24 Top innovators

Call them innovators, entrepreneurs, or good old-fashioned trouble-makers. These 24 disrupters have gone up against the odds as they've rattled old industries and tried to create new ones.

Alan Jay Glueckman
Alan Jay Glueckman and Gail Kantor
Say you're a guitarist trying to create the next Nirvana. You used to have to load up your gear and, you know, drive somewhere to practice with your buds. Now you can do it in real time over the Net, thanks to eJamming, a subscription service in Valley Village, Calif., and Orlando. eJamming (still in beta) gets rid of the sonic delays that once confounded players jamming together on the web. Now all they have to do is figure out how to stream beer to subscribers. "Then we'll have every musician in the world," jokes co-founder Alan Jay Glueckman. --D.L.

Mark Gorton

Glueckman and Kantor

Hjalmar Winbladh

Craig Venter

Sunil Shaunak

Diane Greene

Nick Grouf

Caleb Chung

Stoppelman and Simmons

Glenn Kelman

Dan Olschwang

David Della Terza

Jack Memishian

Martin Eberhard

Vinod Khosla
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