Upcoming events

Upcoming Events

Startup Grind's upcoming events around the world

Tuesday, February 20 - Washington, US

Wolf Ruzicka (EastBanc Technologies, APIphany, and Sympli)

Fireside Chat

Wolf is an entrepreneur, technology advocate, mentor and leader in the technology industry for over 20 years. Since joining EastBanc Technologies in 2007, originally as CEO, he has overseen the organic growth of the company taking it from 35 employees to over 200, with staff turnover of virtually zero.

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Tuesday, February 20 - Sacramento, US

Ken Ouimet (Engage3)

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Ken Ouimet is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Engage3.  Ken is a successful entrepreneur with deep domain experience in retail pricing, big data and machine learning.  Engage3 successfully raised $12 M in venture capital and and was listed on Inc. Magazines List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies.

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Tuesday, February 20 - Santa Clarita, US

Kate Edwards (Co-Founder & COO of Heartbeat)

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Join us as we welcome Kate Edwards to the Startup Grind stage! Kate will be sharing her entrepreneurial journey with us as well as her passion behind her pursuit to change the way brands engage with female millennial brand ambassadors. [Must be 18+ to attend]

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Wednesday, February 21 - Melbourne, AU

Startup Grind hosts Rick Klink (OpenMarkets / Paritech)

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Rick was the founder of D2MX, an independent Australian direct execution StockBroking firm that rose to over $700 million per month in trading turnover per month and sold to Penson Inc in 2008. The founder of Paritech behind Comsec's ProTrader (1.5m clients) and the founder OpenMarkets, an independent Australian StockBroking firm that now turns over approximately A$4 Billion per month.

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Wednesday, February 21 - Karachi, PK

Startup Grind Karachi presents Nabeel A. Qadeer

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Nabeel has played a pivotal role in developing the entrepreneurial eco-system in Pakistan through Plan9 (PITB). He is also the creator of the show Idea Croron Ka which acts as a platform between investors and aspiring entrepreneurs. Join us to learn more about Nabeel and his journey over the years in the startup world and beyond

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Wednesday, February 21 - Tallinn, EE

Startup Grind: Märt Lume on Tiny Speck’s Pivot to Slack

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On the 21st of February at 6 pm at LIFT99co, Startup Grind Tallinn will host Märt Lume, former employee #1 at Tiny Speck, the maker of the massively multiplayer game Glitch, to talk about its famous pivot to Slack. Märt will share his story of being inside the pivot and outside and what were some of the key product development principles of the team which has executed the unimaginable pivot twice

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Wednesday, February 21 - Hamburg, DE

Alexander Djordjevic, CEO & Co-Founder (Foodist)

Fireside Chat

Alexander Djordjevic co-founded Foodist in 2012, which became the leading online company for fine food in Germany. As CEO of Foodist he managed three investment rounds, participated at the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator program, attended at the TV-Investment Show "Die Höhle der Löwen" and sold the company to the stock exchange MDAX listed mediacompany Ströer Media in 2016.

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Wednesday, February 21 - Ft. Lauderdale, US

Brett Haralson Of WIX.com

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Brett Haralson is best known as WIX.com's Global Community Manager, where he works with one of the most passionate global online communities in the world.

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Wednesday, February 21 - Toronto, CA

We are Hosting WIND Mobile Founder, Anthony Lacavera ($1.6B Exit)

Fireside Chat

Anthony Lacavera, Founder of Wind Mobile (Over $1B Exit) is currently the Founder and Chairman of Globalive Holdings. Anthony is a champion of the next generation of Canadian technology entrepreneurs, supporting programs including the Next 36, Startup Canada, the Entrepreneurship Hatchery, the Creative Destruction Lab, and the MaRS Discovery District.

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Wednesday, February 21 - Irvine, US

Dr. Kyle Murphy (Founder, Tech & Innovation Exec, Entrepreneur)

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Join us as we welcome Dr. Kyle Murphy to the Startup Grind stage! Dr. Murphy will be sharing his entrepreneurial journey with us as well as his key learnings from the various challenges and successes during his 14 years of being a serial entrepreneur. [Must be 18+ to attend]

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Thursday, February 22 - Seoul, KR

Sungpil Nam (ab180)

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Sungpil Nam is the founder and CEO of ab180 which tracks over 13M active devices real-time through its people-based attribution analytics, Airbridge. ab180 has successfully raised a sum of 1.6M USD to this date.

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Thursday, February 22 - Fez, MA

Mohamed Boumediene (Délice de Midelt)

Fireside Chat

Startup Grind accueille Mohamed Boumediene, le fondateur de "Délice de Midelt" une startup en agroalimentaire, pour partager son expérience, les apprentissages et les difficultés que peut rencontrer un jeune entrepreneur qui veut se lancer dans le secteur de l'agroalimentaire. Mohamed Boumediene est aussi un coach en développement personnel et en "Yang Qi Gong"

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Thursday, February 22 - Istanbul, TR

Startup Grind Hosts Kaan Kayabalı (Co-Founder&CEO of ONEDİO)

Fireside Chat

Kaan Kayabali, is a Turkish entrepreneur, is the founder and CEO of ONEDİO Media and Internet Services Inc. which evolutionises the way people interact with the news and the content with 25 million monthly unique visitors and monetisation based on native ads.

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Thursday, February 22 - Cape Town, ZA

Let's Talk Cloud Services with Naama Yanko (Google Cloud)

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Join us at Startup Grind Cape Town as we host Naama Yanko from Google Cloud Tel Aviv, Israel. Naama has vast knowledge about what makes startups succeed both from working with startups and as a VC. She will also share the various free tools and capabilities that businesses in Africa can use to gain advantage in the tech space. We're happy to also have the Head of Google Cloud Africa Shai Morgan

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Thursday, February 22 - La Paz, MX

We are hosting Salvador Castro Iglesias

Fireside Chat

Evento que ayuda a conectar emprendedores con aliados estrategicos y gente de negocios, estudiantes interesados y free lancers mediante un caso de éxito que muestra un poco de su historia, fracasos, oportunidades y experiencias hasta la fecha.

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Thursday, February 22 - Oslo, NO

The Future of Venture Finance

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On February 22nd, you are invited to join the discussion of the future of funding together with top players in the Norwegian investment scene, with a visit from the founder and CEO of Europe’s Best Fintech 2017 - Funderbeam - a platform which aims to be the regulated version of the much-hyped ICOs.

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Thursday, February 22 - Düsseldorf, DE

Startup Grind DUS #5 - Lorenz Amend (LFDY - Live Fast Die Young)

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Was haben die Fußballer Fernando Torres und Marco Reus sowie die Rapper Tyga und The Game gemeinsam? Sie hüllen ihre Körper in die stylischen Stücke des Düsseldorfer Modelabels LFDY! Sei dabei, wenn Gründer Lorenz Amend aus dem Nähkästchen plaudert (pun fully intended)!

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Thursday, February 22 - Aguascalientes, MX

Presentamos a Juan Manuel Cancino Pérez (Bitcoin)

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¿Te has preguntado que es eso de lo que todos hablan, las Cripto-Monedas? ¿Sabes como nació el Bitcoin? Libera estas y muchas más dudas que tengas en nuestro próximo evento de Startup Grind Aguascalientes. Vamos a charlas con Juan Manuel Cancino Pérez, ni más ni menos que el Líder Adjunto de la Comunidad Global de Blockchain Internet of People. ¡No te lo puedes perder! Event gratuito.

