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In February of 2019, Forbes first announced its flagship
Under 30 Summit would move to Detroit.
Two years later, nearly 10,000 of the most innovative minds, across industries like fintech, technology, investing, public policy, philanthropy, and more, will attend both online and in-person
Oct. 10-12 at the historic Detroit Opera House.
In learning why Detroit’s hosting of Forbes’ Under 30 Summit is important, Benzinga caught up with
Casey Hurbis, CMO at Rocket Central, the marketing provider for
‘Decade Of Disruption’: The Under 30 Summit will shine a spotlight on some of the biggest innovators of the last decade, as well as explore what the future has in store.
That’s according to Hurbis, who has been involved with Under 30 since the decision was made to bring the event to Detroit.
“We had 10,000 of the youngest, brightest minds in our country merge and come to our great city of Detroit,” the marketing leader explained in his efforts to
Detroit the technology epicenter of the Midwest. “It’s a great opportunity to bring disruptors and thought leaders to the city of Detroit and celebrate their accomplishments.”
Feature Events: In providing participants a platform to express and engage with each other, the Under 30 Summit will kick off Sunday with a music festival featuring Grammy-nominated musicians
Jack Harlow and
On Monday, there will be a focus on
discussing the most pressing issues of today and tomorrow, while Tuesday will focus on
effective company building.
“Detroit is the epicenter — where the muscles meet the brains — and it’s just a great week to celebrate thought leadership, technology, and certainly be able to share our city," Hurbis said.
In addition to event attendees having access to a street festival featuring local food, drinks, and performances supporting small businesses and chefs, there will be a bar crawl as well as a Virtual Service Day in partnership with Close the Gap, an initiative to bridge the network gap.
Final Pitch: Apart from hearing from the likes of
Bumble Inc's (NASDAQ: BMBL) Whitney Wolfe Herd, as well as John Chambers, former Chairman and CEO,
Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO), the Under 30 Summit will be a place to
reflect and initiate change.
This comes as Rocket, alongside the Family of Companies, is working hard to rebuild Detroit’s inner city, empowering the local community with a platform to build.
“Whether it was in breakout sessions or networking events after-hours in the city, I developed networks and friends at Forbes, and they’ve been carrying through,” Hurbis said. “It opened a lot of
doors to relationships and collaboration. That’s what I look forward most to; it’s seeing great speakers and listening to inspiring content, [as well as] having the ability to network and develop relationships.”
To learn more about the Under 30 Summit in Detroit, click here or join the conversation on social media by following #Under30Summit.
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