Spot the Techstars Founders in 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30

As we all know, Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed—so it’s not exactly surprising that members of the network show up on various lists, like the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30. As Forbes puts it, this list includes “the brashest entrepreneurs across the United States and Canada…. A collection of bold risk-takers putting a new twist on the old tools of the trade.”

We’re proud to see 12 Techstars mentorship-driven accelerator alumni (from eight awesome startups) on this year’s list. Huge congrats to these amazing founders!

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Dan Pratt and Todd Saunders, Cofounders of AdHawk, Techstars Class 56 at Techstars Boulder

2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 for Marketing and Advertising


Jeff Cripe, Cofounder and CEO of Cargo, Techstars Class 76 at Techstars Mobility Accelerator

2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 for Consumer Technology

The Cut

Obi Omile and Kush Patel, Cofounders of The Cut, Techstars Class 139 at Techstars Los Angeles

2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 for Consumer Technology


Brian Jeong and Phil Wong, Cofounders of Hawthorne, Techstars Class 101 at Techstars New York City

2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 for Retail & Ecommerce


Sara Itucas, Founder of Legalpad, Techstars Class 123 at Techstars Seattle Accelerator

2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 for Law & Policy


Jenny Guo, Founder of LumièreVR, Techstars Class 124 at Techstars Toronto

2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia for Media, Marketing & Advertising


Alex Canter, CEO of Ordermark, Techstars Class 122 at Techstars Boulder

2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 for Enterprise Technology

Pillar Technologies

Matt Joyal and Alex Schwarzkopf, Cofounders of Pillar Technologies, Techstars Class 84 at Techstars IoT Accelerator

2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 for Manufacturing & Industry


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Congratulations to the Techstars Founders in the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30

We are proud to announce that 10 Techstars companies have been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 this year. Companies from Techstars mentorship-driven accelerator programs out of NYC, LA, Seattle, and Boston were recognized, as well as founders from our corporate innovation programs. We’re also proud to see Techstars Startup Programs represented, with Rover co-founder Philip Kimmey, a Startup Weekend alumni, making the list!

These founders have been called out as the “impressive, the inspiring and the (genuinely) enviable.” We look forward to their continued success in 2018, and from all the amazing founders in the Techstars worldwide network.





Brent Chow & Sophia Dominguez


Techstars Class 101


Drew Silverstein

Amper Music

Techstars Class 96


Joseph Lee & Robert Kirstiuk

Coastline Market

Techstars Class 92

Retail & Ecommerce

James Boehm


Techstars Class 69


Victor Santos


Techstars Class 67

Social Entrepreneurs

Susan Ho


Techstars Class 63

Consumer Technology

Mike Dee & Nick Devane


Techstars Class 62

Food & Drink

Joseph Fasone


Techstars Class 48

Enterprise Technology

Sarah Adler & Mackenzie Barth

Spoon University

Techstars Class 48


Brian Jones & Luke Schoenfelder


Techstars Class 45

Consumer Technology

Philip Kimmey


Startup Weekend Alumni

Consumer Technology

Dani Arnaout & Jihad Kawas

Abstract Layer

Startup Weekend Organizers, Lebanon

Enterprise Technology

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