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Thursday, February 22 - Edinburgh, GB

Joy Lewis, CEO, Adopt an Intern

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Joy spun out Adopt an Intern (AAI) from the Centre for Scottish Public Policy in 2010. The company has since gone from strength to strength, placing over 1420 graduates and returners, from all social and economic backgrounds, into valuable paid work. AAI support Scottish EDGE, offering finalists and winners guidance on how best to build their teams at a crucial stage of scale-up.

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Thursday, February 22 - London, GB

The Real World of Augmented Reality with co-founder of Blippar, Jessica Butcher MBE

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Jess co-founded Blippar (tech unicorn), one of Britain’s best-funded technology scale-ups and one of the world’s leading computer vision and augmented reality technology platforms. Blippar ranked within CNBC’s global ‘Disruptor 50’ list alongside the likes of Uber, Airbnb, Snapchat and Spotify. Jess was named in BBC’s Top 100 Women and Fortune’s Most Powerful female entrepreneurs.

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Thursday, February 22 - Frankfurt, DE

We are hosting Rene Buest (Arago)

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Rene Buest is Director of Technology Research at Arago, the Frankfurt based AI company.

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Thursday, February 22 - Madrid, ES

Fireside chat with Pablo Viguera (Revolut)

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Since a few years ago traditional banking industry has been changing and shifting toward a more digitized environment, with a customer-centric approach, from operations to commercial offering. This time, we'd like to learn from the experiences of Revolut: a platform born in 2015 with the aim of "building a friction-less platform to use and manage money around the world"

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Thursday, February 22 - Baltimore, US

We are hosting Marco Chacon at University of Maryland, Baltimore's The Grid

Fireside Chat

Startup Grind Baltimore's February event is the perfect opportunity to check out the newly formed University of Maryland, Baltimore's Graduate Research Innovation District (The Grid). The space is awesome and we have a fantastic speaker with Marco Chacon. Come on out, help build the community and be a part of something amazing in our great city.

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Thursday, February 22 - Alphaville, BR

O modelo mental do sucesso: O que não é ensinado no seu MBA (Com Rajshree Patel)

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Dinheiro, status, reconhecimento, o que te satisfaz verdadeiramente? O que é sucesso pra você? Quais as definições de sucesso na nossa sociedade? Será que o que você diz querer, é o que você realmente precisa? No nosso primeiro capítulo do ano teremos a honra de receber RAJSHREE PATEL da Art of living, BLACK BELT em seres humanos, e nos aprofundaremos no significado do sucesso no séc. XXI.

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Thursday, February 22 - Louisville, US

Inclusive Entrepreneurship Panel Ft. Candice Matthews, Kela Ivonye, Kelli Jones and Tendai Charasika

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February's fireside chat sponsored by PNC Bank at Gravely will be led by Brit Fitzpatrick, head of Business Development & Marketing at 1804 and founder of MentorMe. Joining her at the hearth: Candice Matthews - Hillman Accelerator Co-Founder & Executive Director Kela Ivonye - MailHaven Founder & CEO Kelli Jones - Be Nimble & Disrupt Indy Founder Tendai Charasika - SuperFanU CEO

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Thursday, February 22 - Princeton, US

Startup Grind hosts Bruce Anderson (Invidi Technologies)

Fireside Chat

Invidi Technologies raised over $132m and ushered in a new era of targeted advertising for television. Join us to hear Bruce Anderson talk about his nearly two decades with Invidi.

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Thursday, February 22 - Saint Paul, US

SGx Fireside Chat w/ DocuMNtary Founder Nick Roseth

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SGx Fireside Chat w/ DocuMNtary Founder Nick Roseth

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Thursday, February 22 - Boise, US

Fireside Chat with Troy McClain (Tovuti)

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What happens when you're fired by Donald Trump for lack of education? You start a learning company, of course! Join us as we dive deep into the world of social learning, courting clients around the world and building on a brand that's a reality TV legend.

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Thursday, February 22 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Eastside Hosts David Israel (CEO/Founder BFY Foods)

Fireside Chat

David, a true serial entrepreneur, has developed multiple successful retail and service concepts that have ranged from upscale Facilities Maintenance Services, a 44 store chain of Pawn shops and 2 food companies with millions of dollars of revenue and global distribution. He was incarcerated for 46 months after a 7 year legal battle. This is where he wrote the initial business plan for Pop Gourmet

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Thursday, February 22 - Hollywood, US

Forbes columnist, Julian Mitchell - How to Build Startups That Design Culture

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Join the conversation with Julian Mitchell about "Building Startups That Design Culture." The value of culture is now being heavily weighed when creating business models for startups. If you want your company to thrive + scale in this competitive market, it's important to build it for the modern business world. We'll be diving into what that process looks like for the contemporary entrepreneur.

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Thursday, February 22 - Vancouver, CA

Inside the Mind of an Inspirational Achiever - Fireside Chat with Ali Tehrani (Zymeworks)

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Ali is one of these founders with an unprecedented drive to achieve his goals. With no business background, he built and is now leading one of the next great biotech companies in Canada, Zymeworks (ZYME). Zymeworks created an innovative platform to develop new biotherapeutics for the treatment of cancer. Listen to Ali's story and his inspiring journey and motivating words for entrepreneurs!

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Friday, February 23 - Ilorin, NG

we are hosting Mo Sanders, Co-Founder Chronicles Restaurant and Bar, Ilorin

Fireside Chat

Mo Sanders is one of the Founders of Chronicles Restaurant and Bar. A casual dining restaurant that provides different cuisines and beverages. She also trains hospitality organisations on structures, processes, customer services among other things.

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Friday, February 23 - Bandung, ID

Startup Grind X The Greater Hub: Vikra Ijas Kitabisa - The Kindness of Internet

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Kitabisa.com adalah website untuk menggalang dana dan berdonasi secara online dan transparan. Sejak tahun 2013, Kitabisa menyediakan wadah dan teknologi online bagi #OrangBaik yang ingin menggalang dana untuk beragam tujuan sosial, personal, kreatif dan lainnya. Dengan semangat gotong-royong menghubungkan kebaikan.

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Friday, February 23 - Najaf, IQ

STARTUP GRIND NAJAF HOSTS Mohammed Riyad Al Moussawi,

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Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. It is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs . STARTUP GRIND NAJAF HOSTS Eng. Mohammed Riyad Al Moussawi .

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Friday, February 23 - Veneto, IT

LA GUIDA PER APRIRSI AL MONDO

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Ancora un giovane e brillante autore: Giacomo Carozza che con il suo libro: “ e-Commerce e UX ” - Guida alla progettazione e personalizzazione dell’e -commerce ci racconta come allargare la prospettiva tecnologica. L'incontro approfondirà gli aspetti dell’interazione (omnichannel) fra persone che unisce gli scambi online con gli insostituibili sorrisi e strette di mano.

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Friday, February 23 - Lviv, UA

We are hosting Alexandr Galkin

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In December we are hosting a special guest - Alexandr Galkin - Ukrainian entrepreneur with 10 year experience, software engineer and founder of 3 companies.

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Saturday, February 24 - Pune, IN

We are hosting Bala Nada (startupwala.com)

Fireside Chat

Bala is a certified Company Secretary, legal evangelist and entrepreneurship coach. He frequently speaks on Entrepreneurship at Business Schools, Conferences and forums such as NASSCOM and Startup India. His love for startups, law and technology has resulted in Online Legal Services Platform for Startups & SMEs.- startupwala.com The app was number 1 on Android store under business app category

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Saturday, February 24 - Bangalore, IN

Balaji Viswanathan

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Remember the Mitra robot that greeted PM Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump at 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit? Meet Balaji Viswanathan - Founder & CEO, Invento Robotics - the man behind this indigenous robot! He has been the Top Writer on Quora for 5 consecutive years starting from 2013 till 2017 and is well known for his lucid and knowledgeable answers on the platform.

