How to Quit Your 9-5, Risk It All and Start a Business With Nothing

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / July 14, 2010

So you are young, hungry and stuck in a dead end job.  What do you do? Steal a page out of Marissa Evan’s book and quit your job and start a web company with no money and no experience!

Marissa is the founder of a social media tool to help you decide what to wear.  Stuck in the dressing room trying to decide on an outfit? Snap a quick picture of yourself and submit it to the service.  It’ll get pinged out to Facebook and Twitter and with in an instant you’ll have the world’s consensus whether to wear it or change it.

Like any great idea, was born out of necessity.  Marissa simply needed advice on what to wear and wished there was a web service to help her.  The Cornell grad, like so many young entrepreneurs, sold t-shirts in her early days and finally decided it was time to take the plunge into full time entrepreneurship.

Read more from our friends at Business Insider and learn how to risk it all starting a business at 26.

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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, 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.