Jameela Jackson, Director of Startup Grind Hollywood, hosts a live conversation featuring the co-founders of VIPER. a VIP event relations company (and first ever front-of-house logistics team). Learn how “The Viper Girls” are disrupting nightlife by filling a crucial void and creating a powerful space for women in this male-dominated industry.
Celeste Durve & Kelsi Kitchener originated this unique concept 3 years ago and co-founded VIPER, a completely self-funded, all-female staff, and have quickly built an impressive roster of high-end clients including Apple, Red Bull, ESPN, Travis Scott, Drake, and more.
As a 24 year old LA Native and Co-Founder of The KCH Group, Celeste Durve is a young creative, energized by new ideas. She prides herself on being an independent thinker and is committed to developing KCH into an innovative empire where women hold high-power positions. She strives to be a living reminder for people to walk in their purpose. Raised predominantly by a single mom, Celeste has worked for everything in her life and she has relied on her genuine character and emotional intelligence to consistently bring value to any space she is in. She hopes to be an inﬂuential role model for young women and remind them that kindness and knowledge can you take very far.
Bonafide Media Co. | Startup Grind
Founder + CEO | Director, SUG Hollywood
Jameela Jackson is a bustling entrepreneur and media personality building community at the intersection of the tech & entertainment industries. The Los Angeles native grew up in Pasadena and balances life as a single parent and an accomplished PR & Brand strategist, speaker/moderator, and tech community leader.
Jameela has led the Hollywood chapter of Startup Grind for almost 5 years, working to bridge the gap between local entertainment and technology startup communities as well as provide resources for both the industry's aspiring entrepreneurs and creatives. As Director of the Hollywood chapter, she also moderates the chapter's monthly fireside chats, which features the business world’s most prominent thought-leaders, influencers and innovators. Prior to that, Jameela led a successful PR career in the entertainment industry–she has managed high-profile Publicity & Marketing campaigns and events for iconic brands like Disney, FOX, Sony, Toyota and more, as well as private events for celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Russell Simmons and more. Earlier on, she worked in the music industry and as a personal assistant for singer/songwriter Robin Thicke and actress Paula Patton.