Ephelants with Jay Schweid

Adam Torres and Jay Schweid discuss ephelants.

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Show Notes:

The ephelants platform develops a new ecosystem for creators, contributors and investors. In this episode,  Adam Torres and Jay Schweid, CEO at ephelants, explore how ephelants is supporting creativity through it’s entertainment platform.

About Jay Schweid 

Jay Schweid is a native New Yorker and serial entrepreneur who immersed himself in the creative biosphere brewing in the city in the 1980s. As an inspiring pro tennis player, he founded JCS, a bespoke racket customizing and stringing service for elite players including John McEnroe, Andre Agassi, Gabriela Sabatini, Yannick Noah, Jim Courier, Jennifer Capriati, and Andy Roddick. He was honored to act as the official racket service of the US Open and the US Davis Cup Teams.​

Collaborating with Mickey Rourke, Jay went on to launch The Spot, a vibrant lounge and South Beach fixture. Blending his expertise in retail and hospitality, Jay launched an elite concierge and event service to address the needs of a roster of HNWI and entertainment clients.

In 2012 Jay launched ephelants – an entertainment brand focused on film, commercial, and event production.​ Recognizing systemic inefficiencies inherent to the industry, he built the idea for the ephelant platform. Jay’s desire to use technology as a tool to democratize the production process fuels his passion for this current venture and drives the momentum behind the company.

About ephelants


Leveraging our expertise in the independent entertainment industry we are building an AI and blockchain-enabled platform to take independent projects from concept, to production, to distribution. In contrast to the traditional industry model, our model will offer transparency to investors and creatives through smart contracts and streamlined workflows. Ultimately we will enable faster creation of high quality content while simplifying investment due diligence and ROI realization for all contributors.


The creatives of ephelants are passionate award winning storytellers that provide platforms for untold stories and megaphones for unheard voices. We transcend the traditional client-vendor relationship by becoming co-creators in each project. We work diligently to foster an environment that promotes synergy, innovation, imagination and positive momentum. 

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