Streaming live on The Next Web, Ciplex founder Ilya Pozin will answer questions from readers at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) Thursday, May 9th. As part of the Young Entrepreneur Council’s #StartupLab initiative, a virtual mentorship program, Ilya will appear live via video chat broadcast on this site.

Ilya Pozin is an entrepreneur, writer and investor. He is the founder of Ciplex, a digital marketing agency, and a columnist for Inc., Forbes and LinkedIn. In 2012, Inc. Magazine recognized Ilya as a 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur. In 2013, LinkedIn selected Ilya as one of 100 influencers, along with the likes of Richard Branson, Barack Obama, Tony Robbins and Mark Cuban.

An early immigrant from Russia, Ilya founded his first company Ciplex, when he was 17. Ciplex is a digital marketing agency that provides web design, application development and marketing services. The company has been in business for over 13 years and is the recipient of multiple awards, including Inc. Magazine’s INC 500/5000 award for 3 consecutive years. Ilya resides in Los Angeles where he consults, writes, invests, mentors and on occasion, attempts to golf.

#StartupLab is a free virtual mentorship program created byThe Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of hundreds of America’s most successful young entrepreneurs. #StartupLab takes YEC’s mission to help more people start successful businesses to the next level by offering millions of entrepreneurs direct access to YEC members through interactive video chats, email lessons and a library of how-to articles, videos and eBooks. Whether you’re just starting up, a current business owner, or you run an organization that supports entrepreneurs, sign up for #StartupLab today for real-world advice from some of the coolest entrepreneurs on the planet.

Check The Next Web tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT), when Ilya will answer questions from the audience live via video chat.

Photo courtesy of Ilya Pozin.