Young Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs: Cream of the Young Crop

Meet the young people who have made their own future -- and maybe will change yours as well. Then cast your vote

A generation ago, entrepreneurship was considered a career path for those with no other prospects. Michael Dell's huge success did a lot to change that, and so did the Internet. Today the entrepreneur is the rock star of the business world.

So, last month, BusinessWeek Online set out to find the next generation of Michael Dells. We asked readers to nominate standout young entrepreneurs. Our editors reviewed the nominations and narrowed the field to this group of 20 finalists. Take a look them and their businesses, and at the end of the slide show, we'll ask you to vote for the small-biz whiz you think shows the most promise. Browse through, cast your vote, and BusinessWeek Online will report the results.

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