The 31-year-old entrepreneur, for example, created products such as noise-isolating earphones shaped like ice cream sundaes or pink cupcakes.

And after succeeding with ear budgets, headphones and phone cases, his Boca Raton company -- named after himself, Ankit -- is expanding into home goods. His company is creating wall canvases, pillows and throws, from blue floral ones to those with gold geometric designs.

Sales have jumped from $25,000 when he started out in 2010 to $1.3 million. His products are now in 8,000 stores worldwide and are sold online at His floral noise-isolating headphones are being featured in this month's issue of Teen Vogue magazine.

Janis is succeeding so well that he was just named Entrepreneur of the Year by the South Palm Beach chapter of SCORE.

Jain is a hard-working business owner who finds talent to create popular products -- and then finds markets to sell them, said South Palm Beach SCORE Chairman Hal Finkelstein. "He's a brilliant marketer," Finkelstein said.

Just as important, he is willing to travel to find new customers, said Herb Douglas, a retired chief executive officer and SCORE volunteer who has mentored Jain.

Jain has flown to China, London, Paris, Geneva and Berlin in the past year. Then there's the travel inside the United States that buys 90 percent of Jain's products.


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