Iron & Ink Tattoo was founded by Danish entrepreneurs Hawaro Juul and Rasmus Cort Hansen and is the biggest tattoo shop chain in Europe. They recently opened their first US location on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. The shop prides itself on creating quality tattoos, providing great service and giving the customers the best possible experience when getting inked.
Wish Man is a biographical drama based on the life of Frank Shankwitz – creator of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Since its creation in 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted wishes for more than 450,000 children in 50 countries worldwide. On average, a wish is granted every 38 seconds! The film stars Andrew Steel (The Justice Lease) and Bruce Davison (X-Men) as Frank Shankwtiz in his younger and senior years.
Paper Crane Films is an LA-based film, TV and commercial production company founded by Angelo Restaino, Ryan Cheevers, and Tony DeFrancesco. They also produce the “So, How’d You Get Here” podcast interviewing industry insiders about how they found success in Hollywood.
Ari Herstand, music industry expert, independent musician, and best-selling author of How to Make It in the New Music Business used in colleges across US. He also hosts the successful podcast “The New Music Business with Ari Herstand” and is the founder of UnCancelled Music Festival which launched a global concert event bringing together musicians, fans and venues from around the globe affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, Herstand led lobbying efforts for the repeal of AB5 to help save the music industry.
Revelé™ is the first to the market line of plant-based, vegan frozen yogurt bars. Revelé™ is owned by New Direction Foods (NDF), a Southern California based manufacturing and co-packing company founded by award-winning food scientist, Dr. Jareer Abu-Ali. After spending over twenty years working with some of the world’s largest food companies, he launched NDF as a company that would take a “new direction” when it comes to food innovation.
Los Angeles Guinea Pig Rescue is the largest guinea pig rescue in America, founded in 1999 by Founder Saskia Chiesa with the aim of raising awareness around the widespread mistreatment and abandonment of guinea pigs. The rescue holds an annual Guinea Pig Fall Festival in California bringing in over 1,000 attendees a day and has its line of guinea pig accessories called Piggies Choice.
The Amidi Group holds and operates more than 1M square feet of real estate with a focus on large –scale commercial, mixed-use, and residential properties across three highly successful brands; TENTEN, Hollywood Production Center, and Plug and Play Tech Center. The TENTEN brand pioneered the Live/Work/Play culture and is opening its new building 1027 Wilshire in early 2021.
VAST is a Los Angeles based surf and streetwear brand with global connections to Hawaii and Asia. VAST is rooted in surf and built upon the belief that the connective tissue between all of us is the ocean. In between waves, VAST consumers bond over cars, sports, music and food.
Major Minors is a made for Youtube streaming series starring internationally famed, award winning dance music artist, BP Major and “Dance Moms” Melissa Gisoni as they mentor youth talent Gia Pater and Danika Hemmer.
SPECTRA is a seven story, multi award winning, art installation that allows festival goers to ascend through six spirals of color and view the Coachella grounds like never before. The art instillation is the brainchild of UK-based creative studio, New Substance, and it is the only art exhibit by a British company to ever showcase at Coachella in the festival’s 20+ year history plus the only installation to sign a multi year (3 year exhibiting) deal.
MinMinBear Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization launched to educate the public on the importance of organ donation. The Foundation is led by Founder, Rachelle McCray, TV Personality (QVC, Arizona Living, CelebTV ) and former Miss Arizona United States and Arizona Cardinals NFL cheerleader.
Dr. Joel Gould DDS is a General and Cosmetic Dentist with over 30 years of experience both in Canada and the US. His practice is located in Manhattan Beach, CA. He is widely considered one of the top sleep apnea/ sleep experts in the country having developed the “Sleep Restoration Program.” In addition, he is the author of “The Modern Epidemic,” which dives into the relationship between dental and general health and treating chronic illness organically without pharmaceutical medications.
The Bôrd Room, stationed inside WeWork co-working spaces, provides barber services to entrepreneurs, busy executives, digital nomads and more offering a place where you can both hold meetings and partake in grooming services. Their flagship location opened in the iconic Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles.
Zak Barnett Studios was launched by actor turned master coach Zak Barnett as an “acting studio for the whole self.” They offer the best classes in Los Angeles for kids, teens and young adults who are professional and passionate working actors who focus equal parts on developing their craft and their spirit.
Danny Cortenraede, CEO of InStudio Ventures, a venture firm investing in the future of media, tech, and sports companies. In addition, he serves as the President & US Managing Partner of Wannahaves, a first-class digital media agency whose platform 433 is the biggest digital sports content brand globally with over 55 million followers and 1 Billion + views per week.
Tadashi Shoji is a leading lifestyle brand whose collections grace the New York Fashion Week runways. In addition to successful ready-to-wear and kid’s collections, the brand offers shapewear, intimates, leather handbags, and fragrance. The brand is best known for formal and cocktail wear and recently debuted an affordable luxury bridal collection.
CrimeDoor is a revolutionary new app that organizes thousands of hours of relevant videos, articles, photos, podcasts and case evidence of murder, missing persons and mysterious death cases from around the world in one centralized location. Additionally, CrimeDoor utilizes the most advanced Augmented Reality experiences that allow a user to virtually enter into real True Crime scenes by using a mobile phone or tablet on command. Created by entertainment veterans Neil and Lauren Mandt.
