Author Archive: Matt Wilson
Matt Wilson is co-founder of Under30CEO.
After two years traveling and working from his laptop, Matt's official title became Adventurer in Residence, heading up Under30Media's travel company Under30Experiences.
If Matt is around he will be easy to spot as his long luxurious hair is generally flowing freely in the breeze.
Yup, I said it. Who remembers their boring 9-5 job, where you slacked off and did as little as possible to get by? 2 hour lunches, coffee breaks that turned into 2 hour lunches, mornings on ESPN and Perez Hilton, shopping trips disguised as doctors appointments. I even have a friend who goes and sees […]
We all know that the holidays are supposed to be a time to celebrate with friends and family, reflect on the year that passed, take a break from our busy day to day lives and start planning how to make the following year even better. But is that really what you’ll be doing this holiday […]
“Matt, you just aren’t the type of person that makes those around you better,” I was once told…. while I don’t like to swear, all I can think is “f*ck that guy”. I’ve never been more insulted in my life. That’s Bulletin Board Material I should pin that quote up in the locker room, or […]
Everyone has a number. No, I’m not asking for your number ladies… I’m asking what it would take. What would it take for you to quit your startup and work for someone else. Okay, maybe you wouldn’t be fetching coffee all the time, but seriously, what would it take for you to work your ass […]
It happened. I’m not exactly sure when and I’m not exactly sure how, but I’ll try to explain. Three years ago, Jared and I were sitting in his grandparents basement, imagining one day that with Under30CEO we’d be able point to a spot in the globe, show up and have an amazing network of like […]
Today, I’m proud to announce that I’ll be teaming up with Graham Lawlor to host New York’s Ultra Light Startups Event. If you’ve never attended the event before, it’s grown into one of New York’s hottest Investor Feedback Forums. Eight to ten startups come and present their ideas in two minute or less to an […]
There is a movement going on in Silicon Valley and beyond. It has captured the cover of Inc Magazine, The New York Times Best Seller List, conferences and meetups everywhere. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries explains How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses. Eric is the co-founder of IMVU, […]
There is nothing worse in the world of business than classic egotistical arrogance. Everyone know’s that guy who just can’t help but tell everyone how awesome he is. But the truth is–if he was really that cool, why would he have to tell everyone? The real trick is mastering the confidence that comes with humility. […]
For months we’ve been saying it at Under30CEO. “Why don’t these startups ever get asked the tough questions?…Why doesn’t anyone have the heart to tell them their business is setup to fail?” We’re Guilty Too We’re the biggest cheerleaders out there. Yay, Gen-Y entrepreneurship we say. But in all seriousness, we run Under30CEO to help […]
Today, at Under30CEO we’re publishing an interview with 27 year old Adam Adler, CEO of Fuse Science, our first Under30CEO running a publicly traded company, ticker symbol: DROP. With a 27 year old CEO at the helm, Fuse Science has signed Tiger Woods, Michael Vick, David Ortiz and Arian Foster to their list of endorsers of […]