Next Gen is home to some of the most innovative and groundbreaking movers and shakers. Learn more about our members and how they're effecting real and exciting change with their ventures and leadership.
Meet Mike Annunziata - Cornell alum, startup advisor, and founder of Farther Farms, which makes food with low-impact processing.
Meet Ariel Radow - a talented publicity and branding expert who understands how we can hone our message to become thought leaders in our field.
Meet Jordan Gross - author of bestseller Getting COMFY: Your Morning Guide to Daily Happiness. He shares some tips to get you smiling right when you wake up!
Meet Nataliya Makulova - fashion and sustainability aficionado, and founder of startup consulting agency Balanced Fashion.
Meet Nick Caputo - Sole founder of Strum86, an app to help you network with people at the same event as you, using music. He shares Strum86's value proposition and tips on how to design and develop products.
Meet LJ Troilo - a social media expert who is currently developing a video platform, "Cord" using cryptocurrency to build the economic backbone.
Meet Andrew Ginzburg - founder of Loki, a collaborative video streaming service for events. Read more about his busy college years as a D1 athlete and his choice to pursue entrepreneurship after graduation.
Meet Emmanuel Nyame - enterprise development and social activist in Ghana. He helped to establish Social Good Ghana as a Social Good Connector for the United Nations, and believes that education is the key to entrepreneurial success for today's young people.
Meet Jonah Erlich - a Next Gener with a heart for service. After founding two nonprofits in high school, he is now the co-founder and President of Upround Venture Capital which provides interdisciplinary venture capital education in Michigan.
Meet Carson Sweezy - A multitalented podcaster, food guru, and real estate expert. Learn more about his cooking show "Crave", podcast "GrindDaily", and his love for real estate investing!
Meet Chelann Gienger- The author of Dear Millennial, founder and host of the Entrepreneur Before 25 podcast, and co-founder of NUYU Juice Bar. Her diversity in experience and heart for inspiring masses will leave you wondering - is there anything this girl can't do?
Meet Jake Ellenburg - sales aficionado who utilizes marketing skills to get the job done. As the Chief Marketing Officer of X Mode Social, Jake's love for authentic company branding with a dash of his humor is what really sets him apart from other marketing gurus.
Meet Deepak Atyam - his childhood love for space after visiting the Kennedy Space Center has led him to ventures at NASA, SpaceX, and beyond. Now, he's even patented the first 3D printed rocket engine.
Meet Brandon Maier - founder of seed capital fund Quake Capital and guest lecturer at a number of universities. He created Quake Capital based off his own experience as an entrepreneur with his startup, Jozii.
Meet Bryan Wish - founder of media company Wish Dish, which brings creatives together in authentic relationships. His advice for high school and college students hoping to start a company is exceptional!
Meet Wasim Abu Salem - founder of Loop, a social enterprise teaching children how to code. Learn more about his international speaking experience and passion for law.
Meet Mike Clum- the ultra-talented videographer behind the Next Gen Summit promo vid and founder of media company Clum Creative.
Meet Daniel Greenberg - social media expert and co-founder of Aidem, which simplifies launch dates by automating your custom pitch to hundreds of press teams.
Meet Adam Hesch: A Navy Veteran whose journey into Silicon Valley started with a spreadsheet of 200 startups and a one-way ticket to San Francisco, he shares with us some crunchy, tactical stories on the similarities between the military and startups; advice on how to crush the job search; and what life is like as a veteran.
Meet Swish Goswami - a fearless, self-proclaimed "serial entrepreneur" with vast experience in multiple industries with many businesses. From starting a hovercraft business with his dad at age 7 to recently developing an AR headset for coaches to watch their players' biometrics in real time, it seems there's nothing Swish hasn't done, or can't accomplish.
Meet Ben Bradbury - currently the VP of Marketing for event technology startup Glisser, he's climbed to fame as a viral content creator on LinkedIn and was recently ranked #4 on the Gentleman’s LinkedIn Influencer 2018 Watchlist, after Gary Vaynerchuk.
Meet Jane Lippencott - Cofounder of privacy-oriented cryptocurrency Zencash and advisor of several other blockchain products. From Hong Kong, Jane's passion for wealth management, accelerators, and blockchain have inspired her early international success.
Meet Adam Alpert, cofounder of Pangeamart - an online marketplace redefining the way we market our talent and search for services and goods in our own community. His time with the Entrepreneurship Center at Brown University has greatly influenced his business savvy and entrepreneurial aspirations.
Meet Maria Yuan - the mastermind behind Issue Voter, a nonpartistan platform encouraging year-round civic engagement due to the ability to follow bills and issues citizens care about.
Meet Jimmy Tomczak - He studied neuroscience, invented a product, and now speaks on the subject of his #1 book: embracing the roller coaster of entrepreneurship, life and love.
Meet Anthony Zhang - one of the founders of Know Your VC, a platform that promotes the sharing of experiences with various venture capital firms and angel investors. These reviews allow prevent founders from working with bad investors and has become especially important in the wake of sexual harassment reports in Silicon Valley.
Meet Winter Green of the Whatever It Takes Program, who uses her voice to make a difference in today's political landscape. Her business, GetPolitical, motivates engagement and engagement amongst today's youth in politics.
Meet Ether Dharmesh - inspired by her own experience in learning English in moving to America from India, she created LingAlly, which ensures foreign language speakers who come to the United States can integrate and feel welcome while learning English in the States.
Meet Avni Singh - an entrepreneur (and Chapstick connoisseur!) who is on a mission to shift the normalcy of sexual harassment via text and online chat.
Meet Anika Brahmbatt - a multitalented serial entrepreneur who is currently working on a social enterprise called Team Tranquil to help teens cope with stress and anxiety.