Innovation Hub

Boston's Young Entrepreneurs

By Kara Miller

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The interior of in-jean-ius, a store founded by young Boston entrepreneur Alison Barnard. (Courtesy)


This week, we look at what it takes for young people to start their own businesses in tough economic times. What ideas are viable? Where do you get money? And how do you cater to financially-strapped consumers? We talk to some of the most creative young minds in the Boston area.

A cereal from Cocomama Foods, owned by Sara Gragnoloti. (Courtesy)

We'll hear from a retailer who came up with a new concept for selling blue jeans, a food manufacturer who devised a new, healthy cereal, a college student who created an environmentally-friendly-lighting business, a lawyer who started her own patent firm, and a young businessman who built a website to help connect Boston-area entrepreneurs.

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Each week, Kara Miller talks to Boston's most innovative thinkers, examining new ideas and potential solutions to today’s many challenges. Topics range from education to health care to green energy. Join us on Saturdays at 7 a.m. and Sundays at 10 p.m.

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As a radio host, Kara Miller has interviewed thinkers from E.J. Dionne to Howard Gardner, Deepak Chopra to Lani Guinier. She is a panelist on WGBH-TV's "Beat the Press," as well as an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, The National Journal, The Boston Herald, Boston Magazine, and The International Herald Tribune.

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