Stuart Taylor and Ry Smith formed YNC based upon the belief that there is a growing interest among older adults to work for themselves.
Based upon their own experience in starting businesses, Stuart and Ry
believe that you do not have the maximum chance of success by simply reading a book, filling out forms on a Website or talking with your friends.
Ry has been an entrepreneur and inventor for all of his business life.
After graduating with a BSE from Princeton University, and with an MBA from Stanford University, he founded KRS Electronics.
manufactured a magnetic tape product he
invented and KRS
licensed this invention to Automatic Canteen Corporation
In the following years he
inventions to Ricoh
(Japan), Texas Instruments
and other companies.
Ry also founded the Internet-based Altos Education Network - merged into Solobiz in 2000.
Ry's company created and hosted the first on-line seminar on Raising Capital and developed an in-depth course on starting businesses.
has also lectured on entrepreneurship at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University
He is currently a partner with his wife Suzy in Kabubble.com - a site devoted to having fun with your grandkids.
Ry has also started Pingxit.com a site focused on discovering great Internet sites - instantly!