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MultiversX Rivals the World’s Largest Hackathon Prize Fund of $1M to Expand the Blockchain Ecosystem at xDay 2023

STORM Partners

Sep 22nd, 2023 - MultiversX has announced the launch of its global development event, the xDay Hackathon, to further expand the Web3 ecosystem for new and emerging projects. Organized alongside Encode and Dora Hacks, the event is powered by its esteemed partners, including Google Cloud, Tencent Cloud and Deutsche Telekom, offering prizes and funding of up to $1M. MultiversX is offering one of the largest hackathon prize funds in history. Beyond cash and seed funding rewards, the grand prize offers the winning project an exclusive spot on the xLaunchpad platform. This grants them access to an incubation platform that provides emerging projects with assistance in multiple areas including: funding, legal & compliance, marketing and developer support amongst other services, while also giving access to a community of over 100,000 users. The xDay Hackathon has already garnered impressive interest, with over 500 participants registered. The event has been designed to offer invaluable learning opportunities, including 19 workshops and 4 AMA sessions. Developers can build tools, scripts or smart contracts in languages like Rust, C/C++, Python, and TypeScript, making the xDay Hackathon a global call for coders of all skill levels. " The xDay Hackathon is the very best time to build. Builders, tools, prizes, funding. Everything is ready for the global builder community. Time for builders to explore new ways of utilizing the unique capabilities of the MultiversX network. " says Beniamin Mincu, CEO of MultiversX. Registrations for the xDay Hackathon are still open at xday.com/hackathon until October 16th. The event spans across six tracks: AI, DeFi, Payments, Infrastructure & Dev Tooling, Mobile Apps, Gaming & Metaverse, running from September 21st to October 20th. While the event is hosted online, the grand finale will be held at the xDay conference, in Bucharest, Romania, with optional in-person attendance. The MultiversX ecosystem has rapidly grown to become a leading force in the blockchain space, boasting an impressive 2.3 million wallets, over 345 million processed transactions, and a thriving community of builders with 2,500+ tokens, 6,500+ applications and over 2 million NFTs created. About MultiversX MultiversX is a highly scalable, secure and decentralized blockchain network created to enable radically new applications, for users, businesses, society, and the new metaverse frontier. About Encode Encode Club is a leading web3 education community. Its mission is to help ambitious, talented people achieve personal and professional goals together in web3. Encode does this through organising high-quality programmes including hackathons, coding bootcamps, educational workshops, and accelerators in partnership with the leading blockchain protocols. Once participating in the programming, they help people get hired through the dedicated recruitment arm or receive investment through the investment fund. About DoraHacks DoraHacks is a global hackathon organizer and one of the world's most active developer incentive platforms. It creates a global hacker movement in blockchain, quantum computing and space tech, and provides a wide range of toolkits to help developers around the world team up and fund their ideas and BUIDLs via hackathons, bounties, grants and more. Distributed by STORM Partners. Contact Adrian Bono for interviews and quotes - adrian.bono@storm.partners or telegram @STORMPartners Contact Details Media Contact: Dan Voicu, Head of Communications dan.voicu@multiversx.com

September 22, 2023 10:49 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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4GLOBAL using new trial to hone AI and machine learning techniques

4GLOBAL PLC

4GLOBAL PLC (AIM:4GBL) chief development officer Utku Toprakseven speaks to Thomas Warner from Proactive London after the UK-based data, services and software company announced it is embarking on a Trial within Places Leisure to understand more about how its technology can help generate actionable insights for health and fitness operators. The partnership aims to harness artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to analyse participation data from the physical activity sector. The data-driven approach will enable predictive analysis to enhance business decisions, improve customer experiences, and target key business objectives like higher retention and acquisition rates. The initiative also seeks to re-energise gym members, understanding their motivations and providing tailored interventions to keep them active. While benefiting gym-goers and facility operators, this collaboration also aligns with 4GLOBAL's objective of transforming data into actionable insights. Toprakseven also hinted at future innovations, emphasising AI, machine learning, and a focus on the ESG agenda in the company's R&D efforts. Contact Details Proactive UK Ltd +44 20 7989 0813 uk@proactiveinvestors.com

