Upcoming events

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 28 - Manila, PH

Oliver Segovia

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Oliver is the founder and CEO of Ava, an e-commerce and digital strategy company with B2C and B2B businesses. Oliver started an online brand without knowing less about it, bootstrapped it for a year, raised 2 rounds of funding, and brought the company from zero to profitability in a notoriously competitive market where majority of local e-commerce startups die within 3 years.

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Wednesday, June 28 - Durban, ZA

Mark Simon (iTen Entertainment)

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Mark Simon is the Founder and CEO of iTen Entertainment (iTen TV). He is also the Founder of the Helium3 Digital group, iTaxi Advertising and Upward Spiral - a technology innovation consultancy specialising in payment services that was involved in Snapscan, WeChat & Mxit Wallet and PnP & Shoprite Money Transfer `Mark was previously the head of IT at the Standard Bank innovation incubator

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Wednesday, June 28 - Bloemfontein, ZA

Startup Grind Bloemfontein Hosts Shaxe Khumalo

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Raised in the small town of Botshabelo just outside of Bloemfontein, Free State as the third of six children (two older sisters, two younger sisters and a younger brother), Rampine Jeremiah Khumalo did not dream that he would one day be one of the biggest power players in Bloemfontein’s entertainment industry. This party will be held at Boho Bistro, the perfect space for a Startup Grind Party!

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Wednesday, June 28 - Glasgow, GB

Tom Walkinshaw (Alba Orbital)

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Tom Walkinshaw is a Scottish entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Alba Orbital Limited (PocketQube Shop), a Kickstarter-funded company specializing in the production of PocketQubes. Alba’s first satellite, Unicorn-1, was built for the European Space Agency. Alba Orbital was featured in CNN's 2015 top 10 start-ups to watch and he was named in Forbes 30 under 30 for Technology in Europe.

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Wednesday, June 28 - Paris, FR

BABBLER : La réussite de 2 soeurs de Paris à Austin.

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Sarah Azan et Hannah Oiknine ont créé Babbler, la plateforme qui a boulversé les codes des relations presses. Aujourd'hui, cette startup qui figure dans le Top 100 des meilleures startups dans lesquelles investir est présente à Paris, New-York et Austin. Elles nous donneront les clés de cet incroyable succès !

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Wednesday, June 28 - Bournemouth, GB

Tim Cummins: Building an idea into a commercial success

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Tim's commercial expertise has led to him advising governments and the executive management of organisations around the world - ranging from Apple and Facebook, to smaller startup enterprises. Join this interactive session to understand how to successfully commercialise ideas, transforming a startup into a successful business that is attractive to customers, partners and investors.

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Wednesday, June 28 - Miami, US

Marc Boulos and Chris Guzman: Bootstrapping a Social Media Agency

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Marc Boulos co-founded a social media agency called Rightsyde Media with Chris Guzman. Rightsyde is a social media focused agency that helps different businesses tell their stories and drive their business results through social media. These founders also started a Startup Competition in Miami called the Start-up Series.

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Wednesday, June 28 - Philadelphia, US

Matt Gillin (CEO & Co-Founder, Relay Network)

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Matt is the CEO and co-founder of Relay, a secure customer messaging company.

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Wednesday, June 28 - Winston-Salem, US

Kosta Grammatis with Fast Lab - Special Date and Time

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What do Space X, TED Prize, GOOD 100, XPrize Visionineering and Al Jazeera's TechKnow have in common? KOSTA GRAMMATIS of course. One of the great minds of the next generation will help us celebrate the launch rapid prototyping and Carbon 3D at Flywheel in partnership with Wide Eyed Tech and CDI. What better keynote than a designer of a satellite, a bionic eye, and a solution to the digital divide?

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Wednesday, June 28 - Quito, EC

Fiesta de Aniversario

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Startup Grind se encuentra de aniversario, luego de 12 hermosos meses con los mejores speakers que pudimos presentarles, les invitamos a celebrar nuestro primer año. Ven y acompáñanos para seguir compartiendo experiencias y motivaciones con los más grandes emprendedores que existen en nuestro país.

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Thursday, June 29 - Yerevan, AM

ARMINE SAIDI (WICASTR)

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Armine Saidi draws from his extensive experience in e-commerce, mobile and the entertainment sector.  He is the Co-Founder and CEO of WICASTR technology, a SMART Wireless platform that is revolutionising the way people interact with each other and their surroundings, via all smart devices, without having to depend on the Internet, a cell network or any apps.

