Upcoming events

Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 21 - Ife, NG

Fireside Chat with EldaDavid Kehinde

Fireside Chat

We would have Kehinde over to discuss and share his story about being a Grinder with the OAU community.

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Saturday, October 21 - Khartoum, SD

Alaa Hamadto (Innovation Manager at Solar Dried Foods)

Fireside Chat

Dr.Alaa Salih Hamadto is one of the founders and Innovation Manager at Solar Dried Foods . Solar food drying is a form of solar food processing which uses airflow and solar energy to dehydrate food for consumption and storage.

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Saturday, October 21 - Patras, GR

Gerasimos Mentzelopoulos (Patras Science Park)

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Gerasimos is the General Manager of Patras Science Park. For over 15 years, PSP supports the growth of innovative, technology based companies across several sectors such as ICT, biotechnology, clean energy and other industrial technologies, contributing to the City Region’s knowledge economy.

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Saturday, October 21 - Lome, TG

Startup Grind Lome accueille Semane Koffi (WOELAB)

Fireside Chat

Startup Grind Lomé accueille pour le mois d'octobre Sename Koffi A. le fondateur du FabLab Woelab dans les locaux dudit FabLab. Sename partage les expériences de sa réussite et de ses nouveau projet pour les jeunes entrepreneurs du digital en Afrique.

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Monday, October 23 - Shenzhen, CN

We are hosting IoT startups from the Valley (w/ ReadWrite Labs)

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Startup Grind is proud to partner with our friends from ReadWrite to bring a special guests right from the Silicon Valley! Join us to learn more about the global IoT ecosystem, how our future will be molded by it, meet with local Shenzhen and visiting Silicon Valley IOT, Artificial Intelligence, AR/VR, BlockChain, and Connected Car startups! See you at Bee+!

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Monday, October 23 - Dublin, IE

Brian Norton (Finance Entrepreneur; Future Finance)

Fireside Chat

Brian Norton started Future Finance, the first European private student lending company. Prior to Future Finance, Brian built and helped to grow several mortgage and student lending companies in the US, including Arch Bay, a $1.5b mortgage investment fund. Today Brian is a Partner at Ridge Road, an private investment fund that invests in and helps to build great businesses.

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Monday, October 23 - Columbia, US

Ron & Cyndi Gula, Founders of Tenable Network Security & our 2nd Startup Showcase.

Fireside Chat

Join us for our fireside chat with Ron and Cyndi Gula, co-founders of Tenable Network Security, a world leader in cyber-security and vulnerability management, and Gula Tech Ventures, a private investment firm focused on helping early stage cyber-security companies develop and grow. Back by popular demand, our Startup Showcase will feature Mind-Halo, Baggio, SpotsWash, and Atomic Mole.

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Monday, October 23 - Newark, US

Learn To Become Obsessed with Improvement in Fitness, Food, Fashion and Family with Brian Mazza

Fireside Chat

Mazza is a leader in the 4 F's. Fitness, fashion, food, and family. His fitness achievements landed him a cover feature on Men's Health. In fashion, he created Windsor Customs, a men's custom clothing line. In food, he is president of the Paige Hospitality Group which umbrellas The AInsworth, NYC's #1-rated sports bar. He's a proud husband and father. Learn how he balances it all.

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Tuesday, October 24 - Auckland, NZ

Startup Grind Auckland hosts Tom Harding (Mish Guru)

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Tom is one of the cofounders at Mish Guru, a startup that helps brands tell better Snapchat Stories. Founded in 2014, the team have since raised two rounds of capital, won brands like McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Spotify and Paramount Pictures as clients and are now expanding quickly in the US.

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Tuesday, October 24 - Bethlehem, PS

Startup Grind Bethlehem hosts Dr. Mahmoud Kaiyal (Web Teb)

Fireside Chat

The BBI is hosting Dr. Mahmoud Kaiyal. The event will take place at the BBI main office on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, as we will host Dr. Mahmoud Kaiyal – the founder and CEO of Web Teb.

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Tuesday, October 24 - Tel Aviv, IL

Startup Grind Tel Aviv Hosts Joseph Zhou (Bits x Bites)

Fireside Chat

Joseph is Investment Partner at Bits x Bites, China’s first food tech accelerator and VC fund that invests in startups tackling global food system challenges.

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Tuesday, October 24 - Johannesburg, ZA

Fireside chat with Margaret Hirsch (Hirsch's Homestores)

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Join us for a Fireside chat with Margaret Hirsch, who has become a leading example to business women in Southern Africa – coming from a humble background, to co-founding and running the multi million rand Appliance and Electronic retail organisation.

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Tuesday, October 24 - Bristol, GB

Talks with Successful Founders -James Smith DevOpsGuys

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James is multi award winning CEO of DevOpsGuys in Cardiff which has now created over 80 new jobs as well as contributing in excess of £5m into the local economy. He was also instrumental in launching a DevOps graduate intern programme in partnership with the local universities.

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Tuesday, October 24 - Florianópolis, BR

Startup Grind Floripa Hosts Fabiola Da Rocha Borba

Fireside Chat

Co-fundadora da Signa, a primeira plataforma de cursos online para surdos do Brasil, que está revolucionando a forma de aprendizagem dessa comunidade. CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), ou seja, filho de pai surdo, formada em Administração pela UFSC e com experiências em empreendedorismo e inovação no Brasil, Canadá e Chile.

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Tuesday, October 24 - Winston-Salem, US

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH LINDSEY HAASER - FOUNDER OF ADVOCATIONS

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This month we feature a successful founder who is combining her passion for inclusion and diversity with economic and social impact. Come meet Lindsey Haaser, a social entrepreneur that started Advocations in 2009 with a focus on assisting companies with disability recruiting.

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Tuesday, October 24 - Montreal, CA

Startup Grind Hosts John Gumbley

Fireside Chat

As the temperatures cool, Startup Grind Montreal heats up with special guest John Gumbley, a Montrealer who built a nightclub empire, having launched and run some of the most successful nightclubs in the city such as Orchid, Rouge, the Main, Muzique and Bord'Elle! When we hearc John Gumbley speak at this year's InfluenceMTL, we knew we wanted him to headline our second Fireside Chat of 2017!

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Tuesday, October 24 - Orlando, US

Jonathan Taylor, Entrenext Ventures

Fireside Chat

This month we'll be talking to Jonathan Taylor, serial entrepreneur and angel investor at Entrenext Ventures. Jonathan is an investor, mentor, and board member. Coder turned entrepreneur, Jonathan began selling (and buying) companies. He's gained a lot of insight on teams, culture, investing, and negotiating along the way.

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Tuesday, October 24 - Muscatine, US

TAGTEAM.AGENCY ... evolutionary and responsive, Quite simply, an extension of each clients' team.

Fireside Chat

To Mike Vondran, founder & CEO of TAG Communications, it may not really matter what vehicle is used for his clients' work. What really matters is taking great care of the clients’ needs. To Mike, that's what makes for good business.

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Tuesday, October 24 - Chilliwack, CA

Tim McAlpine : President and Creative Director of Currency Marketing

Fireside Chat

Startup Grind Startup Grind is a connected online and offline network of vibrant startup communities to help fuel innovation, economic growth and prosperity at the local level. While Startup Grind was founded in Palo Alto, California, our extended network of Startup Grind chapters are located around the world.

