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BIO: A Southern California native, 26-year-old entrepreneur Kramer LaPlante has been a go-getter since he was young. Growing up active — surfing, skating, pursuing sports — he’s always been one to capitalize on an opportunity, and started his first business in high school. He then dropped out of college to launch MVMT, at first a crowdfunder project he spearheaded alongside co-founder and CEO Jake Kassan. As COO, MVMT has since become one of the fastest-growing watch and lifestyle brands in the globe. Kramer’s professional success has caught the attention of the The New York Times, Entrepreneur and Forbes’ prestigious 30 Under 30 list.

WHAT MOVES YOU?: “I’m inspired by the challenge to constantly grow, and to help the people around me do the same.”

QUOTE: “Your best teacher is your last mistake.”