Locals featured on Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Here are some young leaders with Boston ties on the annual list of trailblazers.

Boston skyline with an orange hue in the sky

It’s no surprise Boston is home to so many entrepreneurs.

The 12th annual Forbes 30 Under 30 list dropped yesterday, recognizing trailblazers “who have turned to entrepreneurship to solve the world’s most complex challenges.”

Boston was one of the top four cities represented on the 2023 list. Here are just a few of the featured folks who are making us wicked proud:

Midge Purce, Black Women’s Players Collective | The youngest member of Harvard’s Board of Overseers, Midge founded a soccer nonprofit + helped the US women’s national team close its collective bargaining agreement.

Amira Barkal, Pheast Therapeutics | The Boston-based founder created this cancer immunotherapy company, which uses activated immune cells to kill cancer.

David McCullough III, The American Exchange Project | This summer, the local nonprofit will send ~400 high school seniors from 30 states on free trips aimed at reducing polarization.

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