The Next Groundbreaker:
Brienne Ghafourifar

The Next is a series highlighting females who are the FUTURE groundbreakers, trendsetters and idea-makers in STEM and Startups.

Name: Brienne Ghafourifar

Power Word: Groundbreaker

Descriptive Words: Entrepreneur | Connector

Country: USA

Industry: Technology + Economy

Company Name: Entefy

Who is Brienne Ghafourifar? She is the 17-year-old co-founder of Entefy and the youngest college graduate to raise 1 million dollars in funding for her company.

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Bio: While you may have trouble pronouncing her name, you won’t forget it.  Brienne Ghafourifar is the youngest college graduate to raise 1 million dollars in funding for her company, Entefy.

After graduating from Santa Clara University with a bachelor’s degree in economics, Ghafourifar co-founded Entefy with her brother Alston. Together, they are creating a tool that will allow users to manage and use various communication apps from a single space. This unique brother and sister team has raised 4.1 million dollars for the startup which will launch in 2014.

Brienne can also be found in the upcoming documentary, She Started It.  The documentary highlights successful women role models in an effort to inspire more girls towards careers in entrepreneurship and technology.

Why We Think She’s The Next Groundbreaker: Brienne’s fierce passion for problem solving is obvious when she said, “If you’re going to solve a problem, solve a big problem. And we have a few extra years to do it, so why not?”

We can’t wait to see where Brienne goes next!  Now, we want to know are you #thenext?