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 Caroline Pugh - Chief of Staff to the President of CareJourney, who was recently named one of the "15 female entrepreneurs to watch" by Entrepreneur magazine.
Meet Sam Udotong - MIT grad, deep learning & AI speaker, and founder of humanlike Fireflies.ai which takes notes during your business calls!
Meet Sophia Edelstein - founder of Pair Eyewear, a glasses company in which kids can choose and design their own frames.
Meet Lydia Lee - Founder of Screw the Cubicle, an initiative to help others do work they love and pursue their dreams.
Meet Tommy Johnson - cofounder of VentureStorm, which pairs software developers with entrepreneurs, and lead developer of Gopher.
Meet Santiago Martinez, the founder of Disena Tu Pais in Colombia, TEDx Speaker, and one of President Obama's Young Leaders of America.
Meet Jesse Kay - a 17 year old high school student who started a hit podcast called 20 Under 20s, which has featured guests like Gary Vaynerchuk.
Meet Jillian Richardson - Founder of NYC events newsletter the Joy List and a monthly meditation and conversation series she hosts in her home.
Meet Caroline Creidenberg, a software developer and the founder of online professional wedding planner Wedfuly.
Meet Ashley Olafsen - two time author, speaker, and founder of girl empowerment initiative MOVE.
Meet Paraj Mathur, an incoming venture capital team member and startup advisor who utilized an interesting strategy to make connections and create opportunities.
Meet Douglas Ferguson- founder of Voltage Control who utilizes design sprints and workshops to help companies innovate and strategize.
Meet Anant Akash - a startup aficionado working on a platform called Intern.Community, which connects interns who are spending their summers in a new city
Meet Jennifer Rose Goldman - She is the founder of mood-balancing beauty and lifestyle brand Essential Rose LLC and an expert in self-love and self-care.
Meet Alex Heintze - bestselling author of new release, The Generation Z Entrepreneur, which features stories of entrepreneurs like Jeff Bezos and Alex's own experience working in VC.
Meet Marisa Sergi - owner of RedHead Wines and RedHead brands, who now sells her wine with its sassy and fearless brand personality to several states in the U.S..
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.