The annual Forbes 30 Under 30 list shows that young people are making their mark in every industry, as the next generation of entrepreneurs begin their rise to the top of Forbes 400.
This week, 7,000+ young influencers and celebrities are expected to pack into Boston’s City Hall Plaza for the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit. Combined, these industry leaders have the power to influence 1.2bn people via social media.
As if their reach wasn’t large enough already, Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit attendees will be taught how to build their brand, make the right connections and ultimately, grow their bank balance.
If it sounds like the event for you, hurry up and make your way to Boston. The event kicked off yesterday, so you have unfortunately missed some of the action. However, there is still time to pick up a valuable tip or two.
What is the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit?
The Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit is a place for up-and-coming entrepreneurs to gather and meet other like-minded people.
The 193 “world-class” speakers are the main attraction, offering knowledge on various subjects that will help young money-chasers to thrive.
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There will be numerous talks, panels, competitions and networking opportunities throughout the four day summit for budding entrepreneurs to view and take part in.
The Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit kicked off on Sunday, 1 October and will run until Wednesday, 4 October at City Hall Plaza.
Who is speaking at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit?
Each year, Forbes invites stars from a range of industries to speak at their annual event.
Previous years have included talks from the likes of decorated Olympian Michael Phelps and Virgin founder Richard Branson.
This year’s show includes a similar star-studded line-up, tailored to appeal to a younger crowd.
Speakers this year include Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar, star actor Ashton Kutcher and YouTube personality Jake Paul.
They will be joined by the likes of JPMorgan Chase Chief Technology Officer Courtney Smith Goodrich, Tinder dating app co-founder Whitney Wolfe and Olympic gold medallist Aly Raisman.
With 193 speakers to get through, influencers will be taking to a number of stages throughout the day. Visitors have the choice between nine different themed stages.
Stages include: Main stage, Tech, Create, Capital, Impact, Discover, Wealth Advisor, Ideas, Women@Forbes.
What else is going on?
Unfortunately, you have left it too late to catch the Forbes Under 30 Music Festival, which kicked off the summit yesterday evening.
Zedd, Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti and Skylar Grey took to the stage to open the Forbes event.
However, for those that wish to extend the summit into the early hours of the morning, networking bar crawls will be taking place.
Likewise, ticket holders will also be granted access to an U30 Food Festival at JFK Library on Tuesday, 3 October.
Are tickets still available?
Tickets are still available. However, in order to purchase you first need to register your interest via the Forbes Events website. There is no guarantee that you will be approved, but it takes seconds to register, so it’s worth a try.
Such valuable information from industry leaders doesn’t come cheap.
Since the event kicks off today, prices have jumped up to $595 for a general attendance ticket. This will grant you access to the main stage, as well as the bar crawls and companion networking app.
A premium ticket, costing $1,895, will grant you access to eight of the nine stages, excluding the Wealth Advisor stage. You will also gain access to various VIP lounges around the U30 Village.
There are also special tickets available for startup businesses at $1,000. This will grant three members of staff access to the main stage. Likewise, you will also receive a booth in the Ideas Hub in order to showcase your startup.