Maya Dunne (age 20) recognized in Forbes Next 1000 Class of 2021, which honors the “upstart entrepreneurs redefining the American dream.”

2/20/21, Rochester, N.Y. — On Tuesday, global business media brand, Forbes, announced that Rochester-native, Maya Dunne, has been selected for the inaugural Forbes Next 1000 List. Honorees have been evaluated by a panel of top business minds including Reid Hoffman, Sheryl Sandberg, Aileen Lee, Alex Rodriguez, Ciara, Lilly Singh, Mellody Hobson, Russell Wilson, Carla Harris, and Jean Case.

Dunne is amongst the first 250 honorees and has been featured in the “Retail & E-Commerce” category as youngest on the “category accumulative” Forbes list. The list celebrates startups who have remained “resilient, vibrant, and ever-changing amidst the pandemic” and showcases individuals from diverse regions and businesses across the country.

At age 17, Maya Dunne co-founded Valet Seller, a centralized dashboard and proprietary listing tool that offers e-commerce selling solutions to over 1,000 businesses across the world. At Valet Seller, Dunne works to level the playing field between small businesses and large-scale retailers.

“I’m humbled and honored to be recognized on the Forbes Next 1000 list,” said Dunne. “It is my goal and passion to work with small businesses and it is even more of an honor now to be featured amongst so many.”

Dunne and many other disruptors’ recognition in the recent Forbes list is a testament to the fast-paced innovation that’s reshaping the age. The leaders included on Forbes’ Next 1000 list will play an active role in reimagining what lies ahead in the world of digital marketing and e-commerce.