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A New Generation of Entrepreneurs

Everyone can picture the iconic image of climbing up the corporate ladder to a skyscraper, to a 360-degree view of a corner office, on their way to becoming the next CEO of a Fortune 500 company. But that image for Millennials has begun to fade.

Millennials these days are not keen on waiting. With technology advancing, and products and services being delivered with the touch of a button, it is no surprise that Millennials do not want to wait to climb the corporate ladder. According to a survey released by Bentley University, only a mere 13% said their career goal involves climbing this said ladder. In contrast, almost two-thirds said their goal involves starting their own business.

Millennials showcase incredible characteristics vital to entrepreneurship like being opportunistic, enthusiastic and possessing a sense of independence. Even if their efforts fail, the lessons cultivated and the challenges faced offer a more robust and appealing future than 20 years spent in a cubicle.

This year, Pittsburgh Business Times presented an incredible array of 30 under 30 recipients who are all on the forefront of entrepreneurship. With a sense of independence and enthusiasm, these incredible recipients are spearheading change. From creating self-sustaining power sources for soldiers to transforming modern indoor agriculture, these self-starting Millennials are paving the future. Congratulations to the 30 under 30 recipients!