Overview

2016 Forbes Under 30 Summit: Boston

The Under 30 Summit has always been in a class of its own—with four days of motivating panels, pitch contests, philanthropy, music and food festivals, parties and beyond—but this year, we’re taking it to the next level.

From October 16-19th, 5,000 current and future leaders of every field will converge on Boston for the 2016 Under 30 Summit—the world’s greatest gathering of young entrepreneurs and game changers.

For the first time, four content stages – Tech, Create, Capital and Impact – will be hosted at notable universities throughout the city, encompassing dedicated programming and the greatest innovations across Science and Technology, Finance and Investing, Media and Creativity, and Policy and Social Good. Additionally, a VIP track for Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees, will be held at Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall. We’re transforming Boston’s City Hall Plaza into a central hub for attendees from all five tracks to network, view demonstrations and performances, unwind at a beer garden or VIP lounge, and so much more.

The Under 30 Summit will kick off with the U30 Music Festival. We’re excited to announce another all-star line-up this year: Jason Derulo, Halsey, Gallant, and Delta Rae. Known for their sold out stadiums, Billboard chart-toppers and mainstay performances on the festival circuit, they’re sure to kick off the summit with a bang.

Serving as the definitive place to network, collaborate, recruit and exchange ideas of the future, the 2016 Under 30 Summit will do it all.

 

 

 

Agenda

 

Sunday, October 16th
12pm-4pm | The Under 30 Kickoff
Enjoy the official opening of the Under 30 Village.  Surprises– and hundreds of your fellow Under 30s – to follow

4pm -10pm | Under 30 Music Festival
A private concert to change the world (in partnership with Global Citizen), along with some of the greatest young acts in the world: Jason Derulo, Halsey, Gallant and Delta Rae, plus many surprises!


Monday, October 17th
9:30am-7pm | Under 30 Village Hubs: Experiences, Ideas, Opportunities
From networking, to recruiting, to a start-up village, to performances, to food, to a beer garden, the Under 30 Village has it all

10am-1pm | Ideas Hub Programming
Talks and panels on the Ideas Hub stage in the Under 30 Village
(open only to All-Access badge holders)

2pm-5pm | Content Stages
The greatest collection of speakers in the world this week, on four stages (Capital, Tech, Impact, Create) located across Boston

9pm-2am | The Under 30 Fenway Bar Crawl
Welcome to the best bar crawl ever. The Under 30 Summit takes over the famous streets behind the Green Monster and around Fenway Park (plus, one bar inside), with a half-dozen themed bars, each with a celebrity surprise. (Last year’s highlights included Hanson leading the karaoke bar, and Dr. Ruth holding court in the singles bar)

 

Tuesday, October 18th
8:30am | Under 30 Wellness – Meditation with Deepak Chopra
Exercise your body (lightly) and mind (heavily) with one of the world’s great healers, Deepak Chopra, who will be joined by the Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Amit Sood (an Under 30 Summit favorite) in the Under 30 Village

8am–8pm | Under 30 Village Hubs: Experiences, Ideas, Opportunities
From networking, to recruiting, to a start-up village, to performances, to food, to a beer garden, the Under 30 Village has it all

10am-1pm | Content Stages
The greatest collection of speakers in the world this week, on four stages (Capital, Tech, Impact, Create) located across Boston

2pm-5pm | Ideas Hub Stage Programming
Talks and panels on stage in the Under 30 Village
(open to all participants)

5pm-8pm | Taste of Boston Food Festival

 

Wednesday, October 19th
Service Day
From a hackathon for good to assemblies at Boston public high school, the Under 30 Summit intends to leave Boston better than we found it.

 

Click through each tab for the different content stage agendas below

 

Faneuil Hall

Monday, October 17, 2016

Day 1: Revolution

Think big, think disruption, think outside-the-box -- a morning of revolutionary thoughts in the birthplace of revolution, and the original American startup, Faneuil Hall.

10:00am

Musical Surprise

10:05am

The Entrepreneurial Revolution: A VR Experience

Hamilton star Okieriete Onaodowan kicks off the Summit with a spoken word performance that showcases two worlds (revolutions past—and present), accompanied by a groundbreaking synced VR experience.

  • Okieriete Onaodowan | Actor , Hamilton
10:15am

Welcome and Introduction

  • Randall Lane | Editor , Forbes Magazine
10:21am

Business is an Adventure

One of the great entrepreneurs of all-time practically invented the idea of “work hard, play hard,” as he broke records, barriers and borders, starting his first business by 16, and the company that would become the Virgin Group by 20. A no-holds-barred talk with the ultimate Under 30 mentor Sir Richard Branson.

  • Sir Richard Branson | Founder , Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Group
  • Moderator: Randall Lane | Editor , Forbes Magazine
10:35am

Business Is An Adventure

Richard Branson and Virgin Atlantic, his transatlantic airline, believe Business is an Adventure. Together they’ve been on a mission to uncover how America’s most innovative business leaders make that adventure epic, and there’s no better place to do this than at the Under 30 Summit. Richard is joined by other top entrepreneurs in discussion around the best ways to cause disruption, create change and achieve game-changing success. Audience participation welcome!

  • Sir Richard Branson | Founder , Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Group
  • Tyler Haney | Founder , Outdoor Voices
  • Payal Kadakia | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , ClassPass
  • James Proud | Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Hello Inc.
  • Moderator: Randall Lane | Editor , Forbes Magazine
11:05am

Three Minutes to Land

Facing a dilemma about how to leap ahead with your next business or career move? Perhaps you don’t know if pivoting your business is the right move, right now? Let’s see if adventurer, business mogul and philanthropist Sir Richard can help. Three Boston-based entrepreneurial graduate students seek Sir Richard’s opinion live at Forbes U30 Summit.

