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Welcome to Startup Grind El Paso Chapter, established in February 2019 in an initiative to light a spark in El Paso's startup ecosystem.

Upcoming Events

Oct. 25, 2019

Erik Pavia: How technology can positively impact our health, What a Series B startup looks like.

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Overseed operations and founding team member at Series B Startup Knotch, real-time intelligence platform from New York. Currently CEO at El Paso based startup Pantheon. Worked at StartX, a Silicon Valley program partnered with Stanford to help entrepreneurs get access to expertise. Also, an expert pokemon trainer!

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Nov. 15, 2019

Startup Grind Fall Party

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This party is a chance for local business owners and entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas in front of others who seek to successfully grow their business or startup. Receiving feedback from others who are pursuing success themselves is the main purpose of this event. Allowing innovation to grow in a highly ambitious environment is the main purpose of this party.

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Dec. 6, 2019

Jeff Villalobos: Building Netflix before Netflix, Texas Entrepreneurship, Legal Tech

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Jeff Villalobos is currently an Associate at Vela Wood, a top tier law firm working with startups. Jeff previously worked at a Series A startup with Xbox Live Engineers to build a platform similar to Netflix before Netflix existed. Jeff works with many Texas-based companies and has lots​ of insight into what & what not to do as a startup.

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Jan. 13, 2020

Beto Pallares: State of Entrepreneurship 2020

SG Fireside Chat

Born in Juarez, Dr. Beto Pallares has been a startup entrepreneur, a telecom executive, a restauranteur, a non-profit director, and venture capitalist where he manages over $150m to invest into startups and other venture funds. Beto has an academic background in Economics and his dissertation was in The Effect of Incubator Participation in Developed Market Direct Entry by Emerging Market Firms.

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Jan. 17, 2020

Adam Corrado: Asking the right questions in business.

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Adam has an extensive background from startups to later-stage companies, from early-stage VC to private equity. He's currently a director for Global Strategic Partnerships for Fyber, which acquired the previous startup he was working at Heyzap. Adam is highly skilled in business development & business strategy. Although he spends a lot​ of time in San Fransisco, he visits EP often.

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Past Events

Ivan Gris: Innovating in Mixed Reality

Ivan Gris: Innovating in Mixed Reality

Hunt Burdick: CTO @ e-Dealer Direct on Startup Pivoting

Hunt Burdick: CTO @ e-Dealer Direct on Startup Pivoting

Startup Grind Summer Party

Manuel Morato from Dev.f

Jorge Torres from HBCUvc

Jorge Torres from HBCUvc

Dennis Fernandez

Joseph Sapien

LIVESTREAM: Derek Andersen (Startup Grind + Bevy CEO)

LIVESTREAM: Derek Andersen (Startup Grind + Bevy CEO)

LIVESTREAM: Fireside chat with Bret Taylor (Quip CEO + former Facebook CTO)

LIVESTREAM: Fireside chat with Bret Taylor (Quip CEO + former Facebook CTO)

Organizers

Ivan Huerta

Ivan Huerta

Startup Grind

El Paso Director
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Carlos Pallares

Carlos Pallares

Co-Director
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