Lauren Maillian Bias is a serial entrepreneur and author of The Path Redefined: Getting To the Top On Your Own Terms; she is the Founder and CEO of Luxury Market Branding, a strategic marketing and branding company, and is a Founding Partner of Gen Y Capital Partners, an early stage venture firm. At age 19, Lauren founded an award-winning and nationally recognized winery, making her the youngest self-made winery owner in the country. Lauren is a marketer at heart, who loves to build brands and devise business development strategies that concentrate on the creation and implementation of innovative yet strategic plans that build brand identity and increase revenue. She loves details, and has a sound understanding of venture capital, business operations, management, and strategy. She is excited by innovative and unique concepts, and has been known to seize rare opportunities and turn them into iconic experiences. Lauren's work has been featured in national media outlets including Forbes, American Express OPEN Forum, UPTOWN Magazine, Business Insider, Fast Company and Black Enterprise. In 2011 she was recognized at The White House by the Kauffman Foundation as an Empact100 Award honoree which lists the top 100 entrepreneurs under 30.Lauren has a BS, Magnum Cum Laude, in International Trade and Marketing from FIT and speaks three languages.