Craig Greiwe is the Chief Strategy Officer of Rogers & Cowan/PMK. Greiwe leads efforts in content marketing, digital, social media, research, insights, and analytics for world-class client organizations. He is also the founder of Rise Together a civic minded non-profit and the host of podcast The World According to Craig.
Claris Health, led by CEO Talitha Phillips, is a Los Angeles based 501(c)3 organization that equips and cares for women and men facing an unintended pregnancy or other sexual health issues. Claris provides free or low cost medical, support, therapy, parenting and educational services to women, men and families with children. The Claris mobile clinic visits more than 40 locations a month to reach low-income and at risk groups.
Jo Frost is the most globally recognized parenting expert in her field having acquired a legacy of over 30 years experience in her genre. She is an award-winning, best selling author and TV host/ expert, best known for her show “Supernanny.” In addition, Frost is founder of NannyJoProductions which has produced shows such as NannyOnTour, Britain’s Killer Kids, and Extreme Parental Guidance.
Kurvana is cannabis company that creates high-end, all natural cannabis products. Led by Mehran Moghaddam, Kurvana began when a small group of dedicated experts became frustrated by the lack of transparency, accountability, and professionalism in the cannabis industry. Kurvana is revolutionizing the industry through creative engineering, scientific discovery, and manufacturing excellence.
David Poses is a writer, speaker, expert and activist, focused on evidence-based addiction treatment, drug policy, and harm reduction. His writing has been published by Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and NY Daily News, among others. He’s appeared on various TV, radio shows and podcasts. He is the author of “The Weight of Air: a Memoir of a Double Life, Fueled by Addiction and Mental Illness” available Spring 2021.
Dr. Abe Malkin M.D. M.B.A. is the Founder & Medical Director of Concierge MD LA, a concierge medical practice; Drip Hydration a mobile IV company; and Elite Home Detox an in-home substance-use detox service.
Dr. Malkin is a Southern California native who received his combined MD/MBA degree from a joint program at Tufts University School of Medicine and Brandeis University Heller School of Business. He then completed his Family Medicine Residency training at Kaiser Permanente in L.A. and an active member of the American Board of Family Medicine.
Carecard believes in affordable prescriptions for all. Led by CEO David Hannon, Carecard’s advanced technology and close relationships with pharmacies allow them to set lower prices on tens of thousands of FDA approved medications. More than 35,000 pharmacies have partnered with Carecard to offer up to 85% off prescription medicine. Carecard passes these savings on to the consumer- free of charge, with or without insurance.
Our/Los Angeles vodka is a distillery in the Los Angeles Arts District and a part of the Our/Vodka family, owned by Pernod Ricard. 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 entrepreneur Anton van der Woude.
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. They also recently launched StoryPlace Studios.
Dominic Anthony is a personal trainer in Hollywood/Beverly Hills and CEO of the Dominic Effect app. Dominic holds the following certifications: National Academy of Sports Medicine Personal Training, NASM weight loss specialist, NASM corrective exercise specialist, NASM nutritionist, CPR/AED certified. He is also an advocate and member of the LQBTQ community.
WonderWorld™ 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+ followers on her creative page Krotchy. 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 Security 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 Science Channel’s “What On Earth,” CNN International and more. Her book Ms. Adventure and her TV show “Hunting Atlantis” debuts on Discovery Channel Spring 2021.
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.
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 Intenton.io, 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 annually on the weekend of the Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
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.” Jennifer Cohen hosts the top-ranked podcast Habits & Hustle on Entrpreneur.com which our firm does the guest booking. She is also the founder of the breast cancer charity, The Good Human Foundation, which hosts an annual fundraising bachelor auction “Babes for Boobs.”
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 at The Excalibur that debuted 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. They recently marked 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. www.omspirits.com
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. www.share4children.org
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. www.erinpmacdonald.com
Julia Rizik is a Fender sponsored singer- songwriter who started in country and now dominates the pop scene. She’s performed at national festivals including Stagecoach and Country Thunder and at Hollywood venues including Madam Siam, Hotel Cafe and more. She released her pop single “Love Myself” and her debut EP which launched with a VIP listening party at Cleo sponsored by SBE. Stay tuned for her next single “Human.”
Mike Diamond is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, Guinness World Record holder and former reality TV star. He penned the book “7 Steps to an Unbreakable Mindset” detailing his struggles with addiction and chronic illness and his steps for recovery. His charity work led him to raise money for addiction and crohn’s & colitis disease, plus garnered him a Guinness record for running 30 half marathons in 30 days! He recently debuted his own supplement line Diamond Life Fuel.
Kelley Anderson is an artist based in Los Angeles that has been working with plants and natural materials since childhood. Drawing on her meditative practice and the woods of her native Connecticut, her work is intended to inspire and connect people back to nature. Kelley’s work has been featured in West Elm and in large scale installations on both coasts including SXSW, Burning Man, WeRiseLA, and more. 10% of all sales are donated to charity including UNICEF, ASPCA, and Americares.
Brodin Design Build is led by Gavin Brodin. Originally from London, Brodin is an iconic designer and artist living in Los Angeles who conceives, designs and builds luxury spaces and lifestyle creations for an elite clientele worldwide. Some of his more notable projects include the renovation and refurbishment of the 56,000 square foot Spelling Manor in Beverly Hills,California; the 55 room Palace Green mansion in London, England; the Crown Bar in Los Angeles, California; and The Rolling Stone restaurant also in Los Angeles.