Actress Olivia Munn, Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner, Actress Sophia Bush, Detroit Pistons Star Blake Griffin And Other Influential Leaders To Speak At 2019 Under 30 Summit in Detroit

DETROIT – October 10, 2019 – Forbes today announced an expanded lineup of speakers - including Actress and Activist Olivia Munn, Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner, Actress and Detroit Blows Cofounder Sophia Bush and Detroit Pistons Star Player Blake Griffin – for its flagship 2019 Under 30 Summit, presented by presented by Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans, Oct. 27-30 in Detroit. The lineup also includes Olympian Adam Rippon; Founder & CEO of Poshmark, Manish Chandra; The Case Foundation CEO, Jean Case; Cofounder & CEO of DraftKings Jason Robins and others.  

These speakers will join others previously announced – including:

·        Serena Williams, World Famous Athlete & CEO

·        Heidi Zak, Cofounder & Co-CEO, ThirdLove

·        Steve Case, Chairman & CEO, Revolution; Cofounder, AOL; Chairman, The Case Foundation

·        Antoni Porowski, TV Personality, Actor & Chef

·        Kevin Durant, NBA All-Star

·        Palmer Luckey, Founder, Anduril Industries & Oculus VR

·        Anthony Casalena, Founder & CEO, Squarespace

·        Normani, Singer & Songwriter

“Innovation is at the heart of Rocket Mortgage and every successful business, and as we’ve seen year after year, the Forbes Under 30 Summit brings together the world’s most forward-thinking and inventive young minds to work together towards the next chapter of progress,” said Farner, CEO of Detroit-based Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest mortgage lender. “Rocket Mortgage is proud to host these innovative business leaders in our home city of Detroit, a place synonymous with the hustle and determination shown by all successful young entrepreneurs.” This is the first year of Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans’ title sponsorship of Forbes’ Under 30 Summit, and Rocket Mortgage has taken the opportunity to showcase the reinvention of its hometown of Detroit, the epicenter of culture, entrepreneurism and innovation. Quicken Loans, through its nonprofit arm the Quicken Loans Community Fund, has contributed over $200 million to organizations and programming in the Motor City, and its team members have contributed 400,000 volunteer hours. The Forbes Summit will be held at the historic Masonic Temple, near dozens of hotels, restaurants, venues, parks and venues that attendees can experience in the world-class city.

Comprised of more than 20 industry programming tracks, the Summit will feature numerous panels, TED-style presentations and keynote presentations, live demos and conversations. The various tracks include: AgTech, Artificial Intelligence, Art & Style, Cannabis Capitalism, Cloud & Cybersecurity, CMO Next, Finance & Investing, Food & Drink, Gaming, Impact, Innovation, Law & Policy, Manufacturing & Robotics, Media & Entertainment, Mobility, Retail, Science & Healthcare, Sports and more.

New speakers include:

·        Nia Batts, Cofounder & CEO, Detroit Blows

·        Danielle Bernstein, Founder & CEO, WeWoreWhat

·        Roelof Botha, Partner, Sequoia Capital

·        Ryan Breslow, Cofounder & CEO, Bolt

·        Sophia Bush, Actress & Cofounder, Detroit Blows

·        Jean Case, CEO, The Case Foundation & Chairman of National Geographic Society

·        Manish Chandra, Founder & CEO, Poshmark

·        Erika Cheung, Theranos Whistleblower & Founder, Ethics in Entrepreneurship

·        Russ D’Souza, Cofounder, SeatGeek

·        Jay Farner, CEO, Quicken Loans

·        Roni Frank, Cofounder & Head of Clinical Services, Talkspace

·        Adam Ghetti, Founder & Chief Evangelist, Ionic Security

·        Blake Griffin, Power Forward, Detroit Pistons

·        Lora Haddock, Founder & CEO, Lora DiCarlo

·        Heather Hasson, Cofounder & Co-CEO, FIGS

·        Jessica Iclisoy, Founder & CEO, California Baby

·        Ted Leonsis, Founder, Chairman, Principal Partner & CEO, Monumental Sports & Entertainment

·        DeRay Mckesson, Creator & Host, Pod Save the People; Civil Rights Activist

·        Olivia Munn, Actress & Activist

·        Jeff Raider, Cofounder & Co-CEO, Harry’s

·        Adam Rippon, Artist, Athlete & Activist

·        Jason Robins, Cofounder & CEO, DraftKings

·        Robert Shiller, Economist & Nobel Laureate

·        Dug Song, Cofounder & General Manager, Duo Security

·        David A. Thomas, President, Morehouse College

·        Alexa von Tobel, Managing Partner, Inspired Capital

·        Bradley Tusk, Founder & CEO, Tusk Holdings

·        Catherine Wood, Founder, CEO & Chief Investment Officer, ARK Invest

The 2019 Forbes Under 30 Summit will offer immersive experiences. In addition to A-list speakers and content tracks, the event features a private music festival, investor speed-pitching, a legendary pub crawl, a world-famous food festival and a powerful day of community service. The Under 30 Summit is the centerpiece of Forbes’ Under 30 franchise worldwide, which also includes the Under 30 Global Women’s Summit in Israel, Under 30 Asia and Under 30 Europe.

To learn more, please visit here. To join the conversation on social, follow #Under30Summit.

Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans is the title sponsor of the 2019 Forbes Under 30 Summit. General Motors is a presenting sponsor, with Cadillac serving as the official vehicle. Courtyard by Marriott is the official hotel and a presenting sponsor. The Macallan Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Samsung are presenting sponsors. Ally Financial and the official timepiece brand, IWC Schaffhausen, are partner sponsors. Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Boxed Water, AgriNovus Indiana, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and Tequila Herradura are supporting sponsors.

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About Quicken Loans / Rocket Mortgage

Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest home mortgage lender. The company closed nearly half a trillion dollars of mortgage volume across all 50 states from 2013 through 2018. In late 2015 Quicken Loans introduced Rocket Mortgage, the first fully digital mortgage experience. Today, 98% of all home loans originated by Quicken Loans utilize Rocket Mortgage Technology.

Quicken Loans moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010. Today, Quicken Loans and its Family of Companies employ more than 17,000 full-time team members in Detroit’s urban core. The company generates loan production from web centers located in Detroit, Cleveland and Phoenix. Quicken Loans also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Detroit, as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked highest in the country for customer satisfaction for primary mortgage origination by J.D. Power for the past nine consecutive years, 2010 – 2018, and also ranked highest in the country for customer satisfaction among all mortgage servicers the past five consecutive years, 2014 – 2018.

Quicken Loans was once again named to FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list in 2019 and has been included in the magazine’s top 1/3rd of companies named to the list for the past 16 consecutive years. In addition, Essence Magazine named Quicken Loans “#1 Place to Work in the Country for African Americans.”

Contacts

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