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.

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Genius.com Cofounders Say Conflict Breeds Creativity

Conflict is inevitable between friends -- and cofounders. This is the...Conflict is inevitable between friends -- and cofounders. This is the case for Ilan Zechory and Tom Lehman, cofounders of the annotation site Genius.com. But conflict doesn't get them down. Instead, they allow it to influence better decision making. Tune in to hear the duo talk about the origins of their startup, what it takes to get along and the pressure that comes with managing millions of investment dollars.   Show More

43:53 4/18/2017

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An IRS enrolled agent, private pilot and ham radio operator, Jessica Mah caught the entrepreneurial bug when she sold trace drawings on a playground in second grade. Fast forward to today, she's the co-founder and CEO of inDinero, a company that provides accounting software plus bookkeeping and tax services to small business. Hear about her company's early setbacks and how she learned to overcome them.
33:39 4/12/2017
Tatiana Birgisson went from making tea in a giant pasta pot in college to producing her MATI energy drinks in a 30,000 square foot factory in North Carolina. A bout of depression is what unwittingly started Birgisson on her path to entrepreneurship. Hear the story of how she turned her homegrown drink for friends into profit.
34:37 4/5/2017
Matthew Ramirez was a teacher with a problem to solve. Frustrated with giving the same writing critiques to different students repeatedly, he set out to automate his responses. He figured this would save him time, and give him the ability to phrase his criticism constructively and consistently. He hit pay dirt. Students flocked to his office to build on his feedback. Hence, the idea for WriteLab, the company he cofounded, was born.
29:33 3/29/2017
Idaho-native Anna Therese Day was in the right place at the right time. A young journalism student studying in the Middle East, she observed the Arab Spring eruption first-hand. Hear why she's willing to put herself in high-conflict zones for journalism and how she narrowly evaded a two-year jail sentence in Bahrain.
45:26 3/22/2017
Plastics are out. Mushrooms are in. Raised on a working farm, Eben Bayer is the cofounder and CEO of Ecovative, a company developing home-compostable bioplastics, based on mushroom materials. His company, which made the 2015 Forbes Under 30 Manufacturing list, is making plastic-like materials that are compatible with the earth's ecosystem like: packaging, particle board, building insulation and even furniture.
29:12 3/15/2017
Jeffrey Martěn is founder, president and CEO of HonorCode. The non-profit organization was the recipient of $425,000 for winning the Forbes Change the World Competition. HonorCode is dedicated to bringing coding curriculum and social-emotional learning to public school kids and teachers in Atlanta. Hear Martěn share his personal story of poverty, drug-addicted parents and how devoted teachers gave his future possibilities.
38:19 3/8/2017
Former Department of Energy employee turned stand-up comedian, Trae Crowder, has been on the comedy scene for over six years. One viral Facebook video changed Crowder's life and uprooted him from his Tennessee home to a new life as an entertainer in Los Angeles.
01:01:48 3/1/2017
Andrew Au, President of Intercept Group, a full-service marketing agency, has cornered the coveted millennial market. Hear from Andrew about what marketing agencies need to do to survive, what the core values are for the 18-34 year-old set and what's on their bucket list. Yes, their bucket list.
:36:02 2/22/2017
The Founder and CEO of Nationbuilder, Jim Gilliam, is making software to help leaders lead better and more easily. He's also a two-time cancer and double-lung transplant survivor, all by the time he was 29. Hear what this walking miracle of science says about finding a life purpose, the spiritual power of the internet and why, as a leader, it's okay not to be liked.
:28:13 2/15/2017

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Conflict is inevitable between friends -- and cofounders. This is the case for Ilan Zechory and Tom Lehman, cofounders of the annotation site Genius.com. But conflict doesn't get them down. Instead, they allow it to influence better decision making. Tune in to hear the duo talk about the origins of their startup, what it takes to get along and the pressure that comes with managing millions of investment dollars.
43:53 4/18/2017
An IRS enrolled agent, private pilot and ham radio operator, Jessica Mah caught the entrepreneurial bug when she sold trace drawings on a playground in second grade. Fast forward to today, she's the co-founder and CEO of inDinero, a company that provides accounting software plus bookkeeping and tax services to small business. Hear about her company's early setbacks and how she learned to overcome them.
33:39 4/12/2017
Tatiana Birgisson went from making tea in a giant pasta pot in college to producing her MATI energy drinks in a 30,000 square foot factory in North Carolina. A bout of depression is what unwittingly started Birgisson on her path to entrepreneurship. Hear the story of how she turned her homegrown drink for friends into profit.
34:37 4/5/2017
Matthew Ramirez was a teacher with a problem to solve. Frustrated with giving the same writing critiques to different students repeatedly, he set out to automate his responses. He figured this would save him time, and give him the ability to phrase his criticism constructively and consistently. He hit pay dirt. Students flocked to his office to build on his feedback. Hence, the idea for WriteLab, the company he cofounded, was born.
29:33 3/29/2017
Idaho-native Anna Therese Day was in the right place at the right time. A young journalism student studying in the Middle East, she observed the Arab Spring eruption first-hand. Hear why she's willing to put herself in high-conflict zones for journalism and how she narrowly evaded a two-year jail sentence in Bahrain.
45:26 3/22/2017

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