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


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

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

Akin Aliu


Akin Aliu, agent, Creative Artists Agency.

Akin Aliu, Agent, Creative Artists Agency

Victoria Brodsky


Victoria Brodsky, founder and chief executive, DrinkLyte Co.

Victoria Brodsky, Founder and Chief Executive, DrinkLyte Co.

Mai Bui


Mai Bui, founder and chief executive, Quarter20.

Mai Bui, Founder and Chief Executive, Quarter20

John Dalsey


John Dalsey, co-founder, Nectar Hard Seltzer.

John Dalsey, Co-Founder, Nectar Hard Seltzer

Nicole Emrani Green


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

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

Jackson Foster


Jackson Foster, founder and chief executive, Edily.

Jackson Foster, Founder and Chief Executive, Edily

Mitchella Gilbert


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

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

Douglas Hanly


Douglas Hanly, chief investment officer, Emerald Necklace Investments.

Douglas Hanly, Chief Investment Officer, Emerald Necklace Investments

Michael Naber


Michael Naber, chief executive, Simerse.

Michael Naber, Chief Executive, Simerse

Colton Pace


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


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


Emily Smith, founder and chief executive, Nufyx Inc.

Emily Smith, Founder and Chief Executive, Nufyx Inc.

William Stringer


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

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

Michael Vilardo


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

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

Ryan Wengert


Ryan G. Wengert, Associate, CBRE Group Inc.

Ryan G. Wengert, Associate, CBRE Group Inc.

Lauren Yen


Lauren Yen, Chief Executive, Frontida Records

Lauren Yen, Chief Executive, Frontida Records

Anthony Zhang


Anthony Zhang, chief executive, Vinovest Inc.

Anthony Zhang, Chief Executive, Vinovest Inc.

Simone Zienna


Simone Zienna, co-founder, Meta Nutrition.

Simone Zienna, Co-Founder, Meta Nutrition

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