UK student entrepreneur George Burgess named in Forbes’ 30 under 30

Founder of education app business Gojimo recognised alongside Onfido and Paddle founders in index of world's "brightest breakout talents"

Student education technology (edtech) entrepreneur George Burgess, featured among Startups.co.uk’s Young Entrepreneurs to Watch, has been named in Forbes’ prestigious 30 under 30 index.

The annual index recognises 600 of the world’s “brightest young entrepreneurs, breakout talents and change agents” across 20 different sectors including social enterprise, retail, Hollywood entertainment, education, sports and music.

23 year-old Burgess, who founded UK-based revision app company Gojimo at the age of 17, was named in the consumer tech category for the early-stage success of his business which provides students with mobile prep courses for UK A-Levels and other exams.

The company is backed by $3m from Index Ventures and works with Oxford University Press and McGraw-Hill.

The co-founders of background checking platform Onfido, recently awarded Growing Business Young Gun titles, were also named for their contributions to enterprise tech, alongside 21 year-old Paddle founder Christian Owens, with the founders all said to be “creating the unicorns of tomorrow”.

Other high-profile names in the index included the co-founder of Web Summit, Star Wars actor John Boyega, and the co-founder of virtual reality headset Oculus VR.

View the 30 under 30 index in full here.

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