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Six from MIT Sloan make Forbes’ “30 Under 30” lists

Grads, students recognized for work in education, finance, retail, and venture capital

January 14, 2015

Six alumni and students were named this month to the 2015 Forbes 30 Under 30 lists, which recognize outstanding young people working in 20 different fields, from art and style to enterprise technology.

Aman Advani

Advani co-founded Ministry of Supply, a men’s fashion company that designs dress clothing using NASA-developed material that regulates heat and moisture, while attending MIT Sloan. His co-founders are Gihan Amarasiriwardena, SB ’11 (Chemical Engineering Practice), and Kit Hickey, who also attended MIT Sloan.

Krishna Gupta, SB ’09

A co-founder at Romulus Capital in Cambridge, Mass., Gupta raised the firm’s first fund while pursuing an undergraduate degree in management science and materials science and engineering at MIT. The firm has backed Ginger.io, an MIT Sloan alumnus-led behavioral health analytics startup, among others.

Benjamin Levy

While attending MIT Sloan, Levy developed eduCanon, an online learning tool that allows teachers build lessons that incorporate questions into videos.

Alain Miguel

Miguel founded retail tech startup Modalyst with Jill Sherman, SF ’12, while attending MIT Sloan. The company is an online wholesale distribution platform for independent brands and retailers both online and offline.

Vinit Sukhija, MBA ’16

Sukhija is Teach for America’s “point-person in … launching new education ventures and forging strategic partnerships with leading education organizations,” Forbes notes. He is a first-year MBA student at MIT Sloan.

Xing Yuan, SB ’08

A vice president at Morgan Stanley, leading the bank’s commodities index trading, Yuan graduated from MIT in 2008 with an undergraduate degree in management science and mathematics.

To see more MIT-affiliated honorees, see posts at Slice of MIT and Continuum, the MIT Spectrum blog.