22-Year-Old Entrepreneur With Down's Syndrome Changes The Game


A 22-year-old entrepreneur in New Jersey is challenging attitudes around the abilities of people with Down’s Syndrome, and he’s doing it by leading by example: John Cronin, who himself has the chromosomal condition, is the co-founder of multimillion-dollar startup John’s Crazy Socks.

Launched at the end of 2016, the business grew out of Cronin’s love of crazy sock designs, combined with his desire to go into business with his father. Originally, the two decided to do something to celebrate Down’s Syndrome Day on March 23rd, and things quickly took off from there.

Mark Cronin, John’s father, knows the value of the good example the two are setting. “There are not many options open to people with disabilities,” he says. To hear more about this remarkable venture, read the CNBC feature.


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