Featured in Forbes, USA Today, The Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine and more, Justin Lafazan (21) is an acclaimed entrepreneur, speaker, best-selling author, investor, and consultant. Co-founder of Next Gen Summit and best-selling author of What Wakes You Up?, he’s on a mission to inspire the world’s young people to design the lives they want to live, through entrepreneurship.

At 21, Justin is an experienced entrepreneur, consultant, speaker, investor, and best-selling author.


Justin began his adventure with the creation of Students4Students College Advisory, a full-service higher education consulting agency.  Students4Students College Advisory created an on-demand marketplace for college counseling services, providing opportunities for college students to share relevant insights about the admissions process with prospective students.  Justin wanted to further leverage the collaborative power of young people, and launched Millennial Marketing Strategy, which evolved into a boutique, digital media strategy-consulting agency, assisting Fortune 500 firms, as well as select medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurs, to leverage powerful marketing tools to grow online.

Justin proceeded to launch Next Gen Summit, the premier community and conference for millennial entrepreneurs.  Since its inception in 2014, Next Gen Summit has served as a vehicle to bring together the world’s most talented young entrepreneurs to connect, collaborate, and inspire each other, and give them the resources they need to be successful.

Our recent event saw:

++ 700 attendees from 6 continents walk through our doors
++ Over two dozen VCs backed by $4.2 billion in capital field pitches from 20+ innovative startups
++ 50+ speakers and 50+ mentors share their highest and lowest moments
++ 6.5 million folks engage with us online, as we hit trended on Twitter

Next Gen Summit has developed into a must-attend event, winning various accolades including:

++ Forbes "1 in 5 can't miss events"
++ Entrepreneur Magazine "1 in 7 of the best events for entrepreneurs under 30
++ Entrepreneur Magazine "1 in 7 best conferences" 

Next Gen Summit has partnered with Walmart, Facebook, Google, GoDaddy, Uber, Verizon, and others to empower and support the next generation of leaders.

Justin has learned invaluable insights through his experiences, and shares them through speaking (TEDx, universities, conferences) and consulting.  

Moreover, Justin's been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine, The Huffington Post, and USA TODAY. In December of 2015, Justin published his best-selling book - What Wakes You Up? - choosing to donate 100% of launch profits to the Next Gen Foundation, a scholarship granting nonprofit organization.