September 22, 2023 09:23 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Hammer & Nails Announces New VIP Membership Service, Redefining Men's Grooming with Unparalleled Luxury

Hammer and Nail

Hammer & Nails, the distinguished luxury grooming destination for men, is proud to announce the addition of the Club Luxe Experience to its esteemed membership offerings. This new membership experience sets a new standard in men's grooming, offering exclusive services that exemplify luxury, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Club Luxe Experience Highlights: Unlimited Monthly Services: Club Luxe members gain unlimited access to a comprehensive array of grooming services, including premium haircuts, beard grooming, face treatments, hand & foot grooming, and a new 24K experience, that has made Hammer & Nails an industry leader. Complimentary Guest Pass: Each Club Luxe member will be given a complimentary guest pass to share the unparalleled Hammer & Nails experience with a friend or loved one. Complimentary Beverage: Elevating the experience further, members can indulge in a complimentary beverage, ranging from beer to whiskey to bourbon, as they unwind and embrace the luxurious ambiance. The 24K Experience: Indulge in the exquisite 24K Experiences, where luxury meets grooming perfection. Lavish your hands with the French lavender and 24K Hand Care, featuring a relaxing hot stone and cooling CBD massage, nail care, hydrating sugar scrub, paraffin treatment, and oil-infused steamed towels. The Luxe 24K Foot Care Experience presents a 60-minute premier service for your feet with tension-relieving foot and calf hot stone massages enriched by a rich paraffin treatment and callus resurfacing. The 24K Luxe cut Experience elevates traditional haircuts to artistry, offering bespoke finishing touches such as a straight razor outline, aftershave neck massage, and a rejuvenating 24K gold face mask. Lavender-infused steamed towels and a CBD-infused scalp massage complete this opulent haircut encounter, leaving you refreshed and radiant. “We are thrilled to introduce the Club Luxe Experience, our answer to the increasing customer demand for an upper-echelon service tier, to our valued members,” says Aaron Meyers, President and CEO of Hammer & Nails. “This addition underscores our commitment to delivering an unmatched grooming journey and showcases our dedication to finding innovative solutions. Here, luxury, relaxation, and attention to detail create an oasis of self-care and indulgence.” Commitment to Quality: Hammer & Nails remains committed to the highest standards of quality and wellness. All services provided exclusively use high-quality, non-toxic products. Join the Club Luxe Experience: Elevate grooming to a level of unprecedented luxury by becoming a member of Hammer & Nails' Club Luxe Experience. Those interested in embracing this new dimension of indulgence can visit https://hammerandnailsgrooming.com/join-the-club/ for more information. Hammer & Nails is a distinguished grooming destination dedicated to providing men with an exceptional grooming experience in an upscale environment. With a focus on quality, relaxation, and rejuvenation, Hammer & Nails has become synonymous with luxury in the grooming industry. Contact Details Madison Baber +1 210-213-2426 madison@rprfirm.com Company Website https://hammerandnailsgrooming.com/

September 21, 2023 05:18 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Accesso Technology Group "really happy with where we are" after solid first half

Accesso Technology Group PLC

Accesso Technology Group PLC (AIM:ACSO, OTC:LOQPF) CEO Steve Brown speaks to Proactive after the technology solutions provider to leisure, entertainment, and cultural markets released its interim results for the six months to 30 June 2023. Brown gives an overview of the first half, highlighting acquisitions of several companies that are now bedding into the wider Group. The RNS accompanying the interims explains that ticketing platform VGS has been rebranded as Accesso HorizonSM, Paradocs' MtnOS has now become Accesso ParadoxSM, bolstering Accesso's position in the ski market, while the addition of staff augmentation partner DigisoftTM has helped expand Accesso's mobile app development and delivery capabilities. Revenue growth continued in the first half while the Group's margin declined slightly, but Brown says this was expected and that things are "very much on track for our full year expectations, and so its more about the full year... we're really happy with where we are." Contact Details Proactive UK Ltd +44 20 7989 0813 uk@proactiveinvestors.com