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Thursday, June 29 - Zagreb, HR

Marinko Josipovic (Covideo)

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This month Startup Grind Zagreb presents Marinko Josipovic, General Manager at Covideo, an intrapreneur who returned to Croatia after many years from the US to help Covideo expand in Europe from Croatia.

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Thursday, June 29 - Lusaka, ZM

Maria Zileni Zaloumis (Tuzini Farms)

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Maria Zileni Zaloumis is the CEO of Tuzini Farms, a commercial farming company that specializes in growing tomatoes. She has featured on CNN’s Market Place Africa and ZNBC’s My Platform, as well as Muvi TV and Zambezi Magic. She is a member of the Zambia National Farmers Union. Syngenta and Omnia have recognized her as Zambia’s Youngest Female Farmer.

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Thursday, June 29 - Maputo, MZ

Daúdo Vali - DHL Moçambique

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O primeiro evento Startup Grind Maputo tera como orador principal a Daúdo Vali da DHL Moçambique e será realizada no auditório do Campus da Universidade São Tomás de Moçambique na Quinta-feira 29 de junho, às 18 horas.

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Thursday, June 29 - Turin, IT

Matteo Di Pascale (UXBox)

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What about a last Startup Grind event in Turin before the summer break? For the third event we will host Matteo Di Pascale from UXBox: he is a multidisciplinary creative, UI/UX designer, mentor and Kickstarter Specialist with experiences in Italy, China and the Netherlands. Come and don't miss the opportunity to enjoy a fireside chat about innovation, personal development and creativity.

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Thursday, June 29 - Veneto, IT

IDEE + TALENT (i) = STARTUP (Lab)

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Dopo essersi laureato (summa cum laude) in International Economics and Management presso l’Università Bocconi, continua con successo i suoi studi alla London School of Economics. Nel 2013 si dedica alla ricerca presso l’Università Bocconi dove intraprende un PhD in Business Administration. A latere, coltiva la sua grande passione, le startup, e fonda subito la sua prima: www.visitamiapp.com.

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Thursday, June 29 - Edinburgh, GB

Mostafa Afgani (pureLifi)

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Mostafa is CTO and co-founder of pureLifi - recognised as the leaders in Li-Fi technology. What if every lightbulb in the world could also transmit data? Hear first hand their story of developing amazing technology that can communicate as well as illuminate, spinning out and commercialising, fundraising internationally and building a world class team with over 40 employees and growing fast.

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Thursday, June 29 - Cordoba, AR

Lucas Toledo, Riding the World!

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Lucas Toledo va a compartir su vasta experiencia con nosotros, sobre todo acerca de como llevar un proyecto desde una idea hasta la fabricación y delivery. En el medio, muchos temas apasionantes, que nos sirven como ejemplo, y que le suceden solo a quienes hacen que las cosas pasen.

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Thursday, June 29 - Buffalo, US

Startup Grind Hosts Chris Ring of Fanbassador

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Chris Ring founded Fanbassador, a competitive crowdfunding platform "for bringing the artist & the fan together." It's tagline is "you decide where your favorite artists should perform." We'll be bringing Chris in to talk about the art of promotion, crowdfunding, and other tactics for startup growth.

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Thursday, June 29 - Newark, US

From Beating Cancer To Rockstar Entrepreneur: Fireside Chat Event with Gerard Adams and Loren Brill

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If you're an entrepreneur that has a physical product, that serves a greater purpose for your consumer and you want to learn how to get your product onto the shelves of major retailers than this Startup Grind event was made for you. Hear how Loren Brill, founder of Sweet Loren's got her all-natural baking company on the shelves of Whole Foods, Shop Rite, and Jet. Plus ask her your own questions.

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Thursday, June 29 - Port Au Prince, HT

Allen and Patrice Bayard (accesshaiti.com)

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Startup Grind PAP for its third event and for the first time is hosting 2 co-founders, two entrepreneurs, two partners in crime, brothers Patrick and Allen Bayard, respectively President and Vice-President of Access Haiti S.A. They are both very deeply involved in the economic, social, academic and associative life of Haiti. They focus on New Technologies of Information and Communication (NTIC).

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Thursday, June 29 - Milwaukee, US

Zach Brandon - Builder Of INTREPID Organizations

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Zach Brandon became President of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce in November 2012. An experienced entrepreneur and small business owner, Zach was part of the leadership team of three start-ups. He was president and chief executive officer of Laundry 101, which in 2003 topped USA Today’s “Best Places” to do laundry.

