February 21, 2017


LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2016) – Three-Time Grammy Award-nominated DJ/music producer Paul Oakenfold will be presented the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award at the 2017 Entrepreneur Awards on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Allure Event Center, 6939 Van Nuys Blvd. Van Nuys, CA 91405.

The event will bring together celebrities, top visionaries and more than 300 entrepreneurs from Los Angeles and around the world to celebrate the spirit, vision and heart of entrepreneurism as well as the positive impact it brings to families and communities everywhere.

I am very grateful and pleased to be honored at the 2017 Entrepreneur Awards,” Oakenfold said. “Being an artist and entrepreneur, I have a deep affinity to the work and struggle that it takes to create a unique brand and share your vision with others.”

The event will also present Kenn Phillips, President and CEO The Valley Economic Alliance, with the Lifetime Leadership Award as well as honor Richard Elden, CEO of dbest products, who recently appeared on ABC’s “Shark Tank” and earned $350,000 investment from show panelist and billionaire investor Mark Cuban. Elden will receive the event’s Visionary Award.

We are excited to honor Paul Oakenfold who has done so much with his music and his entrepreneur spirit around the world,” said Lousine Karibian, founder and CEO of World Networks which is presenting the event. “People like Kenn Phillips and his amazing leadership of the Valley Economic Alliance and Richard Elden and his creative storage solutions, are great inspiration to entrepreneurs and all of us who want to encourage innovation and the spirit of entrepreneurship.”

The World Networks was established in 2012 as a networking organization aimed at bringing together entrepreneurs, visionaries and business people to create a central place for them to share their talents, connections and business opportunities.

Our goal is to bring people from around the country and around the world together to share ideas, opportunities and creativity to build a dynamic community of entrepreneurs that will ultimately help improve our communities and our quality of life,” Karibian said.

Oakenfold is one of the true superstars of dance music and remains one of the leading forces in the world music scene today as a three-time Grammy nominated artist who has gone from opening London’s Ministry of Sound label in the early 1990s to selling more than five million records. Among the artists he has worked with are Madonna, U2, Nelly Furtado, Ice Cube and others. In April, Oakenfold and his friends will make the journey through Nepal’s remote villages to Mount Everest for a ground-breaking live concert event at an altitude of 5,350 meters, called “Soundtrek.”

Besides Oakenfold, a number of noted entrepreneurs will also receive awards, including Anthony Cohen, CEO- Chairman of Bridgegate Films, Hollywood Licensing Group, Bridgegate Films Shanghai, Stearns Cohen Media Group and Hollywood and Me .com; author and social influencer Ivy Ejam, philanthropist and Managing Partner of Zero G Colony Josh Heffler, fashion designer Sai Suman and others.

Among those scheduled to attend are actress Shanna Moakler (“Hollywood Exes”), Emily Peachey (“American Pastoral”), Christy Buss (“Days of Our Lives”), celebrity personal trainer Jodi Tiahrt, TV personality Kelly Nishimoto and many others.

Sponsoring the event are Mercedes-Benz of Encino, Perfectomundo Tequila, The Valley Economic Alliance,, Minding Her Business, FlixFling, IFSM Fashion Production.


With a mission is to connect one million Entrepreneurs to opportunities worldwide all while giving back to local communities, the World Networks is the Official Network of Entrepreneurs Worldwide. The World Networks connects entrepreneurs to opportunities through its network and its world class networking events such as the annual Entrepreneur Awards held every year in Los Angeles where it attracts hundreds of entrepreneurs and World Network ambassadors from the U.S. and around the world. For more, visit

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Carlos Martinez

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