Livestream: Business is an adventure LA

On Thursday February 18th Richard Branson touches down in LA to kick off Virgin Atlantic’s Business is an adventure series of events. Joined by some of the city’s most prominent business leaders, the Virgin Group founder will explore how no brainer ideas can rock the world…

The livestream has now concluded, you can watch the replay from the event below.

In partnership with General Assembly and WeWork, Virgin Atlantic will reveal what it takes for businesses to thrive on today’s global stage, as the assembled cast of experts explore 'why simple solutions cross borders'.

Richard Branson will be joined on the day by Sean Rad (Founder and CEO, Tinder), Cassey Ho (Founder, Blogilates), Miguel McKelvey (Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, WeWork) and host for the event Carol Roth (CNBC presenter, author and investor).

There will also be showcases from emerging Los Angeles start-ups who have yet to tap into the global market, as they share their revolutionary ideas in exchange for the panel’s guidance and advice.

Livestream details

To watch the event all you need to do is click back to this page on Thursday February 18th, the livestream will start at the following time:

  • Los Angeles – 15:45 PST
  • New York – 18:45 EST
  • London – 23:45 GMT 
  • Sydney - 10:45   AEDT (19th)

Can I still get tickets?

Tickets for the event are now sold out, however General Assembly are giving away tickets, for your chance to win one click here and follow the instructions.

Can I submit questions for the panel?

Yes, all questions are welcome as part of this interactive event. All you need to do is tweet your questions to @VirginAtlantic, before or during the livestream, and include the #LetItFly hashtag.

A little more about our experts

Richard Branson may need no introduction, but here’s a little more about the other entrepreneurs and business leaders who will be joining him on the day.

Sean Rad

Sean Rad is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tinder. Rad's passion for enhancing the way people communicate and connect was apparent from a young age, leading him to launch several successful business ventures all with that social mission. In 2005, Rad founded Orgoo, a unified communications platform for consumers. In 2009, Rad became Founder and President of, the largest celebrity endorsement platform for social media. In 2012, Rad founded the mobile app Tinder. Tinder is the world’s leading social app for meeting new people. With its global reach, people in all 196 countries around the world are swiping right to connect with others, making it a top 10 lifestyle app in more than 70 countries. Each day, 26 million matches are made on Tinder with more than 10 billion matches made to date.

Cassey Ho

Cassey Ho is an award-winning fitness instructor, entrepreneur and online personality. She is the creator of Blogilates, the #1 female fitness channel on YouTube with over 300 million video views and 2.8 million subscribers. In a revolutionary partnership, Cassey's unique format, POP Pilates© which launched on YouTube in 2009, has become a live class that can be taken at every 24 Hr Fitness gym in the US. She's the author of the best-selling book, Hot Body Year Round and is the designer of her own activewear line, POPFLEX.

Miguel McKelvey 

Miguel McKelvey is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at WeWork, where he directs all architecture, design and construction activities. Miguel is a multi-disciplinary designer and entrepreneur with diverse experience in architectural design, construction management and web development. Prior to WeWork, Miguel created the design framework and led the national retail roll-out for American Apparel (170 stores), and was involved in the early stage development of several companies, including Green Desk, Barre3, Versation and English, Baby!

Carol Roth

Carol Roth makes people think, makes them laugh and makes them money. She is a recovering investment banker, creator of the Future File legacy planning system, on-air contributor for CNBC, investor and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Entrepreneur Equation. As a deal-maker, Carol has helped clients complete more than $2 billion in transactions, including capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, joint venture and partnership deals, plus create 7-figure brand loyalty programs. Carol also acts as a brand spokesperson, ambassador and advisor for a number of companies and brands that are seeking to reach a broader audience, with a focus on those looking to reach small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Eric Garcetti 

Eric Garcetti is the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles. His back to basics agenda is focused on job creation and solving everyday problems for L.A. residents. Garcetti was elected four times by his peers to serve as President of the Los Angeles City Council from 2006 to 2012. From 2001 until taking office as Mayor, he served as the Councilmember representing the 13th District which includes Hollywood, Echo Park, Silver Lake, and Atwater Village - all of which were dramatically revitalized under Garcetti's leadership. Garcetti earned his B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University. He studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and the London School of Economics and taught at Occidental College and USC.

As well as our expert panel we’ll be seeing three local start-ups showcase their businesses, as HopSkipDrive, Heal and FocusMotion take to the stage.


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