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We kicked off the week with a piece on Selfridges' celebration of mature talent. With Friday now upon us, we thought we’d take a look at the other end of the spectrum, at the young generation of entrepreneurs shaping their respective industries.
Business magazine Forbes has presented ‘30 under 30 2015', a list of what Forbes calls young “game changers, movers and makers”. The list is divided into twenty categories of career types, from music to entreprise tech, which each encompassing 30 individuals all under the age of 30. Here’s a brief overview of the project. 

Blake Lively has been selected as one of the under 30s in the Hollywood & Entertainment category for her lifestyle website Preserve. Having successfully launched her acting career, the 27 year-old proceeded to create an online destination which combines a blog, shop and digital magazine in celebration of the American lifestyle. In previous years the Hollywood section featured the likes of actresses Lena Dunham and Jennifer Lawrence. 

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Michelle Phan founder of subscription cosmetics company ipsy, heads the category of ‘Art & Style’. Having originally garnered a large audience through her youtube channel, Michelle Phan then went on to set up ipsy. Other entrepreneurs to be selected in the Art & Style category include Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad, fashion designer Simone Rocha, and artist Kour Pour. 


Glossier is a company also in the cosmetics line, but which comes under Forbes' header of 'Retail & E-commerce'. Emily Weiss, who previously set up the popular beauty blog Into the Gloss, has set her sights on expansion and recently created beauty brand Glossier. Drawing on her past experience, her brand produces makeup and skincare staples.
 

In the 'Media' category the focus is on Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, both 28 years old and cofounders of theSkimm, a daily newsletter aimed at young women. Former NBC news producers who left their jobs to set up theSKimm, their newsletter now has over a million active daily subscribers. Others in the Media Category include the cofounders of Bloglovin, the cofounders of Elite Daily and Emma Carmichael, Editor-in-chief of Jezebel.

Under the category 'Food & Drink', you’ll find 28-year-old Jason Wang, the founder of Caviar, a premium food delivery service, allowing people to order in food from their favourite restaurants. Wang’s business idea took off and the company now has over 100 people operating in 15 cities across the US. 

With so many young people in their twenties creating successful careers for themselves, it’s time we all took note and let ourselves be inspired.