Written by: Haley Hoffman Smith, Director of Community, Next Gen Summit
Meet Amelia Friedman — Cofounder at Hatch Apps, which automates app creation and was named DC’s 2017 Startup of the Year.
Meet Damilola Junaid — founder of The ARISE Africa FDN. Her background in healthcare and business is enabling her to empower Nigerians in their sexual health through education and health care referrals.
Meet Hanson Grant — the founder of Think Board, a dry erase film that can turn any surface into a white board. He started the company out of his dorm room at Babson.
Join us in celebrating Meghan Sharkus, Josh Sakhai, and Gemma Busoni — 2018 Thiel Fellows. Read on to learn about their companies, how they decided to apply, and what they’re most looking forward to.
Meet Jared Goetz — Founder of the eCom Hacks Academy, he’s an e-commerce expert who spends over $25,000 daily on Facebook ads.
Meet Kareem Abukhadra — Founder of Forgotten Neighbors, he is on a mission to acknowledge and share the stories of homeless people he meets at soup kitchens, shelters, and on the streets of New York.