AGBU GLP and YPGNY present The Summit Series: 30 Under 30


June 26, 2024
06:30 pm - 09:00 pm (EST)
AGBU Global Headquarters
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
United States
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The event will feature an intimate panel discussion with esteemed members from the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, followed by a cocktail reception. We are delighted to present our accomplished panelists, including Kristina Ayanian, NASDAQ host, Marc Baghadjian, Hypercard founder and serial entrepreneur, and Trent Simonian, creator, producer and host of Sidetalk (@sidetalknyc). The panel discussion will be moderated by Kristie Keleshian.

Organized by: Global Leadership ProgramGLP-NYYPGNY
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Kristie Keleshian

Moderator

Kristie Keleshian is a broadcast journalist at CBS2 News and 1010WINS/WCBS880 in New York. She’s had the honor of telling stories within the tri-state area for nearly a decade across several stations since graduating from Montclair State University in 2017. While in school, interned at Dateline NBC, Sesame Workshop, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and many more. Keleshian also has a passion for acting, having starred in shows including Law & Order: Organized Crime, Blue Bloods, and Dr. Death as an on-air reporter. An amateur puppeteer, she also performs as Quasi and Pseudo Cado (both halves of an avocado puppet she made) on her web series JersEats where they explore New Jersey diners! She’s excited to moderate this year’s panel.

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Kristina Ayanian

Panelist

Kristina Ayanian is a finance industry professional, and Miss Universe Armenia in 2023, is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2024. She is known for her groundbreaking work. As the youngest executive producer and reporter in Nasdaq’s history, she pioneered the “Live from MarketSite” series. As a pageant advocate, she used her platform to raise awareness about the humanitarian crisis in Armenia and Artsakh. Beyond her media and advocacy work, she a talented actress, writer, and musician. She has contributed to Teen Kids News, which earned her an Emmy Award nomination and has completed her first feature film, "Pride Jewel”. Her writing has been published in various platforms including the Armenian Weekly. She has also performed at Carnegie Hall. Ayanian is committed to her humanitarian efforts through her co-founding of Eye Support and her board position at Who We Are. Graduating cum laude from Bentley University with dual degrees in finance and global studies, along with a minor in corporate communications, Kristina also holds a significant role in the Armenian community, being a proud alumna of St. Stephen's Armenian Elementary School.

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Marc Baghadjian

Panelist

Marc Baghadjian
Co-Founder, CEO Prev. Co-Founder Loly
An immigrant founder who patented and sold his first hardware business at 17. Launched a second company at 19, Marc launched a social consumer app, Lolly. Marc raised $2.5m and built consumer products, driving hundreds of thousands of downloads, secured celebrity partnerships, with millions of videos watched every week, and more. Today, Marc has launched a new fintech venture with American Express® raising over $15m from notable individuals like Sam Altman from OpenAI to pioneer a new type of credit card. Marc holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Babson College.

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Trent Simonian

Panelist

Trent Simonian is the creator, host, and producer of Sidetalk (@sidetalknyc), New York’s one-minute street show. The comedic web series has become a staple of internet culture, generating over 10 billion views and 5 million followers across social media. He has collaborated with celebrities including Drake, A$AP Rocky, and Cardi B, who have appeared as guest hosts on Sidetalk. Simonian is best known for creating the mega-viral “Bing Bong” trend, which made it all the way to the White House, when President Joe Biden and the Jonas Brothers teamed up to recreate a Sidetalk episode for vaccine awareness. He has partnered with industry leaders including the NFL, Google, Amazon, ESPN, RedBull, and more to help establish an authentic connection with the highly-coveted Gen Z demographic. Simonian recently graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and plans to continue expanding the Sidetalk brand with new shows and content.

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