Virgin Atlantic believes that business is an adventure and is on a mission to share that sentiment with the world.
On Feb. 18, the transatlantic airline kicked off its “Business is an Adventure” event series in downtown Los Angeles with its founder, Sir Richard Branson, who was joined by fellow “disruptors” including Miguel McKelvey, the co-founder of WeWork; Cassey Ho, the founder, Blogilates; and Sean Rad, the founder and CEO of Tinder.
The panel of prominent business leaders explored “Why Simple Solutions Cross Borders,” focusing on how no brainer ideas can rock the world.
The event, which was moderated by television personality, entrepreneur, and author Carol Roth, also featured some of LA-s most exciting start-ups, including FocusMotion, HopSkipDrive and Heal, who received advice and inspiration from the panel in front of an audience made up of hundreds of other entrepreneurs, incubators, investors and media.
Some of LA’s fastest growing start-ups were featured before and after the panel discussion, including Soothe, the leading on-demand massage platform for same-day at-home massage bookings, and interactive hologram technology company, VNTANA.
The event trended #1 on Twitter in Los Angeles (#LetItFlyLA) and was viewed via live stream by over 2,000 people.
“Thinking globally is important for any ambitious business and I am looking forward to meeting aspiring entrepreneurs facing that challenge today,” shared Branson during the panel. “Together with a number of Founders already making waves across the world, we will be discussing the issues entrepreneurs face and providing advice to help more make that leap.”
Added Ho, “Great ideas can’t be contained, no matter how many fences there are trying to keep them from expanding. The internet and social media have connected business and customers worldwide, regardless of the language you speak and the currency you use. But it’s not just a one off transaction. The global friendships created are what keep my business thriving and our community strong.”