  • Marc Escapa | Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Noken Travel
  • Cristobal Pinera | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Kiron
  • Sara de Zarraga | Co-Founder , Flare Jewelry
11:15am

Honest Talk

Jessica Alba was often sick as a child, with asthma and allergies severe enough to require extended hospital stays. That experience ignited her interest in healthy living--but it wasn’t until the 2008 birth of her daughter, when she saw a need for nontoxic household products, that her billion-dollar idea was born. Here, she shares her story behind The Honest Company’s wild success.

  • Jessica Alba | Founder & Chief Creative Officer , The Honest Company
11:35am

The $1 Million Change the World Entrepreneur Competition

Over 1,000 Under 30 entrepreneurs entered. Fewer than 50 were selected as semi-finalists. Now the Final Four will compete on stage at Faneuil Hall for the grand prize – an investment from Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary (Sound Ventures) and Rough Draft Ventures/General Catalyst, as well as an advertising campaign in Forbes.

  • Moderator: Randall Lane | Editor , Forbes Magazine
12:35pm

Entrepreneurship: Gender, Adversity and Success

The famous line about dancer Ginger Rogers: she did everything her famous partner Fred Astaire did—except backwards, and in high-heels. But out of adversity comes success -- a recent study revealed that startups with at least one female founder far outpaced all-male teams. Three of the world’s great young entrepreneurs (who happen to be women) share their success roadmap.

  • Hayley Barna | Venture Partner, First Round Capital; Co-Founder , Birchbox
  • Lisa Falzone | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Revel Systems
  • Jennifer Hyman | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Rent the Runway
  • Marcella Sapone | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Hello Alfred
  • Moderator: Janey Whiteside | Senior Vice President & General Manager , American Express Global Charge Products, Benefits & Services
01:00pm

Change the World Competition Winner Announced

Over 1,000 Under 30 entrepreneurs entered. Fewer than 50 were selected as semi-finalists. Now the Final Four will compete on stage at Faneuil Hall for the grand prize – an investment from Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary (Sound Ventures) and Rough Draft Ventures/General Catalyst, as well as an advertising campaign in Forbes.

  • Peter Boyce II | Co-Founder , Rough Draft Ventures
  • Ashton Kutcher | Actor & Co-Founder , Sound Ventures
  • Guy Oseary | Talent Manager & Co-Founder , Sound Ventures
  • Mike Perlis | President & Chief Executive Officer , Forbes Media
  • Moderator: Randall Lane | Editor , Forbes Magazine

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Day 2: Evolution

Most overnight successes are years in the making. For an afternoon, we’ll focus on moving another level to achieve greatness.

02:00pm

Opening Performance

Trae Crowder, comedian known as “Liberal Redneck”

02:10pm

Welcome

  • Mike Federle | President & Chief Operating Officer , Forbes Media
02:15pm

Building the New Technology Tribes

Adam Neumann has built tech and innovation hubs that change how founders build and collaborate. Now he’s taking the idea further with his new enterprise WeLive, which may just redefine the reality of work-life balance.

  • Adam Neumann | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , WeWork
  • Moderator: Steve Bertoni | Senior Editor , Forbes Media
02:45pm

Marketing Master Class

What do a tennis champion with five grand slams and a YouTube sensation with millions of followers have in common? They’ve both created blockbuster brands by following their passion.

  • Bethany Mota | YouTube Sensation & Entrepreneur
  • Maria Sharapova | Founder , Sugarpova
  • Moderator: Raymond Braun | Founder , RWB Media & Television Correspondent
03:15pm

The Master Hacker

  • Saket Modi | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Lucideus Tech
03:25pm

Becoming Bobby Flay

The star chef dishes on how he stays at the top of the food chain.

  • Bobby Flay | Chef, Restaurateur, Best-Selling Author
  • Moderator: Maggie McGrath | Staff Writer , Forbes
04:00pm

Michael Phelps: Olympian to Entrepreneur

  • Michael Phelps | Greatest Olympian of All Time and Founder; , MP Brand, Michael Phelps Foundation, and Michael Phelps Swimming
  • Moderator: Randall Lane | Editor , Forbes Magazine
04:45pm

Martellus Bennett

The New England Patriots' tight end is a 6-foot-6, 270-pounder Pro Bowler -- who’s also an accomplished filmmaker, musician and entrepreneur. A inspiring talk in defying stereotypes -- delivered straight from practice.

  • Martellus Bennett | Tight End for the New England Patriots & Chief Creative Officer , The Imagination Agency

Emerson College - The Cutler Majestic Theater

Monday, October 17, 2016

Day 1: Launch

You can’t run until you walk, and you can’t be a billionaire unless you launch. Lessons on lift-off.

02:00pm

Opening Performance: Music is the Instrument

  • Matan Berkowitz | Interdisciplinary Artist & Entrepreneur; CEO , Shift
02:10pm

Official Welcome

  • Steve Bertoni | Senior Editor , Forbes Media
  • Paul Daugherty | Chief Technology Officer , Accenture
02:15pm

Meet the Midas Men

Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary may be better known an actor and the manager or Madonna and U2, respectively, but over the past six years, they’re quietly turned a $30 million portfolio into $250 million, investing in an all-star lineup of startups: Uber, Airbnb, Spotify, Pinterest and many others. What do they look for – and what can you learn from that?

