Forbes app for people under 30 will have corporate speed networking feature powered by Tinder
The app launch party will be held in San Francisco on August 5 with Forbes 30 Under 30 members and Tinder co-founders
NEW YORK (August 5, 2015) – Forbes today announced the launch of an exclusive Under 30 mobile app created for members of the Forbes Under 30 community. For the official launch, the app will be made available to the more than 2,000 game changers featured in all four Forbes 30 Under 30 lists released to date. The Forbes Under 30 app, which was developed in-house by Forbes with support from Tinder, will officially launch at the second annual Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia, October 4-7, 2015.
“The Forbes 30 Under 30 lists bring together the most influential and accomplished young entrepreneurs and game changers. Our Under 30 app is a tool we developed to better connect, empower and mobilize this community to help change the world,” said Salah Zalatimo, head of mobile products at Forbes.
The app will feature activity feeds, member directories, messages, notifications, and professional networking opportunities among members of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Content in the app will be developed for and by members from the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and may appear on an Under 30 channel slated to launch on Forbes.com in October.
The app includes a corporate speed networking feature powered by Tinder. This is the first time that Tinder has partnered with another brand to expand its technology.
“As a member of Forbes 30 Under 30, I’m honored to be able to leverage Tinder’s technology to help Forbes connect this fantastic community of inspirational and influential thought leaders,” said Tinder Co-Founder and President, Sean Rad. “Tinder connects tens of millions of people every day, and it’s exciting to see our technology used for business networking.”
Forbes, in partnership with Cadillac, is hosting a launch party for its Under 30 app in San Francisco on August 5. More than 100 members of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, as well as Tinder co-founders Sean Rad and Jonathan Badeen, are expected. .
Forbes developed its Under 30 app as part of its initiatives within the company’s new incubator, created to continue to drive innovation at Forbes. The Forbes Under 30 app is the first of the company’s niche community apps set to launch under the Forbes umbrella.
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About Tinder Launched in 2012, Tinder is the world’s first social app for meeting new people. With its global reach, users in all 196 countries around the world swipe right to connect with others, making it a top 10 lifestyle app in over 70 countries. In 2015, the company launched Tinder Plus, giving users access to premium features, Rewind, and Passport. Every day, 26 million matches are made on Tinder with over eight billion matches made to date.
Cadillac has been a leading luxury automotive brand since 1902. Today, Cadillac expands globally, driven by an expanding product portfolio featuring spectacular design and technology. More information about Cadillac appears at www.cadillac.com. Cadillac’s media website with information, images and videos can be found at media.cadillac.com.
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