Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation

"Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit contests to award $1m to young entrepreneurs" by Janelle Nanos Globe Staff  August 15, 2016

The startup crowd that will descend on Boston this October as part of Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit might just leave a bit richer.

On Monday, organizers of the summit announced that several high-profile venture capitalists, including actor and investor Ashton Kutcher, will be awarding $1 million in prize money to young entrepreneurs during a pair of “Change the World” pitch contests during the Oct. 16-19 event. The funds will be divvied up among nonprofit and for-profit companies that have founders younger than 30.

Kutcher and the partner at his Sound Ventures investment firm, Hollywood producer Guy Oseary, will be joining Rough Draft Ventures, the Boston-based student venture arm of General Catalyst, to run the contest for the for-profit businesses. And the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation of Tulsa, Okla., will underwrite the nonprofit contest, which will award funds to startups working on educational efforts.

The pitch contest is one of dozens of events planned for the weekend summit, and Kutcher is just one of many celebrity investors scheduled to attend. Actress Jessica Alba, who founded the Honest Company, author Deepak Chopra, and chef Bobby Flay will also be on hand to offer their secrets to success....

At least you know who are the protected members of the club and part of the Illuminati (for lack of a better word).


Yeah, why don't you all f-fade away....?