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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.

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

40:08 | Jul 25th, 2018

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 stu...Show More

FORBES UNDER THIRTY BEST OF FOR WEEK OF 7/16 “Micah Hendler – still planting seeds of peace” – (aired on 6/1 2017)

44:00 | Jul 18th, 2018

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.

Caitlin Strandberg – a different kind of rock star.

45:00 | Jul 10th, 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 succes...Show More

Annie Lawless

36:15 | Jul 4th, 2018

Annie Lawless shares her journey from Suja to “Lawless Beauty” and explains how passion is her key to success.

Mehak Vohra’s fast journey from the halls of Purdue, to the streets of San Francisco to launch Jamocha Media.

22:00 | Jun 27th, 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.

Mayor Michael Tubbs And His Life Of (Mostly) Green Lights

32:00 | Jun 20th, 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 immerse...Show More

Alberto Altamirano Is Connecting Citizens and Government Through Tech

27:00 | Jun 13th, 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 issu...Show More

Varun Sivaram Warns That Solar Power Without Innovation Will Flounder

34:00 | Jun 6th, 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 s...Show More

Original ‘Hamilton’ Cast Member Places Priority On Empathy

30:00 | May 30th, 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 ...Show More

No Cow Founder On Leaping From A One-Man-Show To General Mills

40:00 | May 23rd, 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 ma...Show More

Move Over Kale, Kuli Kuli Has Brought Moringa To Market

38:00 | May 16th, 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 m...Show More

Touch Of Modern Site Hawks The Unique To Men

32:00 | May 9th, 2018

E-commerce site Touch of Modern hopes to take the modern man to the next level of cool by curating items from LED canvas art to silk ties. Hear from cofounder and CEO Jerry Hum about building the company with his three other cofounders and how they s...Show More

Ava Science Takes On The Fertility Space With A Bracelet

34:00 | May 2nd, 2018

Lea von Bidder, cofounder and CEO of Ava Science, has babies on her mind. That is, how to get her company’s medical device, a fertility bracelet that tracks nine different physiological factors, into as many people’s lives that have babies on their m...Show More

Jonny Pops Cofounders Keep It Simple With Their 'Smoothies On A Stick'

37:00 | Apr 25th, 2018

It all started with a blender, an ice tray, toothpicks and fresh food -- in a college dorm room. Hear from Jonny Pop cofounders, Erik Brust and Connor Wray about growing their business, competing in an impacted space and how they learned to spot the ...Show More

Chloe Coscarelli On Cupcakes To Cookbooks

37:00 | Apr 18th, 2018

Chloe Coscarelli made her mark with an award-winning cupcake. Now, she's published four cookbooks, the latest of which hit the bookshelves just a couple of months ago. Hear all about the recipes of "Chloe Flavor", the labor that goes into creating a ...Show More

Amanda Slavin Of Catalyst Creativ Is Disrupting How To Raise Companies To The Next Level

48:00 | Apr 11th, 2018

The vivacious Amanda Slavin is cofounder and leader of Catalyst Creativ, an “experience studio” with expertise in marketing, events and design. Prioritizing solving internal pain points before creating on and offline campaigns, Catalyst Creativ digs ...Show More

Solar Head Of State Is Putting Panels On Prominent Government Buildings

37:00 | Apr 4th, 2018

James Ellsmoor is the director of Solar Head of State, an organization that wants to raise awareness about the advantages of solar power by installing solar photovoltaic systems on high-profile buildings - like government and public structures.

Sarah Flint Is Luxury Shoe Designer For The Masses

40:00 | Mar 28th, 2018

Her shoes caught the eye of Cindy Crawford, an early investor, and from there the momentum kicked in. Now, celebrities including Meghan Markle, Scarlett Johansson and Amal Clooney are sporting her kicks. After establishing her name at high-end depar...Show More

The Culinary Rise Of Chris Coombs

44:00 | Mar 21st, 2018

Award-winning Chef Chris Coombs owns and runs some of Boston's hottest restaurants through his company, Boston Urban Hospitality. Hear his non-traditional path to success, that included a stint working at a broiled haddock hole in the wall at the age...Show More

Emily Warren Stays Close To The Earth As Her Star Ascends

40:00 | Mar 14th, 2018

Her vocals are praised. Her songwriting has garnered her a Grammy. She's written for high-end artists including: Shawn Mendes, Melanie Martinez and The Chainsmokers. She wrote a love letter that went terribly wrong. Hear all about this 25-year-old Ne...Show More

Though Dire, Documentary Filmmaker Says Coral Can Survive Bleaching

38:46 | Aug 9th, 2017

Zack Rago travelled with documentary filmmakers determined to record coral bleaching. Giant swaths of the colorful animal (yes, coral qualifies as an animal) turns white because of overly warm ocean temperatures. Coral can survive this startling tran...Show More

