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Startup Grind is a global startup community, actively educating, inspiring and connecting 3.5 million entrepreneurs in more than 600 cities. Founded in Silicon Valley, we nurture startup ecosystems in 125 countries through local and international events and partnerships with organizations like Google for Startups. Our values are what set us apart. We believe in making friends not contacts, in giving not taking, and helping others before helping ourselves. These values are what continue to drive us in Dayton, and so many people around the world. Since 2015, the Startup Grind Dayton chapter has featured more than 40 successful local and national founders, innovators, educators, and investors who have shared lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

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Past Events

#SGDayton with Phsyna CEO Paul Powers

Brad Doudican | Navigating the Inflection Point

(Postponed - New Date TBA) Brad Doudican | Navigating the Inflection Point

Dayton Entrepreneurial Summer Party!

Rod Robinson | Founder & CEO of ConnXus on What Happens After the Raise

The Stories We Tell Ourselves as Leaders - Joni Fedders (Aileron)

From PhD to Founder - Karen Wonders (Maple Tree Cancer Alliance)

Jackie Gamblin on Influence and Culture

Holiday Party + a Panel on Rethinking the Hustle Mentality

Why Entrepreneurs Should Spend 15% of the Time on Customers - with David Gasper

3rd Birthday + End of Summer Bash

WTF is Blockchain anyway? Featuring Michael Hiles of 10XTS

Lessons Learned from Shark Tank with Three Dayton Startups During Startup Week

Food & family: starting a restaurant business with Natalie & Jack Skilliter (Corner Kitchen)

The importance of relationships in growing your business with Justin Howard (Black Box Improv)

Jason Harrison - Present Tense Fitness

Sean Geehan (Pocket Properties / Geehan Group)

Jason Harrison - Present Tense Fitness

David Fisher (ThreeWitt Enterprises Inc. / Milano's / R Taco)

Michael Bridges - Peerless Technologies

Stuart Ashmun - The Ashmun Group (Former Microsoft)

Keith Daniel - Map of Me

Nancy Koors - iReportsource

Eric Fulkert - Campus Suite

Ryan Frederick - AWH

Nina Joshi - UES

Startup Grind Dayton Hosts Jason Woodard (Woodard Development)

Andrew Klein (SmartBarn)

Taylor Minor & Charles Nick (Third Wave Water)

Kristian Anderson (High Alpha)

Pete Hilgeman (Dayton Beer Company)

Andrew Klein (Smart Barn)

Pam Morris (CareSource)

Dov Rosenberg (Allos Ventures)

Falon Donohue (VentureOhio)

Troy Augustine (Stoddard Hill Capital)

Kevin Hartke (Mound Laser / Resonetics)

Tarek Kamil (Cerkl)

Gayle Rominger (YSI, Inc / Advocate for Dayton)

Barry Besecker (Marxent)

Ben Callahan (Sparkbox)


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