REGISTER TODAY for our August 16 VR SHOW

Please join us on Tuesday, August 16 @ 4p PDT (9p EDT; 17Aug Sydney) in Virtual Reality via AltSpaceVR to meet our three guests: vicki abadesco! of SoulShoppe, Carey Fan of ScootyBees, and Mike DeMaria of new #fintech GROW. Find out how they help to create a world in which children have a path to peace, safe and reliable transportation, and investments reflect personal values.

More about our guests:

vicki abadesco! of Soul Shoppe

As the Co-Founder of Soul Shoppe, vicki! brings 30 years of experience as an educator teaching life skills and conflict resolution tools to young people and adults. vicki! is known for creating fun and safe environments where everyone is free to be. She is a fellow for the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT, author of “Free to Be,” “Leadership: Truth or Dare” and “Mentor Magic” activity cards, and co-author of “Cool Tools for Schools” an interactive curricula guide for teachers. Discover more at

Mike DeMaria of GROW
Mike started his career as a financial analyst at Mallery & DeMaria, PC. He then went on to work in the wealth management division of Northwestern Mutual Investment Services in San Francisco, CA. Mike currently is director of proprietary derivatives trading at Carmel River Capital. He advises, incubates, and invests in consumer mobile technology in San Francisco and cofounded Grow. Mike has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Santa Clara University and an MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from Babson College. Learn more about GROW on their Facebook page:


Carey Fan of ScootyBees

Carey is Chief Beekeeper of Scootybees, an early stage ride-sharing start-up dedicated to helping busy parents get their school-aged kids to their before or after school activities. As a serial entrepreneur, Carey brings nearly two decades of experience in vehicle location, telematics and transportation logistics. Find out more at