Aaron Samuels

Platinum Stage

Aaron Samuels
COO of Blavity

Aaron Samuels is a critically-acclaimed writer, speaker, and entrepreneur. After working at Bain & Co. for three years as a strategy consultant, Aaron left his corporate life to pursue his passion as a writer and builder of community. Since leaving Bain, Aaron has written a book of poetry, toured the country, performed on television, and landed himself on Forbes' coveted 30 under 30 list as a rising star in the tech and media space. Aaron Samuels is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Blavity Inc., a digital community for Black Millennials that reaches over 20 million people per month across five digital properties including Blavity News, Travel Noire, AfroTech, Shadow & Act, and 21Ninety. Aaron Samuels is Black and Jewish.