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Forbes is inviting nominations of bright young entrepreneurs and change-makers in Asia-Pacific, for the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List – Class Of 2020. The annual 30 Under 30 Asia list features notable honorees from over 24 countries across the Asia-Pacific. For 2020, Forbes is looking for 300 more young leaders who are driving change in Asia.

Nominations are invited in the following 10 categories:

  • Finance & Venture Capital;
  • Consumer Technology;
  • Enterprise Technology;
  • Industry, Manufacturing & Energy;
  • Media, Marketing & Advertising;
  • Retail & E-commerce;
  • Healthcare & Science;
  • Social Entrepreneurs;
  • The Arts (Art & Style and Food & Drink); and
  • Entertainment & Sports.


The final 300 will receive recognition. Forbes will publish the list, highlighting the millennials making an impact and transforming their industries in the region.


All nominees must be under the age of 30 as on 31 December 2019 (born on or after 1 January 1990). They must be from the countries in the Asia-Pacific region including Australia, New Zealand and Oceania and excluding the Middle East. All those residing in the region and whose business and impact are mainly in these countries are eligible, regardless of their country of origin or citizenship. Those who made any of the Forbes 30 Under 30 lists previously are not eligible to be nominated again.

If a company has more than 1 founder, all cofounders who are under 30 are considered as a joint nomination. If only 1 cofounder is under 30, this will be considered as a solo nomination.


Applications are to be done online by 5 December 2019.

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