  • Ashton Kutcher | Actor & Co-Founder , Sound Ventures
  • Guy Oseary | Talent Manager & Co-Founder , Sound Ventures
  • Moderator: Steve Bertoni | Senior Editor , Forbes Media
02:45pm

Your Cheat Codes for Success

Brian Wong was 19 when he became the youngest person to have Silicon Valley venture capitalists fund his company. He’s now a 25-year-old whisperer who helps marketers make an emotional connection to their customers by embedding apps with a wickedly addictive—and effective—system of rewards to engage them even further. Wong, the founder-CEO of Kiip and author of The Cheat Code, shares secrets of success in the mobile age.

  • Brian Wong | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Kiip
03:00pm

Empire Building in the Electric World

Armed with websites and social media, bold new brands can now cheaply rival decades-old giants in billion-dollar markets. Three of the dons of e-commerce digital branding share secrets on how to leanly build a brand that's battles the market's biggest players.

  • Jennifer Hyman | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Rent the Runway
  • Andy Katz-Mayfield | Co-Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer , Harry’s
  • Neil Parikh | Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer , Casper
  • Moderator: Kevin Colleran | Managing Director , Slow Ventures
03:25pm

Show & Tell: Meet the Next Edisons

Mind-blowing innovations and inventions and the geniuses behind them.

Intro: Paul Daugherty | Chief Technology Officer, Accenture

Judges: Alexander Clark | Innovation & Experiences Engineer, HP
David Fialkow | Co-Founder & Managing Director, General Catalyst
Paul Daugherty | Chief Technology Officer, Accenture

  • Sampriti Bhattacharyya | Founder , Hydroswarm
  • Dan Corkum | Founder , Carbon Robotics
  • Andrew Dalman | President & Chief Executive Officer , Advanced Bone Technology, Inc.
  • Benjamin Harvatine | Founder , Jolt Sensor
  • Moderator: Steve Bertoni | Senior Editor , Forbes Media
04:05pm

Panel: Can This (Business) Marriage Be Saved?

Business partnerships can be keenly similar to a marriage--and the stress of running a business can be so great, it can threaten even the most harmonious  of relationships. Enter Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the famed sex therapist, who will put some top 30 Under 30 co-founders on the couch.

  • Adam Goldston | Co-Founder , Athletic Propulsion Labs
  • Ryan Goldston | Co-Founder , Athletic Propulsion Labs
  • Brittany Hodak | Co-Founder , ZinePak
  • Kim Kaupe | Co-Founder , ZinePak
  • Dr. Ruth Westheimer | Media Personality, Author , Sex Therapist
  • Moderator: Rebecca Jarvis | Chief Business, Technology & Economics Correspondent , ABC News
04:35pm

Trust in the Sharing Economy

The share economy has us trusting strangers with our homes, cars, and personal lives. Jessica Scorpio and Marcela Sapone have created big businesses based on our trust; meanwhile, Ryan Ozonian builds off our paranoia. You need to understand both.

  • Ryan Ozonian | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Dust
  • Jessica Scorpio | Founder & Vice President Marketing , Getaround
  • Marcella Sapone | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Hello Alfred
  • Moderator: Daire Hickey | Co-Founder of Websummit , Forbes Under 30 Alum

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Day 2: Moonshot

If you’re going for a ride, you may as well shoot for the stars. Spend a morning charting a course to get there.

10:00am

Musical Opener - Ripe

10:05am

Welcome

  • M. Lee Pelton | President , Emerson College
10:10am

The Future of Technology

Doctor, healer -- and entrepreneur -- Deepak Chopra reveals how technology is changing the the boundaries of mind and body

  • Dr. Deepak Chopra | Founder, the Chopra Foundation; Co-Founder , Chopra Center for Wellbeing
10:45am

Building the New Technology Tribes

Adam Neumann has built tech and innovation hubs that change how founders build and collaborate. Now he’s taking the idea further with his new enterprise WeLive, which may just redefine the reality of work-life balance—for better or worse? That question remains.

  • Adam Neumann | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , WeWork
  • Moderator: Steve Bertoni | Senior Editor , Forbes Media
11:15am

Reinvent the City: How Drones Will Change Everything

Best-selling author Ian Cinnamon speed-builds the first-ever Under 30 drone - and talks the future of quadcopters with HP’s Shane Wall.

  • Ian Cinnamon | McGraw-Hill Author , DIY Drones for the Evil Genius
  • Shane Wall | Chief Technology Officer , HP
11:30am

Ugly is the New Beautiful

Boring, bureaucratic, and bloated industries? More like blockbuster businesses. Three stars reveal the massive opportunities.

  • Ian Crosby | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Bench
  • Rob Biederman | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Catalant
  • Liz Wessel | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , WayUp
  • Moderator: Alexia Tsotsis | Writer & Investor
12:00pm

How Code Empowers Creativity

Forbes Under 30 Alumni Madison Maxey literally lit up the red carpet last year, creating a black dress studded with LED lights for actress Lupita Nyong’o. Today she talks about the union of tech and apparel, as she unveils a new piece made just for the Under 30 Summit using computational design.

  • Madison Maxey | Founder , Loomia
12:15pm

Human Touch Through High Tech

Sweetgreen has used music festivals, unique design and ever-changing menus to transform a salad chain into a lifestyle brand. Now the team is using cutting edge technology and mobile apps to grow big and stay personal.