September 21, 2023 08:29 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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INNERSENSE ORGANIC BEAUTY ANNOUNCES NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND EDUCATION

Innersense Organic Beauty

Award-winning clean beauty brand Innersense Organic Beauty is pleased to announce and welcome Bob Myers to the position of Vice President of Sales and Education. In Bob’s new role as Vice President of Sales and Education, he will lead Innersense’s sales, education, and customer success teams in its next phase of strategic growth with expanded education programs and new product verticals. “I look forward to bringing my experience to help Innersense’s brand evolve while leading sales and educational operations for its North American business channels,” says Robert Myers, Vice President of Sales and Education. “As a top performing clean hair care brand, Innersense has opportunities to deliver growth by capturing new markets and all those who value clean beauty.” Bob is a seasoned and recognizable executive in the industry with over 30 years of professional beauty experience. With notable executive roles at Kenra, Joico, Framesi, Aveda and Estée Lauder, he managed global professional brand leaders, including prestigious brand portfolios. As Vice President of New Business Development, Robert’s expertise with B2B and B2C strategies will drive transformational change for the next stage of business at Innersense. “As a rapidly growing professional brand, we are expanding our leadership with experienced and strategic leaders. Bob is the perfect fit to lead our sales and education to drive us to the next level,” shares Greg Starkman, founder and CEO of Innersense. “We are excited to have Bob join us with his vast experience to strengthen our brand position and continue to empower the rapid growth of the brand.” About Innersense Organic Beauty Beauty professionals Greg and Joanne Starkman founded Innersense Organic Beauty to bring clean, pure and toxin free hair care to salons, stylists and consumers. The clean hair care brand’s products include shampoos, conditioners, scalp scrub, styling and treatment products for all hair types. For more information, visit innersensebeauty.com. Contact Details Archita Patel +1 281-725-2121 archita@bpcm.com Company Website https://innersensebeauty.com/

September 20, 2023 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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DEEM Enterprises partners with World Champion Fantasy’s PlayerX to bring Esports Competition & NFL athletes to Atlantic City in January 2024