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Wednesday, October 25 - Tallinn, EE

Thomas Padovani (founder & CEO at Adcash) on AdTech and product innovation

Fireside Chat

On the 25th of October at 6 pm at Lift99, Startup Grind Tallinn will host Thomas Padovani, founder and CEO at Adcash.

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Wednesday, October 25 - Bloemfontein, ZA

Startup Grind Bloemfontein Hosts Miles Kubheka

Fireside Chat

October is all about good food, good beer and building a business from a very "out of the box" strategy. We are thrilled to announce that Miles Kubheka, the owner of 'Vuyo's' Restaurant will be joining us for a Fire Side chat to tell his story. We'll be going with an "October Fest" theme, there will be locally crafted beer and perfectly paired sliders. The CUT Idea Gymnasium is where we will meet!

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Wednesday, October 25 - Joao Pessoa, BR

Startup Grind João Pessoa recebe Thiago Lucena

Fireside Chat

O vereador Thiago Lucena falará sobre sua história, startups e oportunidades com o Polo Tecnológico. Empreendedor por vocação, atua no setor desde 2009. Empreendeu no ramo de alimentação fitness, academia e no ramo de automação residencial. Foi Secretário Municipal nas pastas de Administração, e na Trabalho, Produção e Renda. Atualmente é vereador na cidade de João Pessoa.

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Wednesday, October 25 - Miami, US

We are hosting Steve O'Hara, President, New World Angels World Angels: Angel Investor Speaks

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Steve O'Hara President, New World Angels Following a business career which included CEO roles in public and private companies, Steve became an active angel investor and author in 2011. After joining NWA in 2014, NWA has invested over $12MM into Florida start-ups and now has an active portfolio of 14 companies. NWA members range from Naples to Tampa and from Miami to Jupiter.

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Wednesday, October 25 - Philadelphia, US

Ron Braunfeld (VP Business Development, Pingup)

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Ron Braunfeld has over 15 years experience in the internet/mobile tech ecosystem. As a proven Sales & Biz Dev professional, Braunfeld has mastered building and implementing go-to-market strategies within large and small companies. He is currently VP Business Development for Boston based start-up, Pingup. Prior positions include PayPal, WHERE (acq. by Paypal in 2011), MapQuest, and SnipSnap.

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Wednesday, October 25 - Port Au Prince, HT

Max Chauvet (lenouvelliste.com)

Fireside Chat

Startup Grind for its 6th edition is hosting Max Chauvet. Max Chauvet is the co-owner and General Manager of the daily newspaper Le Nouvelliste, the oldest media of Haiti and the oldest newspaper of the French-speaking Caribbean.

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Wednesday, October 25 - Toronto, CA

Startup Grind Toronto Presents: Raymond Reddy CEO Ritual

Fireside Chat

Ritual, founded by Ray Reddy in 2014, is a mobile app that’s partnered with over 1000 restaurant partners across Canada and the United States to allow customers to order in from their favourite hot spots. After taking over Toronto, Ritual has expanded to Chicago and has raised over $70MM in funding - find out how they did it!

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Wednesday, October 25 - Quito, EC

Santiago Gangotena (Universidad San Francisco de Quito; Colegio Menor San Francisco de Quito)

Fireside Chat

Santiago Gangotena es el fundador de la Universidad San Francisco de Quito, la primera universidad totalmente privada en Ecuador, y cofundador del Colegio Menor San Francisco de Quito.

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Wednesday, October 25 - Denver, US

Tom Danielson, CEO Cinch Cycling

Fireside Chat

The evening will include a Fireside chat with Tom Danielson, CEO of Cinch Cycling , as well as networking with food and drink

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Wednesday, October 25 - Guadalajara, MX

StartupGrind hosts: Protrash

Fireside Chat

Cuatro mujeres mexicanas emprendedoras dedicadas a cambiar la realidad de millones de personas que viven por debajo de la línea de pobreza al brindarles oportunidades de generar un ingreso extra y conocimiento ambiental para que rompan con su ciclo de pobreza

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Wednesday, October 25 - Fremont, US

How To Manage Your Startup Financially Well?

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David Ehrenberg is the CEO of Early Growth Financial Services, which supports 18% of the VC backed startup companies in the U.S. Lets learn best financial practices from well managed companies and hear out cautionary tale of few badly managed companies. We will keep it extremely examples driven engaging session.

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Thursday, October 26 - Shanghai, CN

Florian Bohnert Interviews Kia Parsai (Founder, Shanghai Love Brewing) at Startup Grind

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Join our fireside chat with Kia Parsai, the founder & CEO of Shanghai Love Brewing Company. After only one year, Shanghai Love has become one of the leading craft beer brands in China, and Kia is helping shape the quickly expanding craft beer market. 加入我们与Kia Parsai的炉边谈话,他是申爱酿造公司的创始人和CEO,仅用一年时间就打造出了这个中国领先的啤酒品牌,为迅速发展的工艺啤酒市场做出了卓越贡献。

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Thursday, October 26 - Singapore, SG

Bryan Choo (TheSmartLocal)

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Bryan Choo is the Founder and Managing Director of TheSmartLocal, one of Singapore’s largest and fastest growing independent publishers. What makes TheSmartLocal special is that it is a creative agency, production house and media outlet all rolled into one; allowing brands a single point of contact for campaigns that are managed from start to finish and published on their channels.

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Thursday, October 26 - Napoli, IT

Startup Grind hosts Roberto Castaldo

Fireside Chat

Quando il marchio sei tu: Fare Personal Branding per promuovere e vendere te stesso.

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Thursday, October 26 - Prague, CZ

Martin Rozhon (CEO & Founder, VIVANTIS)

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Martin is the founder and for 17 years the CEO of VIVANTIS, the large CEE e-retailer with CZK800M turnover and 200 employees. The company sells perfumes, watches, jewelry, fashion, cosmetics etc. VIVANTIS portfolio counts 10 e-shops and operates in 3 countries. From 2014 is VIVANTIS part of the e-commerce group MALL Group which is powered by Rockaway Capital. The event will be held in Czech.

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Thursday, October 26 - Turin, IT

Irene Cassarino (The Doers)

Fireside Chat

Welcome to a new event of Startup Grind Turin! This time we will host Irene Cassarino from The Doers: her international experience will help us to develop a more detailed point of view about the startup ecosystems. With a number of projects focused on startup mentorship and acceleration, Irene will be the perfect speaker for discussing how innovative ideas can succeed in today's market.

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Thursday, October 26 - Edinburgh, GB

Startup Grind Edinburgh hosts Seonaidh MacDonald (mLED Ltd)

Fireside Chat

Seonaidh MacDonald was until late 2016, the CEO of mLED Ltd, a world leader in micro-displays for Augmented & Virtual Reality products. In 2016 he led mLED to a hugely successful trade sale to a U.S household name, delivering a double digit exit multiple. He is Vice Chairman of The Lennox Partnership, a Social Enterprise organisation. This will be an inspiring and entertaining talk!

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Thursday, October 26 - Madrid, ES

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH CARLES LLORET (UBER)

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Originally from Valencia, Carles has a degree in Industrial Engineering. He completed his training with an MBA by IESE Business School and several programs in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and ​Harvard Business School. Carles joined Uber in Barcelona in 2014 as General Manager for Spain and since 2015, for Southern Europe, including Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Israel and Turkey.

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Thursday, October 26 - Ft. Lauderdale, US

Fireside Chat with Zia Bhutta of AutomateWork

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Zia Bhutta is the CEO of AutomateWork, a company that focuses on “Smart Robotic Automation” and working with clients to integrate them effectively. Formerly he was a Co Founder at Synechron, one of the fastest growing It Consultancies in the world and who have an office in South Florida.

