Most of the media often paints all businesses with a single stroke, but in our experience businesses are each unique and so many of them are focused on making the world a better place. We’ve highlighted a few such gems below.

Sara Schaer: Co-founder and CEO

Kango strives to help families take the stress out of the challenge that many parents face: finding a way to manage family schedules while fulfilling work and other obligations and keeping kids safe. Kango simplifies the logistics for busy parents by offering a ride-sharing app with optional childcare services and a recently launched grocery home-delivery service. Read more>>

Emily Rogath Steckler: Co-Founder Bisous For Léo

Bisous For Léo was founded in 2018 to help raise awareness and funds for children with a rare inherited neurological disorder called Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (INAD). The children with INAD share the exact same gene mutation found in some forms of Parkinson’s and share a pathogenesis with Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body Dementia. Read more>>

Maurizio OTTO De Togni

I have been teaching, mentoring, and consulting since 2005 after an already ongoing successful career in the music industry started in the late 80s. All I could have learnt myself, since the very first computer when I was a kid (11 yo), to the latest work, and in between, all the records, commercials, TV shows, computers, and all the “pain” to solve all the problems (they come with the par) … I have the chance and opportunity every day with my job to help hundreds of people every year! Honored and blessed to offer my expertise to Students at university (UCLA) and college (MI Hollywood) as well as A-List clientele (Paramount Music, Maroon 5, Mike Posner …) with my classes and sessions, these days mostly online (or hybrid formats).  Read more>>

Justin Aversano: Co-founder of SaveArtSpace & Artist

SaveArtSpace helps the local community and enriches the world by shifting the paradigm in the public space from consumerism to community empowerment through public art! Our mission is to transform advertisement space into public art spaces by and for the local community. We provide artists a platform to share their creative message to their neighborhood. Read more>>

Erin Whalen: School Builder, Principal and Educator

In Los Angeles County, there are more than 63,000 homeless students. Another 28,000 of the County’s children are in foster care, and close to 20,000 students in Los Angeles are incarcerated. These facts and figures are exacerbated by the lack of adequate educational, social emotional, and material resources for these students. With that, it was imperative to develop a new approach. Read more>>