Yelena Mandenberg

Yelena Mandenberg is the Ideas Editor at Grit Daily with a passion for news of all sorts. Finishing Brooklyn College with a degree in Print Media Journalism as the industry died out, she began working as a freelancer.After spending some time working in the retail industry, Yelena started BK Riot Writing, a marketing company that caters to small and local businesses, creating content that helps them compete.  From her South Brooklyn apartment where she lives with her cat & tortoise, Yelena is always seeking something new and interesting to cover.

Celebrating Popbar With Handcrafted Desserts in NYC

Nine years after their first store debuted in NYC, Popbar is consistently opening new franchises all over the world. From NYC to California and Texas, this healthy sweet treat neighborhood joint is also making waves in Canada, South Korea, and even Indonesia. One of the most successful food ventures of the decade, CEO Reuben BenJehuda attributes their success to the store’s mission and motto. What makes Popbar special? Not only did they realize that healthier frozen treats were going to...

Entrepreneur Radha Agrawal is Bringing Communities Together Through Dance and Consciousness

Radha Agrawal has been called a force of nature for her community work. She’s also been named one of the “8 women who will change the world” by MTV. And you can see why. She’s got no shortage of titles. Agrawal is the co-Founder, CEO and Chief Community Architect of Daybreaker, a Co-Founder at THINX & LiveItUp, an author, speaker, DJ, inventor, and investor. She’s also known for pushing the idea of responsible, beneficial, entrepreneurship.  Her latest...

We The People and TribalVision Launch a For Creators by Creators Network for Entrepreneurs

We the People, and TribalVision, the co-founders of “For Creators By Creators” (FCBC), announced the launch of a networking feature specially created for entrepreneurs. According to a press release, “Today announced the launch of an online global community as an extension of information, resources, and a network for crowdfunded creators and investors worldwide. Entrepreneurs can visit https://fcbc.co to explore this dynamic resource for the growing creator community… The website...

Twitch Becomes Most Popular Live Streaming Site, Beating Out YouTube

Twitch has become the most popular platform for live streaming, accounting for 70 percent of all livestream hours watched, and 2.72 billion hours in 2019. This makes Twitch the most popular live streaming website, even beating out YouTube. Twitch started as a platform for gamers to share their live streams but has grown into a phenomenon over the years. By 2018, Twitch reported streaming around 775 million hours of video, which is more than twice the amount of YouTube’s live streaming views....

Broadway’s Artificial Intelligence Program is Boosting Ticket Sales and Profits

Broadway’s artificial intelligence program (Broadw.ai) has integrated with the popular show, Wicked, earlier this year. The program is said to have boosted ROI by 700 percent and is reporting 20 percent higher than usual ticket sales. Since its release, the chatbot has handled over 90,000 requests on Facebook Messenger and the show’s website. Broadw.ai’s co-founder and CEO, Micah Hollingworth, stated that “We are beyond thrilled to be working with Wicked. In...

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