | Young Achievers | Scoop.it
Sumaya Kazi is the Founder and CEO of Sumazi, a social network that intelligently connects people by offering them opportunities to explore people
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TRIP ADLER: THE FOUNDER OF SCRIBD, THE WORLD’S LARGEST SOCIAL READING AND PUBLISHING COMPANY

TRIP ADLER: THE FOUNDER OF SCRIBD, THE WORLD’S LARGEST SOCIAL READING AND PUBLISHING COMPANY | Young Achievers | Scoop.it
The World’s Largest Social Reading and Publishing Company Scribd was founded by Trip Adler, along with Tikhon Bernstam, and Jared Friedman
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SCOTT BELSKY: THE FOUNDER OF BEHANCE, THE LARGEST COMMUNITY OF CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS

SCOTT BELSKY: THE FOUNDER OF BEHANCE, THE LARGEST COMMUNITY OF CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS | Young Achievers | Scoop.it
The Behance Network is the world’s leading online portfolio platform for creative professionals of different industries that include photography, illustration
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