WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Smartly is proud to announce that two Smartly MBA students have been honored in the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 List. The annual list by Forbes magazine recognizes young leaders who are making outstanding contributions to business and industry.
Kaitlyn Yang is being recognized in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Hollywood & Entertainment category. She is the founder of her own Los Angeles-based post-production studio, Alpha Studios, and has over 40 credits to her name, including the five-time Emmy award-winning Robot Chicken. Kaitlyn is a Smartly MBA 2016 graduate and also a graduate of University of Southern California’s Animation and Digital Arts Program.
Mary Iafelice is being recognized in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs category. Mary is the co-founder of the Washington, DC-based humble ventures, which supports entrepreneurs from underserved communities, including veterans, women, and people of color. In the company’s first year, they’ve helped 25 startups raise over $4 million in funding and achieve nearly $1 million in revenue. Mary is a Smartly MBA 2017 candidate and also a graduate of College of the Holy Cross.
“Having not just one but two Forbes 30 Under 30 winners in the first year of our MBA program is a testament to the quality of the Smartly community. Kaitlyn and Mary are two high impact entrepreneurs that we’re proud to support.” said Tom Adams, CEO of Smartly. “We look forward to seeing them continue to grow their respective companies.”
Smartly Institute is a degree-granting institution that’s transforming business education. Learning with Smartly is faster, more convenient, more effective, and dramatically more affordable than traditional top business schools. The Smartly MBA combines highly interactive online instruction available on any device with high-achieving classmates around the world. Its career network flips tuition-based models by charging companies when they hire Smartly graduates. Co-founded by Tom Adams, Alexie Harper, and Ori Ratner in 2013, Smartly brings Active Learning practices to an educational technology sector dominated by the passive video approach. Smartly is the first learning platform launched under the Pedago brand.