StoryPlace is a social storytelling platform and app that aims to give a voice to ordinary people with extraordinary stories. Created by Actress-Producer-Storyteller, Ivana de Maria, with the conviction that the common link to everything in life truly is sharing stories. The platform is based on empathy and encourages people to engage further, think deeper, remove ego and share the truth. StoryPlace’s goal is to connect people through life anecdotes, using storytelling as the medium. 

Jennifer Cohen is a best-selling author, fitness personality, entrepreneur and business consultant. She has been the face of Nike, Muscle Milk, Weight Watchers, KIND Bars and more!  She was named in the “Greatest 100 most influential people in Health and Fitness.” She is a Forbes columnist and consultant to VC and investment firms. She is also the founder of the breast cancer charity, The Good Human Foundation, which hosts an annual fundraising bachelor auction “Babes for Boobs.”

WonderWorld NYC™ opened as an exhibition in New York, New York  Summer 2018 located at the historic studio of Andy Warhol.  The pop-up exhibition has made the move out west and will be calling Hollywood Boulevard home from March-July 2019.  Tumble down the rabbit hole and immerse yourself in a fairytale of installations, designed to offer a consciousness-expanding experience. Wander and drift between two floors of curated artistic amusement. Explore a flower tunnel, steep in a giant teacup, splash in a bubble swimming pool and soar to the moon.

Sarah McDaniel is a model and actress with over 1M+ follower. She is also a producer of stop motion animation films and cannabis entrepreneur.  She was the first non-nude Playboy cover girl and currently models for Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty line. She recently starred in Lionsgate’s “The Row” and the Steven Soderbergh film “Perfect.” Her stop motion films feature a rabbit named The Professor created with Movie Magic Studios. Her own struggles with acne led her to create her CBD oil line, Walagoot, launching 2019.

Swann has been the global leader in Do-it-Yourself video surveillance for more than 30-years, providing innovative security and consumer electronics solutions. Swann creates and stands behind the world’s smartest, most intuitive and best value security solutions to empower consumers to protect, and stay connected to, their home or business no matter where life takes them. With offices in the USA, Canada, U.K., Australia, China, and Hong Kong, and distribution partners around the globe, Swann is a key player in the global security market.

Jess Phoenix is a volcanologist and professional field scientist, CEO of Blueprint Earth, and accomplished extreme explorer, who recently ran for Congress in the 25th district in California. She’s also a regularly featured expert on Discovery Channel,  Science Channel’s “What On Earth,” CNN International and more!

Very Engaging is a pair of playful and romantic conversation guidebooks for dating, engaged, and married couples. Based on the authors, Charles Ligety and Les Starck’s, personal experiences, as well as countless interviews with marriage therapists and dozens of dating, engaged, and recently married couples! It was successfully funded on Kickstarter and they are now working on a new version of the book for wide release titled “Let’s Do Us: Interactive Guidebooks for Taking Your Relationship to the Next Level” through their publisher HarperCollins. The next edition is due out in 2019.

Jordan Taylor Wright is a director and the CEO of Taylor Cut Films.  Jordan toured with Usher for three years and still creates all his music videos and visual content. He has also works with Justin Bieber, J. Lo, The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix and more. In addition, he creates visual content for companies including Tiffany & Co., Ferragamo, Audi,  Aloft Hotels, and AMEX, to name a few. Jordan recently launched, a platform to debut his first book, feature film, TV series and Taylor Cut University featuring classes in photography and videography.

Long Game is a personal finance app that uses games and rewards to improve millennials’ financial habits. Leveraging effective motivators from industries such as mobile gaming and lotteries, Long Game applies these incentives to drive smart financial behaviors like saving to an FDIC insured savings account. The mobile app is available for Android and iOS Devices.

Neile Adams McQueen is a Broadway performer who has appeared in over 40 movies and TV shows over five decades. Her Broadway career started when George Abbott and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse cast her as the dancing lead in “The Pajama Game.” She later signed a 7-year contract at MGM with her first feature being “This Could Be The Night.” She became the studio’s hottest young starlet. She currently performs her Cabaret shows in Los Angeles, New York, London and Paris and is writing and developing a feature film based on her book “My Husband, My Friend.”

City Summit & City Gala is a world-class, socially conscious business acceleration experience and accompanying black tie gala. The two-day event was founded by social entrepreneur, Ryan Long, to educate, network and inspire business leaders and raise money to support startups with socially conscious missions. The Summit & Gala take place on the weekend of the Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

Our/Los Angeles vodka is a distillery in the Los Angeles Arts District and the sixth micro-distillery in the Our/Vodka family. It marks the first time ever that a spirit brand has both a global and local identity. Every bottle looks the same- bottled in unique 375ml bottles- and follows the same global recipe, but is distilled with different local ingredients creating a flavor that fits the city’s personality. Our/Los Angeles is run by entrepreneurs Rupert Runewitsch and Anton van der Woude.

