Another year, another group of awesome people under 40 doing amazing things across various different industries.
This years Young and Influential was our biggest and toughest yet to judge. Rather than use a panel of 3 or 4 judges as we did last time to come up with our top 10 scores, a cross section of readers unbiased towards the top 30 chosen by Shoe String was chosen to let us know their thoughts based on the following criteria.
Influence within their Industry
How influential is this person within their marketplace? Do others in their market know who they are? Have they started to build themselves a name through media both mainstream or niche?
Inspirational to Others
Does this person aim to inspire their customers / followers / industry? Are their examples of where these people have inspired their community? Was their submission for the awards inspiring?
Goals and Future Thinking
Does this person have goals they are trying to achieve? Have they displayed evidence they are thinking of the future?
Well Done to our Top 10 List and Our very special Peoples Choice Award Winner – whom was voted by their community the most via facebook, twitter, stumbleupon and Linkedin.