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5th Annual City Summit & Gala

  • Friday, Feb 7, 2020 9:00 AM PST

City invites proven business leaders and Hollywood's elite to teach our community how to increase and diversify revenue, generate leads, elevate brand awareness, establish authority, and concentrate on hyper-growth.  We want our City Summit attendees to learn, grow.... and THRIVE.

  • CITY SUMMIT w/ Shark Tank's ROBERT HERJAVEC -  The City Summit is a 3-day, world-class business acceleration experience that gives entrepreneurs the ability to connect with each other and to advance their knowledge and partnerships in elite social circles. Our mission is to elevate each of our attendees' business acumen by giving them tools, techniques, knowledge, insights, motivation, and top-level networking relationships. 
  • CITY GALA w/ JOHNNY DEPP - Then join us at City Gala on the evening of the Academy Awards. The Gala is produced by Global Unity Foundation to support start-up non-profits founded by visionary community leaders solving global challenges such as eradicating poverty, promoting health and wellness, feeding the hungry, sheltering homeless, liberating slaves from sex trafficking, and educating & mentoring underserved youth.
Johnny Depp and Robert Herjavec join our legacy of past speakers, honorees, and special guests including: Quincy Jones, Charlize Theron, John Paul DeJoria, Halle Berry, Richard Branson, Matthew McConaughey, Ashton Kutcher, John Travolta, James Cameron, Diddy, Tai Lopez, Colin Farrell, Zendaya, Les Brown, Jack Canfield, and Jeff Hoffman (Founder,, among many others.

Check-in to your hotel room at the Burbank Marriott on February 6th to join other entrepreneurs for networking at the bar.

  • City Summit (Day 1 - February 7th) | 9AM - 6PM 
  • City Summit (Day 2 - February 8th) | 9AM - 6PM 
  • City Summit (Day 3 - February 9th) | 9AM - 2PM
  • CITY GALA w/ JOHNNY DEPP (Feb. 9th) | 7PM 


Future of Entertainment – Streaming Content

Artificial Intelligence – What is it? 
Blockchain – What is the true value?
Women Empowerment – Equal pay & equal position
Reformation of Prison Through Education
How to Use Technology to Eliminate Human Trafficking
Human Chip Integration: Is it Justified?
Pitch Competition with 15 startup pitches
Speaker Spotlights
Celebrity Poker Tournament at City Gala (For details, please email: 

Confirmed Speakers / Investors / Committee Hosts 

Johnny Depp (Gala) - Oscar Nominated Actor

Robert Herjavec (Summit) - Shark Tank

Rhona Bennett - EnVogue / Personal Power University

Dianne Dain - United Nations Innovation Labs

Brian Gallinger - Film Producer, Topic: Child Sex Traffiking

Sam Hoss - Hoss Retirement and Insurance Services, Inc

Jasmine Shi - 808 Ventures, Berkeley Angel Network

Mahmood Shaker - Dell/EMC MENA

Bin Li - Hua Nan Investment (Top 5 Real-Eestate Developers of China)

Chris Sorenson - Lake Forest Venture Management

Beverly Parenti - THE LAST MILE

Christopher Williams - IBM Cloud (CTO)

Marcus Morton - Producer award winning, You Got Served

Deborah Magid - IBM Venture Group

Brian MacMahon - Expert Dojo

Shuchi Rana - Head SAP.iO (At SAP), NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center, UN Digital Leader

Special Guest Panel
Cast members from the 90's "All New" Mickey Mouse Club

Dale Godboldo - The People v OJ Simpson / COO, City Summit & Gala
Rhona Bennett - EnVogue / Jamie Foxx Show
Nikki DeLoach - MTV’s Awkward / Hallmark Channel
Tony Lucca - NBC’s The Voice
Chasen Hampton - Singer / Songwriter / Producer
Jennifer McGill - Vocalist
Mylin Brooks-Stoddard - Public Speaker
Jason ‘Blain’ Carson - Singer / Songwriter
David Kater - Music Producer
Tasha Danner - Entrepreneur
Jason Minor - Top Wealth Manager

BOOK YOUR ROOM at our specially priced group rate

Summit Attire: Business Casual
Gala Attire: Formal

  • For Sponsorships: 
  • For all other business inquiries including for celebrity appearances or to be a speaker at City Summit, contact:
Please email for pricing and admission to our VIP Founders Luncheon hosted by ROBERT HERJAVEC! The VIP Luncheon is specially priced and by invitation only.

Early Bird GA
Your City Summit Ticket includes:
  • GA admission to City Summit: Feb. 7-8, 2020 | 9AM - 6PM
  • GA admission to City Summit: Feb. 9, 2020 | 9AM - 2PM
*Ticket does not include admission to City Gala on Feb. 9th at 7PM with Johnny Depp. See 'Preferred Admission' ticket for access (Admission to City Gala is NOT for sale and is by invitation only).

Summit & Gala
Early Bird Preferred
Your City Summit Ticket includes:
  • City Summit: February 7-8, 2020 | 9AM - 6PM
  • City Summit: February 9, 2020 | 9AM - 2PM
  • Invitation to City Gala with JOHNNY DEPP: Feb. 9th | 7PM*
* Admission to City Gala is NOT for sale, and is by invitation only 
VIP Summit & Gala Table
VIP + Table of 10 at Gala
Your VIP Admission includes:
  • 10 Tix to City Summit: February 7-8, 2020 | 9AM - 6PM
  • 10 Tix to City Summit: February 9, 2020 | 9AM - 2PM
  • Invite & Table at City Gala w/ JOHNNY DEPP: Feb. 9th | 7PM*
* Includes up to 2 Group Photo Ops with Mr. Depp. Admission to City Gala is NOT for sale, and is by invitation only 
Grow Your Business
Speaker Spotlight
Your company has valuable products or services. You spend $$$ to bring them in front of the right audience. However, you know in the anonymous digital world it takes 7 - 12 touch points to reach your potential audience, and your chance from click-through rate to sale is 1:100. City Summit is the perfect stage to present:

  • You are in front of almost 1,500 guests and have a chance to scale your business to a new dimension
  • Current and former leaders of companies with billion-dollar valuations or Exits, celebrities, and big corporate representatives are in the audience
  • You never know if your potential Exit will happen right at City Summit
  • You have access to the discounted coaching programs prior to the event (see below about the coaching)
Pitch Competition
City Summit gives 15 companies the opportunity to pitch in front of 1500+ people and highly acclaimed judges (check our webpage for updates on our high profile judge panel). The judges will nominate a winning team that will receive:

  • Admission to the City Gala for the presenter and one guest
  • Presentation opportunity on City Summit stage about their amazing company
  • Meet and Greet with our Gala celebrity guest Johnny Depp
  • Prizes donated by corporate sponsors
  • One on One meeting opportunity with a renowned Venture Capital Partner
  • 2-day special training event with Lynn Rose, the presentation coach of Fortune 500 CEOs
  • Discounted coaching programs prior to the event (see below about the coaching)
  • Surprise prize (to be unveiled on the evening of City Gala)
Going To Market Coaching
Whether you are a startup or an established business, you can benefit from our expert coaching from top business leaders and Silicon Valley experts. As part of this program, you get access to mentors that have coached a $20B Japanese corporation and have run a $1B US arm of Fund of Funds, with exits to Intel, HP, and others.

  • Review of your written business idea, or materials for your ongoing business
  • Sales and Market strategy analysis
  • 2x1 hour remote coaching
  • If possible potential introduction to future business partners
  • Optimization of Pitch Deck, written materials, or SpotLight presentation

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