World Champion Fantasy

DEEM Enterprises, the development group holding the MOU to redevelop the forthcoming Renaissance at Bader Field project, today announced its first family-friendly esports competition, set to take place in January 2024 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City with World Champion Fantasy (WCF), a leading technology company developing PlayerX, the world’s next generation online esports platform. The event will bring together gamers and NFL athletes including JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, and Kurt Benkert. Teams composed of world-class esports professionals, amateurs, and NFL athletes will form competing teams to create nonstop excitement during a two-day event hosted by DEEM and WCF. Gamers, enthusiasts, fans, and families can expect live entertainment, celebrity appearances, musical performances, and immersive experiences from sponsors. The event will bring together thousands in person and virtually. This is the first of many events in the long-term strategic partnership between DEEM and WCF. “DEEM is pioneering a transformation in the motorsport arena,” said Erick Feitshans, CEO of DEEM Enterprises. “In today's evolving landscape of platforms, sports, and entertainment, we're observing a unique confluence where fan-first immersive experiences and entertainment converge — where pro athlete meets amateur, digital intersects with in-real-life (IRL), and motorsport blends with esports. DEEM stands at this crossroads, poised to lead. Partnering with WCF and leveraging PlayerX, we're amplifying Atlantic City's distinct offerings and past legacies with the innovative future of Renaissance at Bader Field. Our collaboration is set to elevate these dynamic intersections into the global spotlight through an unmatched event experience.” The event focuses on utilizing WCF’s groundbreaking product, PlayerX, an innovative platform that combines live video and data to offer an immersive esports experience. PlayerX enables users to assemble a dream team of esports athletes to compete, watch live streams, review stats, and analyze the performance of their favorite teams and players. “WCF has always had our eye on Atlantic City – it’s the perfect location to host esports competitions and draw on passionate individuals from the vast Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia metro areas. Our game-changing technology in PlayerX will be the backbone of our first family-friendly esports event with DEEM,” said Mike Vela, founder and CEO of WCF. DEEM and WCF will stream the event live. Global participants can expect watch parties, integration between physical and virtual programming, celebrities, and much more. This event will be a first-of-its-kind in a series of esports events, further solidifying the partnership between DEEM and WCF and their investment in Atlantic City. The companies will release more details in the coming months. “Perhaps what’s most exciting is sharing my passion for esports with so many people and families of all ages. PlayerX has the ability to unite people – from the amateur to the professional to the NFL athlete, all of whom share that same passion for playing esports. PlayerX balances everyone’s abilities by providing the right tools for a player to win or watch. Hosting our first event with DEEM in Atlantic City will showcase this physically and virtually. It will be electric,” Vela said. About Renaissance at Bader Field Renaissance at Bader Field is a planned $3.2 billion dollar, net-zero carbon LEED Platinum community to be built upon Bader Field that will transform the Atlantic City, New Jersey economy. The fundamental design approach of this new world-class motorsport community is rooted in resilient and sustainable design methodologies, including a microgrid concept for energy generation and distribution that utilizes clean hydrogen and will serve as a model for future self-sustaining projects worldwide. This new community will act as a catalyst for the financial rebirth of Atlantic City by attracting new job-creating industries, increasing the city’s tax base, and diversifying businesses throughout the city. Most importantly, this immense development will foster and promote the core values of equity and empowerment and will serve the citizens of Atlantic City. Visit www.deem-enterprises.com for more information. About World Champion Fantasy World Champion Fantasy is the next generation of fantasy sports as the first platform of its kind pairing best-in-class technology and UX with the most exclusive content in esports. We are at the future of fantasy and at the forefront of the evolving esports industry creating an immersive real-time interactive competitive experience, live data and video feeds all on one platform. For more information on World Champion Fantasy, please visit www.playerx.gg. Contact Details Mike Adorno +1 801-319-6153 madorno@hotpaperlantern.com Company Website https://worldchampionfantasy.com/

September 20, 2023 09:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Dive into the Taitung Blue Ocean Daily Festival! Experience the Chill Taitung Blue Ocean Daily Life

Taitung County Government

TAITUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 20 September 2023 - Welcome to the 2023 Blue Sea Life Festival! We're inviting you to join us from September 29th to October 1st at the Taitung Flowing Lake. We've got an array of exciting activities lined up – from Orchid Island Ipanitika canoes, Amis bamboo rafts, SUP paddle boarding, and canoeing to riding on a Polynesian blue-water outrigger canoe. The experience doesn't stop there; feast your senses on our Polynesian Ocean Gourmet Market, where you can see, taste, and enjoy all in one go! As the sun sets, prepare to be mesmerized by our water dance performance. A beautiful spectacle of 15 different water patterns spanning 60 meters combine to create a dazzling show akin to fireworks,6 performances per day. Synchronized with musical rhythms, water shapes, and laser animations, the water dance combines light effects, flames, and lasers to transform Flowing Lake into a kaleidoscope of blue sea life. We warmly welcome everyone to Flowing Lake, where you can immerse yourself day and night in the Daily Blue Sea Life of Taitung, as well as take in Taitung's unique chill, slow-paced lifestyle. For more event details, please visit the Facebook fan pages "Amazing Taitung" and "Taitung East Wave Festival." Contact Details Wu Yi Wen +886 8 935 7095 w1038@taitung.gov.tw

September 20, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Remedy Organics Launches Super Ube Glow - The First-Ever Ingestible Beauty Wellness Shake

