A Creative Meetup That Doesn’t Suck

Forefront is for the creatives. For the entrepreneurs. It’s for the makers. It’s for the ones building what's next. Come together through a common interest – making ideas better, together.

What should you expect?

The top creatives in the Sacramento region:

Showing their latest work.
Celebrating great ideas.
Sharing stories & insights.
Connecting in a non-awkward way.
Meeting people who can help move your idea forward

Who’s invited?

Designers, Developers, Artists, Photographers, Film Makers, Freelancers, Entrepreneurs. People who are building great things.

Don’t miss it.

Beer and tacos provided.

Speakers

  • Ryan Vanni

    Ryan Vanni is Founder and CEO of BKWLD, a digital agency based in Sacramento he formed in 2001 at the age of 21 to offer strategy, design and execution across all digital channels to a wide range of consumer brands. Ryan oversees the direction of the agency working closely with the company’s directors to offer valuable products and services to clients, and a healthy culture for team members. As a career entrepreneur Ryan co-founded his second venture, Wonderful Union, after founding BKWLD. Wonderful Union seeks to help musicians and bands connect with fans in a digital environment where they could be compensated fairly. Today, Ground(ctrl) remains an independent digital services company with over 300 music clients including The Eagles, Nicki Minaj, My Morning Jacket, and Britney Spears. Ryan resigned as CEO in 2013 to focus on building BKWLD but remains a partner and friend of Wonderful Union. Additionally Ryan co-founded two SAAS-based companies which led to acquisitions; Elastic Suite acquired by Plumb River in 2015, and Queue acquired by Eventbrite in 2016. Ryan is an avid cyclist and has participated in Ironman competitions. He works with a youth development cycling team called Limitless Cycling, offering his time and expertise to help them build their brand. He resides in Newcastle, CA with his wife and four sons.

Sponsors

  • Zocalo Sacramento

    A restaurant passionate about turning the ordinary act of eating into an extraordinary experience. Fine Mexican-inspired foods and drinks for the greater Sacramento region.

  • 3Forty Productions

    * Event production. * Audio. * Video. * Lighting. A collective of people who believe in excellence Hello@go3forty.com

  • FourScore

    Indefatigable pursuit of human hearts, with coffee and such. Proudly serving Valiant Coffee.

Hosts

  • Bamboo Creative

    We imagine, design, and develop brand experiences, products and solutions for the modern era. Let's build something great together.

  • Dustin Ljung

    Building brands and the experiences that bring them to life. Managing Director at Bamboo Creative. Nonjudgmental wine lover.

  • CJ Alvarado

    Designing brands and the experiences that bring them to life. CEO at Bamboo Creative and @Booklaunch.io. Runs a 9 minute mile.

  • Leyland Jacob Elia

    Head of Product at Booklaunch and Bamboo Creative. Jack of all trades, master of none. Also built PocketRocket.

Location

6020 W Oaks Blvd

6020 W Oaks Blvd, Rocklin, CA 95765, USA

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