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BridgingTheGap partnered with IBM to host the Liminal Yacht Party during Bitcoin 2022

Miami, Florida - BridgingTheGap Ventures brought together top thought leaders, influencers and decision-makers on April 7 for its Liminal Yacht Party during the week of Bitcoin 2022. 

The Liminal Yacht Party was a women-powered event with the intent to drive inclusion and impact within the emerging digital sector. Guests had the opportunity to journey between physical and metaverse realities as they enjoyed an evening of world-class connections and curated experiences, including a private insider preview for the premiere of the YOUNGA® Heroes NFT collection. 

Launching this year with the largest impact NFT drop to date, YOUNGA Heroes are diverse and empowered youth characters who are out to change the world. Each character embodies their Hero Realm where they advocate and innovate for their objective of sustainability, inclusion, education, wellbeing or peace for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The collection features 22,000 NFTs of young people, along with 11 Ultra Rare Realm Founders—five of which are now available for auction on OpenSea.

BridgingTheGap’s Liminal Yacht Party experience included:  

  • Performance by celebrity crypto DJ, producer and recording artist Gianni Blu, the opener of the Bitcoin 2022 conference featuring Diplo on April 6.

  • Amazing musical performances by nightcore DJ and a music producer DJ Mine, Hatian-American duo DroXYani and an acoustic set by Davey Harris. 

  • High-profile business leaders such as Avery Akkineni, President of VaynerNFT, and gallery award-winning ultra-fine money artist TRAN$PARENT shared their insights on NFTs, crypto, Bitcoin and Web3 during lightning talks throughout the evening alongside surprise drops and giveaways.

  • Flyboarder Paul Stoeppelwerth, the top HydroFlight fire performer and inventor of the HydroFire Show, showcased his captivating routine complete with lights and fireworks.

“BridgingTheGap is known for our unique events that bring together people of influence, innovation and impact,” explains Kelly Lovell, CEO of BridgingTheGap Ventures and founding global chair of YOUNGA. “Our aim is to curate inclusive experiences that empower intersectional and intergenerational perspectives. We are currently undergoing a seismic shift into the worlds of crypto, NFTs and other emerging tech that will change the future. It’s that rare experience––finding a CEO, global artist and an emerging creator in the same room. It’s where power, influence and ingenuity mix––because magic happens when the leaders of today and tomorrow, leaders across sectors, leaders across generations connect and join forces.”

BridgingTheGap’s Liminal Yacht Party was rooted in these aims— bringing together 100+ emerging creators, impact investors and industry leaders in crypto, metaverse and Web3 who are shaping the digital future. Event sponsors included IBM, VaynerNFT, GeniusX, HydroFire Show and UCS NFT Club. Rosé S'il Vous Plaît, Liquore Strega and E11EVEN Vodka.

This event marked BridgingTheGap’s return to Miami after launching their Impact NFT initiative during Miami Art Week 2021 to educate, empower and equip next-gen creators. The launch included a seven-day NFT gallery showcase with the artwork of young artists from around the world as well as featuring NFTs and art exhibits from Frida Kahlo’s Family Metaverse, Rob Prior’s Stan Lee Legacy Collection, Balenciaga Glamorous 1950s limited edition collection and more. 

Access the YOUNGA Heroes NFT Collection pre-sale: youngaheroes.com 


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