The new green entrepreneurs

Just as the dot.com era produces this generation’s young millionaires (or billionaires), the green trend is starting to drive out new entrepreneurs straight out of school..or some of them still in school.

An example is this MBA student from the University of Toledo who re-purposed part of his student loan to set up his eco-tableware business.

Lawrence Ohlman III could be the next Tableware king if demand for his Eco-collection continues to blaze in the US houseware kingdom. Ohlman said the first offering on his EcoProducts is shaping to be one of the hottest gift this Christmas season.

His products, made from plant-based resins, are said to be 100% natural and sustainable. They are also FDA-approved (since when did the Food and Drug Administration approves tablewares??).

Ohlman still plans to finish his MBA with his leftover loan money.

In a different field, another young green entrepreneur who was recently mentioned in my blog is SiGNa’s Michael Lefenfeld. Lefenfeld also founded his start-up advanced materials company SiGNa Chemistry when he was still working as a graduate student in molecular electronics at Columbia University.

You can read his story (such as trying to invent a new toilet bowl freshener for his grandfather and discovered a new chemistry material instead) in this New York Times article published in 2005.

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