RYAN LESLIE // HOST & ENTERTAINMENT
Ryan Leslie - scholar, technologist, philanthropist, and musician who has recorded with the likes of Kanye West, Britney Spears, and Mary J Blige, will host & lead our celebratory night. A genuine entrepreneur, Ryan Leslie is the archetype of the vision of a Code/Interactive student; Ryan was a senior at Harvard University by the age of 19, builds successful technology companies and products, and is true to his creative passions as an entertainer. Recently featured in Forbes for his startup, SuperPhone.
Y3LDA // DJ & SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR
Yelda Ali was born in Germany, concluding her family’s four-month long human smuggle journey from Afghanistan during the last Cold War and grew up in Canada, where she studied Political Science at the University of Toronto. Yelda has found herself behind the camera as Executive Producer for hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and Creative Director for music agencies, tech startups and production companies. Yelda has found plenty of ways to express herself musically through producing creative and custom cause-driven campaigns for artists and philanthropists.