Branden Criss is an innovative leader, marketing consultant, and tech entrepreneur with a long track record of success in marketing and growing businesses. He is the co-founder of Rap Plug Inc, a self taught developer, the recipient of multiple awards, board member for multiple non profits & start ups, and a personal marketing, technology and branding consultant to celebrities, organizations, and artists. He recently launched his tech start-up “Rap Plug Inc” a social networking platform for the Hip Hop industry. Branden has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for his start up, won numerous pitch competitions, been accepted into multiple tech accelerators and received investments from major entities like Boomtown and ComcastNBC Universal The Farm. Branden has collaborated, consulted, and contracted with major corporations, organizations and key influencers like Revolt TV, Combs Enterprise, Microsoft, United Way, SXSW, A3C Music Festival and Conference, BET, Viacom, Magix / Acid Pro Next, Reebok, Quality Control Music, Capitol Records, Eric Bellinger, P Diddy, Master P, Spotify, Sound Exchange and many more.