PHILADELPHIA – The Forbes “Under 30 Summit” returned to the Philadelphia Convention Center this week, convening more than 2,000 of the world’s top young entrepreneurs, game-changers, and first-class mentors.
The summit featured keynotes and panels, breakouts and pitch contests, as well as Forbes’ signature evening activities: the Under 30 Music Festival and the Under 30 Food Festival.
The Temple University Diamond Marching Band also serenaded attendees with the Rocky theme atop the Philadelphia Art Museum steps during the Rocky Run.
This police escorted jog down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway also featured U.S. Women’s soccer World Cup stars Alex Morgan, Julie Johnston, and Shannon Boxx to join the runners during the iconic fist-pumping moment.
Forbes also honored young West Philadelphia native Kiah Williams for her work in medicine.
She received a $500,000 grand prize in the social entrepreneurs’ competition. Williams, 29-years-old, co-founded SIRUM, an online platform providing life-saving medications to low-income patients.
Other events on Tuesday, October 6th included Barbara Bush, who discussed channeling her fame and influence to make a difference on a global scale.
Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White also attended and recounted fame, fortune and all the perks and problems accompanying it.
They shared their experience with do-it-yourself-entertainment, and how leveraging technology has created fame for these new mini-moguls.