Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit

The first-ever Forbes Under 30 Summit will celebrate the “world’s brightest young game-changers” in Philadelphia, October 19th to 22nd.  Forbes’ list of 1,000 hand-picked entrepreneurs in major fields – from technology and science to entertainment, media and fashion – will come together in the City of Brotherly Love to advance their companies and causes, collaborate on ideas and be inspired by mentors.  Cutting-edge entrepreneurs including Spotify’s Daniel Ek and Tumblr’s David Kar, who made the magazine’s impressive list in January, will be among the free-spirited faces.

The Summit’s mission is to create partnerships that change the world over the next 50 years by bringing together visionary young thinkers named in Forbes 30 Under 30 lists. Honorees will mix with influential business leaders and mentors like Isaac Mizrahi (style and design), Michael Eisner (entertainment), Jeff Skoll (social entrepreneurship), AOL founder Steve Case (technology), Facebook investor Jim Breyer (venture capital), Apollo Management co-founder and 76ers owner Josh Harris (finance), and restaurateur Danny Meyer (food and wine) to exchange perspectives and share few drinks.

The Forbes Under 30 Summit will feature six days and nights of exciting panels, presentations, speakers, parties and events at various Philly venues, including a “Shark-Tank style pitch contest to the world’s top venture capitalists. The Summit kicks off with the Under 30 Music Festival, top bands from the Forbes list, and a Fashion Show in the Grand Ballroom of the Philadelphia Convention Center hosted by singer/wrapper Wiz Khalifa and Petra Nemcova.

The Rittenhouse Spa and Club – Hair by Paul Labrecque, one of most fashion-forward salons in Philadelphia at the iconic Rittenhouse Hotel, will be sponsoring the show and providing hair and makeup for Wiz. The event will be culminated by the Under 30 Food Festival, a street party showcasing the top chefs under 30, followed by a mentor pub crawl at bars throughout Philly.

Luxurious, chic, iconic and progressive, The Rittenhouse exudes everything the Forbes 30 Under 30 list represents. With its mix of rich history and contemporary elegance, The Rittenhouse infuses it’s fashion sensibility into the Forbes Under 30 Summit and is proud to be affiliated with this groundbreaking event.   “We are honored to be part of this amazing celebration of thinkers, doers and brilliant world changers,” said Paul Labrecque from The Rittenhouse Spa and Club – Hair by Paul Labrecque. “We believe that looking good and feeling good inspires people to be confident and make a difference in the world.”