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Young Entrepreneurs: Gen Y Innovators landing the next BIG IDEA!

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Each year VLAB sets out to tap the minds of the most innovative emerging young entrepreneurs. And while Gen X took to redefining online experiences such as search (Google, Yahoo) and ecommerce (Amazon, Ebay), a new generation of entrepreneurs is now coming into their own. The Millennials, as the Gen Y are called, are bold, adventurous, and ready to re-envision the future by one app, wearable device, and social media share at a time.

This year’s “VLAB Young Entrepreneurs” will feature startups with founders born in the 1980s and 1990s vying for an opportunity to create their own niche in Silicon Valley. Although all of them are younger than the age of 30, all are accomplished, confident, and incredibly collaborative. They are poised to impact the world, now, and in the years to come.

Our panel of Young Entrepreneurs include:

Jonathan Cain

Jonathan Cain
President, Thiel Foundation

Jonathan Cain is president of the Thiel Foundation, which promotes science and liberty across the globe. He is co-founder of the 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellowship, which identifies and supports young tech visionaries in fields as diverse as robotics, biotech, education, communications, and energy.

Eric Migicovsky

Eric Migicovsky
CEO and Founder
Pebble Watch

Smart watch and crowdfunding wonder...his prototype of a sleek watch was initially turned down by 10+ Silicon Valley VC's; yet, he raised a record $7.8M on Kickstarter in only 3 weeks.

Cameron Robertson

Cameron Robertson
Founder of Apigy
Maker of Lockitron

Raised over $2.0M in crowdfunding for Lockitron after being rejected by Kickstarter.

Ernestine Fu

Ernestine Fu
Social Entrepeneur
Venture Capitalist at Alsop Louie

Social Entrepreneur...featured on the cover of the Forbes Magazine’s All-Star Entrepreneur List August 2011. At the age of 20, she was hired as the youngest VC in the Valley.

Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg
Co-Founder of WordPress
Founder of Automattic
Founder and Principal of Audrey Capital

With a staff of just over 100+ people, Matt Mullenweg, Co-Founder of Wordpress and Founder of Automattic, is overseeing an organization that generates over $45.0M in revenue and powers more than 17.5% of sites on the web.

Join us as our dynamic panel of Millennial entrepreneurs share their personal start-up experiences and articulate what they envision the impact their generation will make.

Event Twitter Hashtag: #VLABGenY

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  • Hal N.

    Moderator should have kept intro remarks to less than 2 minutes

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • Hal N.

    Park where ? And at what time ?

    February 18, 2013

  • Suzanne W.

    I am a founder but also bringing my 17yo, Zohar.

    1 · February 18, 2013

  • Katherine

    Having to work late this week. Hopefully can catch next time.

    1 · February 18, 2013

  • Kurt K.

    This is a must attend event!

    1 · February 4, 2013

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