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Thursday, October 26 - Princeton, US

Katherine O'Neill JumpStart NJ Angel Network

Fireside Chat

Startup Grind Princeton welcomes Katherine O'Neill, one of NJ's leading angel investors. She is the Executive Director for JumpStart New Jersey Angel Network, a member led angel investor group that invests in early stage companies in Mid-Atlantic region.

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Thursday, October 26 - Saint Paul, US

Meet E&C's Snacks Co-Founder & CEO of Hunkola & Heavenly Hunks, Casey Webber

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These baked treats have been described by many as the “love child between a cookie, scone, brownie, and muffin”. Check out our upcoming event with E&C’s Snacks the maker of Heavenly Hunks & Hunkola granola bites. Casey might even bring some samples for those that attend!

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Friday, October 27 - Adelaide, AU

Andre Eikmeier - Vinomofo

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The legendary Andre Eikmeier, Co-Founder and Joint CEO of Vinomofo. Vinomofo is one of Australia’s fastest growing and most awarded companies. The company raised $25m in funding last year, making it the largest VC raise in Australian history. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the successes and failures of Andre Eikmeier. Book your ticket now!

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Friday, October 27 - Chengdu, CN

Fireside chat with New Zealand IoT Investor & Intellectual Property Attorney: Nick Gerritsen

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Nick Gerritsen is a New Zealand based catalyst and impact entrepreneur. He specializes in developing technology propositions from the ground up, and has been one of the leaders promoting New Zealand's contribution to emerging megatrends such as Clean Technology, the Internet of Things, and GovTech.

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Friday, October 27 - Ancona, IT

Luca La Mesa (SingularityU Italy) & Valentino Marangi (CheBuoni.it)

Fireside Chat

Luca La Mesa, investor di Singularity University Italy, e Valentino Marangi, CEO e founder di CheBuoni.it, saranno gli ospiti della quarta fireside chat targata StartupGrind Ancona. Siamo impazienti di ospitare il nuovo talk che ha l'obiettivo di aumentare la conoscenza delle realtà di business che ci circondano in Italia, e non solo.

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Friday, October 27 - Calgary, CA

Partner Promotion: A 30 second video for your business and 2 professionally retouched headshots

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The Promotion: A 30 second video for your business and 2 professionally retouched headshots for only $99! Where: HustleCo Workspace What: A 30 second video and 2 professionally retouched headshots for $99 When: Friday, October 27th from 10:00am-12:00pm

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Friday, October 27 - Casablanca, MA

Startup Grind Casablanca Hosts Mr Redouane AGOUDAL : Founder & CEO Green Engineering

Fireside Chat

Pour ce mois d'Octobre, nous invitons Mr Redouane AGOUDAL : Founder & CEO Green Engineering , à nous inspirer pendant notre 10éme évent qui aura lieu le Vendredi 27 Octobre 2017 à 18H30 à Khouribga.

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Friday, October 27 - Aguascalientes, MX

Innovación en Fine Dining (Metate Aguascalientes)

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En esta ocasión nos movemos al emprendimiento en la industria de alimentos y bebidas. Presentamos al Chef Diego Aguirre quien nos platicará su experiencia como emprendedor y como es que llegó a desarrollar Metate, el único restaurante de Fine Dining a puertas cerradas en Aguascalientes.

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Saturday, October 28 - Noida, IN

Hosting Yogesh Andlay & Vaibhav Agrawal

Fireside Chat

Join us for a session on 'Design Thinking for Startups' by 'Yogesh Andlay', Managing Director of Nucleus Software & a Fireside chat with 'Vaibhav Agrawal', Associate partner - Light Speed Ventures on 28th October.

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Saturday, October 28 - Beijing, CN

Healthcare Meets Big Data 医疗健康“遇上”大数据 | October 28th

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Learn about smart condoms and digital health innovation in China @ Startup Grind Beijing. In healthcare, digital transformation is impacting broadly and deeply, disrupting business models, services, regulations, and skills supply and demand. 'Big health’ is transforming China. 数字化转型正在对医疗健康领域产生广泛而深刻的影响,变革着这个行业的商业模式、服务、行业规范和技能供需。大数字健康正在改变着中国。

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Saturday, October 28 - Enugu, NG

FINDING YOUR VOICE

Fireside Chat

This event is designed to educate and inspire young entrepreneurs in Nasarawa State.

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Saturday, October 28 - Lagos, NG

We are hosting Afua Osei (Co-founder, She Leads Africa)

Fireside Chat

Afua is a Co-Founder of She Leads Africa, a community that helps young African women achieve their professional dreams. With engaging online content and pan-African events, their vision is to become the #1 destination for smart and ambitious young women.

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Sunday, October 29 - Benin City, NG

Big Dreams & Passion Attracts Funding

Fireside Chat

Prince EERIK, Chairman of the Divine Smiles Foundation Int'l. President of Eric's Entertainment Home Ltd,the promoter of Face of Edo, Face of the World, Most Beautiful Girl in Edo State & Queen Tourism, Edo State Beauty pageants will be sharing his life and business journey with startups in the next Meetup taking place on the 29th of October, 2017 https://paystack.com/pay/startupgrindbeni-ticket

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Monday, October 30 - Sofia, BG

Understanding Your Entrepreneurial DNA with Paul Strobl

Fireside Chat

What is suppressing the entrepreneurial capacity to be successful? Are all entrepreneurs the same? No! They are not. Our next guest is a successful personal coach of CEO's and partner of Joe Abraham, the creator of BOSI. We will welcome Paul Strobl who will help us understand our own entrepreneurial DNA and how to take advantage of it in order to succeed in our business endeavors.

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Monday, October 30 - Oslo, NO

Future of mobility (Rasmus Myklebust, CEO, SammeVei)

Fireside Chat

With Uber's announcement to leave Norway it's time to take a step back and evaluate the future for ridesharing and urban mobility. While there is no controversy about the fact that we want smarter cities, we are in the middle of a complicated debate on how to achieve that in the short term. Meet SammeVei, a startup that came with a practical solution to reduce traffic and emissions!

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Tuesday, October 31 - Islamabad, PK

Murtaza Zaidi (TIE Islamabad)

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Murtaza Zaidi is a seasoned entrepreneur; Founder of CyberVision International; Executive Director of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Islamabad Chapter. He has established and leads WECREATE, a women’s entrepreneurship development incubation/co-working space, and leads the national Startup Cup, an entrepreneurship development and competition program.

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Tuesday, October 31 - Dar es Salaam, TZ

Startup Grind Dar hosts Jumanne Mtambalike (Sahara Ventures)

Fireside Chat

Startup Grind Dar will host Jumanne Mtambalike also popularly known as J4. J4 is one of the 'founding fathers' of the tech startup ecosystem in Tanzania. He has been in the tech game for a while now and we can learn a lot from him on starting and scaling tech startups in Tanzania. If you want insights on the tech startup ecosystem in Tanzania and Africa, and advice on your tech startup, join us.

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Tuesday, October 31 - Dnipro, UA

Startup Grind Dnipro #10 with Ruslan Nazarenko

Fireside Chat

Meetup for the community of entrepreneurs with Ruslan Nazarenko. Ruslan Nazarenko - Brand Ambassador in Branch, where mobile developers, marketers, and product managers go to learn and share insights on how to make mobile app growth easier and better. In marketing about 8 years. He works with automation, product launches and funnel-based marketing and have his own products.

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Tuesday, October 31 - Stockholm, SE

Investing in Growth with Sophia Bendz (Atomico) and Maral Kalajian (Watty)

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Sophia is an Executive in Residence at Atomico. Based in Stockholm, she advises founders on communications and marketing strategy and scaling their brand. As an active player in Stockholm's startup scene, Sophia also helps with sourcing and the evaluation of new investment opportunities. She will be interviewed by Maral Kalajian, Head of Marketing and Comms at Watty and former SG chapter director.

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Tuesday, October 31 - Bournemouth, GB

Matt Hawkins: Building for a buyout

Fireside Chat

Having built and sold one of the region's most high-profile tech companies, C4L, founder Matt Hawkins is back on the start-up journey with an innovative new solution that optimises business internet connections. Join us for this interactive fireside chat, where Matt will share strategies for developing a business that will attract investment and be well positioned for a successful exit.

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Wednesday, November 1 - Melbourne, AU

Startup Grind hosts Elliot Costello (YGAP)

Fireside Chat

Elliot Costello is a social entrepreneur who, in 2008, co-founded YGAP. YGAP believes a world without poverty is possible. A world where everyone receives a quality education can earn a fair wage and live in a good home, free from violence and preventable disease. They find and support impact entrepreneurs changing lives in some of the world’s toughest communities because they believe local...

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Wednesday, November 1 - Minsk, BY

ВСТРЕЧА С ОДНИМ ИЗ САМЫХ ЯРКИХ МЕЖДУНАРОДНЫХ HARDWARE ПРЕДПРИНИМАТЕЛЕЙ ОЛЕГОМ КОНДРАШОВЫМ

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Гостем нашей шестой встречи станет один из самых ярких международных hardware предпринимателей, венчурный инвестор, основатель и CEO EnCata Олег Кондрашов. На базе EnCata Олег основал венчурный фонд Hackspace Capital, который совсем недавно успешно провел первую фазу ICO для построения сети хакспейсов и R&D центров, и собрал за одни сутки более 5,000,000$.

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Startup Grind Hosts Angus Weir from Timely

Fireside Chat

Angus is the Head of Finance for Timely, a booking software platform for Spas and Salons. Most well known in the tech industry for their unique remote working operating model. Angus is no stranger to start-ups, spending 3 years as CFO at Vend during an impressive period of development. He’s experienced it all; 500%+ growth, global expansion, capital raising and a challenging restructure.

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Wednesday, November 1 - Lansing, US

Desmond Ferguson (Moneyball Sportswear)

Fireside Chat

Mr. Desmond Ferguson, Founder & CEO of Moneyball Sportswear, is a celebrated former professional athlete and current entrepreneur who demonstrates a passion for the game of basketball, a dedication to community service, and a commitment to the development of “at risk” youth athletes through mentorship programs and numerous sports & entrepreneurial related activities in and around his home-town.

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Wednesday, November 1 - Dallas, US

Tim Garcia | Apptricity Corporation

Fireside Chat

Tim Garcia brings over 26 years of software development, product management and research and development experience in the enterprise applications market to Apptricity. Under his leadership, Apptricity’s growing client base now includes four of the world’s largest organizations, namely Wal-Mart Stores, AT&T, NASA and the Department of Defense. Prior to co-founding Apptricity,

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Wednesday, November 1 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind hosts Howard Behar, Retired Starbucks President, 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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Wednesday, November 1 - Hollywood, US

A Conversation About Digital Media Startup Culture w/ UNINTERRUPTED's Devin Johnson

Fireside Chat

Come engage in A Conversation About Digital Media Startup Culture, an exclusive fireside chat at Tesla with Devin Johnson, President/COO of UNINTERRUPTED, LeBron James' digital media startup. You'll also have a chance to do a ride-a-long in the latest Tesla models and win a free Tesla rental for a week! This event is sponsored by Capital One & Glassell House Studios, in partnership with Tesla.

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Thursday, November 2 - Hong Kong, HK

Edith Yeung (500 Startups)

Fireside Chat

Edith Yeung is the head of 500 Startups Greater China and 500 Startups Mobile Collective. She has invested in over 35 mobile, VR, AR, AI and machine-learning start-ups in the last two years.

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Thursday, November 2 - Bratislava, SK

Jaro Chrapko (dedoles.sk)

Fireside Chat

We're inviting you to the 21th Startup Grind Bratislava! This month's guest is young CEO of internationally successful e-shop dedoles.sk Jaro Chrapko.

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Thursday, November 2 - Baltimore, US

Startup Grind Baltimore is BACK with Jeff Kurtzman of Mavin Ventures

Fireside Chat

It's time to welcome Startup Grind back to Baltimore. Mark your calendars for our inaugural event on November 2nd at Betamore in Federal Hill.

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Thursday, November 2 - Erie, US

David Hunter (Epic Web Studios)

Fireside Chat

The evening will include a Fireside chat with David Hunter from Epic Web Studios , as well as networking before and after with some snacks. This event is to make friends not just contacts.

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Thursday, November 2 - Palo Alto, US

Chris O'Neill (Evernote)

Fireside Chat

Chris O’Neill is CEO of Evernote, where he’s tackling the challenge of turning a beloved globally recognized brand into a productivity powerhouse beyond its already sizeable 200 million member base. Previously, Chris was managing director of Google Canada, where he oversaw Google’s operations in Canada and served on the Americas’ Executive Management Group.

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Friday, November 3 - Nairobi, KE

Willy Simons on Monetizing Geo-spatial Tech!

Fireside Chat

Willy Simons has founded and managed 3 businesses in the geo-spatial technology industry in Kenya over the last 18 years and is currently running Spatiality (www.spatiality.co.ke). From his experience as business leader he has learned that managing people, processes and technology are critical to the attainment of corporate goals and strategic objectives.

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Friday, November 3 - Dublin, IE

Claire Lee (Silicon Valley Bank)

Fireside Chat

Claire Lee is a Managing Director and Head of Early Stage at Silicon Valley Bank – the group dedicated to working with founders, entrepreneurs and pre-Series A companies. Her team is also responsible for strategic partnerships: engaging with leading global incubators, industry groups and investors that support founders at the early stage.

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Monday, November 6 - Fez, MA

Mr Mohammed LIMANI (CHALLENGER LIMA GROUPE)

Fireside Chat

Mr Mohammed LIMANI Président fondateur de CHALLENGER LIMAGROUPE, consultant en management, business coach-accompagnateur et consultant accompagnateur des porteurs de projets d’investissement. Mohammed LIMANI avait fondé deux entreprises entre 1990 et 1997, EPICOM et LIMASSUR. MBA management projet à l'université de Montréal + doctorat management et gestion de projet à l’Université de Quebec

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Monday, November 6 - Kyiv, UA

Doing business in China: how it works, how it funds and 10 other hows - Amir Roberto & Jason Inch

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Amir is a serial entrepreneur, digital geek and curiosity/innovation driven individual. In less than five years Amir co-founded Roberto&Co and Wonder.Wiki. Jason is the author of three books: The Man, the Plan, the Dream (Book 1 in the China 4.0 series); LOHAUS: A Lifestyle of Health and Urban Sustainability; China's Economic Supertrends. With Amir and Jason we will speak about business in China

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Monday, November 6 - Ensenada, MX

Pepe Villatoro

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Director General de WeWork Mexico, Co-fundador de FuckUp Nights, socio de la financiera Avanza Negocios y creador de nuevos negocios innovadores para corporativos.

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Tuesday, November 7 - Pretoria, ZA

Meet the Investor - Zachariah George (Startup Bootcamp / Cactus Advisors)

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Come and learn about the tech scene and investment world from a seasoned Angel Investor. Zach George is an advisor to numerous African start-ups and SMEs and is a co-Managing Director for Startupbootcamp Africa – one of the world’s leading accelerator programs.

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Wednesday, November 8 - New Haven, US

Bill Moschella (Co-founder of Evariant)

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Bill has built Evariant into a leading healthcare CRM & analytics business. He's a visionary in SaaS, big data, data science, machine learning, marketing automation & CRM. He has received numerous awards including HBJ 40 under 40 and North America’s 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs. Evariant is a 6x winner of CT’s Fastest Growing Companies & a member of Deloitte's Tech Fast 500.

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Wednesday, November 8 - Calgary, CA

Focus on Social Enterprise with Manjit Minhas (Calgary's Dragon on Dragons Den) and the United Way

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Join us for cocktails/snacks, community and a discussion about how social enterprise and entrepreneurship can compliment each other. We are honored to host a special event with the United Way of Calgary at the beautiful Gerry Thomas Gallery on November 8th. Our feature fireside chat will be with Manjit Minhas, Co-founder & CEO at Minhas Breweries, Wineries & Distillery and of Dragons Den.

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Wednesday, November 8 - Houston, US

Million Dollar Crowdfunder - Straight Talk from Knocki

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Texas sensation and Internet of Things (IoT) co-founder, Ohad Nezer of Knocki, shares his experience raising big bucks on Kickstarter. He is turning your wall into a switch. What are you doing? Come tell us!

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Wednesday, November 8 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Eastside Hosts Brent Frei Founder/Chairman (Smartsheet)

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Brent has co-founded three companies. Onyx Software, HarvestWest Investments, and Smartsheet. Onyx Software was a Bellevue-based customer relationship management (CRM) software company that consistently ranked top five amongst CRM vendors worldwide. In his ten years as Onyx CEO, Brent oversaw it's growth to 800+ employees.. He started Smartsheet in 2006 and has raised over $100M since inception.

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Wednesday, November 8 - Sonoma, US

Gary Nelson (Nelson Staffing)

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Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Nelson Family of Companies, which has been providing innovative workforce solutions for more than 40 years to global clients through its Nelson Staffing, Nelson Technology, Nelson & Associates, Nelson Interactive, Nelson Compliance and iWorkGlobal business units.

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Thursday, November 9 - Berlin, DE

Trent McConaghy - BigchainDB Founder and CTO

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Trent and his colleagues at BigchainDB & IPDB are building a public blockchain database for the internet. Previously, he co-founded Solido to help drive Moore's Law with AI; its technology is now widely deployed in most modern devices. He has written two textbooks, a PhD, and dozens of peer-reviewed papers, patents, and essays on AI, decentralization, machine creativity, and the future.

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Thursday, November 9 - Birmingham UK, GB

Beverley Nielsen Director

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Beverley Nielsen, is a campaigner, business person and entrepreneur, who has worked at Birmingham City University for the past decade as a Visiting Tutor, Design Management, Director of Employer Engagement, and most recently as founding Director, Institute of Design and Economic Acceleration (IDEA) where she works as Associate Professor.

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Thursday, November 9 - Wichita, US

Gene Camarena | President & CEO | La Raza Pizza

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The night kicks off at 5:30 pm with appetizers and Wine/Beer from Xclusive. We'll network for an hour, then hear from Gene, our special guest, at 6:30 for a 45-minute Fireside Chat + Q&A. Come ready to ask questions, learn from other entrepreneurs, and make valuable connections! The LUX | 120 E. 1st St, Wichita | Thursday, November 9th | 5:30 pm

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Thursday, November 9 - Pasadena, US

From Indiegogo to Hollywood with Adam Chapnick, Founder of Distribber.com

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Join us for a fireside chat with Adam Chapnick, Founder of Distribber, a VOD distribution service, where creators become like major studios. We will discuss Hollywood, film-funding strategy and content creator empowerment. A former principal at Indiegogo, Adam is a globally recognized serial entrepreneur known for disrupting long-established industries with tech-supported new-model approaches.

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Friday, November 10 - Heraklion, GR

Μιχαλης Σερπετσιδακης - Founder & CEO @ Cretalive

Fireside Chat

Ο Μιχάλης Σερπετσιδάκης, επιτυχημένος Κρητικός επιχειρηματίας, ιδρυτής του ειδησιογραφικού portal cretalive θα μοιραστεί μαζί μας την δική του επιτυχημένη πορεία. Η επιτυχία χρειάζεται γνώσεις και η επιμόρφωση και η συμπληρωματική εκπαίδευση αποτελεί μια διαρκή δια βίου προτεραιότητα για εκείνον.

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Friday, November 10 - Ensenada, MX

Brant Cooper

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Brant Cooper is the NYT bestselling author of The Lean Entrepreneur, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development, and The Lean Brand.

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Monday, November 13 - Columbus, US

Startup Grind Hosts Nick Davis, Singularity University

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Nick is one of the founders/creators of Lumos and the Smart City Accelerator powered by Singularity University, AEP, and NCT Ventures.

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Monday, November 13 - Minneapolis, US

Tyrre Burks, Founder, Player's Health

Fireside Chat

Player’s Health is an interactive mobile platform designed to allow coaches to quickly and easily document any injury that occurs during practice or games. This promotes real time communication between coaches and parents to best care for the health and wellbeing of youth athletes.

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Tuesday, November 14 - Auckland, NZ

Startup Grind hosts Jake Millar (Unfiltered)

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We're excited to welcome Jake Millar, the 22-year-old Kiwi Co-Founder of Unfiltered​, to Startup Grind Auckland for a fireside chat. Jake founded his first startup at age 18 ​before selling it to the NZ Government one year later. Unfiltered, a business media startup raised $1.2 million in seed ​capital in preparation for its launch in the​ U.S. market earlier this year.

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Tuesday, November 14 - Athens, GR

Thanasis Kalekos (Odyssey Venture Partners)

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"A.K.," as he is known in the Valley, has thirty years of executive management and venture capital experience. He is Managing Partner of Odyssey Venture Partners. The 'Odyssey JEREMIE Partners' fund is the largest venture capital fund exclusively focused on ICT investing in Greece and Thanasis experience in investments, funding and VC's is really unique and extremely valuable for any founder!

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Tuesday, November 14 - Chisinau, MD

Fireside Chat with Marius Ghenea, Investment Director at 3TS Capital Partners

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This November, we are happy to be part of the #SG200 campaign, which celebrates the record number of 200 events in 115 countries all around the world. Join us on this special Startup Grind Chisinau event and meet Marius Ghenea - Investment Director 3TS Capital Partners, one of the first business angels in Romania, serial entrepreneur, business writer, and TV host. See you on November 14th.

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Tuesday, November 14 - Cologne, DE

Startup Grind #13 mit Tom Bachem

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Tom Bachem, founder of CODE University, will be our speaker at the Startup Grind Cologne #13!

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Tuesday, November 14 - Chicago, US

Juha Koponen, CEO & Co-founder, Swap.com

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Startup Grind Chicago welcomes Juha Koponen, Co-founder of Swap.com. An entrepreneur driven by unearthing new ways to lead a more sustainable lifestyle, Koponen wants to get people to thinking differently about the way they shop.