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Thursday, June 29 - Sonoma, US

Jean-Charles Boisset (JCB)

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Jean-Charles Boisset was born into the world of wine in the village of Vougeot, Burgundy, France. He leads the family firm with passionate commitment to fine wine, history, quality and a deep respect for the environment. In 2003 he broke into California by purchasing DeLoach Vineyards and in 2011, Buena Vista Winery, California’s first premium winery, also became a part of the Boisset Collection

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Friday, June 30 - Singapore, SG

Jun Hasegawa (Omise)

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Jun Hasegawa is the CEO & Founder of Omise. He steers business operations and provides technical inputs and strategic direction to assist the company’s expansion into new markets. With Jun’s leadership, Omise has quickly gained traction from SMBs and large scale conglomerates in Thailand and Japan, and has successfully developed synergy with strategic partners across SEA.

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Friday, June 30 - Ancona, IT

Francesco Quartuccio (XMetrics) & Giorgio Soffiato (Marketing Arena) a PESARO

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Francesco Quartuccio, founder di XMetrics e Giorgio Soffiato, founder di Marketing Arena saranno gli ospiti del secondo evento targato StartupGrind Ancona: @PESARO. Siamo impazienti di coinvolgervi nel 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, June 30 - Aguascalientes, MX

¡Salud por el Emprendimiento!

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Esta vez le dimos un giro a nuestras charlas e invitamos a una experta en salud y bienestar. Nidia Gomez es Fitness Coach y nos platicará acerca de como llevar una vida sana sin tanto sacrificio y los beneficios que esto nos brinda para poder desarrollarnos como emprendedores. La salud es el principal recurso para poder emprender.

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Saturday, July 1 - Abuja, NG

Ahmad Sadiq (Microscale Embedded) & Mallissa Onojo (Oh Tailor)

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Microscale Embedded was founded by Ahmad Sadiq in 2007 with the goal of addressing the gap in the industry. As a student in FUT Minna during the 1990s, it was difficult or impossible to get required devices and tools to pursue his interest in electronics.

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Tuesday, July 4 - Pretoria, ZA

Independence Day Party With Evan Walther (FitKey)

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Evan Walther is a former fat kid turned fitness enthusiast, and CoFounder of FitKey. FitKey's mission is to help you find the fitness life that makes you happy in your body. With access to the best yoga, boxing, crossfit, HIIT, dance classes + more. Join #StartPTA Team & Evan on 4th July to celebrate American Independence Day and hear how Evan and Josh are challenging the status quo.

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Tuesday, July 4 - Santo Domingo, DO

Javier Saade: Impulsando la prosperidad global a través del emprendimiento

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Nombrado por Barack Obaja como director del Small Business Administration (SBA) donde lideró programas que inviertieron 120 billones de dólares en más de 320,000 empresas de alto impacto, Javier Saade es actualmente socio director de Fenway Summer, firma de capital de riesgo que invierte en empresas que producen innovaciones en el sector tecnológico financiero (Fintech).

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Wednesday, July 5 - Las Vegas, US

It's Time for a Town Meeting — Entrepreneur-Style

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Let’s kick off a new generation of Startup Grind events with a celebration. Join us as we celebrate our community and plan for a even better future! Bring your passion for startups and thoughts about how we can make the next year a game-changer… What do you think would make Vegas a world-class startup community? Here’s a chance to speak your mind and set the direction of our future events.

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Thursday, July 6 - Tirana, AL

Rafaela Rica

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Rafaela Rica is the founder and manager of Iceberg Communication with over 17 years’ experience in the management of, PR and communication agency, Iceberg Communication Ltd in Albania. She has accomplished continuous assignments in the field of communication, public relations, and event management and decoration industry.

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Thursday, July 6 - Limerick, IE

Startup Grind Hosts Barry Lunn ( CEO/Co-founder Arralis)

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As co-founder & CEO, Barry Lunn combines designer skills with the sales hustle required by a CEO of a startup experiencing rapid growth. Arralis enables next generation of autonomous vision and high data rate communications (5G) by scaling millimetre wave technology. In their latest funding round earlier this year, Arralis have secured €50 million from a consortium of Hong Kong-based investors.

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Thursday, July 6 - Luanda, AO

Abordagem sobre a fertilidade do solo predominante em Angola com Marcia Gaspar

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Angola é considerado como o 16º país do mundo com maior potencial agrícola. Esta classificação deve-se aos cerca de 58 milhões de hectares.

