Acquired by Under30CEO Rich20Something Media Inc

What a 21st Century Boardroom Looks Like …

Hey Under30CEO, I’m proud to announce that Under30CEO.com has been acquired by Daniel DiPiazza and Rich20Something Media, Inc.

After nearly eight years and 30 million pageviews, my co-founder Jared O’Toole and I could not be more excited to continue working full-time at our travel agency Under30Experience and to take it to a new level under the leadership of Under30CEO. Kick ass team

How do we hear it?

Please join me for the details of the following informative, actionable, but hilarious roast: playing the closing bell on the NASDAQ, being invited to the UN, the White House, the President of the House of Iceland, and when we threw a keg at the 60th floor of the Empire State Building.

Funny Fact # 1: Under30CEO started as a Ning network.

Remember that? If not here’s a new product just for you! Yes … Facebook has won that battle.

Funny Fact # 2: We started Under30CEO with just $ 150 which we designed at Elance in India.

Not so funny # 3: We have failed a lot. We tried a lot Revenue model as detailed here, But this site acts as a business, supporting us as the sole source of income for over five years.

Not so funny # 4: Jared sells Andersen Windows at Wapinger Falls at the New York City Fair, while I dig the trenches with the migrant workers at Pokkipsi in the first year of our business. At least Entrepreneur Magazine thought it was great.

Funny Fact # 5: When we finally focus on creating great content, our site starts to go viral and earns six times our revenue.

People liked the fact that we were helping young people start businesses, because at that time, no one was getting a job.

We’ve been in the Great Depression since the Great Depression, and a couple of 22-year-olds went out to change it.

Things started to get really fun even when we were still broken.

Check out this boss …

A few months ago, when you were eating cotton candy, he tried to sell you a window …

We were even invited to ring the closing bell at NASDAQ …

Good to see you in Times Square.

That same year, I sat down with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, John McCain and a few other senators on Capitol Hill, and asked for advice in the White House. Even in Iceland and Nicaragua I have talked to two US embassies about how they can better support entrepreneurship.

Under30CEO has allowed us to create an * incredible * network.

People loved Under30CEO … our “friends” were popping up everywhere:

Honestly, we were flatterers …

… Nigeria showed (violating our IP) love too… haha.

Eventually I was getting university speaking gig payments across the country. I even arrived before an event to find these posters all over campus:

You never know how much fun it would be to go through an archive of embarrassing pictures.

We had a launch party. You had to pay a cover to enter. Genius.

Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either.

Oh and the photoshoot.

(Still not wearing skinny jeans)

… And this reality TV cameo private jet!

… And then came the dignified honor. Like this from Business Insider:

You see, I still don’t miss the chance to show Jared some love online …

It was awesome to be a little internet famous blogger.

And even if we fell in love with our own promotion …

It wasn’t really about us.

We were making a living doing something we loved and wanted to help others do the same.

But our generation is still in trouble.

We all know that “go to school, get a job, buy a car, a house, a ring and go to the example of a loan of thousands of dollars” is broken.

Really broken.

Whether we like it or not, our lives are based on all materialism. It is the production and use of our products that drives our economic engines and keeps us engaged. The money comes, and we send money back and forth to pay off our debts.

It keeps us afloat …But we never improve.

… And worst of all, many of us are still deeply searching for what makes us happy. Because doing those 9-5 things and being behind the same white picket fence all our lives scares the shit out of us.

We need a solution.

We need leaders.

And a community to sustain this movement in action.

Please join me to welcome my good friend Daniel Dipiaza and the new Under30CEO / Rich20Something community to this responsibility. There is no one suitable for the job.

For Jared and me, you can still tour the world with us at Under30Experiences and stay on top of all our adventures in live different podcasts.

Above all, we thank you our readers, anyone who contributed to this site, and our editor Cara Murphy for his tireless work.

It is the end of an era and the beginning of a very bright one.

– Matt Wilson
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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