How Clevver Built A Booming Digital Media Brand On YouTube

50:09 | Aug 2nd, 2017

Joslyn Davis was there at the beginning of Clevver, when the nascent YouTube idea was run out of a proverbial garage. Now, with over eleven million subscribers across four active Clevver YouTube channels, she and cohost Erin Robinson are riding and b...Show More

Jessica Alba And The Fine Brothers On Building Their Businesses

53:23 | Jul 25th, 2017

Jessica Alba talks about how her sickly childhood inspired her to start the very successful The Honest Company, a nontoxic household goods startup. Also, she shares how she tackled starting and building a company, with little knowledge of traditional...Show More

The Minimalists's Approach To Everything

50:59 | Jul 19th, 2017

Authors, podcasters and filmmakers Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus had lucrative, corporate careers until they didn't. Childhood friends, together they went in search of seeking less material, but more meaning. Now, they're spreading the wo...Show More

Galen Welsch Is Creating Jobs and Clean Drinking Water In Africa

46:14 | Jul 12th, 2017

Galen Welsch started Jibu, a for-profit social enterprise with the intention of making money and an impact at the same time. Hear how he is building up his company, training people in Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya to own Jibu franchises, which bring clean...Show More

YouTube Trailblazer Bethany Mota Is An Author

48:04 | Jul 5th, 2017

YouTube was mega-influencer Bethany Mota's initial mode of communication, but the Forbes Under-30 List alum is branching out creatively by writing a book, Make Your Mind Up. Tune in to hear more about the ancient days of YouTube and the sensational s...Show More

This Music Manager Is Putting A Spotlight On The EDM Scene

48:04 | Jun 28th, 2017

Manager Michael George has been scouting talent since he was a teenager in New York. Nearly five years ago, he spotted then 17-year-old Martin Garrix, now an international sensation in the electronic dance music (EDM) scene, and brought him into the ...Show More

Meet The Dapper 15-Year-Old CEO Of Mo's Bows

32:00 | Jun 21st, 2017

Moziah "Mo" Bridges is the 15-year-old CEO of Mo's Bows. The Memphis-based company, which he launched at the ripe young age of nine, specializes in handmade bow ties. The entrepreneur discusses his family business and industry takeover.

Rachel Sumekh Is Swiping Out Hunger On Campus

45:01 | Jun 14th, 2017

Founder & CEO of Swipe Out Hunger, Rachel Sumekh reveals the entrepreneurial secrets that accelerated her non-profit all the way to national recognition from then President Obama.

Electro-Pop Star Lights Brings Her Music To Life With Pictures

40:01 | Jun 7th, 2017

Award-winning musician, singer and songwriter Lights discusses her career and latest project, Skin and Earth. The concept album and comic book series was written and illustrated all by Lights and is being teased out monthly from May through September...Show More

Micah Hendler's Chorus for Peace

45:59 | Jun 1st, 2017

As founder of the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus, Michah Hendler found an artistic salve to conflict by creating a group comprised of young Israeli and Palestinian talents.

Hello Alfred's Marcela Sapone Is Checking Off Your To-Do List

42:31 | May 24th, 2017

Hello Alfred, an errand-service company founded by Marcela Sapone, will grab your groceries and pick up your dry cleaning -- any chore that will save the customer time. The business has tested well in Boston, New York and San Francisco. Sapone shares...Show More

Charles Rogers Discusses Hollywood And His Dark Comedy TV Series

55:50 | May 17th, 2017

New to the Hollywood big time, rising star Charles Rogers is the co-creator of TBS's breakout comedy, "Search Party." Rogers came onto the scene after his film "Fort Tilden" picked up the grand jury prize at SXSW in 2014. He and fellow NYU collaborat...Show More

Unapologetically Outspoken: Ana Kasparian Of The Young Turks Online Network

58:42 | May 10th, 2017

Once conservative and now unabashedly liberal, Ana Kasparian is co-host and producer of the provocative and politically-charged online news and commentary show, The Young Turks. On this episode, she talks about climbing the very competitive broadcast...Show More

Amino Apps: The Fastest Growing App You've Never Heard Of

37:50 | May 3rd, 2017

Want to talk the edgiest new video game? Love pontificating on the drama of K-Pop? Ben Anderson, CEO and founder of Amino Apps, wants to connect you to others that feel the same way. His company houses thousands of communities bonded together by an i...Show More

Stress Inspired Yunha Kim's Startup, Simple Habit

45:03 | Apr 26th, 2017

Yunha Kim, CEO and founder of Simple Habit, created an app that gives members a plethora of five-minute meditations to be used in an abundance of situations. Hear about how she built the company, find out the most popular topics on the platform and b...Show More