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Thursday, July 6 - Charleston, US

Startup Grind Summer Party

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Startup Grind is hosting the annual Summer Startup Party. Food, drinks, cool music and great people to meet. In addition, we'll also be highlighting a few of our city's best startups. Come and join the fun!

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Thursday, July 6 - Durham Region, CA

Simon Foster of Chatter Research!

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Startup Grind Durham joins the Startup Grind family on July 6th, 2017! Join us as we make history and put Durham Region on the international map of entrepreneurism. For our inaugural event we host serial entrepreneur, Simon Foster, at Durham's exquisite Robert McLaughlin Gallery.

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Friday, July 7 - Beijing, CN

TAK LO (TECHSTARS & ZEROTH)

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Building an AI Company from Nothing Tak Lo is director at Techstars London. Techstars is one of the pioneers of the startup accelerator movement. The accelerator has on its team Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn and Jon Bradford, the former managing director of Techstars London. Tak Lo是Techstars London的总监。Techstars是创业加速器运动中的先行者。Skype的联合创始人Jaan Tallinn和Techstars伦敦的前总经理都曾是这个加速器团队中的一员。

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Friday, July 7 - Milan, IT

Adam D'Angelo, Founder of Quora

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Startup Grind Milano hosts Adam D'Angelo, Founder & CEO of Quora. Quora is a place to gain and share knowledge. It’s a platform to ask questions and connect with people who contribute unique insights and quality answers. This empowers people to learn from each other and to better understand the world.

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Saturday, July 8 - Noida, IN

Fireside Chat With Amit Grover, CEO & Co-founder of AHA Taxis

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Amit Grover is CEO and Co-Founder of AHA Taxis, India's leading one way outstation taxi booking platform. Earlier, he started Nurture Talent Academy, India's 1st institute for entrepreneurs. He is an IIT Delhi and IIM Indore graduate and worked with Infosys, Asian Paints, Onida and Mumbai Angels previously.

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Saturday, July 8 - Shenzhen, CN

Mu Ren (Partner & CMO of Laidian)

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Mobile charger sharing startups such as Ankerbox, Xiaodian and Laidian have attracted nearly 1 billion in funding as well as harsh skeptics about the business model's viability and sustainability. We invite Laidian's Partner and CMO Mu Ren to demystify some of the most debated rumors and doubts of the business model and discusse how they are going to win the game.

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Saturday, July 8 - Eldoret, KE

Joseph Mugweru Wanja AKA Safe Joe

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Joseph Mugweru Wanja AKA Safe Joe was the first runner's up of the currently concluded Safaricom's Blaze Be Your Own Boss entrepreneurs' TV Show and Competition.He is the founder and CEO of Safecon Music. Joseph currently works in Eldoret as a music producer and a sound engineer offering mastering, editing, mixing and recording services.

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Saturday, July 8 - Napoli, IT

Stefano Pepe (CEO & Founder - UniquID)

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Lavorando tra Silicon Valley e Italia, diviene nel 2015 founder di UniquID Inc, la start up californiana, dedicata alla sicurezza e al facile utilizzo dell'"Internet of Things". Si interessa di criptomonete ed è esperto in Blockchain. Nel 2014 pubblica il volume “Investire BITCOIN”, per descrivere al meglio un mondo, quello della moneta virtuale, ancora nuovo e inesplorato.

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Tuesday, July 11 - Kuala Lumpur, MY

Alex Fernandez (Streamline Studios) | hosted by Endeavor

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Alexander Fernandez started with a handful of artists and game designers in an apartment. 16 years later they are Southeast Asia’s biggest game development studio. To date, the Streamline Studios have been involved with the production of over 200 titles including BioShock® Infinite, James Cameron’s AVATAR, Killer Instinct, Street Fighter® V, Gears of War®, Final Fantasy® XV and more.

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Tuesday, July 11 - Prague, CZ

Startup Grind Prague hosts Ludek Motycka, Google, Head of Marketing, Central & Eastern Europe

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The last fireside chat before a summer break will take place at the Google office in Prague! Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn about marketing insights from Ludek Motycka who is the Head of Marketing for Central and Eastern Europe at Google. After the chat there will be an informal discussion about the state of the Czech startup ecosystem and how to improve it.

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Tuesday, July 11 - Cologne, DE

Startup Grind Cologne #11 mit evopark

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evopark ist der Marktführer im digitalen Parken in Deutschland und hat den Anspruch, mit Know-how, Kreativität und Zielstrebigkeit das Parkerlebnis neu zu definieren. Das Unternehmen steht für die Vereinfachung der Mobilität durch modernste Technologien.

