Hana Lee founded Melixir in 2017 to develop healthy, sustainable skincare products that are plant-based without any toxic chemicals. The company had successfully launched in South Korea, and by 2019 was available in the United States as well through the company's own website and through the Urban Outfitters online store. Hana and her team were planning to expand their activities in the United States, and they identified the Bay Area as their first foothold with US consumers. Hana had participated in YCombinator in her past role at Memebox and so was already familiar with customers in that region. How would they strategize their event to drive brand awareness?
In March 2019, Ramon Sanchez and Aleyda Villavicencio visited Seoul to give a workshop on entrepreneurship and impact for Lighthouse's Adventures 2019. Ramon and Aleyda work at the Harvard School of Public Health, and there, they assess the impact of publicly-traded companies and create strategies for sustainable investment portfolios.