Updated: Feb 15, 2021
Last week 800 of the world’s brightest young minds met in Tel Aviv for Forbes Under 30 Global Summit and Smartzer founder Karoline Gross, was one of them. Karoline was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 for Media & Marketing in 2018.
Previously Forbes organized regional events, but this was the first year they brought all participants together. The global summit invited all entrepreneurs from all Forbes’ 30 Under-30 lists from 38 countries to the four-day event held in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Israel was an obvious choice for Forbes because of its incredible entrepreneurial culture.
Participants were treated to four days of star-studded panels, pitching, sightseeing and fun. Waze co-founder Uri Levine, advised startups on the journey of success through failures. A keynote speech was given by sex therapist and media personality Dr. Ruth Westheimer, who even offered co-founders therapy to two startups. Did we mention this was all in one morning?
Other days Karoline pitched Smartzer’s shoppable and interactive video concept to VC partners and had the opportunity to ring the bell at the Tel Aviv stock exchange. Even supermodel and Carolina Lemke sunglasses partner Bar Rafaeli was there to advise on brand partnerships.
Karoline’s most important take away from the four-day was the inspiring advice given from the star-studded panel discussion, but close second was dancing the night away at a Tel Aviv rooftop bar or hiking up to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise over Masada.
Read more about Forbes 30 Under 30 Media & Marketing 2018 and Forbes Under 30 Global Summit:
"'Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Summit Draws Hundreds To Israel" - The Jerusalem Post