Dylan Ian Gambardella
Duke University ‘17
Co-founder, Next Gen
Dylan Gambardella is a 23-year-old entrepreneur, speaker, and investor. Dylan is the Co-founder of Next Gen, the premier business hub that cultivates knowledge, resources, mentorship, and community to empower the world’s greatest entrepreneurs, energizing them to create and grow meaningful businesses.
Dylan has helped leading brands including Target, Capital One, and Dell access and engage with the next generation, and has been featured in Forbes, Inc, Adweek, Entrepreneur, and USA Today for his work leading a venture-backed, scaling startup. A graduate of Duke University (‘17), Dylan has spoken in front of thousands on global stages including TEDx.
Dylan was born and raised in Westchester, New York, where he graduated as the valedictorian of his high school class. Dylan chose to continue his educational career at Duke University, majoring in Economics and Public Policy, graduating in 3 years. At Duke, Dylan was named a Melissa & Doug Scholar and elected as Senator for the student body. He was also a member of the Duke Basketball Practice Team and a Director of Campus Enterprises, Duke’s oldest student-run company, among other on-campus involvement. Dylan was the 2017 recipient of the New York Wunderkind award.
Dylan’s entrepreneurial journey began at age 17 when he Co-founded Students4Students, a higher-education consulting firm designed to provide applicants an advantage in the collegiate admissions process. After successfully helping over 120 clients in the first two years, Dylan Co-founded Next Gen, where he aims to support innovation by providing the resources young entrepreneurs need to change the world. To date, Dylan and Next Gen have hosted thousands of attendees at more than a dozen events across the country - including the internationally acclaimed Next Gen Summit - and amassed an online network of over 20,000 entrepreneurs.
Dylan and his companies have been featured in Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, TEDx, FOX, and additional major publications.
Please contact Dylan using the form at the bottom of this page for more information about availability to speak and to obtain any references.
Dylan has been invited to speak on the power of youth entrepreneurship, networking, and more at conferences and schools around the world including:
INCmty (Monterrey, Mexico)
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain)
Special Olympics Organization
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