Alumnus Named a BusinessWeek Top 'Under 25' Entrepreneur
Aaron Sahagun, BS 06, was named one of the "Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25" by BusinessWeek for launching Alumwire, a career resources and social networking web site. He shares the honor with his brother Allan, who is a student at Harvard University.
Alumwire is a social networking site designed to connect job seekers with fellow alumni and prospective employers. The site also aggregates job listings from partner Careerbuilder.com and hosts articles offering career advice for job hunters from Dow Jones. The Sahaguns created Alumwire to address the challenge of transitioning from college to the job market. It is available to more than 1,000 four-year universities.
All of the entrepreneurs selected by BusinessWeek, including Alumwire, had clear revenue models, ideas that filled gaps found in their own lives, and were operating on small budgets.