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Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List: Nominations For Class Of 2021

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Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List: Nominations For Class Of 2021 Are Now Open.  The Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list has been going strong since 2016. The world might have changed considerably since, however, the list’s mission stays the same: Spotting and highlighting young entrepreneurs and innovators who are disrupting their industries and the region.

Age cut-off

To qualify for the Forbes 30 Under 30 2021 list, the nominee must be under 30 by December 31, 2020 (born on or after January 1, 1991).

Eligible Countries and Regions

The Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list covers the entire Asia-Pacific region including Australia, New Zealand and the rest of Oceania, and excluding the Middle East. All those residing in the region and whose business and impact are mainly in these countries are eligible, regardless of their country of origin or citizenship. Since we do not include repeats, those who previously made any of the Forbes 30 Under 30 lists are not eligible to be nominated again.


The Asia list covers 10 categories in total. These are Finance & Venture CapitalConsumer TechnologyEnterprise TechnologyIndustry, Manufacturing & EnergyMedia, Marketing & AdvertisingRetail & E-commerceHealthcare & ScienceSocial EntrepreneursThe Arts (Art & Style and Food & Drink); and Entertainment & Sports.

Selection Process

  • Once you submit the online nomination, a member of our team will review it and if it gets shortlisted, they will reach out to their sources and the person who nominated you for more information and fact-checking. If it still looks good, Forbes will hand it over to the panel of respected judges in each category to do the final vetting.
  • There are no strict metrics when it comes to selecting the finalists (revenue, funding, etc.) — overall Forbes look at each nomination and evaluate based on impact, innovation and other attributes that stand out and make the individual or the venture worth highlighting.
  • The most important thing to remember is that submitting this form will be the first step in the nomination process, so fill it only once for each nomination and to your best ability. Forbes will be following up when necessary.

Click here to submit your nomination


Type of Opportunity Miscellaneous
Deadline09 December,2020
Open toAsian



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