They’re young, resilient and ready to move their businesses forward as the pandemic recedes. Meet the entrepreneurs who comprise this year’s class of talent to watch.                                                                                                                                                                                              

20 in Their 20s: Entrepreneurs and Rising Stars of LA’s Business Community



Manny Adler

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Manny Adler, manager of music strategy and programming, Snap Inc.

Manny Adler, Manager, Music Strategy and Programming, Snap Inc.



Akin Aliu

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Akin Aliu, agent, Creative Artists Agency.

Akin Aliu, Agent, Creative Artists Agency



Victoria Brodsky

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Victoria Brodsky, founder and chief executive, DrinkLyte Co.

Victoria Brodsky, Founder and Chief Executive, DrinkLyte Co.



Mai Bui

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Mai Bui, founder and chief executive, Quarter20.

Mai Bui, Founder and Chief Executive, Quarter20



John Dalsey

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John Dalsey, co-founder, Nectar Hard Seltzer.

John Dalsey, Co-Founder, Nectar Hard Seltzer



Nicole Emrani Green

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Nicole Emrani Green, co-founder and chief executive, Givingli Inc.

Nicole Emrani Green, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Givingli Inc.



Jackson Foster

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Jackson Foster, founder and chief executive, Edily.

Jackson Foster, Founder and Chief Executive, Edily



Mitchella Gilbert

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Mitchella Gilbert, co-founder and chief executive, Oya Femtech Apparel Inc.

Mitchella Gilbert, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Oya Femtech Apparel Inc.



Douglas Hanly

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Douglas Hanly, chief investment officer, Emerald Necklace Investments.

Douglas Hanly, Chief Investment Officer, Emerald Necklace Investments



Michael Naber

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Michael Naber, chief executive, Simerse.

Michael Naber, Chief Executive, Simerse



Colton Pace

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Colton Pace, co-founder and chief executive, RealAppeal Technology Solutions Inc.

Colton Pace, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, RealAppeal Technology Solutions Inc.



Evan Quinn and George Youmans

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Evan Quinn, chief executive, and George Youmans, chief revenue officer, Hiyo Inc.

Evan Quinn, Chief Executive, and George Youmans, Chief Revenue Officer, Hiyo Inc.



Emily Smith

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Emily Smith, founder and chief executive, Nufyx Inc.

Emily Smith, Founder and Chief Executive, Nufyx Inc.



William Stringer

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William Stringer, co-founder and chief executive, Chisos Capital Management.

William Stringer, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Chisos Capital Management



Michael Vilardo

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Michael Vilardo, co-founder and chief operating officer, Emile Learning Inc.

Michael Vilardo, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Emile Learning Inc.



Ryan Wengert

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Ryan G. Wengert, Associate, CBRE Group Inc.

Ryan G. Wengert, Associate, CBRE Group Inc.



Lauren Yen

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Lauren Yen, Chief Executive, Frontida Records

Lauren Yen, Chief Executive, Frontida Records



Anthony Zhang

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Anthony Zhang, chief executive, Vinovest Inc.

Anthony Zhang, Chief Executive, Vinovest Inc.



Simone Zienna

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Simone Zienna, co-founder, Meta Nutrition.

Simone Zienna, Co-Founder, Meta Nutrition






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