We get really excited each year when Forbes releases its 30 Under 30 list, announcing the year’s brightest young entrepreneurs, leaders, and stars.
The 2018 class boasts 600 super stars in 20 different industries, including healthcare, finance, law, entertainment, and venture capital. This fascinating, talented group of individuals are changing the way we think and pushing the boundaries of what is possible.
What’s announced: Forbes not only congratulates some of Hollywood’s youngest and most creative writers, musicians, and artists, but they also carve out categories which highlight who is rewriting the way we perceive brands, how we shop, creating insanely innovative startups, and capitalizing on the digital revolution.
Here are a few of our favorites…
The Cofounders of Eversound
Our friends Jake Reisch, Matt Reiners, and Devin Jameson — known as The Headphone Guys — founded Party Headphones (us!) for music-oriented youth who love to groove to silent discos. But they didn’t stop there. When they recognized that headphones were worth more than just listening to music, they put their smarts to serving the senior community and created the opportunity for aging adults to hear more clearly.
What is: Eversound is a hearing technology for senior communities. The wireless headphones help senior adults combat natural hearing loss to create more vibrant, engaging, and inclusive group events at senior living communities.
Maggie Moran: Head of Product at Hopper
Maggie Moran, who is a mere 29 years old, leads product for the mobile company Hopper, which sells more than $1.5 million worth of flights per day. Maggie joined Hopper in 2013 and now plays a crucial role company’s expansion into hotels.
What is: Hopper is a mobile app that allows you to book flights from your phone. But it’s way more than that. It also tells you when is the best time to buy, saving consumers money in the process.
Daphne de Jong: Technology Program Manager at Amazon Prime Air
Daphe de Jong is one of the most impressive women we’ve read about in a long time! The 27-year-old is a trained commercial pilot, and was once qualified to fly a Boeing 737 — no joke. The aerospace engineer started working for Amazon Prime Air in the UK and was transferred to its Seattle headquarters to head up its Integrated Vehicle Platform team, responsible for hardware and software integration on the vehicles.
What is: Amazon Prime Air is a delivery system designed to safely get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using drones. Creepy, but awesome.