Business Week has a special report: “These folks are a little older and more experienced than back in the ’90s heyday. However, they’re just as inspired and determined.” Among those profiled:
Marc Fleury is taking open-source software to Corporate America with his JBoss. Ross Mayfield’s Socialtext uses the collaborative power of the Internet as a whole new way to build technology. Svetlozar Nestorov is a computer-science grad who studied data-mining with the founders of Google and last year launched travel search engine Mobissimo. Mike Horton is hoping to be the Bill Gates of sensor technology with his company, Crossbow Technology. And the youths of the crowd, Hosain Raham and Alex Asseily are trying to change the world of speech and voice technology with their startup, Aliph.