Four Indian-Americans have been named among 30 of America's "coolest young entrepreneurs" by monthly business magazine Inc, which described its young achievers as people "building unique brands, making money along the way and changing the way we do business".
Naveen Selvadurai, 28, co-founder of social networking app Foursquare, 26-year old Vikas Reddy who co-founded technology start-up Occipital, Sachin Agarwal, 30 of San Francisco-based start up Posterous and 22-year old Stanford graduate Ooshma Garg have been named in the "30 under 30" 2010 list of ‘America's Coolest Young Entrepreneurs' by the New York-based magazine.
"They are bringing innovation to market, building unique brands, nurturing trends, giving back and making money along the way," Inc said of the people on its list.
Selvadurai, a former software architect, co-founded Foursquare in 2009. "We are all obsessed with what we want to build and think about it all day long," the New York-based entrepreneur said. "If you are really excited about a redesign and only half way there, you go to sleep and dream about the rest of it."
Inc said a "defining characteristic" of this generation of entrepreneurs is that they are highly likely to start companies with partners.
"For them, building a business is not a lone pursuit, but rather an extension of their social lives".