Jewel Anderson: The Visionary Behind Under30FTV

by / Tuesday, 15 July 2014 / Published in News

JewelAnderson_Headshots_032012_03Twenty-nine-year-old, Jewel Anderson is a visionary on a mission. In March 2012, she combined her passions for entrepreneurship, nonprofits and startups, and created Under30 Following the Vision. This magazine and scholarship program highlights young entrepreneurs in metro Atlanta and surrounding areas. Anderson believed that this age bracket was an underrepresented demographic in Atlanta’s business community. “As a business owner myself, I meet a lot of individuals who have great ideas and great businesses, but they are lacking three things: exposure, development and funding.”

Teaming up with Maria Joyner, Creative Fuzion, Youth Entrepreneurs of Georgia and many others, Anderson’s Under30FTV became the first program of its kind. The regionally distributed magazine features 30 nominees. After a judging process, one competition winner is awarded a scholarship for up to $2500.  Last year, Under30FTV raised over $5000 in scholarships and sponsorship.

Now in its second year, Under30FTV continues to pick up momentum in the business, nonprofit and education communities. This year they have added new supporters such as Goodie Hack, Next In Line Network, Stokes & Mathews Media and several others. Anderson says, “It’s not just a magazine, it’s a movement. The overall goal is to build the movement. From high school and college tours, Under30FTV is building its name.”

As for Anderson’s personal aspirations, she currently wears many hats. She is a student at Georgia State University, a Career and Alumni Services Specialist at Year Up and the founder of Virtuous Career Services, a non-profit organization that provides job readiness services. Among all these titles, she is also very active in her community. From board service to being an active member in organizations, Anderson is definitely following her own vision. When she is not working, Anderson enjoys fellowship with friends and doing absolutely nothing.

To learn more about Jewel Anderson and Under30FTV, visit

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Jewel Anderson in the Community

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