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Tuesday, July 11 - Sacramento, US

Startup Summer Party

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Startup Grind is hosting the third annual Summer Startup Party at the Urban Hive. We're providing food, drinks, and music. In addition, we'll also be highlighting the regions' best startups. So come and join the fun! If you would like have a table to showcase your startup, please contact Rich Foreman.

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Wednesday, July 12 - Hong Kong, HK

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH THE LEGENDARY GARY VAYNERCHUK

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We're bringing you something special in July! "GaryVee" certainly needs no introduction. Gary is a serial entrepreneur born in the former Soviet Union from where he emigrated to US and rose to prominence in the late 90’s after helping his father grow the family business (WineLibrary) from 4 to 60MM in sales. Currently he is known as social media guru, angel investor and internet celebrity.

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Wednesday, July 12 - Brisbane, AU

Glen Richards - Greencross & Sharktank

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Glen Richards started with a small vet practice and went on to build a multi-million dollar integrated pet care empire, Greencross. He now is a professional investor, mentor and director with a number of companies as well as a judge on Australia's Shark Tank.

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Wednesday, July 12 - Hong Kong, HK

AKI RANIN (BAMBU)

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We're partnering with Next Money to be featured as RISE FinTech Meetup on the second day of RISE conference in Hong Kong. Aki Ranin, COO & Co-founcer of Bambu, an awarding robo advisor startup, will share his startup journey along with the FinTech dynamics of both Hong Kong and Singapore - the threats and opportunities.

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Wednesday, July 12 - Berlin, DE

Steve Bartlett - CEO and co-founder of Social Chain

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Steven is the 24-year-old CEO and co-founder of Social Chain. In the last few years, he has become an award winning entrepreneur, speaker and investor and now leads a company of over 100 employees. Social Chain’s presence exists in Manchester, London, Berlin, New York and worldwide! But above all, his passion lies in engaging and inspiring the next generation.

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Wednesday, July 12 - Dublin, IE

Fred Karlsson (DoneDeal, PurpleTag)

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Fred founded DoneDeal.ie together with his wife, Geraldine, in 2005 and grew it into Ireland’s biggest web site for buying and selling second hand things. After studying computer science, business administration, and HR at Lund University, he moved to Ireland in 1997. Now-days he is an early-stage investor in online companies with a strong focus on product & market fit, analytics, and growth.

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Wednesday, July 12 - Houston, US

Meet "Tha Man" with "Tha Plan!" Cashing in on the Green Rush in America

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Our guest, Chad Sykes, is NOT A Drug Dealer! He is the CINO (Innovation Officer) of the Indoor Harvest Corp. and is on track to making $$$ hand-over-fist as an equipment supplier to the Cannabis Industry. Would you or your business also care to participate in this growing, highly lucrative industry? If you're curious or interested, this is a session that you won’t want to miss!

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Wednesday, July 12 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Eastside Hosts Dan Levitan Founder (Maveron)

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Dan has 25 years of collective experience in venture capital and investing, specializing in leading consumer and retail businesses. Eager to help innovative companies realize their full potential, he launched Maveron, in 1998, with Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Co. In this role, Levitan has led many Maveron successful exits within the last 19 years, including, zulily, Capella and eBay.

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Thursday, July 13 - Chisinau, MD

Meet Bogdan Colceriu, Founder of Risky Business, Frisbo & Trilulilu

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We are truly passionate about helping founders, entrepreneurs and startups succeed. We intend to make their startup journey less lonely, more connected and more memorable. This is the reason why in July we invited a successful entrepreneur from Romania at Startup Grind Chisinau. Bogdan Colceriu knows that building something from scratch is hard, but is not impossible.

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Thursday, July 13 - Cape Town, ZA

Women in Tech with Lorraine Steyn (KRS Systems)

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With lots of opinions on growing talent, being a woman in IT, balancing career and family, Lorraine Steyn has been quietly leading and building her software development company for the last 30 years. Lorraine founded KRS in 1987 at the age of 24, besides having international clients, they also run an internship program.

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Thursday, July 13 - Athens, GR

Networking Event 2017 (Season 3 Closing Party)

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Are you used to non-stop working on your own projects with all the ups and downs that a startup comes up with? Looking for a break to lay back and observe what you actually created? Summer is here and it’s time to get together for the Season 3 Closing Party! We have a fabulous community of entrepreneurs here in Athens so let’s all get together for a festive evening of good people and cool drinks.

