2018 was an epic year for Make it Mariko for many reasons. First off, it was my first year going FULL TIME with Make it Mariko. Yup, it was only this past February that I quit Google X and took the leap to focus on my business. It feels like it’s been 2 years though! We did so much this year. Since quitting, Make it Mariko has been thriving and expanding our reach in the community, and we’re so thankful!

In 2018 we produced a total of 30 events! 
  • 9 Weddings
  • 12 Nonprofit/Community events
  • 1 Political event
  • 6 Corporate events
  • 2 Consulting clients
This year we also added many services to our event portfolio:
  1. Venue/Event Consulting — We were so excited to partner with our first consulting clients: Colorbloq & Alexandria Real Estate to help them rethink their venues and create event programming to fit their unique needs.
  2. Corporate Events — We planned awesome and impactful corporate events for VCs, Google, and X, and are excited to partner with even more corporate groups in 2019.
We also helped Bay Area nonprofits raise over $610,000!

Top 10 Magical Event Moments of 2018!

#1. Launching Season 2 of UNDISCOVERED SF with DJ Q-Bert & Shortkut at the Chronicle Parking Lots 

*Photo by Anthony “Mogli” Maureal

#2. Launching the Marketplace Conference to a sold out audience in San Francisco

*Photo by Jim Stone Photography

#3. Helping our Venue Client Colorbloq Launch With a Kick Ass Industry Party

*Photo by Willy Johnson

#4. Launching Bluxome Center, a new community event space, and throwing the first Bluxome Street Fair with our awesome Bluxome Street Partners


*Photo by Anthony “Mogli” Maureal

#5. Planning Jane Kim’s Election Night Party and Celebrating Progressive SF Politics

*Photo by Anthony “Mogli” Maureal

#6. The Packed Dance Floor at the Google Search Holiday Party Dancing to DJ Umami at the Palace of Fine Arts

*Photo by Neil Yuzon Media

#7. Ning & Noah’s Epic Wedding Parade with Brass Band through the Mission

*Photo by Andre Nguyen Photography

#8. “Pinay Power” Month at Undiscovered SF with Ruby Ibarra Closing the Show

*Photo by Gina Rosales

#9. Officially Launching the Entrepinays Summit to Over 130 Pinay Entrepreneurs to build sisterhood in the hustle

*Photo by Nicolas Photography

#10. Our Event Family aka Endeavors Collective
Make it Mariko would be nothing without these amazing people, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of our event life in 2018. We’re so thankful for every single one of you. Thank you for making this work, NOT feel like work at all. 
Here’s to dreaming and doing BIGGER in 2019. 

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