The Under 30 Summit will return to Philadelphia from October 4th to 7th, convening more than 2,000 of the planet’s top young entrepreneurs and game-changers, as well as world-class mentors. This year will again feature keynotes and panels, breakouts and pitch contests, as well as our signature evening activities, including the Under 30 Music Festival and the Under 30 Food Festival.



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Sunday, October 4, 2015



Monday, October 5, 2015



America’s richest self-made woman and youngest female billionaire are the same person: 31-year-old Elizabeth Holmes, who conceived her blood testing company, Theranos, before dropping out at Stanford. It’s now predicted to change medical screening for the world, using a cheap, painless prick – and it’s recently been valued at $9 billion. Holmes’ journey demonstrates the power of new ideas, and for what she’s accomplished so far, she will receive the Forbes Under 30 Doers Award, following last year’s inaugural recipient, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.

  • Elizabeth Holmes | Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Theranos
  • Moderator: Matthew Herper | Senior Editor , Forbes Media

Five brilliant inventors. Five gizmos that will blow your mind. Watch, listen – and buckle up.




Multiple bars, each with a surprise guest. Prizes for winners who tweet selfies of themselves and all of the surprise guests at all six bars.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015



He was the youngest heavyweight champion ever, the most famous athlete in the world and a celebrity of historic proportions. Then he threw it all away in equally historic ways. Over the past few years, though, Mike Tyson has come back, with a good marriage, an acting career and a one-man show on Broadway and HBO. His story is a gripping and cautionary one.

  • Mike Tyson | Former Heavyweight Champion
  • Moderator: Danielle Snyder | Co-Founder , Dannijo

Partners Schusterman Family Foundation, Case Foundation, Pratt Foundation, Keywell Foundation and Bob Duggan have joined together to fund the largest ever $1 million global social impact competition for entrepreneurs under the age of 30 to advance solutions that address global challenges. Five semi-finalists will each win $100,000, and the overall winner will receive a $500,000 award. The competition focuses on disruptive and scalable ideas and is open to both for-profit and nonprofit enterprises. This is not a business plan competition – the social entrepreneurs must already be operating; the grants will go to accelerate the most promising ideas.

  • Barbara Bush | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Global Health Corps



  • Tom Lehman | Co-Founder , Genius
  • Ilan Zechory | Co-Founder , Genius
  • Moderator: Dr. Ruth Westheimer | Sex Therapist, Media Personality & Author


The best young chefs, winemakers and brewers from the Forbes 30 Under 30 list show their stuff amid a giant block party—and compete for the title of America’s best young chef.


Wednesday, October 7, 2015




Philadelphia Convention Center | Philadelphia, PA

The 2015 Forbes Under 30 Summit will take place in Philadelphia, PA at the Philadelphia Convention Center

with activities at iconic locations around the city.

Interested in Attending?

Forbes Under 30 Summit is by invitation only. Attendance is limited in order to maintain an intimate dialogue among all participants.
If you are interested in applying to attend please fill out the form below to request an invitation.

By applying, you acknowledge that there is a participation fee of $1,250 should your request be accepted.

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  • For Sponsorship Inquiries:
  • Michael Peck
  • Vice President, Conference Partnerships
  • 1 (212) 620-2204 | mpeck@forbes.com
  • For Event Management & Logistics:
  • Julieanna Gray
  • Event Manager
  • 1 (212) 620-2494 | 30Under30@forbes.com
  • For Invitation Management/Executive Relations:
  • Anastasia Afendikova
  • Project Manager, Executive Relations
  • 1 (212) 367-4158 | 30Under30@forbes.com
  • For Press Inquiries and Press Passes:
  • Wendy Furrer Egan
  • Senior Director of Editorial Publicity
  • (212) 366-8848 | wfurrer@forbes.com
  • For Editorial Programming/Speaker Submissions:
  • Liz Strozier
  • To submit a potential speaker for consideration, please email a bio and any other relevant information to speakersubmissions@forbes.com. Please include the specific conference in the subject line.
  • 1 (212) 367-4111 | speakersubmissions@forbes.com

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