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Saturday, February 24 - Mumbai, IN

Deconstructing the Grind with IndieFolio founders

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Come explore the unadulterated behind the scenes story behind one of India's largest professional creator network "IndieFolio" The young entrepreneurs will be sharing their successes and failures, growth hacks, pearls of wisdom for budding entrepreneurs and a deep dive about the ecosystem and infrastructure supporting entrepreneurship in the creative and design industry.

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Saturday, February 24 - Port Harcourt, NG

We are hosting Emeka Nobis (Revolutionary Author & Thought Leader)

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Sitting at the root of every big business is a single thought seed which developed through rigorous thought processes and mental hammering. This February, Startup Grind Port Harcourt will be hosting Emeka Nobis, a revolutionary author and thought leader who has a track record of reproducing thought leaders and helping them gain dominance within their niche. more details about this event here...

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Saturday, February 24 - Lagos, NG

We are hosting Evans Akanno (Founder, Cregital)

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Evans Akanno, through personal savings and bootstrapping, started Cregital, “a creative and digital agency that nurtures talents and helps brands make smart impressions” in a small office in Lagos. In two years, Cregital has gone on to become one of the most successful digital and branding agencies in Nigeria, bagging a couple of awards on the way.

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Sunday, February 25 - Kunming, CN

Startup Grind Kunming #3: Startup in Highland

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Startup in Highland 高原上的创业

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Monday, February 26 - Hong Kong, HK

Daniel Gasteiger (Blockchain Demystified TEDx speaker, founder Procivis AG, Creator of VALID)

Fireside Chat

Daniel Gasteiger is one of Switzerland’s most prolific blockchain entrepreneurs. With his second venture, Procivis AG, as well as their newest project, VALID, Daniel is realizing self-sovereign digital identity solutions on the blockchain.

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Monday, February 26 - Sofia, BG

Как брандът ни да привлича клиенти?

Fireside Chat

Coaching Workshop за бизнес ентусиасти: • Какво кара клиентите да купуват? Какво би ги накарало да купят точно от нас? • Как да продаваме първо себе си и след това продуктите и услугите, които продаваме? • Какво е личен брандинг и как той продава? • Определяне на идеалния клиент • Създаване на завладяващо маркетингово послание на вашия бизнес, което ви откроява на пазара за вашия идеален клиент

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Monday, February 26 - New Brunswick, US

We are hosting Richelieu Dennis (Sundial Brands and Essence Magazine)

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We're excited to host Richelieu Dennis the Founder and CEO of Sundial Brands(Parent company to Shea Moisture, Nubian Heritage and Madame C.J. Walker). For years Richelieu and his company have been deliberate about hair care and have exploded as a company due to this dedication. He started selling products on the streets of NY. Now you can find products in the grocery stores that you frequent.

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Monday, February 26 - Santiago, DO

Luis David Sena: Diseñando sueños académicos; construyendo empresas brillantes

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En esta interesantísima entrevista, Luis David nos contará de su experiencia como emprendedor, y de sus vivencias con relación a esta hermosa misión que ha elegido: el diseñar sueños, y el construir empresas brillantes.

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Tuesday, February 27 - Bangkok, TH

Digital Identity: A Chat with Serial Blockchain Entrepreneur Daniel Gasteiger

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Startup Grind Bangkok welcomes its first international guest all the way from Switzerland, serial blockchain entrepreneur Daniel Gasteiger, founder & CEO of Procivis, who will share with us his journey from international investment banker to blockchain entrepreneur and "civic tech" activist, as well as his thoughts on digital identity, e-government as a service, and the European startup landscape.

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Tuesday, February 27 - Johannesburg, ZA

We are hosting Venture Capitalist Shakes Motsilili

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One of the most useful practices any startup owner or entrepreneur can adopt is to attend as many relevant networking events as possible. The value you can get from Startup Grind events is enormous. Communicating with like-minded, motivated and active people can take your game to another level.

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Tuesday, February 27 - Dnipro, UA

Startup Grind Dnipro #11 with Alex Nesterenko

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At the next meeting for entrepreneurs Startup Grind Dnipro # 11 we will meet in the I coworking hub in an interview with Alex Nesterenko - CEO and founder of ARTKB and the accelerator for hardware startups Carrot. Another of the products of our guest - the Hushme startup - is the world's first device for conducting private conversations in public places.

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Tuesday, February 27 - Trondheim, NO

The Future of Blockchain - (panel)

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Startup Grind is hosting a panel with founders of three Norwegian blockchain related companies discussing opportunities and hurdles of starting up in this space.

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Tuesday, February 27 - Amsterdam, NL

Startup Grind Amsterdam hosts Bram Kanstein (Entrepreneurial Startup Expert)

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For the next Startup Grind Amsterdam event, we are very happy to host Bram Kanstein - startup enthusiast turned startup expert. Bram is one of the most prominent, and well respected, members of the Amsterdam startup scene. He helps people and companies explore, develop and grow, ideas into sustainable start-ups.

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Tuesday, February 27 - Cologne, DE

CGN #14 - Adrian Roepe (Kerbholz)

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Die Geschichte von vier Freunden auf dem (erfolgreichen) Holzweg. Sei dabei, wenn Gründer Adrian sie erzählt!

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Tuesday, February 27 - Winston-Salem, US

Fireside Chat with Red Maxwell - CMO Of AvidXchange

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AvidXchange closed on a monster round of $547.2 Million in 2017, putting them in first place in North Carolina on CB Insights map of the United States of Tech Startups. This is a great chance to learn from the fastest growing startup in the state from their Chief Marketing Officer, Red Maxwell, who has deep ties to Winston-Salem and Wake Forest University.

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Tuesday, February 27 - Tallahassee, US

Michael Bracciale & Nick Telford (Fly Mouthwash)

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Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 1,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 200 cities. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

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Tuesday, February 27 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Seattle Hosts Sarah Imbach (Angel Investor)

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Sarah has experienced a long line of successes, from LinkedIn to 23andMe she has lead operations from several positions. The result of working with VC funded startups is a huge resource for consumer startups and their founders. She is an active angel investor and is helping drive change for women in technology. She has investments in Keepe, Outreach.io and HERO Sports just to name a few.

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Wednesday, February 28 - Beijing, CN

How to find the right co-founder for your startup? with James LaLonde (Yoli)

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Choosing your co-founder(s) is the most significant decision that you have to make in the early life of a startup. Ultimate success and failure depends more often than not rests on this decision. More startups fail because of co-founder in-fighting than any other reason. If you are looking for a co-founder, this Fireside Chat with James LaLonde will prepare you to find the right match.

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Wednesday, February 28 - Bloemfontein, ZA

We are hosting Jaclyn Engelbrecht

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Join us in February with dynamic business woman, Jaclyn Engelbrecht. Jaclyn is an award winning and inspirational entrepreneur. Her company, Nov-U operates in the beauty industry, which she believes is a luxury industry, the biggest challenges she faced included convincing both her clients and staff that a recession is no reason to stop growing a business as well as managing cash flow.

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Wednesday, February 28 - Lusaka, ZM

David Kombe (Blackdot Media)

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David Kombe is the founder and CEO of Blackdot Media and chairman of Mulundu Holdings. Blackdot Media (formerly D & C Saatchi & Saatchi) is an award winning advertising and media agency with international affiliation to the Publicis Group of France. Mulundu Holdings is the majority shareholder of African Grey Insurance and also has subsidiaries in manufacturing, PR and branding.

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Wednesday, February 28 - Gothenburg, SE

Ole Sauar (Jollyroom.se)

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Ole Sauar will share his best practices of his 20-years long e-commerce journey. He will talk about what you should think of when establishing an e-commerce and how to avoid failing. Startup Grind Gothenburg welcome you all to the first chapter of 2018, don’t miss the opportunity to gain knowledge from a true e-commerce guru, Ole Sauar! Welcome!

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Wednesday, February 28 - Sarajevo, BA

Startup Grind Sarajevo welcomes WeAreDevelopers co-founders Sead Ahmetovic & Thomas Pamminger!

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Who: Sead Ahmetovic & Thomas Pamminger from WeAreDevelopers! What: The story behind the largest developers conference in Europe: WeAreDevelopers! Where: The Brew Pub! When: February 28th, 6-8:30 pm! And? Drinks & Treats of course!

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Wednesday, February 28 - Cardiff, GB

Innovative Local Media Entrepreneurship

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This event will look into new tools that enable anyone to become media superstars by empowering the local communities. Our Guest Speaker is Anna Brees which worked as a television reporter and presenter for the BBC and ITV for 9 years and is now teaching others to film and edit professional looking video using their smartphones.

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Wednesday, February 28 - Dayton, US

Sean Geehan (Pocket Properties / Geehan Group)

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Sean Geehan is Founder & CEO of Geehan Group and the Best Selling Author of The B2B Executive Playbook. He has more than 20 years experience in B2B consulting services and is a recognized leader in building sustainable, predictable, profitable growth. In 2017, Sean founded Pocket Properties, a startup engaged in building communities of custom, environmentally friendly houses.

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Wednesday, February 28 - Charleston, US

Startup Grind Charleston Hosts Adam Fetsch (Founder of Rewined)

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As a restaurant worker antsy to do his own thing, Adam Fetsch started making candles out of discarded wine bottles. What started as a small company in 2009, Rewined soon became a worldwide brand, now appearing in thousands of shelves across the world.

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Wednesday, February 28 - Newark, US

Keys To Success Meetup

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Join the Fownders team as we host our "Keys to Success" meetup. During this event, you will be able to connect with other entrepreneurs, creatives, and go-getters who understand what it means to chase their dreams. Our conversation will be about what keys are needed in order to unlock success.

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Wednesday, February 28 - Triangle, US

How Transloc Scaled in the Triangle and Exited to Ford

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Come learn how Doug Kaufman scaled Transloc to an exit with Ford. This is a huge win for the Triangle and you're going to want to hear how it all went down. Doug Kaufman is a serial entrepreneur, founding multiple companies, such as clearTXT and Spring Metrics. Currently, Doug is the CEO of TransLoc Inc, in Durham, NC (acquired by Ford) Ticket includes Food, Beer, Networking, and Chat

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Wednesday, February 28 - Calgary, CA

How to Raise A Million Dollars and Become a Facebook Partner: Lucas McCarthy of Showpass

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Startup Grind Calgary is teaming up with BDC Capital to present Lucas McCarthy, the founder and CEO of Showpass, a Calgary-based event management and ticketing platform who recently partnered with Facebook to become its native ticketing option. BDC Capital will also discuss how they worked with Showpass to recently raise significant capital and ideas for entrepreneurs looking at doing the same.

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Wednesday, February 28 - Santo Domingo, DO

Onil Pereyra, co-fundador de Instacarro, sobre cómo levantar + de 20 MM de capital

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Onil Pereyra es co-fundador de Instacarro, una de las startups más exitosas de Brasil, y ha logrado levantar más de 20 millones de dólares de capital; un hito en la historia del ecosistema de emprendimiento dominicano.

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Wednesday, February 28 - Denver, US

Frank Valcarcel and Emily Morehouse-Valcarcel, Cofounders of Cuttlesoft

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The evening will include a Fireside chat with Frank Valcarcel and Emily Morehouse-Valcarcel, Cofounders of Cuttlesoft, as well as networking with food and drink

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Thursday, March 1 - Russia, RU

Как Искусственный Интеллект завоевывает международный рынок?

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Первым гостем Startup Grind в России станет Александр Ханин, сооснователь и генеральный директор компании VisionLabs, специализирующейся на создании продуктов и решений в области распознавания лиц и объектов, а также дополненной и виртуальной реальности . Александр поделится собственным опытом, расскажет, как зарождались, трансформировались и масштабировались продукты компании с течением времени.

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Thursday, March 1 - Birmingham UK, GB

We are hosting David Roberts Founder and CEO of Liquid Group

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David Roberts has been in business for over 20 years. After starting his own retail and property management businesses, David established Liquid Group, a full-service building management company, in 2006. The company's track record is demonstrated in the delivery of over 70 restaurants, bars & clubs across the UK and as far afield as The Balearics, Eastern Europe, China & Brazil.

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Thursday, March 1 - Quito, EC

Jurgen Schuldt (Mensajea.Net)

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Jurgen Schuldt es CEO y Fundador de MENSAJEA, una startup ecuatoriana con operaciones en Perú y México. El año pasado la revista Entrepreneur la consideró una de las "9 startups fintech que innovan los negocios en América Latina" y hace pocos días fue la ganadora del premio a la Innovación Fintech de Digital Bank Latam 2018.

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Monday, March 5 - New Haven, US

Rob Bettigole (Managing Partner, Elm Street Ventures)

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Rob is the founder and Managing Partner of New Haven-based Elm Street Ventures, an early stage VC in which Yale is the largest investor. ESV has invested in 21 companies to date, co-founding many of them. He served on the Operating Board of the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute from 07 through its absorption by Tsai CITY in 17. He serves as Chairman of P2 Science and is a board member of SeeClickFix.

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Tuesday, March 6 - Singapore, SG

Liu Xi Louis and Zack Yang (FOMO Pay)

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Liu Xi Louis is the CEO while Zack Yang is the COO, and both are Co-Founders of FOMO Pay, the leading one-stop QRcode payment platform and the first official VISA QR payment partner in SEA. Launched in 2014 with more than 1000 merchants acquired within a year, award-winning FOMO Pay is trusted by major companies including SPH, Marina Bay Sands, StarHub, JUMBO, Club 21, CHANEL, etc.

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Tuesday, March 6 - Pretoria, ZA

Fireside Chat With Gift Nkuna talking around Client Relationship Management & Smart Entrepreneurs

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Founder & CEO of Bindzu Smart Entrepreneur, the developer of the Excellator™, inventor of widely celebrated entrepreneurship board game “The Superpreneur”, an author of inspirational books and serial entrepreneur with over a decade experience. He is the 2015/16 finalist of the 702 SageOne Business Awards, and winner of the 2005 Get Rich Or Die Trying Business Innovation Competition.

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Tuesday, March 6 - Rome, IT

Giacomo Bertoldi (Gruppo Bertoldi - Walliance)

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Nato in Trentino e cresciuto nel carrello della spesa, è entrato in azienda a 16 anni ed ha proseguito le attività ristrutturando l’organizzazione aziendale in un contesto di forte crisi, arrivando fino ai vertici del gruppo. Dopo i risultati di successo, arriva però una nuova sfida che vede la nascita di Walliance, il primo portale italiano di real estate equity crowdfunding.

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Tuesday, March 6 - Luxembourg, LU

Startup Europe Week 2018

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Startup Europe Week is a movement whose goal is to help entrepreneurs grow and thrive all over the world, through a series of locally focused events that show entrepreneurs what support is available at their particular city and regional level.

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Tuesday, March 6 - Dallas, US

TJ Person, Founder and CEO of OpenKey

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As CEO and founder, TJ Person made OpenKey the leader in universal mobile key access technology. With more than 17 years of experience in technology, business management and marketing, TJ knows what it takes to make a company successful. He is known for both his strategic leadership and marketing innovation capabilities.

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Tuesday, March 6 - Manhattan Beach, US

StartupGrind MB Inaugural Fireside Chat w/ Local Exec Kim Salzer of Ozobot, Gifts.com, Hyperloop One

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StartupGrind Manhattan Beach and WeWork MB welcomes marketing expert, Kim Salzer for a fireside chat at WeWork Manhattan Beach on March 6, 2018. Kim has led organizations like gifts.com as CEO and advised a variety high-growth startups locally. Most recently, Kim was CMO of Hyperloop One and currently leads marketing efforts at award-winning code-learning robot company, Ozobot.

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Wednesday, March 7 - Jakarta, ID

We are hosting Oscar Darmawan, the CEO of Bitcoin.co.id

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Startup Grind Jakarta invites all entrepreneurs interested in ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) to learn about what they’re about and how ICOs work as an alternative to the traditional models of startup investment.

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Wednesday, March 7 - Asturias, ES

ELOI GÓMEZ ( CEO MR JEFF)

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We're back in Gijón with a young and enthusiactic speaker. In this occasion our guest is Eloi Gómez CEO of Mr Jeff. We'll interview him about his experience founding Mr Jeff and We’ll talk with him about product, investment, internationalization and team management. We'll also have Wetech as a guest startup.

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Wednesday, March 7 - Charlotte, US

Coy Pittman of Disco Melee

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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, March 7 - Lansing, US

Mike Klein (Genomenon, Inc.)

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Mike Klein, a veteran of the Ann Arbor tech community, is the CEO of Genomenon Inc., a 2014 spinoff from the University of Michigan that focuses on using genome interpretation software to help provide personalized medicine. With over 25 years of developing, building and growing 4 different high tech companies, Mike has raised over $50M in capital and had several successful investor exits.

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Wednesday, March 7 - New York City, US

Lisa Cuesta (NextGen Venture Partners)

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Lisa is a Principal at NextGen Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm bringing a service mentality to venture. NextGen is made up of a core group of seasoned VCs and a network of hundreds of part-time Venture Partners that drive the growth of our portfolio companies Lisa previously worked in strategy and product roles at Google and the ecommerce team at Pepsico.

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Thursday, March 8 - Vilnius, LT

Startup Grind hosts Algirdas Stonys (TeleSoftas)

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TeleSoftas is bringing its cheerfulness to Startup Grind. Recognized by Deloitte ”Technology Fast 50” as one of the fastest growing companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Telesoftas is shaping the future. ”Positive attitude is the key to your business success” - says Algirdas, who will be with us to discuss the importance of positive attitude & how to maintain it.

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Thursday, March 8 - Prague, CZ

Do You Need to Be in Silicon Valley?

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Tytus Cytowski is an American technology lawyer and the founder of Cytowski & Partners, a boutique law firm with offices in San Francisco and Poland. Tytus has developed a successful startup law practice focusing on European startups scaling and fundraising in Silicon Valley. His clients are companies from YC, 500 Startups and Techstars.

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Thursday, March 8 - Munich, DE

Finn Age Hänsel | Managing Director (MOVINGA)

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Finn is a serial entrepreneur and business angel with a strong passion for product, brand and technology aiming to find the perfect balance between visionary ideas, creativity and best-in-class execution. Among others, he founded THE ICONIC, Berliner Berg brewery and invested in CrossEngage, SMACC and Einhorn. Since 2015, Finn is Managing Director of Movinga, an end-to-end online moving company.

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Thursday, March 8 - Fremont, US

Meet the Founder of a CES Honoree IoT Product Company

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A second-generation entrepreneur, Herman Yau co-founded Tend that develops award-winning smart home lifestyle products. A 3-time consecutive CES Innovation Award Honoree (2015, 2016, 2017), Herman was also named to the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in 2015. He is a graduate of Cornell University, earning both a BA in Computer Science and Master of Engineering in Computer Science.

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Friday, March 9 - Auckland, NZ

Fireside chat with Derek Andersen (founder of Startup Grind)

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We're hosting a fireside chat with one other than the founder and CEO of Startup Grind, Derek Andersen. Derek is in Auckland for one night only and we get to hear from the man himself about the crazy journey Startup Grind has been on since starting back in 2012. The usual drinks, food and networking are included in your ticket.

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Friday, March 9 - Heraklion, GR

Andriani Aggelidaki - Journalist

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Η Ανδριανή θα μας παρουσιάσει την επιτυχημένη επαγγελματική της πορεία και θα μας εξηγήσει την καθοριστική σημασία που έχει να τολμάς να μαθαίνεις και να πειραματίζεσαι δουλεύοντας σκληρά.

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Friday, March 9 - Pittsburgh, US

Startup Grind Pittsburgh is hosting (Spencer Mckenith Williams)

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Spencer Williams is the Founder and current software application developer at Anutech Technical Resources. A technology enthusiast, assisting small businesses with various technical services. Currently Spencer Williams freelance software application development for various clients designing, developing and publishing android applications and application development and mentoring.

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Monday, March 12 - Tirana, AL

A Fireside Chat with Hetem Ramadani

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Mr. Hetem Ramadani is one of the most successful Albanian enterpreneurs, being among the list of the richest Albanian business people after the 90’s. In 2008, Salbatring began direct sales of oil and oil derivatives to its key customer, INA of Croatia. The same year, turnover at Salbatring increased from 60 million euros in 2007 to 611 million euros, despite Salbatring having only 14 employees.

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Monday, March 12 - Austin, US

Welcome a SXSW Special Guest

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Tuesday, March 13 - Tel Aviv, IL

Startup Grind Tel Aviv Hosts Jeff Pulver

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This March we are hosting Jeff Pulver an Internet Pioneer, VoIP; Entrepreneur, Investor, Strategist, Photographer, Speaker, Futurist

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Tuesday, March 13 - Zurich, CH

Philipp Bolliger (Koubachi)

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Entirely entrepreneurial, Phillipp co-founded Koubachi in 2009, a company that revolutionises the way we deal with things and everyday objects. The Zurich-based pioneer in the field of smart gardening, was bought by the Husqvarna Group, with Philipp joining the Gardena Division, focusing on innovation and bringing extensive experience of the Internet of Things and home automation technology.

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Tuesday, March 13 - Cologne, DE

CGN #15 - Martin Bressem (detoxRebels)

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Eine ganze Partyreihe ohne Alkohol? Das geht, und zwar ganz hervorragend! Sei dabei, wenn Co-Founder Martin erzählt, wie sie ihr Startup von der Party-Idee zu einer Produktwelt für gesunden Lifestyle weiterentwickeln wollen und wie der Auftritt bei „Die Höhle der Löwen“ lief.

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Tuesday, March 13 - Lima, PE

Oscar Salas (Afluenta)

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Oscar es Director Regional de Producto y Negocio en Afluenta (www.afluenta.com) donde se encarga de expandir el éxito de la plataforma en los demás países de la región.

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Tuesday, March 13 - Loreto, MX

We are hosting Norma Garcia!

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Originaria de CDMX, licenciada en Relaciones Internacionales e historia, con especialidad en Comercio Exterior por la Universidad de las Américas en Puebla.Desde hace 12 años es fundadora y propietaria del hotel 1697 y el Zopilote Brewery & Cocina, actualmente es presidenta de la Asociación de Prestadores de Servicios Turísticos de Loreto y Directora del fideicomiso de turismo.

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Tuesday, March 13 - Sacramento, US

Tyler Smith (SkySlope)

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Tyler Smith is the founder and CEO of SkySlope, a software company that streamlines the transaction process for real estate professionals. In 2017, Tyler spearheaded a partnership between SkySlope and Fidelity National Financial to pioneer the next phase in real estate technology. With over 100 employees and growing, SkySlope serves 47 of the top 100 brokerages in the nation.

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Wednesday, March 14 - Perth, AU

Fireside chat with Shahirah Gardiner (Finch)

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Startup Grind Perth welcomes Shahirah Gardner, Co-Founder of Finch, to our next fireside chat. Shahirah will be sharing her entrepreneurial journey with us as well as talk about traction, growth and their goals ahead of Series A investment.

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Wednesday, March 14 - Hong Kong, HK

Chris J Reed (LinkedIn for Entrepreneurs. LinkedIn Power Profile 2012-2017, CEO of Black Marketing)

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Chris J Reed, serial, global entrepreneur having founded among others "Black Marketing", Enabling LinkedIn For You, "The Dark Art of Marketing", Personal Branding For Entrepreneurs, and "Mohawk Marketing", TripAdvisor Engagement For You, plus , "Chris J Reed Mastery", Masterclasses that Engage, Delight, Educate and Entertain, shares his views on LinkedIn for Entrepreneurs.

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Wednesday, March 14 - Nairobi, KE

A Fireside Chat with Peter Nduati (Resolution Group Ltd)

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Peter Nduati (@PeterNduati) is the Founder and CEO of Resolution Group, a company that runs Resolution Insurance Kenya and Tanzania, IAA Resolution Uganda and Speed Resolution in South Sudan. He founded the Group initially as Resolution Health East Africa in 2002.

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Wednesday, March 14 - Houston, US

The End of Net Neutrality: What Will It Mean?

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Net neutrality's recent repeal could potentially set off a tsunami that pulverizes the digital landscape as we understand it. The outcomes could drastically impact all of our daily lives, from business leaders to garage tinkers. Our goal is to uncover possible effects (short and long-term) and to discover offsetting solutions to this destabilizing regulation.

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Thursday, March 15 - Berlin, DE

Fireside chat with Alice Bentinck, Co-Founder of Entrepreneur First

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EF is a place where outliers come together and where startups like Magic Pony are born. It is a place to find a co-founder, build a company & access some of world’s top investors. They have helped build >80 tech companies, collectively worth over $1bn. EF is backed by Reid Hoffman (founder of LinkedIn) & Greylock Partners, Mosaic Ventures, Founders Fund and some of the world's best entrepreneurs.

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Thursday, March 15 - Washington, US

Roy Schwartz (Co-founder and President of Axios)

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Roy Schwartz is a co-founder and President of Axios, the new media company he launched in January with Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen. Axios has raised $30M from Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Greycroft Partners, David G. Bradley and many more investors.

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Thursday, March 15 - St Petersburg, US

Fireside Chat with Brent Kraus

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February we'll be hosting Brent Kraus, Chief of Everything at Ella Bing, where style has a purpose. Ella Bing is an online store for one-of-a-kind men's accessories that has been serving the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg area since 2012.

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Monday, March 19 - Columbia, US

We're Hosting Danielle Tate, Entrepreneur | Founder, CEO | Best-Selling Author | Spokeswoman

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Danielle is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, and spokeswoman with a career that spans a decade in the startup world. She founded MissNowMrs.com, an online name-change service with over 370,000 customers. She's the author of The Elegant Entrepreneur: The Female Founders Guide to Starting & Growing Your First Company, designed to lower the barriers to entry for women entrepreneurs.

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Monday, March 19 - Dayton, US

Jason Harrison - Present Tense Fitness

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Our rescheduled event with Jason Harrison, founder of Present Tense Fitness is set for March.

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Tuesday, March 20 - Athens, GR

Louis Hatzis (ParkGene CEO)

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The 1st Greek ICO is here! The CEO of ParkGene, Louis Hatzis, will share the story of the token that promises to solve a huge pain across the world: finding a parking spot using blockchain technology!

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Tuesday, March 20 - Düsseldorf, DE

Startup Grind DUS #6 - Philipp Kriependorf (auxmoney)

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Drei Freunde gründeten vor über zehn Jahren auxmoney, um die Art, wie sich Menschen Geld leihen, zu revolutionieren. 140 Menschen arbeiten dort mittlerweile. Sei dabei, wenn Mitgründer Philipp Kriependorf erzählt, wie sie auxmoney zu einem der erfolgreichsten Startups der Stadt gemacht haben!

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Tuesday, March 20 - Santa Clarita, US

Rachel Hollis (Founder & CEO, Chic Media)

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Rachel Hollis is a bestselling author, TV personality, in-demand speaker, and founder and CEO of Chic Media, the foremost authority on premium digital content for women. Named one of Inc. Magazine’s "Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30,” Join us as she shares her entrepreneurial journey with us. [Must be 18+ to attend]

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Wednesday, March 21 - Melbourne, AU

Startup Grind hosts Jacqui Bull (Sidekicker)

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Jacqui Bull co-founded Australia’s largest on-demand staffing platform Sidekicker at the age of 22, building a company that now has on-the-ground operations in 2 countries and 8 cities. In 2016, SEEK came on board as a major investor. With more than 3000 clients and 10,000 active workers (known as Sidekicks) using the platform, Jacqui has fast become a trailblazer for entrepreneurs in Australia.

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Wednesday, March 21 - Barcelona, ES

Carlos Trenchs - Venture Capital in Spain

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Join us in our 50th Startup Grind Barcelona event! Our events are conducted in English and do not offer refunds. If you need any kind of invoice email us at alex@startupgrind.com after buying the ticket.

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Wednesday, March 21 - London, GB

Is ICO The Future of Fundraising? With Cyrus Fazel, Founder & CEO of SwissBorg

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Cyrus is the founder and CEO of a SwissBorg a unique wealth management platform powered by smart contracts and based on a Swiss meritocratic system. A multicultural fintech professional with more than a decade of experience in asset management and algorithmic trading, he has applied his analytical skills towards building one of the Top 10 ICOs.

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Wednesday, March 21 - Irvine, US

We are hosting Zack Swire (Good Grains)

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Join us as Zack Swire shares his passion and journey behind his pursuit to deliver purpose, profit, happiness, and health to people. Zack is the Co-Founder of Good Grains, which delivers locally sourced cereals to families and cereal lovers, PLUS $1 per bag goes to a local nonprofit of your choice! [Must be 18+ to attend]

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Thursday, March 22 - Gibraltar, GI

Ferrán Martínez Basketball Legend & Co-Founder of Globatalent

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Ferran Martinez one of the best Spanish basketball players of all time joining FC Barcelona, ​​Joventut Badalona and Panathinaikos Athens International he played for the Olympic Team 156 times. Ferran holds a degree in financial analysis and equity markets by CEF & an Executive MBA in Sport Management. Advisor & startup investor he is the Co-Founder of sport blockchain revolution Globatalent.