Remedy Organics

Remedy Organics, the leading producer of award-winning, plant-based, and protein-packed functional beverages, today announced the release of its latest innovation, Super Ube Glow. The new revolutionary blend, designed to nourish from within and promote a radiant inner glow, marks the first-ever ingestible beauty wellness shake to hit the market. The creamy and delicious wellness shake offers an ube, vanilla-like flavor and is mindfully crafted with thoughtful and certified organic ingredients, providing a protein-packed, nutrient-rich and superfood-charged experience. Formulated by holistic nutritionist and Founder, Cindy Kasindorf, Super Ube Glow features a proprietary Ube beauty blend (antioxidant rich purple sweet potato, pomegranate extract, camu camu, and coconut), almond milk, MCT oil, and prebiotics. The powerful formulation also offers 12g of plant-based protein and features a variety of benefits such as supporting gut nourishment and overall well-being in addition to promoting natural collagen production. “When formulating our new Super Ube Glow, I set out to create an ingestible beauty wellness shake which not only embodies my belief that beauty comes from within, yet embodies our brand ethos of offering a variety of functional benefits and great taste,” said Cindy Kasindorf, Founder of Remedy Organics. Kasindorf continues, “ Super Ube Glow marks yet another milestone in our journey to revolutionize the wellness beverage industry. With its innovative, beauty-from-within approach to functional nutrition, this new product exemplifies our mission to deliver delicious and nutrient-rich shakes crafted with purposeful, holistic, and certified organic ingredients.” Remedy Organics is complementing the Super Ube launch with a packaging refresh to further the brand’s commitment to ingredient integrity and transparency. The bright and bold refreshed look was thoughtfully designed to highlight the beverages’ protein content and key functional ingredients, making a greater impact with consumers on shelves while maintaining the same high quality ingredients. "Transparency, quality, and delicious flavor profiles are at the core of our values," said Henry Kasindorf, CEO of Remedy Organics. "We take pride in our packaging which showcases our primary ingredients and links them to their specific health attributes, empowering consumers to fully understand the benefits of our purposefully selected ingredients." Remedy Organics and the brand’s new Super Ube Glow are available for purchase at remedyorganics.com and select nationwide retailers, including over 400 Sprouts Farmers Market locations. The new product will be unveiled at Expo East on September 21. For more information, visit remedyorganics.com or @remedyorganics on Instagram and TikTok. About Remedy Organics: Remedy Organics is the leading producer of craveable functional wellness shakes and immunity shots that are plant-based, protein-packed, and superfood-charged. Founded by holistic nutritionist Cindy Kasindorf and inspired by the principles of food as medicine, Remedy Organics is crafted with the finest certified organic superfoods, ayurvedics, botanical herbs, and prebiotics to offer unique functional benefits and help unleash the body’s natural healing power. The brand’s innovative portfolio is certified organic, dairy free, gluten free, soy free, and kosher. Contact Details Powers PR Courtney Stewart courtney@powers-pr.com

September 19, 2023 08:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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FAMILY QUEST ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES AS NEW INDUSTRY LEADER IN LIVE EVENT ENTERTAINMENT AND EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES

