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

Yakir Gola's goPuff Delivers Millennial Cravings 24/7

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

Past Episodes

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
In 2012, Annie Lawless co-founded the phenomenally successful Suja Juice. Since then, she's been building up her blog, BLAWNDE and just two days ago launched her new beauty product line, Lawless. Hear from the entrepreneur how she got Suja off the ground, the business lessons she's applying to Lawless and her expert thoughts on leveraging social.
00:49:39 10/25/2017
The self-deprecating David Litt, author of the newly released, "Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years," shares his unconventional path to the White House, his days as an initially junior speechwriter and what happened when his nerves overtook him the first time he met the 44th president.
00:50:39 10/18/2017
Using statistics, Davina Durgana works for the Walk Free Foundation and tracks human trafficking to support nonprofit and law enforcement efforts around the world. Hear about the many forms in which modern-day slavery exists, which countries have the most prevalence and what conscientious people can do to help put an end to it.
00:36:06 10/11/2017
Patrick Woodyard, co-founder and CEO of Nisolo shoes moved to Peru to work in microfinance. He was helping out Doris Quispe with her grocery store, when he met her husband Willan Ulloa, a shoemaker. Captivated by the craftsmanship and classic beauty of Ulloa's shoes, Woodyard set out to start Nisolo (with Ulloa ultimately playing an integral role as master shoemaker), a company dedicated to providing fair trade wages, healthcare and a healthy working environment to its producers.
00:50:49 10/4/2017

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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

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