Planet’s top game-changers meet in Philadelphia

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.

Temple Diamond Marching Band
Temple Diamond Marching Band

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.

Michelle Phan and Kelly Osbourne, respectively
Michelle Phan and Kelly Osbourne, respectively

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.

Forbes presenting check o SIRUM organization
Forbes presenting check to SIRUM organization

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.

Shaun White
Shaun White

The Forbes Summit Group also featured online and social media personalities such as Michelle Phan (YouTube), Cameron Dallas (Vine), and Sean Rad (Tinder founder).

They shared their experience with do-it-yourself-entertainment, and how leveraging technology has created fame for these new mini-moguls.

The “Under 30 Summit” rounded off the weekend with a grand finale of Avicii, Lindsey Stirling, and Hanson headlining the music festival, taking place at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing.

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