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FORBES 30 Under 30 Nominations 2020 For Asia

FORBES 30 Under 30 Nominations 2020 For Asia

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Nominations for Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list are now open for the class of 2020.

Want to join the most exclusive club of young entrepreneurs and change-makers in Asia-Pacific? This is your chance as nominations for Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list is now open for the class of 2020.

For the fifth year in a row, Forbes is looking for outstanding young leaders who are disrupting and transforming their industries around the region. From technology to retail, finance, art and social entrepreneurship — the 2020 list aims to highlight 300 more talents to join the 1200-strong regional group of innovators.

Every year, Forbes get thousands of online nominations and task their reporters with finding the best rising stars from every corner of the region. Individuals from places like Kazakhstan, Fiji and even North Korea have previously made the list so no place is left out.


  • Age cut-off: To qualify for the 2019 list, the nominee must be under 30 by December 1, 2018 (born on or after January 1, 1989)
  • Countries included: The 30 Under 30 Asia list covers the entire Asia-Pacific region including Australia, New Zealand and Oceana 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 Forbes does not do repeat, those who made any of the Forbes 30 Under 30 lists previously are not eligible to be nominated again.
  • Categories: The list covers 10 categories in total. These are:
  1. Finance & Venture Capital;
  2. Consumer Technology;
  3. Enterprise Technology;
  4. Industry, Manufacturing & Energy;
  5. Media, Marketing & Advertising;
  6. Retail & E-commerce;
  7. Healthcare & Science;
  8. Social Entrepreneurs;
  9. The Arts (Art & Style and Food & Drink); and
  10. Entertainment & Sports.
  • Cofounders: If a company has more than one founder, we consider all those cofounders who are under 30 as a joint nomination.

Selection Procedure

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, we will hand it over to our 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 we 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. We will be following up when necessary.


Type of Opportunity Miscellaneous
Deadline05 December,2019
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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