Brian & Trace Cohen
There’s a rule in the Cohen household: you must launch your first startup by the time you’re 26. We’re not sure what the possible consequences are if you don’t (all three of the New York Angels Chairman’s progeny are currently running their own companies), and son Trace is president of Launch.it, an event news and social engagement platform that is currently being used by the world’s largest conferences, tradeshows and expos to create a central location for all their exhibitor and partner news on their websites. Think of it as a digital press room. He cofounded it with his dad, who is the company’s CEO.
Since we’re keeping it in the family here, brother Maxwell’s company is A Fresh Sheet, the world’s first and only fitted sheet with seven soft, comfortable, peel away, disposable (and biodegradable) layers, while sister Nikki is working on bonvoyaging, a travel planning site for the well-heeled traveler with discerning tastes, who enjoys finding curated events, off the beaten track.