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 Kyle Herron: Startup aficionado and Chief Growth Officer of Frontier Mining who is working to inspire independence, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Meet Neha Raman: Founder and CEO of a new beauty app 'TrueTone', TLC finalist, and dog enthusiast who is manifesting her childhood dreams.
Meet Larissa Maranhão: The first employee with Brex, Larissa has led the company through major milestones including recruitment of an international team and development of customer relationships.
Meet David Zamarin: Babson College student, Shark Tank contestant and Founder of DetraPel who sold his first business when he was just 15 years old.
Meet Allee Williams: Founder of Leia Rising and Co-Founder/CMO of Female Founders Co., Allee is a digital strategist on a mission to empower female entrepreneurs
Meet Matt Friedman: A high school student on a mission to create a self-sorting waste receptacle with his company Green Pigeon Co.
Meet Lucelia Nelles: Strategic Design and Management student of Parsons School of Design, and aspiring entrepreneur in the women's wellness and fashion industries.
Meet the Next Gen @ Santa Monica Chapter Manager, Eric Yang: He’s working to create a dynamic entrepreneur hub, rich in resources & support given by experienced entrepreneurs.
Meet Haley Hoffman Smith: Next Gen’s former Director of Community, a Community Council member, who is now a full time professional speaker and the founder of Her Big Lash.
Meet the Next Gen @ Richmond Chapter Manager, Logan Deyo: He’s excited about the entrepreneurial diversity in Richmond, and the 1717 Center!
Meet the Next Gen @ UCLA Chapter Manager, Elena Pogosova: She’s excited about hosting local meet ups and events to foster connection amongst entrepreneurs on her campus.
Meet Adam Guild: 19 year old serial tech entrepreneur, self-made millionaire, and founder of Placepull, which helps local businesses get new customers.
Meet the Next Gen @ West LA Chapter Manager Zach Silverman: New to LA himself, Zach recognized that networking events are often ineffective, and is setting out to create events that elevate through discussion and community building in his leadership this term.
Meet Riya Krishnan: Gen-Z advocate and Founder of Wavve, an open innovation platform elevates Gen-Z driven solutions by providing mentors, resources, and a support system to young changemakers.
Meet Lina Abisoghomyan: The daughter of two diplomats, Lina is a global nomad and emergent technologies enthusiast who is fascinated with foreign policy.
Meet Sunny Su, the Next Gen @ Raleigh Chapter Manager: Based in the Raleigh-Durham area or the ‘triangle,’ Sunny is committing his term to bring the diverse cities and universities of the region together for collaboration and unity.
Meet Alex Banayan - Bestselling author of The Third Door, which chronicles his seven-year quest tracking down Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Mark Zuckerberg, and dozens more of the world's most successful people to uncover how they broke through and launched their careers.
Meet Judith Martinez - Founder of InHerShoes and Social Impact enthusiast mobilizing people to break things - one glass ceiling at a time.
Meet Logan Koshenka: A recent Ohio University graduate, Logan is the Founder of new nearby social networking app called 'Skyway.’
Meet Chloe Belangia: As a creative entrepreneur, Chloe is pioneering empowerment for multipassionate-minded students.
Meet Emma Butler -The Founder of Intimately, a lingerie company for women with disabilities, Emma is creating a startup that will empower a market of at least 35 million American women.
Meet Abbas Jessa: COO of Automation Finance, Abbas aims to to utilize automation and analytics to manage various consumer debt asset classes.
Meet Nelson Guerrero - He’s a first generation Latinx and the Cofounder of the Cannabis Cultural Association, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized and underrepresented communities engage in the legal cannabis industry.
Meet Courtney Brand - Founder of thelighthouse - the online career community for young professionals, which connects you with industry insiders for video calls. She shares her best career networking hacks.
Meet Dan Murphy- A full-time Student Entrepreneur who works for Gusher, which helps to launch companies with equity rather than money.
Meet Sophie Beren - A Wichita, Kansas native who used her passion for human connection to found TableTalk Global.
Meet Jennifer Windbeck - The Managing Vice President of Capital One Cafes & Branches, she was part of the founding team that evolved the Capital One cafe concept.
Meet Sunjay Pandey — He’s started his own company, he worked for Amazon on the Alexa team, and he is now Capital One’s VP of Product and site leader for their Seattle innovation hub.
Meet Clark Varin - After realizing the only way to pursue an idea with grit was to create a business around his passions, he embarked on a mission to help entrepreneurs discover their own passions and pursue their destiny.
Meet Sarah Barut – Since she was a young girl, she was fascinated by innovation (and even came up with her own idea that had to do with corndogs!) - and after learning the financial ropes, she now helps entrepreneurs get their finances aligned.