The first of a quarterly series, YoungStars presented by Forbes: Social Entrepreneurs, took place on Thursday, February 4, 6:30pm, at Atom Factory and Smashd offices in Los Angeles. thinkLA’s quarterly series showcases LA’s top professionals under the age of 35 across media, tech, agencies, and brands. This event highlighted four entrepreneurs who are leading the charge and expanding the ways in which brands, influencers, and audiences connect within the social realm.
Speaking were two Forbes 30 Under 30 list members: Bing Chen, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Victorious, a mobile platform that powers influencers apps like Nash Grier and AwesomenessTV, and Jaclyn Johnson, CEO of (No Subject), a creatively-driven digital marketing, influencer and events agency in LA and Create + Cultivate, a creative conference & online platform for female entrepreneurs in the digital space. Also speaking was Joseph Matsushima, Co-Founder & Creative Director at Denizen Company, a content company that specializes in branded videos, most notably, the Tiny Hampster series and Joel Jensen, Co-Founder & Creative Director at Denizen Company and HelloDenizen, the content division of Denizen Company. The panel was moderated by Steven Bertoni, Senior Editor at Forbes magazine covering technology, entrepreneurs, billionaires, VC's and the Forbes 30 Under 30 franchise.
A social mixer at atom factory’s rooftop with entrepreneur-themed Hennessy Cognac cocktails followed the discussion. The event will be live-streamed on Universal Broadcast Network HERE. For more information about thinkLA and YoungStars, click HERE.