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Startup Grind is a connected online and offline network of vibrant startup communities that help fuel innovation, economic growth and prosperity at the local level. Startup Grind was founded in Silicon Valley, California and there are now more than 600 Startup Grind chapters worldwide, including Startup Grind Chilliwack!

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Andrea Welling (Futurpreneur Canada) - Fuelling Young Entrepreneurship

Denver Gingerich ( - Software Freedom Business Models

Brian Minter (Minter Country Gardens) - Keep the Passion Burning

Kurt Shuster (Theravue) - Building a Fast-Growing Startup

Maria Kilina (ToDo Consulting) - Finding Product-Market Fit and Value Propositions

Dan Sawatzky (Imagination Corporation) - Controlling Your Entrepreneurial Journey

Kalvin Morrow (Greenhouse Games) - Navigating the Free-To-Play Game Business

Wim Kerkhoff (Kerkhoff Technologies) - Fueling a Fast-Growing Tech Company

Raymond Szabada (i-Open Group) - Building a Fraser Valley Tech Ecosystem

Jared Falk (Musora Media) - Growing a World-Class E-Learning Business

Mary-Jane Mehlenbacher (Fiitfu CRM Solutions) - The Importance of Following Up

Amber Price (The Book Man) - Building a Thriving Family-Owned Retail Business

Dr. David Harper (UFV) - Leading ­Innovation and Entrepreneurship

David Leger (Loop Energy) - Local Inventor on the Global Stage

Jason Lum (Myriad Corporation) -­ Local Tech Entrepreneur Influencing Public Policy

Colin Schmidt (Wisebox Solutions) -­ Startup to Acquisition and Beyond

Tim McAlpine (Currency Marketing) - Moving from Custom Design to Licensing Content

Steve Czeck (Empyrion Technologies) - Building and Managing an IT Services Firm

Trevor O’Rourke (Bell Canada) - Becoming a Leader

Patrick Giesbrecht (BC Chamber of Commerce) - Public & Government Relations

Steve Hamilton-Clark (18th Camel) - Transitioning from Global PR to Professional Coaching


  • Tim McAlpine

    Tim McAlpine

    Currency Marketing

    Chilliwack Chapter Director

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  • Colin Schmidt

    Colin Schmidt

    Wisebox Solutions Inc.

    Chilliwack Chapter Co-Director

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  • Michael Berger

    Michael Berger

    Cowork Chilliwack

    Chilliwack Chapter Co-Director

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  • Aidan McAlpine

    Aidan McAlpine

    Currency Marketing

    Video Production

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  • Matthew Hawkins

    Matthew Hawkins

    Around Chilliwack


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  • Stephanie Shamji

    Stephanie Shamji

    PartyTree Events

    Event Coordinator

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