By John Kell and Alan Murray
February 18, 2016

Big things in business always start small – a spark, an idea, a moment of inspiration. Yet in today’s digital economy, they can scale fast. That’s why at Fortune, we celebrate size as an aspiration. Our focus isn’t “Big Business”; it’s the people in business who want to succeed big.


In the March issue of Fortune , we profile 15 entrepreneurs who are on their way to doing just that. They range from 18-year-old Anya Pogharian, who wants to revolutionize the costly and cumbersome dialysis process; to Wall Street veteran Blythe Masters, who hopes to use block-chain technology to remake banking; to Scooter Braun, who has changed the power equation in the music business. You can see the full list here.


Also today, we are announcing the launch of a new web service for entrepreneurs – Venture – that will use all the rich tools of digital and social media to provide inspiration, insight and advice to a new generation of business disrupters. The Venture team will be headed by Lauren Covello, previously managing editor of You can start your venture at


In other news, Apple has gotten itself where no company wants to be — in the middle of the presidential primary debates. Donald Trump called the company “disgraceful.” Marco Rubio took a more nuanced approach.


More news below.



Alan Murray


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