Every year, Forbes magazine presents the brightest young innovators and game changers with its annual 30 Under 30 lists. This year’s list covers 20 industries ranging from Art & Style to Venture Capital. For 2017, Forbes recognized four Dartmouth alumni whose work is an exemplar of accomplishment and the Dartmouth spirit.
Jennifer Chong ’10 is cofounder of Linjer, a minimalist fashion studio based in Norway and Italy specializing in leather goods, cashmere scarves, and high-end watches. She keeps prices low by cutting out the middleman, and generated $3.5 million in revenue last year.
Riley Ennis ’15 helped cofound Freenome, a blood test that provides early diagnosis of multiple types of cancer by looking for changes in a patient’s DNA fragments over time. Combined with continually improving treatments, this early diagnosis gives patients their best chance at beating the disease.
Connie Hu ’11 hopes to invade classrooms with educational robots through her company ArcBotics. The company’s most popular creations, Sparki and Hexy, are already in use at schools and universities in 78 countries. The robots help students learn problem solving, programming, and electronics at beginner and advanced levels.
Alexander Nomitch ’09 is a portfolio manager at Viking Global Investors, a $30 billion hedge fund. Specializing in energy, a particularly tough sector recently, Alex has succeeded where others have failed. After graduating as salutatorian, he worked in Goldman Sachs’s natural resources group before moving to Viking three years ago.
Congratulations to this inspiring group of alumni!