Sikkim Entrepreneur Rewaj Chettri in ‘The 2018 Forbes Under 30 Summit, Boston’


Rewaj Chettri, one of the youngest entrepreneurs of Sikkim attended ‘The 2018 Forbes Under 30 Summit’ held at Boston, US. The 2018 Forbes Under 30 Summit is presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co held from September 30, 2018 to October 3, 2018. The summit convene almost 7,000 young entrepreneurs, visionaries and disruptors from different parts of the world. The event featured more than 200 world-class speakers – including investors, celebrities, musicians, sports stars, cultural icons, world-renowned chefs and political and business leaders, all of whom represent the entrepreneurial spirit of the Forbes Under 30 franchise. The Forbes Under 30 Summit serves as the definitive place to learn, network, collaborate, recruit and exchange ideas of the future.

With the highest number of honoree on this year’s 30 Under 30 Asia list — 65 in total — one is Rewaj Chettri a young entrepreneur from Sikkim.

In its third year, the annual 30 Under 30 Asia list features 300 young innovators and disruptors across 10 categories who are re-inventing their industries and driving change across this diverse region.

Representing 24 countries across Asia-Pacific – including Azerbaijan and North Korea for the first time – the finalists were selected from thousands of online nominations. Rewaj Chettri from Sikkim is one of the selected honoree under the category of Consumer Technology.

Rewaj Chettri is a serial entrepreneur from Turuk, South Sikkim studied forestry in college, has launched over 30 enterprises. His most recent is taxi aggregator app, NE Taxi, for India’s North East, starting with Sikkim, a mountainous state.

He is just 22 years old is the youngest son of Lt. Taraman Chettri and Dilu Chettri. He has completed his B.Sc in Forestry from the North-eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Arunachal Pradesh. He completed his basic schooling from Rockvale Academy, Kalimpong and senior secondary from Sadam Senior Secondary School, Sadam.

In the notable list is also actress Anushka Sharma and Indian badminton star PV Sindhu.

The headline speakers in the summit were.

Cardi B, musician
John Kerry, Former U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Senator
Steve Case, Chairman of The Case Foundation and Cofounder of AOL
Anthony Scaramucci, Founder of SkyBridge and Former White House Communications Director
Chris Wylie, Ex-Cambridge Analytica Research Director

Yvonne Orji, comedian, speaker, actress on Insecure

Oisin Hanrahan, Cofounder & CEO of Handy
Nat Turner, Cofounder & CEO, Flatiron Health
Josh Kopelman, Partner, First Round Capital
Cooper Hefner, Chief Creative Officer, Playboy
Gary Vaynerchuk, Chairman, VaynerX, CEO of VaynerMedia

Lynn Perkins, Cofounder & CEO, UrbanSitter

Jeremy Allaire, CEO & Cofounder, Circle Internet Financial

Neha Narula, Director of Digital Currency, MIT
Amanda Nguyen, CEO & Founder, Rise
Jean Brownhill, Founder and CEO, Sweeten
Natalya Bailey, Founder, Accion Systems
Karissa Bodnar, Founder & CEO, Thrive Causemetics
Bonin Bough, Host, Cleveland Hustles
Cindy Gallop, Founder, MakeLoveNotPorn and IfWeRanTheWorld
John Urschel, Former Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman turned MIT mathematician

Comprised of interconnected themed stages, the summit also featured panels, TED-style presentations and keynotes, live demos and conversations and a Service Day designed to give back to Boston communities. The stages were located at different venues around Boston.



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