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ICON Co-founder & CTO Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2021

By Brooke Bauguess

10th annual Under 30 List features Alex Le Roux as one of the young entrepreneurs solving some of the world’s problems and designing a way forward that benefits us all.

Forbes today unveiled its 10th annual Under 30 List for the Class of 2021 and launched a worldwide community directory of young entrepreneurs, the largest public directory of its kind, and announces that its signature Under 30 Summit – the largest event for entrepreneurs in North America – will return to Detroit next October.

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“The Under 30 community is an economic engine of entrepreneurship around the world and a barometer of up-and-coming talent,” said Randall Lane, Forbes’ Chief Content Officer and progenitor of the Under 30 movement. “Despite the pandemic, a global recession and the social-justice movement here in the United States, today’s young entrepreneurs are as enterprising as ever, committed to solving the world’s problems and designing a way forward that benefits us all.”

“I am humbled to be recognized in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2021. I’ve long admired entrepreneurs who have been a part of the Under 30 esteemed lists each year and am thrilled with the honor,” said Alex Le Roux, co-founder and CTO of ICON.

Forbes’ Class of 2021 features 600 honorees, in 20 different categories including; art & style, consumer tech, education, energy, enterprise tech, finance, food & drink, games, healthcare, Hollywood & entertainment, manufacturing, marketing & advertising, media, music, retail, science, social entrepreneurship, social media, sports and venture capital. To compile the 30 Under 30, Forbes collaborates with expert judges in each category, including Taylor Swift, musician and Under 30 alum; Channing Dungey, chairman, Warner Bros.; Mark Cuban, owner, Dallas Mavericks; Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford and more. Collectively, the Class of 2021, has raised over $1billion in venture funding. Twenty percent of the listers are immigrants, migrating from 62 different countries like Argentina, Ethiopia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Pakistan, Senegal, Serbia, Sudan, Syria, UAE and more. To see all the honorees in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2021, visit:

“It has been quite a journey for the ICON team in such a short period of time since we printed the first permitted, 3D-printed home in 2018 to the now 20+ 3D-printed homes in the U.S. and Mexico. What motivates me every day is knowing that incrementally, whether solving vexing problems in housing on Earth or figuring out how to 3D print our first home on another world, we are taking steps towards advancing humanity. I feel lucky to be inspired and challenged every day and am grateful to work alongside an incredibly talented team innovating in robotics, software and material science to create dignified, resilient homes around the world...and beyond.”

Photography by Mamadi Doumbouya, a fellow list maker of the Class of 2021.