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Tuesday, November 14 - Sacramento, US

Arik Levy (Luxer One)

Fireside Chat

Arik Levy is the founder of Luxer One, maker of high-tech parcel acceptance lockers for package deliveries at apartment buildings, large corporate campuses and retailers with expected revenue of $20 M this year.

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Tuesday, November 14 - Santa Clarita, US

Rahul Sonnad (Co-Founder & CEO of Tesloop)

Fireside Chat

Join us as Rahul Sonnad joins us to share his passion and journey behind his pursuit to change the way we look at city-to-city transportation. Rahul is Co-Founder and CEO of Tesloop, which offers local transportation in electric semi-autonomous vehicles. [Must be 18+ to attend]

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Wednesday, November 15 - Napoli, IT

Smart Entrepreneurs for Smart Mobility

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I macro-trends come l'urbanizzazione, la densificazione, la connettività, il cambiamento climatico e la sharing-economy stanno cambiando il modo in cui utilizziamo i trasporti. Una crescente rete di alleanze tra fabbricanti automobilistici, giganti tecnologici, start-ups e addirittura città, si è sviluppata per operare tutti insieme nel settore Smart Mobility e offrire le migliori soluzioni.

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Wednesday, November 15 - Glasgow, GB

Startup Grind Glasgow hosts Ian Lucey

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Ian is the founder of the Lucey Fund, a Venture Technology firm that build, sell and finance products for early-stage startups. The Lucey Fund has offices in 6 countries including the USA, Ireland, UK & Spain. They have invested in over 70+ startups over the past 3.5 years. In 2015 alone the Lucey Fund invested in 30 new projects and plan to invest in 50+ in 2016.

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Wednesday, November 15 - London, GB

The State of Fin-Tech: What's coming Next?

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They say London is the fin-tech capital of the world. It's time to prove it. We invited three companies that we think represent the future of fin-tech: CEO of Monzo, Tom Blomfield, Chief Platform Officer of Starling Bank, Megan Caywood and CEO of Cleo, Barnaby Hussey-Yeo. Our guests will be interviewed by TechCrunch journalist and fin-tech expert, Steve O'Hear.

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Wednesday, November 15 - Albany, US

Startup Grind Albany Hosts André Taylor (Taylor Insight Worldwide)

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We’re delighted to welcome André Taylor, founder, Taylor Insight Worldwide to Startup Grind Albany. This is an ideal event for those keenly interested in looking forward to capitalize on emerging business opportunities; the evolution of content creation and distribution over the last twenty years; the power of branding, and deal-making strategies that fuel growth for entrepreneurial companies.

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Wednesday, November 15 - Tallahassee, US

Emily Morehouse-Valcarcel & Frank Valcarcel (Cuttlesoft)

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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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Thursday, November 16 - Cape Town, ZA

Build Valuable Companies Fast With Sheraan Amod (Springlab)

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Sheraan Amod is the founder of Springlab, a venture incubator focusing on emerging markets. Springlab builds and invests in lean startups that solve real-world inefficiencies. He is the CEO of RecoMed, the first company launched by Springlab that provides online healthcare booking platform in Sub Saharan Africa. Join us at Workshop 17 as Sheraan shares on how to build a valuable business fast.

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Thursday, November 16 - Gibraltar, GI

Nick Cowan Founder Gibraltar Stock Exchange

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Nick Cowan is the Managing Director of Gibraltar Stock Exchange he has over 30 years investment industry experience in Developed and Emerging Markets including five years as the Global Head of Equities for ING Barings serving as a Member of Executive Committee.

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Thursday, November 16 - Limerick, IE

Startup Grind Limerick Hosts Paul Hayes (Founder, Beachhut Tech PR Agency)

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Paul drives strategy for Ireland's top scaling tech players like Intercom & CurrencyFair and has developed the messaging for early Irish tech success stories such as Havok and Demonware. He is known as one of the best connectors in the Irish tech ecosystem and has mentored over 150 startups through Launchpad & DCU Ryan Academy.

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Thursday, November 16 - Louisville, US

Nathaniel Gravely, Founder Gravely Brewing Co.

Fireside Chat

Thursday, November 16th, Startup Grind is taking over one of Louisville's coolest new venues, Gravely Brewing Co., a family-owned and operated music brewery. Following Happy Hour, Madison Hamman will host a fireside chat with founder Nathaniel Gravely and we'll close the night out with an hour of networking. Refreshments provided by the always excellent Mayan Cafe food truck.

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Thursday, November 16 - Las Vegas, US

What Can Las Vegas Startups Learn from Silicon Valley? w/ Chuck Berg

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It’s doubtful we’ll ever see a Death Valley in Florida — the needed geology and geography simply don’t exist there. Similarly, it’s also doubtful we’ll ever see another Silicon Valley — the unique blend of ingredients don’t exist elsewhere. But that doesn’t mean we can’t learn from what happens there. So let’s dive into what Silicon Valley can offer Las Vegas startups.

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Thursday, November 16 - San Francisco, US

Bret Taylor (Quip, Facebook)

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A respected software engineer and executive with an impressive history of building widely used and loved products, Bret Taylor is the co-founder and CEO of Quip, A Salesforce Company. Prior to founding Quip, Bret served as the CTO of Facebook and saw the company through its successful IPO in 2012.

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Thursday, November 16 - Fremont, US

Learn How to Build a Stellar Enterprise Software Business - Funding to Scaling

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Jitendra is a serial entrepreneur who founded Punchh a mobile CRM platform to build "Starbucks like" apps for retailers - in 2010. After 6 years and raising $10m, Punchh is going great - 100+ enterprise customers, 120+ employees. Prior to Punchh, Jitendra started another venture backed company called SezWho - a distributed rating and reputation company for social sites - that he sold in 2009.

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Friday, November 17 - Islamabad, PK

Ali Mukhtar (Fatima Ventures)

Fireside Chat

Fatima Ventures is the seed stage investment fund of Fatima Group which has invested $615k to date in MangoBaaz, Beauty Hooked & Interacta. Hear the story of Ali Mukhtar and the kind of startups they want to invest in.

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Saturday, November 18 - Ife, NG

Building the Grind that Scales with Adeyinka

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Yinka Adewale is the Co-founder and CEO of Kudi, a fintech company that facilitates seamless payment through messaging.

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Monday, November 20 - Dayton, US

Michael Bridges - Peerless Technologies

Fireside Chat

Michael Bridges is the Founder & President of Peerless Technologies Corporation. His career in engineering and national security spans over 37 years, the last 20 building Peerless Technologies. With its headquarters in Dayton, Ohio, Peerless has grown into an awarding-winning professional services firm with over 330 employees and nearly $70M in annual sales, since its founding in 2000.

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Monday, November 20 - Columbia, US

We're hosting Mr. Terry Schaefer, Founder and CEO of EasyAssociates, Inc and Serial Entrepreneur.

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Join us for a highly educational and inspiration fireside chat with Mr. Terry Schaefer. Terry is going to share with us the lessons and secrets he has learned working with highly successful founders, startups, entrepreneurs, and business owners and what they do differently that creates such success. It's not what you might think. Join us to learn more.

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Tuesday, November 21 - Düsseldorf, DE

Startup Grind Düsseldorf #4 mit Philipp Hartje von ShareDnC

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Desk and Coffee" - dafür steht das "DnC" im Namen des Startups, welches das AirBnB für Büroflächen sein möchte und WildCard Gewinner des großen Rheinland-Pitch Finales 2016 in Düsseldorfs war: ShareDnC. Ein Geheimnis haben wir nun schon gelüftet - sei dabei, wenn Mitgründer Philipp Hartje beim Startup Grind Düsseldorf #4 noch mehr verrät!

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Tuesday, November 21 - Chilliwack, CA

Cameron Van Klei: Owner and managing broker of Century 21 Creekside Realty Ltd

Fireside Chat

Startup Grind Startup Grind is a connected online and offline network of vibrant startup communities to help fuel innovation, economic growth and prosperity at the local level. While Startup Grind was founded in Palo Alto, California, our extended network of Startup Grind chapters are located around the world.

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Wednesday, November 22 - Melbourne, AU

Startup Grind hosts Stephen Scheeler (Former Managing Director, ANZ @ Facebook)

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Stephen Scheeler is the former Managing Director of Facebook in Australia and New Zealand, where he led Facebook’s unprecedented rise from quirky Silicon Valley start-up to media and technology titan. Leading Facebook’s ANZ team – and working with Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and Facebook’s Silicon Valley leaders – he guided Facebook ANZ’s overall business – including Instagram, Whatsapp...

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Wednesday, November 22 - Barcelona, ES

Angel García (Lanta Digital Ventures)

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NOTE: This event is going to be conducted in English. Angel is founding partner at Lanta Digital Ventures is a Barcelona based early stage venture capital fund focused in investing in innovative Spanish and European Start-Ups with high potential growth.

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Thursday, November 23 - Nairobi, KE

Grant Brooke (Twiga Foods Ltd)

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Grant Brooke is social economist based in Nairobi, Kenya.If you are an avid user of Twitter in Kenya, you probably have stumbled upon Grant Brooke’s Twitter handle. Grant Brooke is known for his commentary on issues. Aside from twitter he is a Co-founder of Twiga Foods a mobile based business to business supply platform for retail outlets, kiosks, and market stalls in Africa.

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Friday, November 24 - Rome, IT

Matteo Concas (N26)

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Pronti ad incontrare Matteo, 30 anni, General Manager Italia di N26? Direttamente da Berlino, Matteo volerà da noi per raccontarci della banca che ha da poco lanciato l'avveniristico servizio di online banking interamente su smartphone. Da non perdere! #keepgrinding

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Saturday, November 25 - Lagos, NG

We are hosting Omobola Johnson (VC and Former ICT Minister)

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Nigerian technocrat and the Honorary Chairperson of the global Alliance for Affordable Internet. She is also a former Minister of Communication Technology in Nigeria. Dr. Omobola Johnson was recently appointed as the lead general partner for TLcom Capital’s Lagos arm.

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Tuesday, November 28 - Tel Aviv, IL

Startup Grind TLV Hosts Rony Zarom (Unistream)

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Rony Zarom - From leading an exit of $550M to being the founder of Unistream, a nonproft that is all about social mobility through tech.

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Tuesday, November 28 - Munich, DE

Max Wittrock - Co-Founder at mymuesli

Fireside Chat

Join us on Tue. Nov. 28 and listen to the great entrepreneurial story behind mymuesli. Welcome Max Wittrock, who co-founded, together with Hubertus Bessau and Philipp Kraiss, the online cereal startup that brought the concept of mass customisation to muesli. We will talk about his passion for food and e-commerce, his team, his book, and his other endeavours: Green Cup Coffee, Oh!Saft, Tree of Tea.

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Tuesday, November 28 - Washington, US

Jon Chapman (Cofounder & President of EverFi)

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Jon Chapman is cofounder & President of EverFi, one of the hottest EdTech companies in the DC area focusing on teaching, assessing, badging, and certifying students in critical skills. EverFi has raised close to $250M from Jeff Bezos, Paul Allen, Eric Schmidt, Ev Williams, NEA, other top VCs, and even U2 Bono.

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Tuesday, November 28 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Seattle Hosts Tren Griffin Author, Strategist

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A 15 year employee of MSFT, he writes often on his blog 25iq.com and is active on twitter. He shares his knowledge of company building and trends others do not see. Tren was formerly a partner at Eagle River investments controlled by Craig McCaw. In 1994 he joined Teledesic as the 4th employe, it grew to over 3 billion in valuation. Author of 7 books including: A Dozen Lessons for Entrepreneurs.

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Wednesday, November 29 - Dar es Salaam, TZ

Startup Grind Dar hosts Lilian Makoi (Jamii Africa)

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Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 200 cities and 98 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators, and investors. This month, we host Lilian Makoi, founder of Jamii Africa, a mobile micro-insurance product.

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Monday, December 4 - Milan, IT

Growth Hacking Party

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Growth hacking is a process of rapid experimentation across marketing channels and product development to identify the most efficient ways to grow a business. At Startup Grind Milano, we are going to host two of the biggest experts on the topic. During the evening, Raffaele Gaito is going to introduce his new book.

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Tuesday, December 5 - Pretoria, ZA

Agile Innovation Projects & Mobile with Derrick Kotze (mLab)

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Come and learn about all things Mobile when we chat to Derrick Kotze - the CEO and Executive Director of the Mobile Applications Laboratory (mLab) Southern Africa. He has facilitated the development of the regional mobile solutions economy, and consulted on numerous mobile innovations and programmes for public and private sector organisations, science councils, and SMMEs.

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Tuesday, December 5 - Los Angeles, US

December Party

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We are celebrating an awesome 2017 and toasting to an even more incredible 2018. Come join us for fun, drinks and networking in Santa Monica!

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Wednesday, December 6 - Melbourne, AU

FREE EVENT : Summer Party with Martin Hosking (RedBubble)

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Martin Hosking has spent 20 years scaling Australian technology companies. He is a co‑founder of Redbubble and became the CEO and Managing Director in July 2010. Previously, Martin was the chair of Aconex, a SaaS provider to construction firms, and Southern Innovation, a digital pulse processing solution. He was instrumental in the development and subsequent listing on the NASDAQ of search...

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Thursday, December 7 - Limerick, IE

Startup Grind Limerick Host Hugh O'Donnell ( Entrepreneur/Investor)

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Now an investor and advisor to HPSU companies, Limerick native Hugh O'Donnell, became a global player in the oil-services sector when he floated Clonmel-based engineering firm Kentz on the stock markets in 2007 and later sold 15m shares at the IPO, and when he netted about 51m more.

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Friday, December 8 - Nairobi, KE

Story Time: Startup Grind Success Session

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Startup Grind Nairobi has hosted 36 successful events over the past 3 years. The point of these events has been to bring entrepreneurs together to be educated, inspired and to make meaningful connections. This month, we take a moment to appreciate all the benefits we have gained from the friendships we have formed within the Startup Grind community, through storytelling.

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Saturday, December 9 - Lagos, NG

NETWORKING PARTY (2017 END OF YEAR EVENT)

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Phew! We've had an amazing run of events this year and we thought that we should reward ourselves for an enterprising and productive year! Unfortunately, we can't give you a 13th month cheque, but we can give you a free ticket to a Startup Grind end of year party ;) We are going to have refreshment, music, games and tons of interesting activities.

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Monday, December 11 - Columbus, US

Startup Grind Columbus Hosts Fred Brothers, Uprising Capital

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Conversation with Fred about experiences as an entrepreneur, investor, and community builder.

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Tuesday, December 12 - 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, December 12 - Sonoma, US

2017 Holiday Party

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Made it through another year. Was it a good one? Lets prepare to make 2018 even better with SUG. We are thanking you with a Holiday party for all of the growth of SUG. Which speakers did you like the best and who do you want to see next year?