Family Quest

Family Quest Entertainment, a new live event organization specializing in family entertainment and education, launched today as the parent company for Jurassic Quest and Brick Fest Live. Backed by L2 Capital, Family Quest Entertainment named longtime entertainment executive Jeff Munn the company’s first CEO. Munn was most recently the CEO of Jurassic Quest and will now oversee all properties under the Family Quest Entertainment umbrella. The announcement coincides with the 10th anniversary of Jurassic Quest, which has hosted over 10 million guests in more than 250 cities throughout North America since it launched in September 2013. “With a portfolio that includes the highest attended dinosaur exhibition in North America and the number one attended brick event for families, Family Quest Entertainment is already garnering paid attendance numbers that position us as one of the top family touring companies,” said Munn. “We plan to expand Jurassic Quest and Brick Fest Live into new markets, offer new experiences, and bring positive family memories to even more fans worldwide. We will be adding even more properties to Family Quest Entertainment in 2024.” Munn added, “Our goal is to create engaging moments and interactive opportunities through entertainment. We are proud that Jurassic Quest is the largest, most scientifically realistic dinosaur experience on the continent, and Brick Fest Live unlocks imagination and creativity through hands-on engagement. We will continue to prioritize edutainment throughout Family Quest Entertainment.” L2 Capital acquired Jurassic Quest in 2019 and added Brick Fest Live earlier this year, setting the stage for the launch of Family Quest Entertainment. Across the properties, Family Quest Entertainment projects more than 3 million attendees in 2024 and will continue to expand partnerships, which currently include local and regional sponsors along with national brands such as eBay, State Farm, and T-Mobile. Notable figures about each property: Jurassic Quest: 250+ North American cities played Over 10 million tickets sold in 10 years Over 2 million social media followers Brick Fest Live: 57 U.S. cities played in 67 venues Over 1.1 million attendees since 2014 Owns Guinness World Record for the Largest LEGO Mosaic of a LEGO minifigure As part of the announcement, Family Quest Entertainment named Tyler Semerdjian Chief Marketing Officer, Amanda Gabelman Vice President of Brand & Experience, and Andriana Magness Vice President of Tour Development & Routing. Semerdjian worked as the VP of Marketing for the San Diego Seals in the National Lacrosse League before joining the organization in July 2023. Gableman spent over 12 years at Feld Entertainment and more than four years at the Harlem Globetrotters before joining Jurassic Quest in 2021. Magness worked for VStar Entertainment Group for over 15 years in their booking department prior to joining Jurassic Quest in 2020. “Under Jeff’s leadership and an incredible team with unmatched industry experience, Family Quest Entertainment will create countless memories and learning opportunities for millions of families every year,” said L2 Capital Partner Lorin Cassidy Wolfe. “We look forward to growing our platform globally.” Munn spent over three decades of his live events career with the Harlem Globetrotters, where he served in various executive capacities, including Chief Operating Officer. He was named CEO of Jurassic Quest in August 2022 and held that position for 13 months until his role was expanded as the CEO of Family Quest Entertainment. About Family Quest Entertainment Family Quest Entertainment produces and presents unique interactive family experiences that entertain and educate. Its properties are designed to create memorable moments that spark joy for families around the world through the power of imagination and discovery. Its current brand portfolio includes Jurassic Quest and Brick Fest Live, which have collectively entertained millions of families in over 250 cities. Family Quest Entertainment is owned by L2 Capital Partners. For more information, visit www.familyquestentertainment.com or LinkedIn. About Jurassic Quest Jurassic Quest is the largest and most realistic dinosaur experience in North America and part of the Family Quest Entertainment portfolio. Since 2013, Jurassic Quest has entertained over 10 million fans in over 250 cities with an up close and personal look at the giants that once ruled the Earth. Developed with leading paleontologists, each dinosaur is brought to life using realistic likenesses, movement, and sound. Jurassic Quest is a leader in edutainment, bringing the classroom to life for families, educators, and dinosaur fans of all ages. For more information and tickets visit www.jurassicquest.com. About Brick Fest Live Founded in 2013, Brick Fest Live is the number-one attended brick event for families worldwide. As part of the Family Quest Entertainment portfolio, Brick Fest Live produces events in venues across the United States, in addition to selling licensed LEGO® merchandise at each of its brick-themed events and through various e-commerce channels. The Brick Fest Live experience brings a fresh perspective to family-friendly events by celebrating LEGO® products and the lifelong love for brick-building. Its shows include over 1 million bricks on display, as well as several hands-on activities and attractions that provide families with fun, safe, educational, and interactive environments designed to inspire, educate, and entertain. About L2 Capital Partners L2 Capital (www.L2Capital.net) is a lower middle market private equity firm in Devon, PA and Miami, FL that has delivered market leading returns since 2010 by investing in niche lower middle market leading consumer and business services companies. L2 executes a differentiated operations-focused strategy by targeting founder and entrepreneur-led businesses that are at an inflection point where L2's breakthrough growth framework and direct operating expertise can quickly accelerate market share gain. Contact Details Eric PR & Marketing, LLC Eric Nemeth nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://familyquestentertainment.com/

September 19, 2023 07:29 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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