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Something "Smart" SOCIAL IMPACT NIGHT

On Wednesday, July 27, 2016 MiLLENNiAL partnered with IVY to present

SOMETHING SMART

"The New Era of Healthy Living"

a discussion with disruptive social entrepreneurs Ron Finley (The Gangsta Gardener), Izumi Hamagaki (Radical Botanicals), and Gunnar Lovelace (Thrive Market).

Welcoming Cocktail Reception, Wanderlust, Hollywood, CA

Ron Finley

The Gangsta Gardener

Best known for his advocacy work in changing legislation to enable parkway gardens in Los Angeles, Ted Talk alumni and MiLLENNiAL mentor, Ron Finley, inspired the audience with his message of purposeful living and conscious eating.

Izumi Hamagaki

Founder of Radical Botanicals

An alchemic mixtress, Izumi Hamagaki, spoke on the healing power of combining specific fresh juices, herbs, essential oils and hand made bitters to create restorative beverages.

Gunnar Lovelace

CoFounder/CoCEO of Thrive Market

Speaking from the heart, Gunnar Lovelace, explained the challenges his subscription-based startup, Thrive Market, experienced in procuring capital for what has rapidly become a $100 million eCommerce business that supplies organic, packaged foods to consumers at a substantial discount.

Britt Hysen,

Editor in Chief of MiLLENNiAL

Curating and moderating the evening's event, journalist Britt Hysen, led an inspirational and insightful panel on the new era of healthy living and how we can reclaim our health through sustainable practices.

Bridging the gap between social impact and social interaction, MiLLENNiAL curated a sponsored evening with IVY filled with food, drinks, product sampling, education, and critical thinking.

Beginning with a courtyard reception, 150 attendees gathered to network with their peers during a sunset cocktail hour. Upon entering the venue, attendees were treated to a healthy crudités and sponsored bar.

Radical Botanicals gave out cold pressed juice samples and encouraged members to sign up to win a free detox cleanse set. One-year free membership codes from Thrive Market were set on each seat in front of the stage.

The three successful social entrepreneurs took turns describing their personal journey within the organic food industry and how they navigated the startup process as social entrepreneurs.

The keynotes were followed by a panel discussion led by the Editor in Chief of MiLLENNiAL. An audience Q & A rounded out the program, concluding with a Thrive Market "Private Label" Giveaway Bag.

The panelists spent the remaining time mingling with the attendees and posing for pictures.

Something Smart is part of MiLLENNiAL's "Something" Series, a collection of events that span various areas of interest including charity fundraisers (Something Good ), gourmet cuisine (Something Delicious), sensual exploration (Something Soft), and throwback music (Something Retro).

MiLLENNiAL is an aspirational media lifestyle brand highlighting the global adult millennial. In 2014, The White House recognized the platform as one of the most influential digital media sites. Since then, the brand has evolved into a go-to source for hyper-targeted marketing and has secured media partnerships with iHeartMedia, TIME Inc. and The Huffington Post. As a result, the network reach now surpasses 25 million viewers.

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