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Thursday, March 22 - Hamburg, DE

Verena Hubertz, Founder and Managing Director (Kitchen Stories)

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Verena Hubertz is the co-founder and managing director of the Berlin Startup Kitchen Stories, a video-based food platform, used by millions around the world. At Kitchen Stories she heads the Sales, Finance and HR department.

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Thursday, March 22 - Durham Region, CA

Startup Grind: Durham welcomes serial entrepreneur Alex Brown of The Beard Club!

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Join Spark Centre and Alex Brown as we host our second Startup Grind: Durham event of 2018 at UOIT's 61 Charles Street location! Hear Alex's story that includes building multiple massive companies from scratch as well as failing miserably. In his own words, Alex will captivate you with his journey to launching The Beard Club and hitting $13M in revenue in its first year of existence.

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Saturday, March 24 - Foligno, IT

Inaugurazione Startup Grind Foligno con Raffaele Gaito e Andrea Roberto Bifulco

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Scopriamo insieme la filosofia di Startup Grind con Andrea Roberto Bifulco (Startup Grind Milano) ed entriamo nel mondo del Growth Hacking con Raffaele Gaito, per la prima volta a Foligno!

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Tuesday, March 27 - Abuja, NG

Labake Adegoke (Pink Cloak) & Shammah Abubakar (Shamsoft & Co.)

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She started her own online store through social media....come know how.

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Tuesday, March 27 - Abuja, NG

Surviving the Grind in Abuja

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A special edition of the Startup Grind Abuja, featuring the Co-founder of Aiivon Innovation Hub, the CEO and MD of Oh Tailor, CEO and MD of PinkCloak, CEO and MD Shamsoft & Co. describing their experience starting a business in Abuja.

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Tuesday, March 27 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Hosts Cal McAllister CEO Wexley School for Girls

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Cal is the CEO of the most interesting company in Seattle. We cultivate and ignite consumer’s love for brands. We’re an advertising agency that creates engaged fanatics who deliver value in the real world and on the wide web one. We turn people into fans by creating experiences that interest and engage them over time. We make hearts race. We make voices scream. We make it rain dead presidents.

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Tuesday, March 27 - Los Angeles, US

Olympic Gold Medalist Jordyn Wieber

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On February 20th, we'll be interviewing Jordyn Wieber. Jordyn Wieber is an Olympic gold medalist and member of the U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics team Fierce Five from the 2012 London Olympics. Jordyn is the 2011 all-around world champion and competed for the US Olympic team in 2012.

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Thursday, March 29 - Edinburgh, GB

We are hosting Kai Murray (Shirlaws Group, ex-MD of Search Consultancy prior to successful exit)

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Kai is a business coach and mentor for Shirlaws and spent over 10 years as Managing Director of Search Consultancy, during which time Search was recognised as one of the UK’s 100 fastest growing private companies in PWC ‘Profit Track 100’. The company turnover on exit (end 2007) was over £120m and NFI had grown at 20% year on year for the previous 5 years.

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Thursday, March 29 - Saint Paul, US

SGx Fireside Chat w/ Techstars Entrepreneur In Residence Sean Higgins

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Join us for this exciting founder series meeting Sean Higgins, Techstars Entrepreneur In Residence & former co-founder of iLos Videos!

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Saturday, March 31 - Lagos, NG

We are hosting Uche Pedro (Founder, Bella Naija)

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Uchenna Pedro (Eze) is a Nigerian blogger, writer, social media expert and entrepreneur. She is the founder of BellaNaija, an online entertainment, fashion and lifestyle magazine. In 2014, she was named in Forbes list of "30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa"

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Wednesday, April 4 - New Haven, US

Steve Kokinos (Co-founder & Executive Chairman of Fuze)

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Steve has spearhead Fuze’s mission to revolutionize business communication. Fuze provides a single platform combining voice, video, messaging and contact center. The company has raised >$300M. He received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in New England. We will discuss his path to entrepreneurship, building multiple million-dollar startups and the future of business communication.

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Tuesday, April 10 - Washington, US

Barry Beck (COO & cofounder of Bluemercury)

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Barry Beck is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Bluemercury, Inc., a luxury beauty retail chain, e-commerce provider and cosmetics brand developer. He oversees all aspects of Bluemercury’s operations and leads the company's strategic growth initiatives. In February 2015 the Becks sold the company to Macy's Inc. for $210 million, while retaining their positions as CEO and COO.

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Tuesday, April 10 - Sacramento, US

Kwame Anku (Black Angel Tech Fund)

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Kwame Anku is the Co-Founder and Principal of the Black Angel Tech Fund, an early stage venture capital firm where he leads fundraising, portfolio building and portfolio management teams.

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Wednesday, April 11 - Charlotte, US

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

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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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Monday, April 16 - Tel Aviv, IL

Startup Grind Tel Aviv Hosts Shaul Olmert (Playbuzz)

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This April we are hosting – Shaul Olmert, the Co-Founder and CEO of Playbuzz, the storytelling platform that changed the way we consume content.

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Tuesday, April 17 - Düsseldorf, DE

Startup Grind DUS #7 - Florian Falk (Just Spices)

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Bei der Startup-Woche Düsseldorf Ausgabe des Startup Grinds Düsseldorf erzählt uns Florian von den Höhen und Tiefen bei der Gründung der Gewürzmanufaktur Just Spices.

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Tuesday, April 17 - Cardiff, GB

Computer Data Science Entrepreneur

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At this event we will focus on helping organisations get ready for data. We will understand how our speaker spends much of her free time helping others by fostering technical communities, providing open source contributions, and presenting on data science and dataOps topics.

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Tuesday, April 17 - Santa Clarita, US

Cooper Harris (Founder & CEO, Klickly)

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Join us as we host Cooper Harris. Cooper is the Founder & CEO of Klickly and was nominated for Google's "Young Innovators" Award. Join us as she shares her entreprenurial story in building Klickly and changing the way we view payment platforms. [Must be 18+ to attend]

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Thursday, April 19 - Toronto, CA

Startup Grind: From StartUp to ScaleUp Conference

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The "Startup Grind: From StartUp to ScaleUp Conference" is a one-day event designed to help entrepreneurs, founders and business owners take the next step in their journey; scaling their business.

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Thursday, April 19 - Zurich, CH

Cristina Riesen (We Are Play Lab)

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My inner fire is fuelled by an insatiable interest in technology, design, education, learning and entrepreneurship. I am an active supporter of the global startup ecosystem and a strong believer in the potential of human creative genius powered by collaboration across spatial, temporal and cultural boundaries.

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Monday, April 23 - Columbia, US

We're Hosting David Gertler, Co-Founder and CEO of TrebleNetwork

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David is co-founder and CEO of Treble Network, a new platform that is fundamentally disrupting the traditional business networking paradigm. He's a software executive with over 25 years experience leading multiple Fortune 500 and early stage technology, software, hardware and professional services companies.. We've got a few surprises and announcements in store. Make sure you attend.

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Tuesday, April 24 - Hamburg, DE

Philipp Westermeyer, Founder & CEO (OMR.com)

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Philipp Westermeyer is founder and CEO of OMR. OMR is a platform for digital marketing. The heart and soul of the company is the OMR Festival, taking place annually in Hamburg—in March of 2018 attendees are expected to exceed 40,000. The festival consists of the Conference with top international speakers, the Expo of over 200 exhibitors, Masterclasses, Side Events, Parties and more.

