7 Dallasites Make Forbes List of ’30 Under 30′

The list honors the best, and brightest young entrepreneurs across the country.


Seven Dallas residents have been named to the Forbes “30 Under 30” list, an elite grouping of the “brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators, and game-changers.”

It’s the sixth year for the Forbes list that is composed of 600 finalists in 20 categories, CultureMap Dallas reported. The state of Texas is well-represented with 22 finalists.

The Dallas honorees include such people as software creators, a shopping influencer, and a wine innovator.

Here are the Dallas people on the Forbes list, and their category.

Kendrick Worrell — Energy: He’s the founder of Accelerate Resources, which is drilling mostly in the Permian Basin.

Michael Kennedy — Food and Drink: He’s the founder of Component Wine which buys varietals used in other wineries’ blends, ages them, and bottles them individually.

Chase Feiger — Manufacturing and Industry: Feiger’s company, Parsable, makes collaborative software used by industrial companies and teams.

Gaurab Chakrabarti and Sean Hunt — Manufacturing and Industry: In 2006, they founded Solugen, which makes hydrogen peroxide from plants.

Amber Venz Box — Retail and e-commerce: Her RewardStyle became a place where social media influencers could earn money from their contents. Now here LikeToKnow.It allows Instagram users to easily go from the app to e-commerce sites for purchases.

Sean O’Brien — Marketing and Advertising: A co-founder of Swift, a mobile-message system that was eventually acquired by Monotype Imaging for $27 million.

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