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.

    25/07/2018 Duration: 39min

    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.

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

    18/07/2018 Duration: 45min

    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.

    10/07/2018 Duration: 46min

    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.

  • Annie Lawless

    04/07/2018 Duration: 37min

    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.

    27/06/2018 Duration: 24min

    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

    20/06/2018 Duration: 33min

    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).

  • Alberto Altamirano Is Connecting Citizens and Government Through Tech

    13/06/2018 Duration: 26min

    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.

  • Varun Sivaram Warns That Solar Power Without Innovation Will Flounder

    06/06/2018 Duration: 32min

    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.

  • Original ‘Hamilton’ Cast Member Places Priority On Empathy

    30/05/2018 Duration: 27min

    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.

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

    23/05/2018 Duration: 39min

    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).

  • Move Over Kale, Kuli Kuli Has Brought Moringa To Market

    16/05/2018 Duration: 35min

    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.

  • Touch Of Modern Site Hawks The Unique To Men

    09/05/2018 Duration: 30min

    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 stay ahead of the next trend.

  • Ava Science Takes On The Fertility Space With A Bracelet

    02/05/2018 Duration: 33min

    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 minds. Hear von Bidder talk about how to find compatible cofounders, raising money in male-dominated Silicon Valley and her big plans for developing the science of women’s health.

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

    25/04/2018 Duration: 35min

    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 best strawberry.

  • Chloe Coscarelli On Cupcakes To Cookbooks

    18/04/2018 Duration: 36min

    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 cookbook -- and how Coscarelli has trained herself to turn any frown upside down.

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

    11/04/2018 Duration: 47min

    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 deep into a company's DNA. Hear Slavin talk about running a holocratic-style company, her thoughtful approach to solving conflict – and how she overcame a lukewarm reception from Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, who later became an investor.

  • Solar Head Of State Is Putting Panels On Prominent Government Buildings

    04/04/2018 Duration: 35min

    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

    28/03/2018 Duration: 38min

    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 department stores, Flint changed her business model to sell her shoes direct to consumer, which makes the price no longer prohibitive for the everywoman. Hear how Flint got her business off the ground in an intensely competitive field and what influences her designs.

  • The Culinary Rise Of Chris Coombs

    21/03/2018 Duration: 42min

    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 of eleven. Coombs made the Forbes 30 Under 30 Food list in 2012.

  • Emily Warren Stays Close To The Earth As Her Star Ascends

    14/03/2018 Duration: 37min

    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 New Yorker who clings to creating emotionally-rooted songs while grappling with the necessity of hit making in order to survive.

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