Seven Dallas residents have been named to the Forbes “30 Under 30” list, an elite grouping of the “brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators, and game-changers.”
It’s the sixth year for the Forbes list that is composed of 600 finalists in 20 categories, CultureMap Dallas reported. The state of Texas is well-represented with 22 finalists.
The Dallas honorees include such people as software creators, a shopping influencer, and a wine innovator.
Here are the Dallas people on the Forbes list, and their category.
Kendrick Worrell — Energy: He’s the founder of Accelerate Resources, which is drilling mostly in the Permian Basin.
Michael Kennedy — Food and Drink: He’s the founder of Component Wine which buys varietals used in other wineries’ blends, ages them, and bottles them individually.
Chase Feiger — Manufacturing and Industry: Feiger’s company, Parsable, makes collaborative software used by industrial companies and teams.
Gaurab Chakrabarti and Sean Hunt — Manufacturing and Industry: In 2006, they founded Solugen, which makes hydrogen peroxide from plants.
Amber Venz Box — Retail and e-commerce: Her RewardStyle became a place where social media influencers could earn money from their contents. Now here LikeToKnow.It allows Instagram users to easily go from the app to e-commerce sites for purchases.
Sean O’Brien — Marketing and Advertising: A co-founder of Swift, a mobile-message system that was eventually acquired by Monotype Imaging for $27 million.
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