Julian Flores has built a career as a start-up entrepreneur, marketer and non-profit executive. Born and raised in Modesto, California and educated at Stanford University, Julian’s career has followed an unlikely path. After successfully co-founding and running a college-prep charter school for underprivileged students, he went on to build start-ups in the outdoor recreation and media space, and then to a tech company solving food waste. As a deeply passionate cinephile, Julian found his way to the small but mighty corner of the internet that was soon to be coined #film3. He has worked tirelessly to develop connections and relationships in this new ecosystem to bring people from all backgrounds together as a single community. His dream is to help build an entirely new model where storytellers and their audiences are empowered to create what they want, how they want, free from the permissions of gatekeepers.