  • Nicolas Jammet | Co-Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer , Sweetgreen
  • Jonathan Neman | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Sweetgreen
  • Nathaniel Ru | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Sweetgreen
12:25pm

From $120,000 to $1 Billion

  • Neil Blumenthal | Co-Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer , Warby Parker
  • Moderator: Steve Bertoni | Senior Editor , Forbes Media

Northeastern University - Blackman Auditorium at Ell Hall

Monday, October 17, 2016

Day 1: Change The World

Unconventional paths to making the world better, brighter, more connected -- this afternoon we’ll explore the spirit of hope, big ideas and hard work that goes into making a difference globally.

02:00pm

Opener: Ali Paris

Ali Paris | Music and Cultural Ambassador from Palestine

02:05pm

Official Welcome

  • Caroline Howard | Executive Producer , Forbes Media
02:10pm

Life and Death and Ebola

The best advice Katie Meyler ever got? "Get over yourself--it's not about you." Those words not only inspired the social entrepreneur to launch a much-needed all-girls school in Liberia in 2013, but when the Ebola crisis hit the African country the following year, they became her guiding principle. Meyler shares her story of how she fought to keep her More than Me school open while literally staring down death.

  • Katie Meyler | Founder , More Than Me
02:20pm

Muslim Like U.S.

The subject of Islam can be very touchy. But Amani Al-Khatahtbeh says, "It’s not only about getting our voices out there, it’s about shifting the narrative." Better known as MuslimGirl, she has bounced from a blog to a successful startup, creating the first mainstream media network by and for Muslim women--and making her perspective the central American voice of the conversation about religion, feminism and identity.

  • Amani Al-Khatahtbeh | Founder & Editor-in-Chief , Muslim Girl
02:30pm

Dot.Org or Dot.Com: Mission and Money

61% of millennials are worried about the state of the world and feel personally responsible to make a difference. But how do you balance the desire to make change with the need to make money? Four successful social entrepreneurs from around the world provide a roadmap.

  • Jeremy Johnson | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Andela
  • Jasmine Lau | Co-Founder & Executive Director , PIM
  • Shiza Shahid | Founder, Now Ventures; Co-Founder , Malala Fund
  • Moderator: Brendan Doherty | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Inward Point
03:00pm

The Face of Freedom

Hyeonseo Lee is perhaps the world’s most unlikely political activist. Having escaped one of the world’s poorest, most secretive and brutal regimes, she is now an international champion of refugee rights and political immigration, and one of a growing cadre of courageous refugees talking about the human consequences of global inaction. Take it from Oprah, who described her TED talk as “the most riveting ever!”

  • Hyeonseo Lee | North Korean Defector, Activist and Author of “The Girl With Seven Names"
  • Moderator: Moira Forbes | Publisher, ForbesWoman; Executive Vice President , Forbes Media
03:25pm

Short Documentary Film Festival

For the first time, Forbes is holding a contest to find the world’s next generation of brilliant documentary short filmmakers. And the audience will vote to choose the winner.

Judges: Amy Laslett | Partner, Kids at Play
Joshua Sason | Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Magna; Executive

  • Moderator: Caroline Howard | Executive Producer , Forbes Media
03:45pm

Change the Conversation

Courageous social entrepreneurs discuss the disruptive force of coming from outside the industry bubble, mapping out how they did it and what's next now that they've found success.

  • Raymond Braun | Founder , RWB Media & Television Correspondent
  • Siavosh Derakhti | Founder & President , Young People Against Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia
  • Christopher Gray | Co-Founder , Scholly
  • Felix Ortiz, III | Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Viridis Learning
  • Moderator: Kathryn Dill | Staff Reporter , Forbes Media
04:06pm

Reforming the World’s Workplace

It's been said before, and often: there is a gender problem in workplaces around the world. But the past year has really put the issue in the spotlight, giving women the momentum and motivation to speak out. Listen in as our panelists from the cast of Good Girls Revolt, the new Amazon series, the Silicon Valley startup world and NASA explain why generational shifts in work culture and social attitudes are drastically changing the idea of business as usual. But is it enough?

  • Genevieve Angelson | Actress , Good Girls Revolt
  • Anna Camp | Actress , Good Girls Revolt
  • Erin Darke | Actress , Good Girls Revolt
  • Sarah Kunst | Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Proday
  • Sophie Milam | Executive Officer , HI-SEAS Mission III
  • Moderator: Christina Vuleta | Vice President of Women’s Digital Network , Forbes Media
04:45pm

Extra Session: Good Girls Revolt Screening

05:45pm

Q&A with the Cast and Creators of Good Girls Revolt

  • Genevieve Angelson | Actress , Good Girls Revolt
  • Dana Calvo | Executive Producer , Good Girls Revolt
  • Anna Camp | Actress , Good Girls Revolt
  • Erin Darke | Actress , Good Girls Revolt
  • Chris Diamantopoulo | Actor , Good Girls Revolt
  • Darlene Hunt | Executive Producer , Good Girls Revolt
  • Lynda Obst | Executive Producer , Good Girls Revolt
  • Moderator: Kathryn Dill | Staff Reporter , Forbes Media

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

12:00am

Day 2: Change America

The best solutions for a sustainable and better future for the country will engage and involve today’s generation. This morning we’ll set the stage for inspiring a sense of purpose and success.

10:00am

Opening Performance

Trae Crowder, comedian known as “Liberal Redneck”

10:10am

Official Welcome

  • Lewis D’Vorkin | Chief Product Officer , Forbes Media
10:15am

Politics in the 21st Century

A generation ago, the political battlefield was all about the left and right. Now it’s all about outsiders vs. insiders, establishment vs. provocateurs, the fringe vs. the center. A mashup of legislators and non-politicians discuss the challenges and opportunities of this new polarization that goes way beyond this year’s election season.

