With the excitement that coincides with creating your own business, brand and product, entrepreneurship is on the rise, particularly among millennials. Here are a few of the top entrepreneurs, to give you a dose of inspiration.
Vyacheslav Polonski, 28, Law & Policy
Born in Ukraine and brought up in Germany, the Oxford-educated Polonski's political analytics company was an idea evoked from a PhD research project that utilised social media in order to predict the Brexit vote just a month before it occurred.
Victoria van Lennep, 28, Belgium Cofounder
The prior Oxford classmates, Van Lennep and Martin Kissinger helped cofound Lendable, an online lender that helps automate decisions on credit and delivers funds within an hour. Over the course of three years it has distributed $160 million in loans to more than 30,000 individuals.
Erik Gatenholm, 28, Sweden Cofounder
As one of the first of its sort in the world, Cellink produces printers and ink for 3D printing human organs utilized in medical research. The $140 million franchise that became public on the Nasdaq after just ten months of operations, distributes products from MIT to Takara Bio in over 40 countries all over the world.
Negin Mirsalehi, 29, Netherlands Founder
Two years ago, Mirsalehi rejected a $800,000 payday for a prospective brand ambassadorship with a major hair-care line. Her plans were bigger than that: initiating her very own hair-care line Gisou in which she featured products influenced by her own family's history as beekeepers of the sixth generation. Gisou did roughly $3 million in sales, while she continued to earn $20,000 per sponsored Instagram post, courtesy of her 4.5 million followers.
Jamie Bolding, 27, U.K. Founder
The social media marketing company, Jungle Creations, leverages its 50 million followers and tendency for viral content to produce video advertisements for clients including Apple and Disney. This resulted in $36.5 million for 2018.