Eight More NYC Young Entrepreneurs to Keep an Eye On!

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / September 21, 2012

Continuing on with a review of the awesome young NYC entrepreneurs I’ve interviewed over the past several months, I’m happy to share this second half of my list with you. Once again, I was struck by the diversity in ideas and vision that continue to make New York such a vibrant and exciting city to launch new businesses and other innovative projects.

Avi Millman

CEO and Co-founder of Stray Boots, an online company that changed the shape of tourism with its interactive urban adventures in major US cities. With a second consecutive “Certificate of Excellence” award from TripAdvisor for another year of 5-star reviews under their belt, the company recently launched in Miami.

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Gina Mancuso

owner of LoveThatFit, a new online, virtual fit technology set for imminent beta launch. This serial entrepreneur and mom is inspiring for her proven track record of successful businesses and innovative ideas.

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Derek A Webster

Founder and CEO of Local Bonus, a credit card based loyalty program supporting local merchants in five major US markets. The company just received its latest round of funding to support its ongoing growth and expansion to new cities.

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Olivier Lasry

Founder and CEO of Wingsplay, a new and innovative network for advertisers seeking to distribute their viral videos through influential social media users, who share clients’ funny and entertaining videos with their friends and followers.

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Lily Liu

Co-founder and CEO of PublicStuff, a suite of online and mobile phone based tools that allows cities and their residents to directly engage one another. They just launched Philly311, a mobile app that allows Philadelphia residents to easily report city service problems.

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Jordan William Edelson

CEO of Appetizer Mobile, a creative mobile app development, consulting and marketing company. Recently ranked among the top 10 iPhone developers in the world, the company is currently working on some top secret projects for Apple, a NYC TV show and a series A funding round.

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Deepti Sharma Kapur

Founder and CEO of foodtoeat.com, an online directory of NYC food carts and restaurants that supports many small family and immigrant owned businesses. Working with local corporate offices to create employee meal programs and developing catering options are just two innovations currently in the works.

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Mikhail Naumov

Co-founder of Global Renewal Energy Education Network (GREEN), an innovative program that exposes students and young professionals to renewable energy technologies in Costa Rica. GREEN will be presenting at the Global Finals of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards at the New York Stock Exchange in November 2012.

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About The Author

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is Co-Founder of Under30Experiences, a travel company for young people ages 21-35. He is the original Co-founder of Under30CEO (Acquired 2016). Matt is the Host of the Live Different Podcast and has 50+ Five Star iTunes Ratings on Health, Fitness, Business and Travel. He brings a unique, uncensored approach to his interviews and writing. His work is published on Under30CEO.com, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Reuters, and many others. Matt hosts yoga and fitness retreats in his free time and buys all his food from an organic farm in the jungle of Costa Rica where he lives. He is a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers.