Forbes Under 30

Forbes Under 30 podcast is about young innovators, disruptors and entrepreneurs. This weekly show, hosted by Steve Goldbloom, features guests who are taking big chances to achieve the not-so-small goal of changing the world.

LATEST EPISODE

The Student Entrepreneur Whisperer

Some might say Peter Boyce II (and team) is the rich uncle a college kid wishes they had - the one that will put resources and capital behind a young entrepreneur's brilliant business idea. During his last year at Harvard, Boyce started Rough Ventures to support student founders. Hear how the firm, which is run by students and backed by General Catalyst, chooses what ideas to support.
00:41:00 1/10/2018

Past Episodes

Moira Forbes, Executive Vice President of Forbes Media, moderates a panel including John Sculley, the former Apple CEO who worked with a 20-something Steve Jobs to launch the Mac computer. Also joining the discussion are two young and incredibly successful entrepreneurs, Carl Pei, co-founder and head of global at OnePlus and Ryan Williams, founder and CEO of Cadre, offering up business lessons learned and inspiration.
00:46:00 1/3/2018
Eben Bayer says growing up on a farm taught him a whole lot about mechanical engineering, the career he has ultimately grown into. In college, Bayer stumbled upon a kind of glue that comes of mixing mycelium (mushroom roots) and agricultural waste. Bayer's company, Ecovative, hopes to use that mushroom material to replace plastics used for packaging and all sorts of other stuff.
00:35:00 12/27/2017
Nicolas Bijan, son of late, iconic fashion designer Bijan Pakzad, took over his father's business in 2011. Now, the weight of carrying on his father's legacy of exclusive, luxurious suits for men is on his shoulders. A few of the powerful who have worn House of Bijan threads are five U.S. presidents, Prince William, Richard Branson and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Hear how Bijan balances the delicate task of respecting the past (only one customer at a time and by appointment only), while simultaneously recognizing the current climate of fast-fashion and the new normal -- online shopping.
00:48:00 12/20/2017
Yearning for a bag of chips but can't get off the couch to pick it up yourself? The desperate plight of snackers with a lack of motivation and a yearning for munchies inspired Yakir Gola and his best pal Rafael Ilishayev to develop and launch their online convenience store and app, goPuff. Hear Yakir Gola talk about building his delivery business, cornering the coveted college market and fakin' it until makin' it.
00:43:26 12/13/2017
Unbridled enthusiasm to solve intractable problems is what drives Teju Ravilochan, the CEO and cofounder of Uncharted (formerly The Unreasonable Institute).
Ravilochan and team are staring down issues like access to nourishing food, education, healthcare and affordable housing by providing issue-specific boot camps that bring together entrepreneurs, mentors, funders and corporations to develop doable plans to drive solutions.
00:43:35 12/6/2017
When young students return to school in the fall, they might have lost around three months of math and reading learning that teachers have to spend valuable time reteaching. Karim Abouelnaga is a product of the public school shortfalls and triumphs as he struggled his way through his early education. With the support of key mentors, non-profits and his own persistence, he graduated from Cornell. His time there was transformative, and he wanted to give back to young students like himself to help them thrive in the world. So, he started Practice Makes Perfect, a summer school reframed so that kids want to go to it. He's taking on one public school system at a time starting with the behemoth that is New York.
00:45:49 11/29/2017
Deeply concerned by the high percentages of college students who go hungry, Rachel Sumekh, CEO and founder of Swipe Out Hunger, set out to solve the problem with her non-profit which allows students to donate their unused meal points to students in need. Hear Sumekh reveal the entrepreneurial tips that accelerated her organization all the way to national recognition from President Obama. And -- she shares what the President said that can inspire us all.
00:43:24 11/22/2017
Like so many immigrants, Peche Di left her native country for the U.S. to create a better life. In America since a teenager, the Thai beauty queen now owns and runs a modeling agency representing trans models, Trans Models NYC, and cofounded a trans dating app, Teadate, all to give the trans community opportunities to thrive in love and life.
00:31:32 11/15/2017
James Shani was a college kid with a dream when he spontaneously sent a branded Tesla video to Elon Musk. The last thing he expected was for the visionary to call. On this episode of the "Forbes Under 30" podcast hear Shani talk about the call that changed it all, how he's built up his digital studio and some intense and personal struggles along the way.
00:45:38 11/8/2017
Two Yale graduates threw their combined education of math and chemistry into making healthy, just-add-water pancake mixes with their company, Birch Benders. Currently, their paleo mix is the #1 natural pancake best-seller in the United States. Hear how the now-married couple, gripped onto their idea and built their business without knowing anything about food, the piece of advice that rocketed their sales and disasters in the kitchen along the way.
00:39:03 11/1/2017

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Some might say Peter Boyce II (and team) is the rich uncle a college kid wishes they had - the one that will put resources and capital behind a young entrepreneur's brilliant business idea. During his last year at Harvard, Boyce started Rough Ventures to support student founders. Hear how the firm, which is run by students and backed by General Catalyst, chooses what ideas to support.
00:41:00 1/10/2018
Moira Forbes, Executive Vice President of Forbes Media, moderates a panel including John Sculley, the former Apple CEO who worked with a 20-something Steve Jobs to launch the Mac computer. Also joining the discussion are two young and incredibly successful entrepreneurs, Carl Pei, co-founder and head of global at OnePlus and Ryan Williams, founder and CEO of Cadre, offering up business lessons learned and inspiration.
00:46:00 1/3/2018
Eben Bayer says growing up on a farm taught him a whole lot about mechanical engineering, the career he has ultimately grown into. In college, Bayer stumbled upon a kind of glue that comes of mixing mycelium (mushroom roots) and agricultural waste. Bayer's company, Ecovative, hopes to use that mushroom material to replace plastics used for packaging and all sorts of other stuff.
00:35:00 12/27/2017
Nicolas Bijan, son of late, iconic fashion designer Bijan Pakzad, took over his father's business in 2011. Now, the weight of carrying on his father's legacy of exclusive, luxurious suits for men is on his shoulders. A few of the powerful who have worn House of Bijan threads are five U.S. presidents, Prince William, Richard Branson and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Hear how Bijan balances the delicate task of respecting the past (only one customer at a time and by appointment only), while simultaneously recognizing the current climate of fast-fashion and the new normal -- online shopping.
00:48:00 12/20/2017
Yearning for a bag of chips but can't get off the couch to pick it up yourself? The desperate plight of snackers with a lack of motivation and a yearning for munchies inspired Yakir Gola and his best pal Rafael Ilishayev to develop and launch their online convenience store and app, goPuff. Hear Yakir Gola talk about building his delivery business, cornering the coveted college market and fakin' it until makin' it.
00:43:26 12/13/2017

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