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About

Since launching in 2014, the Charlotte Chapter of Startup Grind has hosted events featuring successful entrepreneurs from all over the world. Robert Ingalls is the Charlotte Chapter Director. You can contact Robert here: robert.ingalls@startupgrind.com

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 7

Coy Pittman of Disco Melee

Fireside Chat

Startup Grind Charlotte hosts Coy Pittman, Founder and CEO of social streaming site Disco Melee. From growing up in a rural farming community to selling his first venture for a 50X return to taking on the tech giants of eSports, this is a compelling and improbable story of entrepreneurship that you don't want to miss.

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Wednesday, April 11

Aditya Khurjekar — MEDICI Founder (Let's Talk Payments)

Fireside Chat

This month we're hosting Aditya Khurjekar. Aditya is the CEO and founder of MEDICI (formerly LTP — Let’s Talk Payments), the trusted source for global FinTech insights and ecosystem engagement. Previously, Aditya was a founder of Money20/20, and on the founding team at Softcard. Aditya also held leadership positions at Verizon Wireless, CSG Systems, Lucent Technologies and Bell Laboratories.

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Past Events

2ULaundry Founders Dan D'Aquisto & Alex Smereczniak

2ULaundry Founders Dan D'Aquisto & Alex Smereczniak

Startup Grind Hosts Lindsey Haaser, Founder of Notable

Startup Grind Hosts Lindsey Haaser, Founder of Notable

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Community with Walt Frye

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Community with Walt Frye

Startup Grind Hosts William Wilson - Clothier of The Celebrities

Startup Grind Hosts William Wilson - Clothier of The Celebrities

Startup Grind Charlotte Hosts Charles Hunt

Startup Grind Charlotte Hosts Charles Hunt

Sherrell Dorsey (ThePLUG, Google Fiber, Microsoft & Uber)

Sherrell Dorsey (ThePLUG, Google Fiber, Microsoft & Uber)

Chris Elmore (AvidXchange)

Chris Elmore (AvidXchange)

John 'Jalal' Azar (MACC Venture Partners & Boston Venture Partners)

John 'Jalal' Azar (MACC Venture Partners & Boston Venture Partners)

Brian Handly (Reveal Mobile)

Brian Handly (Reveal Mobile)

End of Summer Entrepreneur Party (FREE EVENT)

End of Summer Entrepreneur Party (FREE EVENT)

Ian Lucey (The Lucey Fund)

Ian Lucey (The Lucey Fund)

Rob Cummings (Dealcloud)

Rob Cummings (Dealcloud)

Charlie Mulligan (BREWPUBLIK)

Charlie Mulligan (BREWPUBLIK)

Abhishek Ratani (AJ) (Red Ventures)

Abhishek Ratani (AJ) (Red Ventures)

Lenore Vassil (The Torch / Former MTV, BOA & more)

Lenore Vassil (The Torch / Former MTV, BOA & more)

Michael Barbera (Barbera Solutions/Angel Investor)

Michael Barbera (Barbera Solutions/Angel Investor)

Juan Garzón (The Garzón Company / Pitch Breakfast)

Juan Garzón (The Garzón Company / Pitch Breakfast)

Jill Bjers (TedEX, Tech Talent South + Many More!)

Jill Bjers (TedEX, Tech Talent South + Many More!)

Amish Shah (SierraMaya360 / Investor / Advisor)

Amish Shah (SierraMaya360 / Investor / Advisor)

David Miller (AvidXchange)

David Miller (AvidXchange)

Garth Moulton (JigSaw Co-Founder / Angel Investor)

Garth Moulton (JigSaw Co-Founder / Angel Investor)

Adam Hill (Packard Place / RevTech Labs)

Adam Hill (Packard Place / RevTech Labs)

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From the Blog

A Story of Success: From The Valley to the Q.C.

What do most people do on New Year’s Day? Sleep in, watch college football, eat black eyed pea’s and greens perhaps. Well, on January 1st, 2004 Garth Moulton was in Silicon Valley doing everything but that, he was busy launching JigSaw.com, his first ever startup.
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Banking, NASCAR and Startups??

When you think of Charlotte you may think of us as the 2nd largest banking city in the country, only behind New York City on the list. You may also think of the southern tradition that is NASCAR, but startups, probably not. When we talk “startups” you’re more likely to think of think Silicon Valley or Seattle. However, you might be a little surprised if we were to throw the Queen City, Charlotte, NC into that mix. A little over a decade ago, in 2003, Lending Tree a Charlotte, NC based startup, sold for $734 million in stock shares. Jigsaw, also started in the Queen City, was sold to Sales Force for $142 million dollars in 2010. Just this past September Yap!, another local startup was sold to Amazon for an undisclosed amount. These are just a few of the many examples of huge Startups generated out of the QC, earning us the right to deem ourselves amongst the top Startup incubators in the country.
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