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Tuesday, December 12 - Santa Clarita, US

Startup Grind Holiday Party

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Join us for our 1st Annual Holiday Party! Our hope is to throw the largest SCV Startup holiday party of all time. We will have food, drinks and the wonderful entrepreneurial community here to help you unwind after a year of hard work! Happy Holidays!

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Wednesday, December 13 - London, GB

Christmas Party with Tom Hulme, General Partner at Google Ventures

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We are delighted to invite you to celebrate Christmas with us and General Partner at Google Ventures, Tom Hulme. We will be talking about venture capital investing, how to find great companies to invest in, how to spot great startups, how Google invests and why.

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Wednesday, December 13 - Hamburg, DE

Dr. Sibilla Kawala, CEO (LIMBERRY)

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Dr. Sibilla Kawala founded her company more than six years ago – after the first three years she was close to having to file for bankruptcy; her initial business model did not work. But instead of giving up, she chose to give herself one more year and changed her concept radically.

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Wednesday, December 13 - Washington, US

Matthew Calkins (Cofounder & CEO of Appian)

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Matthew Calkins is the cofounder and CEO of Appian (NASDAQ: APPN), a $1.4B B2B enterprise that provides a leading low-code software development platform that enables organizations to rapidly develop powerful applications and it was one of the hottest IPOs in 2017. Headquartered in Reston, VA with 1,000 employees.

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Wednesday, December 13 - Houston, US

Pitch-a-Kid + MassChallenge = Crossing the Finish Line

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When answering his daughter's questions about a startup he was working on, Mike Millard decided to create a way to encourage her generation's natural curiosity for entrepreneurship. Pitch-a-Kid was born! Mike is also the MD for MassChallenge Texas, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet.

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Thursday, December 14 - Las Vegas, US

A Fresh View of the Vegas Startup Scene w/ Zoe Camper

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Las Vegas has a great deal to offer startups including access to people, businesses, and resources that are truly unique in the world. But sometimes it takes a fresh set of eyes to bring out all those opportunities. So let's explore them!

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Friday, December 22 - Nairobi, KE

Nairobi's Startups Holiday Party

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An end of year gathering of founders, entrepreneurs, past speakers, ecosystem players and our partners, where we come together to socialise and have fun! It will be super fun! Can't wait to see you there, your invite's on its way!!

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Sunday, December 31 - Tel Aviv, IL

End Of The Year Party 2017

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Startup Grind Tel Aviv End of the Year Party - meet entrepreneurs, innovators, and like-minded individuals to celebrate another successful year of educating, inspiring, and connecting.

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Sunday, December 31 - Boulder, US

Derek Andersen (Startup Grind)

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Derek Andersen is the founder and CEO of Startup Grind, a community of over 250 Chapters in 100 countries. Startup Grind's values of giving, helping others, and making friends have spread across the world. Since 2012 Startup Grind has hosted 5,000 events for more than 200,000 entrepreneurs. In 2009 Derek founded Vaporware Labs, incubating many products including Startup Grind.

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Wednesday, January 10 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Seattle Hosts Hanson Hosein Award Winning Journalist/Storyteller

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Hanson earned law and journalism degrees in Montreal, Paris and New York, and then produced stories for NBC News in regions of conflict, winning Emmy and Overseas Press Club awards. He pioneered "backpack" journalism for NBC and CBC News in the Middle East as a TV war correspondent. He now shares the story-centric methodology as Director of the Communication Leadership graduate program at the UW.

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Saturday, January 13 - Abuja, NG

Engaging your customers with Yung Willis

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Producer and singer educates us on how to engage Abuja customers

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Tuesday, January 16 - Napoli, IT

Fundraising & Crowdfunding: Let's learn how to raise MONEY!

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Il crowfunding è, ormai, un canale di finanziamento sempre più alternativo, basato esclusivamente sul web e sui social media. Ma come sfruttare le potenzialità del Web 2.0? Come identificare i fattori critici di una campagna di raccolta fondi online? Con quali strumenti trasformarla in un‘operazione di successo? In che modo integrare gli strumenti online con quelli più tradizionali, offline?

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Tuesday, January 16 - San Francisco, US

Jess Lee (Sequoia Capital, Polyvore)

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Jess Lee is a partner at Sequoia Capital. Previously, she held leadership positions at Google and Polyvore. While at Google, Jess was a product manager for Google Maps. Jess joined Polyvore as a product manager in 2008 after providing their co-founder with feedback on issues with the website. She was later named VP of Product, an honorary co-founder, and ultimately CEO.

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Thursday, January 18 - Sacramento, US

Chris Johnson speaking at Davis Roots (Rapid Brands / The Johnson Group)

Fireside Chat

Christopher Johnson is also the Inventor of the Rapid Ramen Bowl where he successfully pitched his invention to ABC's Shark Tank and Founder of Rapid Brands, the world's fastest growing microwave cookware company.

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Thursday, January 18 - Sonoma, US

TBD

Fireside Chat

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Saturday, January 20 - Abuja, NG

Surviving the Grind in Abuja

Fireside Chat

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, January 23 - Washington, US

Sudhakar Kesavan (CEO of ICF)

Fireside Chat

Sudhakar Kesavan serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ICF, a global management, technology, and policy consulting firm headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia. The firm has offices throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and over 5,000 employees serving clients in the public and private sectors. The firm is traded on the NASDAQ public market (ticker symbol: ICFI).

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Thursday, January 25 - Thames Valley, GB

Jon Wright (Innocent Drinks & Jam Jar Investments)

Fireside Chat

Jon Wright is the co-founder of innocent drinks, the juice company he started with 2 friends from a market stall in 1999 and now the biggest juice brand in Europe, and Jam Jar Investments, a venture capital firm that invests in UK start-ups including Deliveroo, Graze.com and Babylon Health.

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Saturday, January 27 - Abuja, NG

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

Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, January 30 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Hosts Rian Buckley CEO/Co-Founder Fitcode

Fireside Chat

Rian is the CEO/Co-Founder of Fitcode, a fashion-data company that enhances the shopping experience by focusing on fit, not size. At the age of 26, Rian co-founded Fitcode. Three years, $2.3M in funding, and 95,000+ users later, Rian is at the helm of an innovative startup that’s using technology to solve problems for some of the industry’s biggest brands, including JOE'S Jeans and AG Jeans.

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Monday, February 12 - Palo Alto, US

Global Conference

Conference

Startup Grind's annual marquee conference in Redwood City 7k founders, 200+ speakers, 300 exhibiting startups 2-for-1 tickets on sale for a limited time - get your ticket now!

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Tuesday, February 20 - Athens, GR

Stavros Drakoularakos (24Media)

Fireside Chat

Stavros Drakoularakos is the CEO of the 24MEDIA Group. He is a senior management executive with 13 years of experience in editorial strategy, content creation, mobile, digital marketing, e-commerce, and global partnerships. He is the driving force behind the corporate strategy of the company, achieving the growth of 24MEDIA from a single site in 2006 into the no1 digital publisher in Greece today

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Tuesday, February 27 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Seattle Hosts Sarah Imbach (Angel Investor)

Fireside Chat

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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Tuesday, March 27 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Hosts Cal McAllister CEO Wexley School for Girls

Fireside Chat

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, April 17 - Düsseldorf, DE

Startup Grind Düsseldorf mit Béla Seebach von Just Spices

Fireside Chat

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

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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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