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Under30Experiences in Forbes

Cat Sullivan
October 1, 2019

Under30Experiences just got featured in Forbes! Learn how we got started and how we're aiming to change the world through the power of travel...

We're honored to be featured in Forbes' Changemakers Series!

The partnership between Forbes & Cole Haan highlights industry leaders who are disrupting business and society by combining their professions with their passions.

U30X Co-Founders, Jared O'Toole & Matt Wilson, decided to align their business efforts with their passion for travel.

Jared & Matt built Under30Experiences around the idea of creating travel experiences tailored for young adults with an emphasis on community. With their 18-35 demographic in mind, they sought to create international trips focused on ease, affordability, and sustainability for people busy and hungry for adventure.


The U30X Story

Matt Wilson was standing on top of a volcano in Iceland looking over a beautiful glacial valley, watching the sunset at 11:30 p.m. Matt had an epiphany and asked himself, ‘How can I do more of this? How can I pay forward these experiences to other people?’” With his longtime friend and colleague Jared O’Toole, they started their business in 2012 and challenged prospective customers with the age-old question: If not now, when?

7 years later, Under30Experiences is running more than 300 trips annually and has over 4,000 alumni travelers in their network.

Watch the video below to follow the entire story of Under30Experiences.

Read the Article on Forbes

We wanted to share this article with our community who have been the ammunition behind our continued success as a company.

“We feel strongly that people in this age group are the ones who need to have these travel experiences. If we can scale that type of impact, then we really believe that travel has the power to change the world.” -Matt Wilson

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Cat Sullivan
Cat is the Senior Marketing Specialist at U30X. She's a Chicago native with a passion for fitness and travel. She enjoys short walks to the fridge and bad karaoke.


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