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Forbes new '30 under 30' class includes 12 Philadelphia entrepreneurs

A dozen young Philadelphians are among some of the most crucial change-makers and innovators in the nation, joining the likes of Olympian Simone Biles and reality TV star Kylie Jenner on the Forbes 2017 30 under 30 Class that was announced Tuesday morning.

Forbes received more than 15,000 nominations for the 600 available spots, 30 honorees for 20 distinct categories ranging from art & style to manufacturing & industry and food & drink to venture capital.

One of the locals to make the cut, Christopher Gray has become a familiar name in the city's ballooning tech industry. The founder of scholarship curation app, Scholly, the Drexel University alum had a breakout year in 2015 following an appearance on ABC's Shark Tank, where the potential investors battled over his startup.

Gray appeared on the Forbes 30 under 30 list last year too, along with two others from our area, the team behind Sweet Bites, in the social entrepreneurs category.

While Sweet Bites didn't make the 2017 class, 11 others with ties to Philadelphia did. Check out the gallery to learn more about the honorees. To see the full 2017 30 under 30 class, click here.

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