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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

Sept. 13, 2019

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

SG Fireside Chat

Hunt Burdick, a Software Engineer from El Paso is using technology to help solve inefficiencies in the automotive auctions industry. Hunt has 10+ years of developer experience & leads one of the few technology teams in the Borderplex region. Learn the importance of pivoting & gaining domain expertise in a specific sector that has lead his startup to raising over $1 million in startup financing!

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Sept. 20, 2019

Adam Corrado: Asking the right questions in business.

SG Fireside Chat

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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Oct. 11, 2019

Ivan Gris: Innovating in Mixed Reality

SG Fireside Chat

Ivan Gris, a PhD in computer science alumni from UTEP, has been deeply involved in gaming, virtual reality, and human-computer interaction. Ivan started Inmerssion a virtual reality startup from El Paso who got accepted into the Creative Startups Accelerator. He is now the CTO of Boost Human, where his team creates mixed reality applications for the enterprise!

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Oct. 25, 2019

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

SG Fireside Chat

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

Party

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

SG Fireside Chat

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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Past Events

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)

Organizer

Ivan Huerta

Ivan Huerta

Startup Grind

El Paso Director
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