Hanks Klok is a Dutch magician, actor and of the best illusionists in the world known as “The World’s Fastest Magician.”. At just age 14, he became the Dutch & European Youth Champion of Magic winning the Wenegini Award. Since then, he’s spent decades touring Europe with shows including “History of Magic,” “The Houdini Experience,” and “House of Horror.”  He even performed during the 2005 World Cup and is the first illusionist ever to perform at the International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo winning the Oscar of the circus world: the Silver Clown. Hans has a residency in Vegas debuting in 2019!

BoomBoom is the world’s first energizing nasal inhaler made for people who want more out of every moment. BoomBoom takes a page for Eastern medicine and uses an all natural plant-based solution that is a blend of menthol, essential oils, and other stimulating scents to help you inhale and feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and focused.

Human Nature have earned their place as one of the world’s finest pop vocal groups of the modern era. Hailing from Australia, they emerged on the music scene in 1996 and signed with Sony Music Australia. The foursome – Toby Allen, Phil Burton, and brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney – have sold more than 2.5 million albums, earned 27 platinum awards, scored 17 Top 40 hits and have had five Top Ten tracks worldwide. This year marks their 30th Anniversary as a band and 10th Anniversary on the Las Vegas Strip.

Shots Box is a subscription craft spirits box delivered monthly where subscribers receive 10 liquor samples and custom DIY recipe cards for only $39.99 a month. It gives consumers a chance to try new liquor brands risk-free, before making the commitment to buying a full-sized bottle. In addition, it benefits distillers by helping craft distilleries have wider, national visibility instead of relying on local consumers only.

Trevor Hall’s music is a blend of roots and folk music, imbued with a deep love of Eastern Mysticism.  He’s completed numerous sold-out tours with artists such as Ziggy Marley, Matisyahu, and more. His albums Chapter of the Forest (2014) and KALA (2015), debuted at #3 and #2 respectively on the iTunes charts. The Fruitful Darkness is Trevor’s first independent release and become the #1 Music campaign of its kind with the full-length album premiering at #4 on the Alt Charts. Hall works to support children’s education and relief organizations in India.

Nui Cookies was created by first-generation American entrepreneurs Kristoffer Quiaoit & Victor Macias after they couldn’t find a tasty low carb cookie that satisfied their sugar cravings. The cookies are low carb, gluten free, and keto friendly and come in 5 flavours: Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle, Double Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and seasonal flavour, Ginger Something. You could eat a whole box of 16 Nui cookies and still consume less sugar than one traditional cookie!

Organic Mixology was created by mixology consultant, cocktail book author and beverage educator Natalie Bovis, along with entrepreneur and beverage consultant Jason Monkarsh. The base for OM liqueurs is an organic sugarcane distillate, which is then blended with certified organic essential oils, extracts, and a touch of agave nectar resulting in a non-syrupy and lighter alternative to more traditional liqueurs. It is a thirty proof liqueur that is USDA organic and available in Coconut & Lychee, Meyer Lemon & Ginger, Cranberry & Blood Orange and Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt flavors.

SHARE Inc. “Share Happily and Reap Endlessly” is the oldest charity in Beverly Hills, founded in 1953, with founding members including the wives of the famous Rat Pack. Their mission is to raise money to help organize programs to improve the lives of children with special needs. To date, SHARE has raised more than $65M for the Los Angeles community.

Dr. Erin Macdonald is an astrophysicist and aerospace engineer with a Ph.D in Astrophysics. She currently works with the US Air Force and SAIC.  Erin’s speciality is general relativity, having previously worked in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. She is a self-professed science fiction nerd and works as a consultant to Hollywood imparting scientific accuracy for projects including video games, TV and film. She can be found speaking at conferences on the scientific theories behind many sci-fi franchises.

Julia Rizik  is a Fender sponsored singer- songwriter (country to pop crossover) fresh off her debut at Stagecoach and Country Thunder. She just released her pop single “Love Myself,” the title track off her EP due Summer 2019.

StayTony has changed the rules of short-term housing by providing more than the typical corporate apartment of “four walls and furniture” and providing high end, luxury design at affordable rates. All apartments rent for one-month minimum and are turn-key including wireless internet and flat screen TV, designer bed and linens, down to the wine glasses and cloth napkins! Locations in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Atlanta.
Yawar Charlie is the grandson of Indian film legend, Noor Mohammed Charlie, one of the pioneers of the Bollywood film industry. Following in his family’s footsteps, Yawar moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in Television and Film. After dozens of roles in TV and Film, Yawar turned his focus to real estate, working for several powerhouse agencies and currently an agent at Compass Beverly Hills. He’ll be appearing in the CNBC real estate show “Listing Impossible” debuting Spring/Summer 2019.

Chad Brittian  is the CEO of NVS Design, a full service advertising agency based in Indianapolis, Chicago, and Beverly Hills. Chad is also a social influencer and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community.

Kukun is the one stop shop for home remodeling needs, serving homeowners, buyers and sellers. Kukun threads together the four industries that make remodeling possible for the customer: Real Estate, Loan, Construction and Retail.
Christa Campbell & Lati Grobmanare powerhouse producers and founders of Campbell Grobman Films, an aggressive force in the filmmaking community. Current projects include:  Rambo: Last Blood, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, Angel Has Fallen, War Pigs, The Expendables 4, and Red Sonja, to name a few.