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Five young entrepreneurs to watch in 2014

(Business Entrepreneur) Watching the up and coming entrepreneurs can inspire your own entrepreneur fire, because new blood is showing us new ways of doing things while learning from those that came before them.

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Keeping an eye on up and coming talent

Do you know the hottest entrepreneurs to keep an eye on in 2014? Some of them are fresh college grads while others are career changers who come with years of experience. Whether you’re an investor looking for your next sure thing or a job seeker who wants to work closely with an up and comer, knowing the most impressive entrepreneurs in 2014 is a smart move.

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Of course, if you see them as competition, it’s paramount that you watch their moves to stay ahead. No matter the industry, these leaders are gearing up to change the game.

1. Jason Baptiste

onswipe ceoAt just 25 years old, Baptiste designed OnSwipe which basically makes it easy to publish gorgeous content in a single swipe. He used WordPress to get started, which adopted his technology to publish over 18 million blogs. The touch-swipe technology is now being looked at by media outlets and publishers around the world. For Baptiste, it was simply a natural segue between seeing a need for something and fulfilling it.

2. Daniele Calabrese

sountrack founderAn Italian transplant who came to the US for university, Calabrese has always been passionate about radio and music. He’s the founder of Soundtrackr.com, which is cloud-based streaming of music that he’s sure will overtake MP3 options any day now.

The site was launched in 2010 and he’s been working diligently on music licenses and ticket sales. By 2014, millions of users have signed up and the site is gearing up to take down the giants.


3. Brice Goguet

briceSeller of high end equestrian goods, Goguet specializes in both the American and European markets. At just 33 years old, he’s become one of the three greatest sellers of the niche market in the world, and proudly says that sine he loves what he does it never feels like work.

An anomaly in today’s high tech world, Goguet is proof that truly any industry can be lucrative with the right leadership.


4. Michelle Ng

michelle ngA fashion designer, Ng combines art with streetwear and gets inspiration for jewelry design from things like internal organs. The New Zealand former art student says she saw a hole in the market, particularly with high-end headpieces, and became committed to filling it.

Initially interested in joining a fashion house, Ng found that it wasn’t for her after an internship and instead branched off into her own line.

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5. Paolo Spada

paolo spadaDesigner of custom supercars and vehicles, Spada comes from a family of supercar lovers. Happy to sell designs to competing companies as well as manufacture his own, Spada has branched off from what his dad did as a designer for lines like BMW and has created his owner powerhouse at just 40 years old.

“The low production means we can satisfy each customer by customizing a car in a different way,” he says.

Each of these young entrepreneurs from around the globe are worth watching because there’s no telling what they might dream up next. They’re proof that dedication and a little innovation can take you far, especially if you have that entrepreneurial spirit.

Larry Alton is an independent business consultant specializing in social media trends, business, and entrepreneurship. When he's not consulting, glued to a headset, he's working on one of his many business projects. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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