  • Mattie Duppler | Coalitions Director , House Republican Conference
  • Dan Koh | Chief of Staff , City of Boston
  • Jenna Lowenstein | Digital Director , Hillary for America
  • Michael Whitney | Digital Fundraising Director, Bernie Sanders; Senior Campaign Strategist , Revolution Messaging
  • Moderator: The Honorable Michael Dukakis | Professor, Northeastern University and Former Governor , State of Massachusetts
  • Moderator: Lewis D’Vorkin | Chief Product Officer , Forbes Media
10:50am

Surviving A Mass Murder

One cold April day in 2007, 49 students were shot and 32 died at Virginia Tech. One survivor was then-21-year-old Colin Goddard, the only person in the building to call the police (after he had been shot four times). He saved lives that day -- and now his lifework is to save countless more.

  • Colin Goddard | Survivor Fellow , Everytown for Gun Safety
11:00am

A Movement That Matters

DeRay Mckesson
Moderator: Adam Foss

11:20am

Battling My Own Cancer with Data

Steven Keating had his brain scanned out of sheer curiosity. They discovered an abnormality. But as an MIT doctoral candidate, he became fascinated with the raw data from these scans, which ultimately helped him and his doctors discover a baseball-size tumor, which was removed in 2014. Keating is now a passionate advocate for open health data--and he wants everyone to have the same chance to save their own lives.

  • Steven Keating | Research Affiliate , MIT
11:30am

$1 Million Change the World Finals

Over 1,000 Under 30 entrepreneurs entered. Fewer than 50 were selected as semi-finalists. Now the Final Four in the social-based space will compete on stage for the grand prize. The cause: improving U.S. education outcomes.  The stakes: $500,000 in cash and media grants from the Schusterman Foundation and Forbes.

Judges: Audrey Jackson | 2016 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year
Jenny Jordan | Schusterman Foundation

  • Michelle Brown | Founder & Chief Executive Officer , CommonLit
  • Mendell Grinter | Founder , Campaign for School Equality
  • Jeffrey Martin | Founder & Chief Executive Officer , honorCode
  • Evin Robinson | Co-Founder , New York on Tech
  • Jessica Santana | Co-Founder , New York on Tech
  • Moderator: Caroline Howard | Executive Producer , Forbes Media
12:15pm

The Model of Disruption

Chrissy Teigen has parlayed Sports Illustrated swimsuit covers into a robust career as author, television host, entrepreneur -- and digital truth-teller. She opens up on her Twitter feuds with Donald Trump, Piers Morgan, Chris Brown and  more, and how she is using her platform as a force for social good.

  • Chrissy Teigen | Model and Author
  • Moderator: Raymond Braun | Founder , RWB Media & Television Correspondent
12:40pm

Why Boston!

Boston has long been a leading hub for undergraduate and graduate education. Now it has emerged as the go-to city for inventors, disruptors, luminaries, and newsmakers across all industries. Here’s why.

Introduction: Martin J. Walsh |  Mayor, City of Boston

  • Scott Bailey | Managing Director , MassChallenge Boston
  • Linda Pizzuti Henry | Managing Director , the Boston Globe
  • Niraj Shah | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Wayfair
  • Moderator: Paul Noglows | Executive Director & Head , ForbesLive!

Faneuil Hall

Monday, October 17, 2016

Day 1: Seed the Future

The capital of capital today -- Faneuil Hall, where the future of the world depends on how we deploy, invest and allocate.

02:00pm

Introduction

  • Alex Konrad | Staff Writer , Forbes
  • Maggie McGrath | Staff Writer , Forbes
02:05pm

The Capital Revolution: A VR experience

Hamilton star Okieriete Onaodowan opens the Capital stage with a spoken word performance that highlights revolutions past—and present—accompanied by a groundbreaking synced VR experience.

  • Okieriete Onaodowan | Actor , Hamilton
02:15pm

Official Welcome

  • Sean Belka | Senior Vice President, Fidelity Investments , Fidelity Labs
02:20pm

Startup Investing Masterclass

From Facebook to Spotify to Legendary Pictures, Jim Breyer has led early round investments in some of the greatest wins in venture capital history, en route to the #1 spot on the Forbes Midas List. The 30 Under 30 judge shares the secrets of what it will take to nail the next 100-bagger.

  • Jim Breyer | Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Breyer Capital
  • Moderator: Michael Noer | Executive Editor , Forbes Magazine
02:50pm

Homeless to VC

One year ago, Arlan Hamilton was homeless. Now she runs a $5 million fund. How grit and a goal to "find companies that are badass" turned one woman's life around

  • Arlan Hamilton | Founder & Managing Partner , Backstage Capital
  • Moderator: Alex Konrad | Staff Writer , Forbes
03:00pm

Jackpots of the 21st Century

What are the hottest sectors, regions and products that will generate outsized returns over the next five, 10, even 50 years? One of the world’s greatest fund managers joins with a host of 30 Under 30 hotshots to reveal where the global alpha is.

  • Gavin Baker | Portfolio Manager , Fidelity OTC Portfolio, Fidelity Investments
  • Andre de Haes | Founder , Backed VC
  • David Tisch | Managing Partner , BoxGroup
  • Moderator: Maneet Ahuja | Producer, CNBC; , Forbes Under 30 Alum
03:25pm

Fantasy Sports – State of Play with Jason Robins

DraftKings’ CEO Jason Robins has navigated the company through a changing industry and incredible consumer demand for daily fantasy sports. Robins will discuss how he’s continued to grow his company through marquee partnerships, smart fundraising and a disruptive business model that is changing the way fans consume and engage with sports globally.

