Philadelphia, October 6, 2015 – As a continuation of the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia, the City of Philadelphia and Comcast NBCUniversal will join Forbes to present Philly Impact Day, a day of service that will give an exclusive assembly of the nation’s most promising young entrepreneurs and influencers a chance to give back to local communities.

On Wednesday, October 7th, more than one hundred Under 30 Summit attendees, representing a wide range of industries, will visit local high schools, tech and social-entrepreneur ‘hot spots’ throughout the city to talk to young Philadelphians, lead mentoring sessions and share success stories.

“Philadelphia is thrilled to welcome the Forbes Under 30 Summit back to our great city,” said Mayor Michael A. Nutter. “We are particularly pleased to have the opportunity this year – in partnership with one of our city’s most committed corporate citizens, Comcast – to engage attendees in activities that will show them more of what Philadelphia has to offer, while also exposing our own students and entrepreneurs to these Under 30 stars.”

The City of Philadelphia through the Office of the Mayor is collaborating with Forbes and Comcast NBCUniversal to organize Philly Impact Day events, which range from dialogues about social and technology entrepreneurship, to mentoring sessions from Forbes Under 30 Summit attendees, to visits by attendees to 20 different Philadelphia schools.

“Fresh off the heels of a successful, historic visit by Pope Francis, I am excited to welcome Forbes 30 Under 30 back to our City. The Forbes Under 30 Summit, especially Philly Impact Day, will serve as a great starting point for what promises to be a busy fall for Philadelphia,” said City Representative Desiree Peterkin-Bell. “Philly Impact Day is Philadelphia’s chance to really show off our city to the Summit attendees, and we hope that what they experience will keep them coming back for other events that we have lined up this year, including the Philadelphia Collection, the GORE-TEX® Philadelphia Marathon and more.  Once again, we are proving that Philadelphia does big events well.”

Randall Lane, Editor of Forbes Magazine said, “In bringing together almost 2,000 of the young entrepreneurs and game-changers who will run the world for the next 50 years, it’s our goal to leave Philadelphia in even better shape than we found it.  Philadelphia is on the move, and we want to be a positive accelerant. That’s why we’re thrilled to be working with the City and with Comcast NBCUniversal on Philly Impact Day.”

Wednesday’s schedule of activities at tech and social entrepreneur ‘hot spots’ is as follows:

Social Entrepreneurship Tour

10:25 AM – 11:10 AM                     Navy Yard, 4747 South Broad Street #120

Presenter: Ben Franklin Technology Partners                                             

11:25 AM – 12:10 PM             Wash Cycle Laundry Inc., 230 S. Broad, 17th floor

Presenter: Gabriel Mandujano, CEO

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM                        City Hall, Conversation Hall – Room 201

Presenter: Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM                 City CoHo Space, 2401 Walnut Street

Presenters: Gabriel Otte – Cofounder of Freenome ( – 30 Under 30 Honoree
Kevin Provost – Cofounder of Cofund360 and CoPhilly

Drew Foulkes – City Coho Community Manager

2:40 PM – 3:30 PM                           University City Science Center, 3401 Market Street

Presenters: Dr. Stephen Tang, President & CEO, University City Science Center

Yasmine Mustafa, Founder & CEO, ROAR for Good

Melissa Koenig, Program Manager, Dreamit Ventures

Tech Tour 

10:15 – 10:45 AM                              Indy Hall, 22 N3RD Street

11:00 – 11:40 AM                              NextFab (with special appearance by Biomeme team), 2025 Washington Avenue

12:00 – 1:30 PM                                Lunch + Presentation at Comcast Center, 1 Comcast Center – Room 3AB

1:45 – 2:10 PM                                   Drexel Excite Center, 3401 Market Street

2:20 – 2:45 PM                                   University of Pennsylvania Lab Visit, Singh Nanotechnology Center, 3205 Walnut Street

2:55 – 3:15 PM                                   Curalate, 2401 Walnut Street, Suite 502

Press Contact: Desiree Peterkin-Bell, Director of Communications & Strategy and City Representative, Office of Mayor Michael A. Nutter, 267-438-7126

Forbes Under 30 Summit is an extension of Forbes magazine’s annual 30 Under 30 list – which features 30 game-changing entrepreneurs under 30, 600 millennials, in 20 fields, as judged by some of the greatest minds in each category. Attendees of the summit will be selected from the past four years of this list, which has become one of the magazine’s most popular franchises. The fourth annual 30 Under 30 list has generated 17.5 million online page views since it launched in January 2015. For more details on the Under 30 Summit, please visit On Twitter, follow #Under30Summit.

About Forbes Media:

Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. The company publishes Forbes, Forbes Asia, Forbes Europe and ForbesLife magazines as well as and The Forbes brand today reaches more than 75 million people worldwide with its business message each month through its magazines and 37 licensed local editions around the globe,, TV, conferences, research, social and mobile platforms. The Forbes magazine iPad app merges print storytelling with social sharing and the Web. Forbes Media’s brand extensions include conferences, real estate, education, financial services, and technology license agreements.

About Comcast Corporation:

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. for more information.

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