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Thursday, July 13 - Barcelona, ES

Justo Molinero (Grup TeleTaxi)

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NOTE: This event will be conducted in Spanish. Justo Molinero is a radio businessman, mostly well-known for his media imperium with Grup TeleTaxi, which includes several frequencies of radio, some TV channels and a discographic label (Moval Music).

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Thursday, July 13 - Gibraltar, GI

July Summer Party 2017

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Our mid year summer party is upon us already join us on Thursday 13th July at 5.30 pm at the World Trade Centre Atruim. Networking, drinks, canapes and fun!

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Thursday, July 13 - London, GB

Summer Startup Party with a Surprise Guest

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Startup Grind is hosting the annual Summer Startup Party. Food, drinks, cool music and great people to meet. In addition, we'll also be highlighting the city's best startups. Come and join the fun! If you would like book a table to showcase your startup and have any question, feel free to contact our London team.

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Thursday, July 13 - Cardiff, GB

Building Your Best Talented Team Entrepreneur

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Growing up Rachel was very competitive in nature & loved sport. Succeeded with work in sales and target driven environments , In 2005 took qualifications and helped develop the mortgage business until 2012. After falling into personal difficulties and joined a kickboxing gym. Later that year Rachel moved back to Wales. In 2013, had the idea of a boxing magazine and Bocsio Magazine was launched.

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Thursday, July 13 - Wichita, US

Curtis Whitten - VendTech Enterprise

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Mr. Whitten is the current President/Managing Member of VendTech, Enterprise, LLC, a full-service private security firm providing protective services to public and private entities through the U.S.  He is also the Vice-President/Managing Member of VendTech-SGI, LLC, a joint venture, with estimated total contract revenues of $600M.

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Thursday, July 13 - Calgary, CA

Skip the Dishes' Andrew Chau

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Andrew Chau is the co-founder and Head of Business Development and Strategy at SkipTheDishes. SkipTheDishes is a successful technology company which provides on-demand food delivery by connecting over 5,000 restaurants across North America with consumers and food couriers. Founded in 2012, SkipTheDishes is now in over 30 markets across Canada and the US and was recently acquired for $200M in 2016.

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Friday, July 14 - Phoenix, US

The Summer Social (#yesphx)

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#yesphx is thrilled to announce the entrepreneur and business summer party: The Summer Social! This epic collaboration brings all our communities together in celebration of entrepreneurship, innovation and Arizona’s extreme generosity. Please join us Friday, July 14 2017, as we take over The Saguaro Hotel in Downtown Scottsdale.

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Saturday, July 15 - Ebonyi, NG

StartUp grind Ebonyi hosts the CEO of TomDominics Consults, Ben Okonkwo on the 15th of July,2017

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Ben Okonkwo is a Business Management strategist who has helped coach and manage many Start ups in Ebonyi. He is the convener of Leaders in the MarketPlace LIMP Ebonyi and has had a wide impact awakening entrepreneurs to the Global Market via social media

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Monday, July 17 - Columbus, US

Startup Grind Columbus Hosts Kevin Pohmer, Fintech Entrepreneur & Investor

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Multi-faceted conversation with Kevin about being a Fintech entrepreneur, investor, & now accelerator leader.

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Monday, July 17 - Dayton, US

Eric Fulkert - Campus Suite

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Multi-faceted conversation with Eric Fulkert bout being a tech entrepreneur and startup advisor. Eric is a director of Founder Institute Cincinnati, CEO of Campus Suite, a communications provider for K12 schools, and COO of Soundstr, a startup changing how music is licensed.

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Tuesday, July 18 - San Diego, US

Startup Grind SD's Summer Party!

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Join us for our Summer Party!

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Tuesday, July 18 - Los Angeles, US

Summer Party w/ Eric Posen (Narativ)

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Eric Posen is the Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Naritiv. Naritiv's product was acquired by Hootsuite in March 2017. Eric was recently honored in Forbes' 30 Under 30 in 2017 and Naritiv was recognized by Fast Company as one of the top ten most innovative video companies.

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Wednesday, July 19 - Islamabad, PK

Naeem Zamindar (Acumen)

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Results-driven, CEO with experience in venture capital, finance, operations, general management, in public and private companies, from $10M to $10B. Forward-looking, transformational leader adept at dealing with distressed and difficult situations, leading others during times of crisis, fostering collaborations and envisioning the future to enable others to act. Featuring his journey to Acumen.

