Entrepreneur awards hope to crown the next Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook

Do you spend more time scribbling down your business plan than taking notes in class? You're not alone. Young people are among a growing group of entrepreneurs who aren't waiting for a diploma in hand to create their own job opportunity.

"Frankly because of the high rates of unemployment particularly among young people, there are more people who think, 'What do I have to lose?'" said entrepreneur Jonathan Ortmans. "A lot of the time these new start-up ventures are things they do with friends and a laptop. The cost of infrastructure has gone down so much that it's easier to do it with less risk."

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