The Class of 2007: Where Are They Now?

A bevy of Web-oriented enterprises featured in BW's Best European Young Entrepreneurs has prospered, while a few contestants are foundering

A lot can happen in a year, as the winners and nominees of last year's Best European Young Entrepreneurs contest (BusinessWeek.com, 6/1/07) clearly show. Of the 10 who responded to our request for updates, most rattled off growth figures, marketing strategies, and future goals with a business acumen that would impress even the most seasoned corporate executives. But at a time when the global credit crisis has dried up loans and spooked venture capitalists, it's make-or-break for many of these twentysomethings.

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