UC Santa Cruz Alumni Well Represented in Forbes '30 Under 30'

eSlug Newsletter Winter 2017

Three of the stellar young innovators in Forbes's 2017 list of "30 Under 30" are UC Santa Cruz alumni, highlighting the role that UCSC plays in incubating talent and new ideas. The three alumni featured are:

Forbes 30 under 30

Consumer Technology 
Colin Beighley, co-founder of Swift Navigation, which is developing centimeter-accurate GPS technology poised to power the next generation of autonomous vehicles such as self-driving cars.

Music 
Jeffrey Ponchick, co-founder of Repost Network, a Los Angeles start-up that now helps some 3,000 musicians monetize on SoundCloud and elsewhere and boasts a run rate revenue of over $1 million.

Science 
Dr. Jeff Nivala, postdoctoral fellow, Harvard Medical School, researching nanotechnology that could possibly transform living cells into data storage devices.

University of California alumni in Forbes "30 Under 30" feature