Our Story

Our company is on a mission to help the Next Generation “win” at work and life. We have created a Leadership Development Platform called Momentum that includes the Community, Education, Resources, and Mentorship these young leaders need to achieve the success they desire. Membership is available to students and young professionals.

Growing up, we felt a desire to live life on our own terms. Looking for direction, we started asking questions and seeking out peers equally excited about chasing their dreams.

In 2014, we started Next Gen HQ to help those just like us - young people looking to design the lives they want to live. The journey wasn’t always pretty, but nothing worth doing comes easily. Pursuing your purpose is flat out hard. Though we - like you - believe the journey to be worth it.

Over the last decade, we’ve put together a playbook for achieving our goals and dreams - the Momentum ecosystem - and today we’re excited to invite you to join.

Here’s to taking ownership of our journeys, growing 1% each day, and chasing our dreams together. We look forward to getting to know you and we thank you for being part of the Next Gen story. It’s truly just beginning!


Dylan Gambardella & Justin Lafazan
Co-Founders, CEOs

Fall 2014

At age 18, Justin & Dylan launch Next Gen!

July 2015

Next Gen Summit premiers in Austin, TX.

Justin & Dylan’s parents serve as the volunteer staff!

Winter 2017

NGHQ launches an Investment Arm to support scaling Next Gen Members!

July 2019

Next Gen opens its HQ in New York City!

November 2019

NGHQ acquires leading entrepreneurship organization TrepStart Independent Youth!

Summer 2020

Next Gen HQ launches Momentum Audio and Momentum Magazine!

Spring 2021

Next Gen launches flagship Momentum Membership — by invitation-only!

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Fall 2021

Now That’s Momentum written by Dylan and Justin, debuts as a Best-Seller!

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