Rohan Agarwal and Mustafa Shahbaz were selected out of thousands around the world to attend the Forbes Under 30 Scholar Summit. They were nominated and selected for their achievements at the University of Waterloo, and for their internship experience gained with the assistance of Waterloo's Co-op Department. They were lucky to have the opportunity to listen to many world leaders, including Serena Williams, John Krafcik (CEO, Waymo), Carter Chang (Head of Solar Development @ Tesla) and more, https://live.forbes.com/under30. This year there was a focus on Women and Technology, specifically on the impact their perspectives have on technology. Rohan and Mustafa both mentioned how rewarding it was to build their international networks and hope to continue fostering those connections.
“This program is designed to increase diversity and give entrepreneurial minded, high-achieving students low-cost access to four days of programming that will help them think more broadly about social, economic, and geo-political issues impacting our world today,” Laura Brusca, Forbes vice president of corporate communications
Scholars are chosen based on various criteria, including a written statement on how they embody the “Under 30” tenets of leadership and innovation. The scholarship program provides free access to the summit and grants students the chance to participate in networking opportunities. Students can also meet investors, entrepreneurs, celebrities, musicians, fashion designers, sports stars, cultural icons, world-renowned chefs, educators, political leaders and business icons.