About Imiloa Institute
EIGHT GOVERNING PRINCIPLES
Imiloa Institute is an Intercontinental Institute for the Education and Advancement of Humanity. The first of six initial locations is in Dominical, Costa Rica in the Savegre Mountains.
Our leadership approach is to contribute to the individual and social transformation of the planet by focusing on the communities that we call home, to serve from a spirit of service and a posture of learning. Our values stand on the shoulders of eight governing principles that animate our focus and give texture to our vision.
INTER-GENRATIONAL COMMUNITY LIVING
ONTOLOGICAL STUDY AS A PATH TO SERVICE
SUSTAINABILITY (FOOD, POWER, WATER)
APPRECIATION OF ART AND SCIENCE AS ONE
EXERTION OF THE FOUR ELEMENTS
LIVING BUILDING DESIGN
ADVENTURE AND SURPRISE
OUR VISION & MISSION
Imiloa Institute is the chosen home away from home for the world’s leading experts, masters and teachers who want to share their gifts with the world.
A global community eco-system focusing on education, mentorship and service, Imiloa empowers individuals to grow to their awakened state, serves communities by creating dynamic economic opportunities and causes 1 billion people to transform at a retreat.
Imiloa has a dedicated team and a global network of investors (“Founding Family”).
We have 38 investors from 19 countries around the planet, from a variety of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT
Jake serves as President and Chief Revenue Officer for Imiloa. He began his career as the youngest host in late night TV history on ABC after Jimmy Kimmel Live! At age 21, he built an entertainment studio and production company in New York City. By the age of 27, he had produced late night TV, music tours with Kanye West, One Republic and J. Cole, revolutionized brand integrations and endorsements for entertainment and music, and wrote his first book.
He produced 300 episodes of The Jake Sasseville Show, a podcast about culture and consciousness with some of the world’s leading thinkers that generated 7 million downloads over 3 years in production.
After moving to Maui, Hawaii just before his 29th birthday, Jake discovered the powerful relationships created in the intimacy of the environment of “Home.” After opening up his private home for three years, he co-founded Imiloa as an institute for the education of human beings.
CO-FOUNDER AND CEO
Nadav considers himself a spiritual entrepreneur. He has built and sold two startups in the online advertising space
After his last sale, he realized he wasn’t fulfilled and went on a journey to find his passion, in what he calls the Passion Pivot.
In addition to Imiloa and Compassionate Adventures,
Nadav is Chief Lifestylist and Founder of LifestylePerfected.co where he coaches founders and CEOs in the social impact space, and influencers with 1+ MM followings on social media. He focuses on creating a world of abundance through exponential technologies and spiritual practices. Nadav is excited about creating transformative experiences at the Institute.
Jeff Smith is a heart-centered entrepreneur whose journey has taken him from being homeless as a child to creating impact businesses that have changed his life and those of thousands of others. He built Recovery Brands, the largest provider of consumer resources and treatment referrals for those suffering from addiction and behavioral health challenges.
In recent years Jeff has turned his attention toward the world of influencer marketing, creating influence.co, a LinkedIn for influencers with a combined reach of 1.4 billion. He is also currently developing several purpose driven e-commerce brands in the vitamin and beauty spaces. He enjoys travel, music festivals, meditation and helping others succeed.
Over the last 13 months, Jake, Nadav and Jeff have launched “Compassionate Adventures,” a real estate investment and management vehicle with over 130 apartments under management on the US mainland.
CO-FOUNDER & SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OPERATIONS
India is indigenous Costa Rican (a member of MuLuLiwak, pronounced: Moo’ru’re’uak’, a tribe in Talamanca) and comes to Imiloa after heading new business development at a French ad agency in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She has been involved in many startup companies for more than 15 years, including software gaming, e-commerce, headhunting companies managing business development, sales and marketing strategies, along with operational procedures.
A graduate of Harvard, she decided to leave the mainstream advertising world and return to her roots. A vegan surfer, India is a master of hospitality, marketing and creating experiences that have a higher purpose. Bringing healing to those around her through actions and words, her purpose focuses on hospitality and service of the human species.
She is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese and sincerely looks forward to getting to know you.