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Wednesday, July 19 - New York City, US

David Pakman (Venrock)

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David is a partner at Venrock, a pioneering venture capital firm formed in 1969 with a primary focus on technology and healthcare. David focuses on early stage consumer and enterprise internet companies. Most notable investment and board was Dollar Shave Club (led Series A and B). He also was the co-creator of Apple’s Music Group and worked at Apple for five years.

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Wednesday, July 19 - Denver, US

Pattie Money (SendGrid)

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The evening will include a Fireside chat with Pattie Money, Chief People Operations Officer of SendGrid as well as networking with food and drink

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Wednesday, July 19 - San Francisco, US

Summer Party (Startup Grind Bay Area)

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Join us for our annual summer celebration! A 3-hour mixer complete with great food, cold beverages, and great company. Tickets will not last long, sign up (and bring a friend) while you can! Parking is extremely limited. Caltrain is 1 mile from Galvanize, BART is 1/2 a mile from Galvanize. Public transportation is recommended. 21+ ONLY.

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Thursday, July 20 - Islamabad, PK

Ali Mukhtar (Fatima Ventures)

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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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Thursday, July 20 - Chisinau, MD

Meet Madeline Duva from San Francisco

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At the second Startup Grind event in July we invited a very experienced technology advisor, Madeline Duva. She has over 20 years experience (18 years in Silicon Valley) as a Software Entrepreneur and Executive. She is instrumental in developing and executing strategic initiatives for early stage companies throughout her career.

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Thursday, July 20 - Frankfurt, DE

Philip Siefer (Einhorn)

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Philip Siefer ist Founder & Chief Executive Unicorn von einhorn Products GmbH

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Thursday, July 20 - Thames Valley, GB

#ThamesValley Startup Community Summer Party

Party

Join us for our inaugural #ThamesValley start-up community summer party. We'll be bringing together start-ups, scale-ups, start-up communities and other stakeholders to celebrate the summer. A 3-hour party with great music, great food, cold beverages and great company.

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Thursday, July 20 - Cincinnati, US

Erin Flynn (Cladwell)

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Erin Flynn is CMO of Cladwell (500 Startups '16), an app that helps people optimize their wardrobe. After joining Cladwell early on in pre-revenue stage, she grew the business from $0 to $1MM ARR. Prior to Cladwell, Erin founded Canopi an influencer platform that reached over 40MM people every month with 2,700 bloggers. She also launched E.W. Scripps’ first national digital subscription service.

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Thursday, July 20 - Boston, US

Semyon Dukach (One Way Ventures / Techstars)

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Semyon is a prolific angel investor and a friend to the startup community, focused on helping entrepreneurs succeed. He is founding partner of One Way Ventures, and formerly Managing Director at Techstars Boston, and has co-founded several successful companies. Xconomy lists Semyon as a top Angel Investor in New England, and he is also known for leading one of the MIT blackjack teams in the 90s.

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Thursday, July 20 - Milwaukee, US

Katherine Ramirez, Founder & CEO - adBidtise

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With over 30 years of career and entrepreneurial experience focused in Broadcast Television Advertising Sales Management, Milwaukee-based advertising guru Katherine Ramirez offers expertise as a sought-after Advertising Consultant with a particular focus in new business development. Adding more fuel to her credentials, she has proven savvy in Hispanic and ethnic marketing & advertising.

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Thursday, July 20 - Princeton, US

Simon Hopkins (New York Angels)

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Simon describes himself as an entrepreneur, investor, and part-time coder. Working primarily within the IT sector, he has a track record of starting, acquiring and growing organizations.

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Thursday, July 20 - Chicago, US

Launch Party - Summer 2017

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Launch Party - Summer 2017

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Thursday, July 20 - Sacramento, US

KEVIN NAGLE SPEAKING AT DAVIS ROOTS (ENVISION RX / SACRAMENTO REPUBLIC / SACRAMENTO KINGS)

Fireside Chat

Kevin Nagle was co-founder and CEO of Envision Pharmaceuticals which has reached annual revenue of $4 B. He is a co-owner of the Sacramento Kings and Sacramento Republic. In addition, Kevin is on the investment board of Moneta Ventures, the regions largest early stage venture fund. The Sacramento Business Journal recently recognized Kevin as the Sacramento Executive of the Year.

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Thursday, July 20 - Sonoma, US

Summer Party (Startup Grind Sonoma)

Party

Half of 2017 is done! Remember that "all work and no play makes makes Jack a dull boy" and come join us for the Summer Party to recharge for the rest of the year. In the spirit of play and deepening connections within our community, we're pass on a speaker every July and Dec. and just have a good time. Nevertheless, please RSVP so that we get the food count right, and thank you to Kivelstadt!

