Young entrepreneurs like Sawyer Howitt have a lot of energy. Sometimes the time to start a business is right now, to jump in and take a risk. Millenials are born between 1980 and 2000, who have opened 160,000 businesses a month. Sawyer Howitt is a second semester senior from Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon. He shows understanding of financial and what a business needs to operate. From 2015-2016, he worked in the RFID industry. By all accounts, Howitt is a nice guy, who contributes to charity in his community as well as running mentoring programs for young people, and fighting for women’s rights. He also leads an international ethnic studies group.
Industries that millenials use are the relaxation beverage industry, corporate wellness, gourmet street vending, social network game development, online survey software, natural food, and the 3D printing business. The relaxation beverage industry is an industry opposite of the energy drink industry. Relaxation beverages contain amino acids, vitamins and chamomile, and are designed to relax a person not get them hyped up such as caffeine. Entrepreneurs need a national contract to market their beverage. Corporate wellness is in the business of keeping staffers healthy by promoting fitness fairs, quitting smoking, obesity prevention, and wellness consulting. Gourmet street vending is popular in metropolitan areas and university towns; it is their main goal to serve homemade food, desserts, or specialty drinks. Industry revenue might exceed $1.7 billion.
Social networking game development is another industry prevalent on social media platforms, where people are more comfortable interacting on the Internet than younger generations. Millenials are looking to copy Zynga, which went from $1 million to $1.3 billion in four years. Online survey software is in high demand featuring a way to communicate with customers. Then what follows is the natural food industry, promoting a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. Millienials are swooping in to fill the need. Finally, 3D printers is the bulk of a new industry that is getting more affordable and is projected to make $4 billion in a year. Howitt wants to pursue a degree in Entrepreneurial Finance at University of California, Berkeley.