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April 28, 2021 – jersey city *NEW VENUE ALERT*

move the needle  experiences

Talented individuals sharing gifts to enhance collective self mastery. Half of all proceeds go towards philanthropy. 

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1 Day
Socially Distant
3 Sessions
Food & Drink

Connect, Share, Mingle and Eat

Participate in this local standout event. Each meeting brings in talented individuals with knowledge to share in the spirit of self-mastery. This month’s venue will be helping benefit The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), a member of Feeding America®️, the leading anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization in the state.

Network with influencers

Get started networking with like minded individuals

Learn from experts

Impressive speakers will share their stories and provide insights on how to work, lead and live with purpose. 

Share your Ideas

Recap your experience over a meal and drink while exploring synergies among attendees


Nikki Vidal
Founder, Plated by NIkki
Vegan Personal Chef

About Nikki

Nikki Vidal aka Plated By Nikki, is a personal chef who prepares all kinds of dishes and services but specifically focuses on Plant Based/Vegan cousine. People love how Nikki “veganizes” their favorite dishes. She’s currently available and please let her know if you’re looking for anything in particular. 

Cynthia Morriello

Founder, Cake it, Baby!

About Cynthia

Cynthia Morriello is a cake artist and founder of Cake It, Baby. Cake It Baby is a specialty cake and sweet treats business committed to making your celebrations sweeter and your deserts one to remember. Cynthia is dedicated to not only creating memorable masterpiece treats for yours special occasion, but ensures that her unique flavor combinations make each bite a delight. She’s based out of Randolph, NJ, mom of three and is ready to take your custom orders for your next holiday. 

Carlos Castillo

Founder, Carlitos barbecue taqueria

About Carlos

Carlos Castillo was born in Honduras and grew up in Corona, Queens where he was influenced by its diversity. He is a hospitality professional with over 10 years of experience. He graduated from the City University of New York’s College of Technology with a Bachelors in Hospitality Management. While in school he started his career as a dishwasher then line cook at Chelsea Pier’s Abigail Kirsch Catering and soon after he graduated, he started to work for Sodexo. He became general manager at JFK’s Swiss Airlines’ first-class lounge then moved on to a signature account, Unilever where he was food & beverage director. It is at Sodexo that he met one of his business partners,
Fernando Campo. In the summer of 2017, they opened a Food Trailer in Jersey City where they served mouthwatering brisket on hand pressed Nixtamal tortillas. Today,
Carlitos Barbecue Taqueria has two brick and mortars: Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus New Jersey, another at Lyndhurst New Jersey, and you can find the Carlitos pop-up crew at Smorgasburg World Trade Center on Fridays, at Williamsburg Saturday
and at Prospect Park on Sundays starting in May 2021, and the O.G trailer is found at large festivals in the tri-state area and a rotation of residential buildings in NJ. Carlos
believes that food and culture brings people together and hopes to spread this message through his food.

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Special Guest

Jose Alejandro

Founder , Modern Renaissance Men

About Jose

Jose Alejandro is a conscious creator, brand strategist and men’s leadership coach.

He is the Founder of The Reflex Media, a consulting agency focused on amplifying the impact of the men’s wellbeing movement and shifting the paradigm of masculinity through brand strategy, purpose-driven campaigns, and brand partnerships with leading men’s lifestyle brands.

He is also the Co-Founder of Modern Renaissance Man, a movement empowering the modern man with the brotherhood and resources to lead with truth, integrity, and style. Through transformational content, events, and community they inspire men to become more conscious and connected leaders both in life and in business.

His purpose is to inspire men to embody their truth so they can lead lives of integrity, intention, and impact.

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Agenda – April 28

Check-in and Registration
Sponsored by MilagrosDesigns
Welcome & Introduction
Jose Espinoza, Founder, Move The Needle
Cacao Ceremony
Jose Alejandro, Modern Renaissance Man
Vegan Live Demo 
Nikki Vidal, Plated by Nikki
Sponsors Highlight & Break
Nadine Machado, Founder, Milagros Designs
Bakery Gifts
Cynthia Morriello, Cake It, Baby!
Tacqueria Live Demo
Carlos Castilo, Carlito’s Barbecue Taqueria
Food & Open Networking
Sponsored by 
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The generosity of these companies that have made this event happen. Make sure to visit their stands and receive their treats and medicine!

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Where ?

Brand Experience Labs
234 16th St 4th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07103

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if you have any questions.


We have got two options. The after party comes with drinks and is a great networking opportunity

Early Bird Tix


In Person Networking

In Person Immersion Experience


Synergy Networking

Access to Next Event VIP List

Regular Tickets


In Person Networking

In Person Immersion Experience


Synergy Networking

Access to Next Event VIP List



Few of the common questions we get. 

What's special about your event?

We carefully vet our speakers as well as our immersion specialists. We hand pick domain experts dependent on our community feedback. Mixing in dining and immersions enhance the attainment of knowledge shared.

How much do you charge ?

Our charge varies depending on in-person versus virtual. There is more to offer for an in-person setting therefore price is reflective of added value. 

How can I be a speaker?

We’re always open to reviewing CVs of potential future speakres. Please submit your CV and program/workshop curriculum to 

How can I be a sponsor?

We’re always open to reviewing sponsorships from entities we believe support our community. For all inquiries into sponsoring a venue, program or any/other activities with MoveTheNeedle Experiences, please email with the subject “Sponsorship Opportunities”. 

Do you offer refunds ?

All tickets are non-refundable as they’re dedicated towards supporting the philanthropic organizations we decide upon each venue. 

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