What Does a Forbes Under 30 Honor Mean? A 2015 Lister from Cleveland Reflects

by Laura DeMarco
October 10, 2023

CLEVELAND, OH—The Forbes Under 30 Summit is heading to Cleveland in October, bringing together hundreds of the most innovative and inspiring young Americans – and celebrating Cleveland as a hub for innovation.

The honorees include 25 individuals who either grew up, studied or worked in Ohio. It’s a big deal for the region–and listers. It can be a life-changing recognition, one that takes a business or career to the next level.

For more perspective on what this impressive recognition means, GCP recently sat down with 2015 Under 30 honoree, Eugene Malinskiy, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lazurite medtech company, about what being named to the Forbes list mean then – and what it still means today.

Malinskiy, who holds a Master of Science degree in biomedical engineering from Cleveland State University, was CEO of DragonID healthcare innovation and engineering consultancy at the time he was named to the list. He founded Lazurite later in 2015 – thanks in part to the Forbes spotlight.

The Under 30 Summit will be here soon–with a new class of honorees. I wondered if you could reflect on your honor and what it has meant since then?

Sure, well the first thing I think of was that there was a pretty famous person in that class: Elizabeth Holmes . . .

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