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Tuesday, April 24 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Hosts Howard Behar former Starbucks founding President and Author

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Howard's career in business spans over 50 years, all in consumer oriented businesses covering several industries. He retired from Starbucks Coffee after 21 years where he led both the domestic business, as President and was the founding President of Starbucks International. During his tenure, he participated in the growth of the company from 28 stores to over 15,000 stores spanning 5 continents.

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Thursday, April 26 - Cologne, DE

CGN #16 - Dustin Figge (Homelike)

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"Echte Köln-Patrioten" - so beschreiben sich die beiden Homelike Gründer Dustin und Christoph selbst. Sei dabei, wenn Dustin im brandneuen Headquarters davon berichtet, wie sie es geschafft haben, in Köln ihr Startup groß zu ziehen!

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Thursday, April 26 - Edinburgh, GB

We are hosting Richard Cooper (Cascade Technologies, Novosound, RBC Consulting)

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Richard helps early stage technologists and companies plan and execute their value creation. He has 20 years operational experience followed by 20 years in company start-ups including being one of the founders of Cascade Technologies, a Strathclyde University spin out that created in 2003 and sold to Emerson Process Management in 2014 - the largest exit to date by Strathclyde University.

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Saturday, April 28 - Lagos, NG

We are hosting Mr Eazi (Musician & Serial Entrepreneur)

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Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade better known by his stage name Mr Eazi, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Along side being a fast rising international act, Tosin has also invested and run successful businesses. CEO Phonetrader.ng and co-founder, Alexbosh International Limited.

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Sunday, April 29 - Dubai, AE

Khaled Talhouni (Wamda Capital)

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Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 1,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 300 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 98 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has now hosted 5,000 fireside chats since its founding.

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Thursday, May 3 - Gothenburg, SE

Erik Gatenholm (Cellink)

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Gatenholm and Martinez realized the potential for the new biomaterial as a printable material and founded the company CELLINK to provide bioinks to the 3D printing field. CELLINK is now a global leader in producing bioinks and manufacturing cost effective 3D bioprinters.

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Tuesday, May 15 - Cologne, DE

CGN #17 - Ralf Reichert (ESL/Turtle Entertainment)

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ESL is the biggest esports company in the world. Meet Co-Founder and CEO Ralf Reichert and learn, how they made an esports league into a global brand with 550 employers in 17 offices around the world and approx. 13.000 events per year!

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Tuesday, May 15 - Hamburg, DE

Heiko Hubertz, Founder & CEO (Whow Games)

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Heiko Hubertz is founder of Bigpoint, a company currently ranked among the Top 5 developers and publishers of browser and online games on the planet. He currently serves as a business angel in supporting promising start-ups and Internet projects. The 37-year-old kicked off 2014 with the founding of Whow Games, a social casino company for which he actively serves as the CEO.

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Monday, May 21 - Washington, US

David Bradley (The Atlantic, The Advisory Board, Corporate Executive Board)

Fireside Chat

David Bradley is the owner of Atlantic Media (The Atlantic, National Journal & The Hotline, Quartz, and Government Executive). Before his career as a publisher, Bradley founded the Advisory Board Company (merged with Optum for $2.5 billion) and Corporate Executive Board (acquired by Gartner Group for $2.6 billion)

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Tuesday, May 22 - Cardiff, GB

Inspiring Confidence into Entrepreneurs

Fireside Chat

This event will give a insight into the self development world. As a high performance coach, international speaker and business strategist, Our speaker works with visionaries and thought leaders, shifting their limiting beliefs and elevating their voice, message and ultimate success.

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Tuesday, May 22 - Sacramento, US

Nicole Froker (Google for Entrepreneurs)

Fireside Chat

Nicole Froker who is the Partner Engagement Manager for Google for Entrepreneurs. Nicole was on the founding team of Google for Entrepreneurs.

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Thursday, May 31 - Zurich, CH

Franziska Iseli (Basic Bananas)

Fireside Chat

Swiss born Australian, Franziska is a maverick entrepreneur, leading marketing and brand strategist, speaker, author and the co-founder of several companies. She is known for being a true visionary, doing things a bit differently, and her irreverence and thought-leadership.

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Thursday, May 31 - Edinburgh, GB

We are hosting Dee Bradbury, VP for Scottish Rugby

Fireside Chat

Dee Bradbury is said to become the first female president of a Tier 1 rugby nation. Currently the Vice President of Scottish Rugby, she is paving the way and setting examples for women all over Scotland. This month she is one of many in the #40Forward Campaign where every Global Chapter has a female entrepreneur as a guest speaker in the month of May.

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Wednesday, June 13 - Berlin, DE

2018 Startup Grind Europe Conference in London

Fireside Chat

Startup Grind's Europe Conference is the event for startups everywhere. Entrepreneurs will meet in London for 1 full-day of sessions led by top CEOs and influencers, dynamic networking events, meetings with investors, access to invaluable resources, and more. Welcome party will take place on the night of June 12th. Main conference will take place on June 13th.

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Wednesday, June 13 - London, GB

SG Europe: The Future of Fin-Tech Conference

Conference

They say London is the Fin-Tech capital of the world. What we really want to know is where the future of Fintech is headed. We invited founders and CEOs of leading companies in Fin-Tech, Bitcoin and crypto-currency space to tell us where they see the future. Why? Because we want to learn from the best and smartest. Join us on 13th June, learn from the best, ask questions and meet the speakers.

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Wednesday, June 13 - London, GB

2018 Startup Grind Europe Conference

Conference

Startup Grind's Europe Conference is the event for startups everywhere. Entrepreneurs will meet in London for 1 full-day of sessions led by top CEOs and influencers, dynamic networking events, meetings with investors, access to invaluable resources, and more. Welcome party will take place on the night of June 12th. Main conference will take place on June 13th.

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Tuesday, June 19 - Zurich, CH

Alex Pachikov (Sunflower Labs)

Fireside Chat

Member of the founding team at Evernote, where he served as VP of partnerships, developer relations and hardware products integration. Alex Pachikov thinks in the future. Today he’s applying that vision to meaningfully evolve home security to a place where drone-enabled insight will take us beyond locks and alarms.

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Tuesday, June 19 - Hamburg, DE

Dirk Freise, Founding Partner (Shortcut Ventures)

Fireside Chat

Dirk founded blau Mobilfunk the first German discount MVNO with his two partners. Blau was sold to KPN (the Dutch telecom) in 2008. After handing over the baton to the internal successors Dirk follows his passion and invests in young tech start-up with his VC Fund Shortcut Ventures.

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Tuesday, June 19 - Cardiff, GB

Community Training and Education

Fireside Chat

Our speaker has trained over 40,000 people in a variety of qualifications, is an award winner, a role model for the Welsh Government, Mentor and an Inspiration for Startups.

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Friday, September 28 - Redding, US

Where Startup Marketing Ends and Branding Begins

Fireside Chat

What is the difference between marketing and branding? When does marketing end and branding begin? What are the challenges and pitfalls in creating a brand? Join us on a journey with Jared Cullop of JCI Marketing as we discuss the ride from a marketing company back in 2005 that grew in revenues over $250,000,000 and then a new moment of clarity which brought about the boutique marketing firm JCI!

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Thursday, October 25 - Barcelona, ES

Startup Grind Barcelona Conference 2018

Conference

Meet top investors, entrepreneurs, developers, and journalists from all around the world in the second edition of the Startup Grind Barcelona conference. Early tickets on sale already!

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