Millennials in Philadelphia for the Forbes Under 30 Summit will have a new way to get in touch with one another courtesy of Tinder.
Launching Oct. 4 during the second annual Forbes Under 30 Summit here in Philly, Forbes' new Under 30 app will help bring together the country's top young minds. The app aims to form a network where members can stay connected through user directories, messaging, activity feeds, member-generated content and "business networking," powered by Tinder.
The social app teamed up with Forbes — the first time Tinder has partnered with another brand — to develop this industry matchmaking feature where users can swipe, traditional Tinder style, through member profiles of both sexes. Instead of swiping right on someone you'd like to hook up with, Forbes' version is for industry networking purposes. Basically, if both users' job descriptions interest each other and both result in a right swipe, they'll be able to chat with each other — again, like original Tinder.
The catch is the app will be made available to only the over-2,000 movers and shakers on the four Forbes "30 Under 30" lists published to date. That means virtually mixing and mingling with Wiz Khalifa (on 2012's list), Kevin Gillespie (2011), Evan Spiegel (2014), Blake Lively (2015) and even Tinder's own co-founder Sean Rad (2014).
"As a Forbes 30 Under 30 member, I'm honored be able to leverage Tinder's technology to help Forbes connect this fantastic community of inspiring and influential thought leaders," Rad said in a statement. "Tinder connects tens of millions of people every day, and it's exciting to see our technology used for business networking."
This year's Under 30 Summit sees a lineup of speakers including Mike Tyson, Barbara Bush and will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from Oct. 4-7.