Who are the top young technology entrepreneurs according to a survey conducted by BusinessWeek? While we here at CMSWire we deeply disappointed our very own Brice Dunwoodie didn't make the list, we were equally impressed that Dries Buytaert, founder of Drupal did.
“Make sure you have a solid business plan and you've done your homework and are passionate about what you are doing, and people will recognize your potential,” says Buytaert.
Dries was one of a number of 30 and under tech entrepreneurs who have not taken the fad route and spent their time and effort on developing solutions for a consumer based market. Instead, they have focused on designing and developing products and services for the business market.
The founder of one of the most popular web content management solutions, Drupal, Dries hasn't stopped there. He's also one of the founders of Acquia, provider of “value-added software products and services for … Drupal” and Mollom, an automated content monitoring service.
He's definitely not the type to sit around and day dream.
What we want to know is if he got his dream car, a Porsche 911-GT3 as a prize for making the list.
Other young entrepreneurs to make the list include: Robert Kalin who launched Etsy — what is now the world's largest online marketplace for handmade crafts and David Ulevitch, 26, who heads up OpenDNS, a company that helps larger companies block inappropriate web sites, spam and phishing schemes.
Oh well, maybe next time around, we'll get to vote and see our illustrious founder make the grade.