Brian Lim isn't your typical "glover."
What is "gloving," exactly? Entrepreneur Lim didn't know either, until his then girlfriend and now fiancee got him into the trend in 2010. Gloving is a form of dancing typically showcased at raves or large parties or festivals, and electronic dance music events. Dancers face off wearing gloves that have lights on the gloves' fingertips.
Lim, now 27, has the glove dance moves down, plus a multimillion-dollar business, that's only growing. EmazingLights, based in Anaheim, California, makes gloves with LED lights.
"Gloving is very popular because of the dance floor behind it. Kids are practicing every day for hours upon hours," said Lim.
Inc. magazine recently named Lim and EmazingLights to its Inc. 500 list this year, at No. 189. The annual list ranks the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., with winners being celebrated at Inc.'s conference in Phoenix, Arizona, this week.