  • Jason Robins | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , DraftKings
  • Moderator: Alex Konrad | Staff Writer , Forbes
03:50pm

Breaking Venture Capital’s Bro Culture

How women in venture capitalism are breaking down barriers without becoming defined as the woman in the room.

  • Hayley Barna | Venture Partner, First Round Capital; Co-Founder , Birchbox
  • Beth Ferreira | Managing Partner , WME Ventures
  • Clara Sieg | Partner , Revolution Ventures
  • Moderator: Clare O'Connor | Staff Writer , Forbes Media
04:25pm

Making Money Great Again

Meet the Fintech stars who are shaking up stodgy industries.

  • Daniel Aisen | Head of Quantitative Strategy , IEX Group, Inc.
  • Michael Tannenbaum | Senior Vice President of Mortgages , SoFi
  • Vlad Tenev | Co-Founder , Robinhood
  • Ryan Williams | Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Cadre
  • Moderator: Maggie McGrath | Staff Writer , Forbes

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Day 2: Reap the Profit

After you seed, it’s time to reap. A morning devoted to profit-taking, in all the best senses.

10:00am

Welcome

  • Mike Perlis | President & Chief Executive Officer , Forbes Media
10:05am

Cash Is Dead – Here’s What’s Next

The way we pay for things is broken, and a host of fintech pioneers are aiming to fix it. With future of money belonging to electronic payments, here’s a sneak peek at how things will change – and when.

  • Lisa Falzone | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Revel Systems
  • Jake Fuentes | Head of New Products , Capital One
  • Shilpa Mehra | Research Analyst & Portfolio Manager , Fidelity Investments
  • Moderator: Alex Konrad | Staff Writer , Forbes
10:36am

The Man Who Revolutionized Real Estate Investing

Blackstone’s youngest billionaire – and heir apparent – Jon Gray talks about how he developed Blackstone’s revolutionary real estate model, navigates today’s global markets and make smart bets early in a career.

  • Jon Gray | Global Head of Real Estate and a Member of the Board of Directors , Blackstone Group
  • Moderator: Randall Lane | Editor , Forbes Magazine
11:05am

How Foursquare Struck Gold Twice

  • Dennis Crowley | Co-Founder & Executive Chairman , Foursquare
11:25am

The New Moneyball

Technological advances in areas from data sensors to virtual reality have investors and sports teams thinking big about the future. Some of the industry's leaders talk how new tech will transform the modern day business of sports.

  • Wyc Grousbeck | Co-Owner , Boston Celtics
  • David Stern | NBA Commissioner Emeritus
  • Paul Rabil | Lacrosse Icon, Entrepreneur
  • Noah Whinston | Chief Executive Officer , Immortals
  • Moderator: Alex Konrad | Staff Writer , Forbes
11:50am

Winning in the Markets – Without Losing Your Mind

The markets are stressful. So is entrepreneurship. Our brains weren’t built for either. Leveraging his hugely successful talk last year, Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Amit Sood engages 30 Under 30 alums about learning how to build a company while keeping your emotional health intact.

  • Moritz Baier | Associate , Goldman Sachs
  • Jessica Mah | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , inDiero
  • Katerina Markov Schneider | Chief Executive Officer , Ritual
  • Dr. Amit Sood | Professor of Medicine; Chair, Mayo Mind Body Initiative; Creator, , Mayo Clinic Resilience Program
  • Moderator: Matthew Herper | Senior Editor, Pharma & Healthcare , Forbes Media
12:37pm

Profits With Purpose

Traditionalists like Warren Buffett separate how you make money and the good you can do with those gains. A growing movement, however, argues that profits and purpose are inextricably linked, leading to a new way to measure returns: social good.

  • Zach Finkelstein | Vice President , Lumia Capital
  • Sallie Krawcheck | CEO & Co-Founder , Ellevest
  • Victoria Song | Investor & Entrepreneur
  • Moderator: Cristina Alesci | TV and Digital Correspondent , CNN and CNNMoney

Harvard Business School - Burden Hall

Monday, October 17, 2016

Day 1: Power of the Idea

From Hamilton to the Honest Company, creatives are producing some of the most compelling concepts on the planet. Today, we’ll present some of the best.

02:00pm

Official Welcome

  • Zack O'Malley Greenburg | Senior Editor, Media & Entertainment , Forbes Media
02:05pm

Jessica Alba: The Art of Different

Jessica Alba ditched the old model of monetizing fame by schilling other people’s products. Instead, she built her own billion-dollar business: The Honest Company

  • Jessica Alba | Founder & Chief Creative Officer , The Honest Company
  • Moderator: Youngme Moon | Donald K. David Professor of Business Administration; Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Strategy and Recruiting, , Harvard Business School
02:35pm

Introducing Halsey

“We are the New Americana, raised on Biggie and Nirvana,” Halsey sings on her smash debut, Badlands. Fresh off her Global Citizens performance (and a recent sold out performance at Madison Square Garden), Halsey talks about the future of music, when it’s being written by those who grew up in the 1990s.

  • Halsey | Recording Artist
  • Moderator: Zack O'Malley Greenburg | Senior Editor, Media & Entertainment , Forbes Media
03:00pm

Funny in the 21st Century

The comedy industry has been upended by a handful of young content creators many adults have never heard of—no joke.

