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.


Best of - Rachel Sumekh - originally week of 11/22/2017 - Swipe left, when it comes to hunger on campus.

Rachel Sumekh, CEO and founder of Swipe Out Hunger, wants you to be a starfish, not a spider. Steve talks with Rachel about the success Swipe out Hunger is having on 100 college campuses, organizing students to donate their unused meal points to students who need them. And Rachel has strong advice on how you can bring your power to the table, and accelerate your vision.
00:40:08 7/25/2018

Past Episodes

As founder of the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus, Micah Hendler found an artistic salve to conflict by creating a group of young Israeli and Palestinian talents.
00:44:00 7/18/2018
Caitlin is a 30 Under 30 Alum, and is currently a Principal on Lerer Hippeau's Investment team. Steve Goldbloom has an energetic chat with her about the importance of passion and determination, and why being a coxswain is great training for a successful entrepreneur.
00:45:00 7/10/2018
Annie Lawless shares her journey from Suja to "Lawless Beauty" and explains how passion is her key to success.
00:36:15 7/4/2018
Mehak Vohra is a Gen Z expert who runs an influencer agency. She's also a vlogger, growth-hacker, Weird Al fan, and mayoral candidate. Straight from VidCon, meet the 21 year old of the moment, and LinkedIn's star creator, Mehak Vohra.
00:22:00 6/27/2018
Mayor Michael Tubbs was raised by a single-teenage mother and his grandmother in a rough part of Stockton, CA with an incarcerated dad. Now, he's the youngest and first African-American mayor of his hometown. At 27, the Stanford grad has been immersed in civic service including interning at the White House, serving as a city council member and now well into his second year as mayor. Hear how he credits the community around him for his rise out of struggle, what life is like as mayor -- and what it was like to be noticed by President Obama, Oprah and Valerie Jarrett (sr. advisor to President Obama).
00:32:00 6/20/2018
Inspired by the smart city movement, Alberto Altamirano cofounded Cityflag, a civic technology company. Altamirano says it's the first social network for 311 services, where citizens can more easily connect with government to report a variety of issues in the neighborhood, like potholes or power outages, by using various tools, including dynamic maps, geo-located photos and the reports of fellow citizens. Hear how Cityflag is fixing what it calls the broken communication between citizen and government - and the heart-wrenching story of what originally inspired Altamirano to get involved civically.
00:27:00 6/13/2018
Varun Sivaram, is a Forbes 30 Under-30 listee in Law and Policy, a Philip D. Reed fellow for science and technology at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the soon-to-be-published book, "Digital Decarbonization." Hear Sivaram talk about specific ways to ensure solar energy thrives and what's standing in its way.
00:34:00 6/6/2018
Hear original "Hamilton" cast member, Okieriete "Oak" Onaodowan sit down with Zack O'Malley Greenburg at the Forbes Under-30 Summit last year. He talks about the golden, nascent days of the smash hit, how he found The Theatre and what it was like to have Vice President Mike Pence come to the show. Plus, hear about his commitment to spreading the word on the criticalness of empathy.
00:30:00 5/30/2018
Hear how the spirited Daniel Katz, founder of No Cow, applied his relentless focus to build up his million-dollar company almost single-handedly by age 21, the hard-earned business lessons he's learned along the way and why dropping out of college made total sense to him (and eventually his parents).
00:40:00 5/23/2018
A Peace Corps stint cut short by a terrorist attack in Niger didn't stop Lisa Curtis's dream of bringing the super green, Moringa, to the United States. Hear Curtis, founder and CEO of Kuli Kuli, talk about building up her business, setbacks that made her think the end was nigh -- and when she decided the time was right to quit her day job.
00:38:00 5/16/2018

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