-Matt Wilson & Jared O'Toole co-found Under30CEO.com to give young entrepreneurs resources to start businesses after graduating college in the worst economy since the Great Depression.
-Under30CEO reaches its peak as a media site for young entrepreneurs, with over a half a million monthly visitors and active meetups worldwide.
-Standing on a glacier in Iceland, Matt has an epiphany that living on Wall Street working 12-16 hours per day isn’t for him. Matt and Jared launch their first retreat to Iceland followed by another to Costa Rica.
-Under30Experiences hosts reunions & meetups for their travelers. The Community concept takes off. Cesar Romero attends our trip to Nicaragua and becomes U30X’s first Trip Leader. Today, Cesar is still with Under30Experiences.
-Under30Experiences moves its headquarters from New York to Austin and grows from 15 trips to 45 trips. Bali, Brazil, & Ireland are added as new destinations.
-U30X opens offices in Costa Rica, Peru, & France. Local Trip Leaders help us expand to France, Spain, Ireland, Scotland, and England. Matt & Jared sell Under30CEO.com after 30 Million all-time pageviews to focus on Under30Experiences.
-Custom Experiences partners with wellness brands to host retreats around the world, including Paleomg, Jump Rope Dudes, and Girls Gone WOD. Under30Experiences opens their Southeast Asia office and runs more than 150 trips globally.
-Under30Experiences is named #801 on Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in America and #8 in Travel & Tourism. U30X opens their flagship sustainability project in El Cocal, Costa Rica and expands to include New Zealand and the Galapagos Islands.
-U30X launches domestic, weekend trips around the United States and expands to offer nearly 300 trips per year. Under30Experiences makes the Inc. 5000 list yet again and Forbes calls us "A New Kind of Travel Company."
U30X is such an amazing travel community. Once your trip is over, the experience is not. They keep in touch with their alumni & provide platforms for travel questions, personal development, & community connections in your own backyard! If you're a young person looking to travel I highly recommend U30X!
There are not enough ways for me to describe how amazing this company is. After my first trip I always told people, it wasn't about the location, but the experience that u30x gave me. I have some of the best experiences of my life with u30x, and now a passion for travel. Also, their alumni community and groups are awesome too!
Traveling with U30X has been life changing for me. I've made lifelong friends with both travelers and staff. I can't come up with enough good things to say about the company, the people, and the experiences I've had!
Just returned from my second trip with Under30Experiences. My first trip was to the Costa Rica rainforest. My most recent trip was to Iceland. Both trips were such an amazing experience. I loved learning about Iceland and its origins. I enjoy the small groups and I made some great new friends! Recommend them for anyone wanting to travel alone or with a couple of friends.
I was so scared to travel abroad alone and then I came across their website and they made international travel so easy! And the people I’ve met on the trips are some amazing individuals! I’ve done 6 of their trips and plan on continuing to do even more!!
My Hike the Inca Trail trip was beyond amazing, and I couldn't have asked for anything more from a trip. Our leaders made us all feel instantly comfortable, and the group was fantastic. The trip was well planned and the hike was unforgettable. Memories to last a lifetime.