  • Bart Baker | YouTube Star and King of Parodies , YouTube
  • Benny Fine | Co-Founder , Fine Brothers Entertainment
  • Rafi Fine | Co-Founder , Fine Brothers Entertainment
  • John Shahidi | Co-Founder , Shots
  • Moderator: Maddie Berg | Reporter , Forbes Media
03:45pm

The New Newsmakers

theSkimm, a daily email newsletter that tells millennials everything they need to know about the latest news in politics, sports, entertainment, reaches more digital subscribers than the New York Times. A discussion on how to make something old into something new.

  • Danielle Weisberg | Co-Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer , theSkimm
  • Carly Zakin | Co-Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer , theSkimm
  • Moderator: Natalie Robehmed | Staff Writer , Forbes Media
04:10pm

Pulling Back the Curtain on Hamilton

The most-talked about Broadway show in a generation is a hip-hop musical about a U.S. founding father. Meet the star of Hamilton for a discussion on the power of hip-hop and a message to change the world.

  • Okieriete Onaodowan | Actor , Hamilton
  • Moderator: Zack O'Malley Greenburg | Senior Editor, Media & Entertainment , Forbes Media
04:35pm

The Vertically Integrated Performer

Since the start of his career as a solo recording artist in 2009, Jason Derulo has sold over 30 million singles and achieved platinum success with hits such as “Talk Dirty and “Watcha Say.” You rocked out to his performance Sunday night at our Global Citizens concert. Today, Derulo explains why the music business isn’t just about music anymore.

  • Jason Derulo | Recording Artist
  • Moderator: Zack O'Malley Greenburg | Senior Editor, Media & Entertainment , Forbes Media

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Day 2: Power of the Pivot

Success is about more than just a great idea. Today we’ll explore the journey from inspiration to evolution.

10:00am

Opening Performance

What happens when a traditional viola meets modern-day electronics? A hybrid music that challenges the status quo.

  • Christen Lien | Musical Artist
10:10am

Official Welcome

  • Nitin Nohria | Dean , Harvard Business School
10:15am

Michael Phelps: Olympian and Entrepreneur

The most decorated Olympian of all-time looks back on his gold-medal journey, and ahead to the business of swimming.

  • Michael Phelps | Greatest Olympian of All Time and Founder; , MP Brand, Michael Phelps Foundation, and Michael Phelps Swimming
  • Moderator: Kurt Badenhausen | Senior Editor , Forbes Media
10:36am

Airplane Mode

When movies meet social media

  • David Dinetz | Director of Possibilities , CULPRIT CREATIVE
  • Logan Paul | Social Media Star
  • Dylan Trussell | Executive Idea Officer , Culprit Creative
  • Juanpa Zurita | Social Media Star
10:40am

Power of Perseverance

  • Aly Raisman | Captain , 2016 U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team
  • Moderator: Kurt Badenhausen | Senior Editor , Forbes Media
10:50am

Global: The Future of Food

Disruptors from the $700 billion dollar food industry dish on what we’re eating, where we’re eating it, and what we’ll be eating next.

  • Chris Coombs | Executive Chef , Owner
  • Bobby Flay | Chef, Restaurateur, Best-Selling Author
  • Ooshma Garg | Founder , Gobble
  • Nicolas Jammet | Co-Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer , Sweetgreen
  • Moderator: Lee Schrager | Creator and Executive Director , Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival and NYC Wine and Food Festival
11:20am

Grooveshark Survivor

Sam Tarantino founded music’s most disruptive startup since Napster, then lost it—and his cofounder—before launching another company, all before age 30. His tale of gain, loss and recovery should serve as inspiration to any entrepreneur.

  • Sam Tarantino | Co-Founder, Grooveshark; Chief Executive Officer, , Chromatic FM
11:40am

Short Film Festival

For the first time, Forbes is holding a contest to find the world’s next generation of brilliant filmmakers. The festival will feature finalists from categories including: live action, animated, and shot-on-smartphone—and the audience will vote to choose the winner.

Judges: Amy Laslett | Partner, Kids at Play
Joshua Sason | Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Magna;  Executive Producer, Bleed for This

  • Moderator: Maddie Berg | Reporter , Forbes Media
  • Moderator: Natalie Robehmed | Staff Writer , Forbes Media
12:30pm

Maria Sharapova’s New Game

The Grand Slam winner serves up details on her tennis career—and her new brainchild, Sugarpova.

  • Maria Sharapova | Founder , Sugarpova
  • Moderator: Kurt Badenhausen | Senior Editor , Forbes Media

Welcome to the heart of the Under 30 Summit: a hub devoting solely to launching and running small entrepreneurial companies, featuring top company founders from the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and top experts from American Express OPEN.

Monday, October 17, 2016

10:00am

How To Be A Boss When You've Never Had A Boss

You can’t have growth without talent, and you can’t have talent without managing. Out-of-the-box strategies on getting the best from others.

Aaron Firestein | Co-Founder, BucketFeet
Ankur Jain | Founder, Humin; Head of Product, Tindr

Moderator: Samantha Sharf | Forbes Magazine

10:25am

My Idea In 8 Minutes

Greentown Labs

10:35am

How To Get On The Forbes 30 Under 30

It’s an honor that can change your life…So how does it work? Forbes editors tell all, and past honorees take us along for the ride. (Our most popular panel each year.)

Luke Holden | Luke’s Lobster - luke@lukeslobster.com
Jake Fuentes | Head of New Products, Capital One

Moderator: Emily Inverso | Forbes Magazine

11:00am

Raising The First $1 Million

They say it’s easier to make $1 million from scratch than turn $1 million into $1 billion. The same with fundraising. A panel of superstar founders show the way.

