Michelle Breyer

BY DAVID STERNBERG — Michelle Breyer didn’t set out to start a multimillion-dollar company. She merely wanted to create a space where curly-haired women like her could address their frustrations with the lack of positive representations of textured hair. But what started out as a simple online forum in the late ‘90s has since transformed…

Michael Hodson

BY JAHNAVI MUPPANENI — When Michael Hodson decided to take a year off from work to travel the world, he didn’t think he would be leaving his law firm forever. But the sights and sounds of his globetrotting journey inspired him to take a different tack in life and to somehow share what he had…

Evan Smith

BY ALVARO CÉSPEDES — Evan Smith is a firm believer in the power of technology to increase people’s engagement in democracy. As the CEO of The Texas Tribune, one of America’s most groundbreaking news organizations, Smith leads a team of award-winning journalists dedicated to informing and engaging with Texans “about public policy, politics, government and…

Stacey Higginbotham

BY SUNG JAI LEE — Stacey Higginbotham says she doesn’t have an entrepreneurial spirit — she just works hard. That work ethic led her to leave her job as a technology journalist and launch her own project: The Internet of Thing’s Podcast. Higginbotham’s podcast explores the increased use of advanced gadgetry in everyday life and…

Ane Urquiola Lowe

BY BRIANNA YOTIDES — Ane Urquiola Lowe didn’t know it at the time, but the end of her four-year relationship was actually just the beginning. Soon after the breakup, Urquiola Lowe, founder of Austin-based blog The Hungry Chronicles, discovered a new sense of freedom and excitement. She was inspired to take a break from work,…