Austin residents honored by Forbes

January 22, 2017 by  

Each year, Forbes magazine recognizes thirty individuals in twenty categories who are under the age of thirty. This year, eleven individuals from the Austin area were recognized. All honorees have worked hard for their recognition and should capitalize on it through the use of custom business cards.

The honorees were recognized in a variety of categories including Food & Drink honoree Miguel Garza, cofounder of Siesta Foods, whose grain-free tortilla chips will be on the shelves in January at Whole Foods Markets. Dominik Stein, who is a co-founder of Verts restaurants in Texas was also honored their restaurants to other areas including Boston.

Consumer Tech honorees Adam Lyons and Joshua Dziabiak created an insurance startup company that enables those seeking a best rate for car insurance to compare the rates on line. Whitney Wolfe, co-founder and CEO of Bumble, created a dating app where only the women can make the first contact.

Gaming honoree Alex Schwartz is CEO of Owlchemy Labs, which raised over $5 million in series A capital. Charles Upshaw was recognized in the Energy category for his efforts in cutting air conditioning energy by using rainwater. Law & Policy category honoree Greg Clod is cited for his work on criminal justice reform. IBM employee, Andy Bossley was honored in the Media & Marketing category for his work in IBM’s global marketing campaigns.

Non-profit founder Blair Brettschneider was recognized in the Education category for her efforts in mentoring refugees in the United States and in the Media category, Griffin McElroy was recognized for his efforts on the video content of Polygon’s website.