Neeraj Berry | Co-Founder, Sprig
Jewel Burks | Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Partpic
Wayne Chang | Entrepreneur & Angel Investor

Moderator: Samantha Sharf | Forbes Magazine

11:25am

My Idea In 8 Minutes

Botkeeper | Enrico Palmerino

11:35am

Dream Team: The Secret Art Of Hiring (And Firing)

If you’re company is only as good as your team, then few aspects of small business are more critical than human resources. A primer of finding the best; and culling the worst.

Mickey Meyer | Co-Founder, JASH
Jordan Passman | Founder, Score A Score

Moderator: Emily Inverso | Forbes Magazine

12:00pm

My Biggest Mistake (And What I Learned From It)

You can learn more for failure than success. Top entrepreneurs dish on lessons learned.

Jamail Larkins | President & Chief Executive Officer, Ascension Air Management Inc
Natalie Gray | Founder, Cover

Moderator: Kurt Badenhausen | Forbes Magazine

12:25pm

My Idea In 8 Minutes

Grok | Tarun Gangwani

12:35pm

Building the $1 Billion Brand

One key to getting big: a brand as big as your dreams. Here’s how to foster it.

Gagan Biyani | Co-Founder, Sprig
Daire Hickey | Web Summit
Jessica Matthews | Founder, Unchartered Play

Moderator: Ryan Mac | Forbes Magazine

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

02:00pm

Launch, Fail, Pivot - Succeed

If at first you don’t succeed, change. Lessons in the art of the pivot.

Stefanie Botelho | Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Fitzroy Toys
Ann Wang | Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Enrou
Daniel Frydman |  VP / Global Head of Design + User Experience, American Express

Moderator: Alex Knapp | Forbes Magazine

02:25pm

My Idea In 8 Minutes

Rayton Solar | Andrew Yakub

02:35pm

From College Dorm To Series A

How to build a company -- while still in school.

Nikhil Srinivasan | Co-Founder, Pavlov
Alok Tayi | Founder, TetraScience
Daniel Frydman | Founder, LearnLux

Moderator: Peter Boyce | Principal, Rough Draft Ventures

03:00pm

How To Get On The Forbes 30 Under 30

It’s an honor that can change your life…So how does it work? Forbes editors tell all, and past honorees take us along for the ride. Part II

Carrie Hammer | Founder, Carrie Hammer design - carrie@carriehammer.com
Marcus Noel | Founder, Heart of Man - marcus.allan.noel@gmail.com

Moderator: Caroline Howard | Forbes Magazine

03:25pm

My Idea In 8 Minutes

Leaflink | Ryan Smith

03:35pm

VC Secrets: What They Look For

What do the funders sitting across the table want to see in an investment? Some of the best young VCs in the world spill the beans.

Vishal Lugani | Investor, Aspect Ventures
Andre De Haes | Partner, Backed VC

Moderator: Alex Konrad | Forbes Magazine

04:00pm

DIY PR: How To Get Press

Media tips for startups from startup media darlings.

Maximillian Guen | Founder, Magna Carta
Mallory Blair | Founder, Small Girls PR

Moderator: Keren Blankfeld | Forbes Magazine

04:25pm

My Idea In 8 Minutes

04:35pm

Five Priceless Founder Hacks

Running a startup? Hard. Here are some ways to make it easier – fast.

Nevada Sanchez | Co-Founder, Butterfly Network
Nicholas Relles | Co-Founder, Drizly
Justin Robinson | Co-Founder, Drizly

Moderator: Ryan Mac | Forbes Magazine

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Access to the content stages includes:
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U30 TECH
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U30 IMPACT
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City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA, 02109

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1 Faneuil Hall Square, Boston, MA, 02109

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Northeastern University; Blackman Auditorium at Ell Hall, 346 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115

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U30: Tech Stage

Emerson College; The Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116

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Harvard Business School; Burden Hall, 117 Western Avenue, Boston, MA, 02163

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FAQ

Check out this video, if you don’t get excited we don’t know what will.

October 16- 19, 2016 in Boston, MA

Yes, after the summit sponsored panels will be posted online.

Check out everything that we have in store for the Under 30 Summit here!

Pack clothing that you feel comfortable wearing – whether that be a full suit or jeans and a hoodie. Bring plenty of layers as Boston in October is pretty unpredictable and don’t forget your walking shoes; your feet will thank you.

There is an opportunity to indicate your dietary restrictions in the registration process.

There will be no refunds as all sales are final.

All Under 30 Summit participants are responsible for their own hotel and travel accommodations for Boston.

The quickest and easiest way is to register online here and pay by credit card.

You should register to participate in the Under 30 Summit as soon as you have made a definite decision to attend. Please make sure that you have made the necessary travel arrangements required to attend prior to purchasing a registration since registration fees are non-refundable.

You will receive a confirmation email of all your registration details that you are all set to join us in the Under 30 Summit: Boston

You should plan to arrive to Boston on Sunday, October 16th for the kickoff Under 30 Music Festival.

All participants must pick up their credentials from the registration tent at the U30 Village at the City Hall Plaza prior to attending any of the sessions.

You will need to provide a valid form of ID (License, Passport) and go to a “designated area” for your type of badge.

Please contact 30under30@forbes.com to receive a copy of your receipt.

In your confirmation email, you may find a link to apply to upgrade for an invitation-only All Access Pass. Please fill out an application and you will be notified if your application has been accepted.

You may contact anyone from our Under 30 Summit Team here

Video Highlights

Chris Rossi at the 2016 Forbes Under 30 Summit

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