Forbes Under 30 Summit is known around the world as a the world’s greatest gathering of young entrepreneurs and game-changers. For the past two years the event has been hosted in Philadelphia, bringing in over 1,500 people. However, this year, Forbes is planning on taking the summit to a whole new level.
They plan on expanding the event to more than 5,000 people and opening it up to young entrepreneurs worldwide. They will be hosting five simultaneous, interconnected Summits from October 16th to 19th 2016.
Encompassing innovation in Science and Technology, Finance and Investing, Media and Creativity, Policy and Social Good, to name a few categories, the 2016 Forbes Under 30 Summit will be bigger and better than ever. The Forbes Under 30 Class of 2016 includes 600 of the brightest young entrepreneurs, breakout talent and change agents in 20 different sectors. Talents this year include Marcela Sapone, 29, cofounder of Hello Alfred, Matthew Ramirez, 26, cofounder of WriteLab, and Jeroen Cappaert, 27, cofounder of Spire Global.
The schedule of events includes an Under 30 Music Festival on Sunday night, an Under 30 Bar Crawl on Monday night and an Under 30 Food Festival on Tuesday night. During the daytime everyone will come together at the Under 30 Village. All different types of programs will take place including networking, demonstrations, recruiting, and performances.
And in order to do this they are bringing the event to Boston.
But why Boston? In a statement the editor of Forbes magazine, Randall Lane, said, “We can’t think of a better place to hold it than Boston, a vibrant city with amazing entrepreneurial culture and civic engagement, where students and high achievers from all over the globe come together” (bizjournals.com). And according to Forbes.com, “…in terms of the young superstars ready to change the world, there are few places that can match it: a greater concentration of college students at world class universities than anywhere on Earth. A higher percentage of residents between 20 and 34 than any major city in America (35%). The highest percentage of college graduates (40%). And a booming startup scene. Boston is re-emerging as a global innovation capital. General Electric recently decided to make the city its new home. The Forbes Under 30 Summit now follow suit”.