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Saturday, July 22 - Tamale, GH

Startup Grind Tamale Launch - "The Rendezvous"

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Startup Grind Tamale is launching its maiden edition with great and inspiring speakers and an eager startup ecosystem ready to get to the boost from this launchpad. We have the awesome pioneer of Cowtribe, Peter Awin creating innovative solutions to solve critical problems in the livestock sector in Africa.

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Monday, July 24 - Bristol, GB

Talks with Successful Founders - Learn to Network from the Best

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In 2016 Ash Phillips was named in The Maserati 100 cohort alongside people such as Richard Reed, Stellios, Jamal Edwards, Lord Young and Sir Tom Farmer. Considered one of top 100 people in business supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs. We will talk to Ash about the importance of a mentor, the role of a network and how does he go about building his own “little black book” of contacts.

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Monday, July 24 - Columbia, US

PARTY TIME !!!!! IT'S SUMMER.....WE WORK HARD, LET'S PLAY HARD

Party

July is global party month. We work hard, let's get together and play hard (within reason of course). We're pulling together some great plans and activities for an evening of fund, education, and inspiration. We'll announce the details soon. Keep checking back.

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Monday, July 24 - Minneapolis, US

KIDIZEN - Dug Nichols, Dori Graff and Mary Fallon

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KIDIZEN is... a MARKETPLACE that provides a storefront for moms to independently create and run, earn money and find the latest styles for their kids a COMMUNITY that connects moms with other moms through shared experiences and a shared sense of style a PLATFORM that provides a safe venue where moms can express themselves and go through the joys and challenges of motherhood together

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Monday, July 24 - Seattle, US

Celebrate 5 years of Startup Grind in Seattle

Party

We are having a party.. just a party, no speakers, no interview just a party. We have talked our way into having a celebration on the rooftop at Galvanize.. we will have the normal Beer, Wine plus a lot extra and some snacks in addition to the great people who will be there to meet their next founder or friend. We started Startup Grind in Seattle July 2012, come help us celebrate. Limit 100 ticket

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Tuesday, July 25 - Johannesburg, ZA

Automated Recruitment with Anish Shivdasani (Giraffe)

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Anish Shivdasani is CEO and co-founder of Giraffe, a fully automated mobile recruitment app that gives medium-skilled jobseekers access to opportunities for free. Giraffe also helps businesses recruit medium-skilled workers faster and cheaper by automatically matching jobseekers with employers.

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Tuesday, July 25 - Triangle, US

Summer Bash On The Roof

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Come celebrate with us at AC Hotels new roof top bar at Level 7. This lounge and bar is super nice and has a great outdoor view of North Hills. It's always great to blow off some steam and think back on all your great accomplishments at the half way point of this year. We'll have great food, drinks, and some fun giveaways. Come make some new friends and bring in summer the right way.

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Tuesday, July 25 - Chilliwack, CA

Trevor O’Rourke : Bell Canada

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Startup Grind Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. It is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in 200 cities and 85 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

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Wednesday, July 26 - Melbourne, AU

Paul Bassat (SquarePeg Capital /SEEK)

Fireside Chat

Paul is a co-founder of Square Peg Capital. Prior to founding Square Peg, Paul co-founded SEEK in 1997 and served as Joint CEO from 1997-2011. SEEK is the world’s largest online employment business and in 14 years went from a start up to one of Australia’s top 100 companies. SEEK has market leading businesses in numerous markets throughout Australasia, Asia and Latin and South America....

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Wednesday, July 26 - Lima, PE

Facundo Turconi (Solven)

Fireside Chat

Facundo es un emprendedor especialista en el sector de FinTech, fundador y CEO de Solven (www.solven.pe), startup que conecta virtualmente a quienes necesitan un crédito con instituciones financieras en 5 minutos. Tiene más de 10 años de experiencia en banca minorista y tecnología. Antes fue Director Comercial en Afluenta y ha liderado proyectos en las Financieras más importantes de Latinoamérica.

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Thursday, July 27 - Shanghai, CN

Ronan Berder(CEO, Wiredcraft)

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Ronan Berder loves building things and help teams figure out the what and how. He is a jack-of-all-trades with proved expertise in development, design, management and leadership, equally comfortable leading teams, entire companies or contributing to UI and code.

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Thursday, July 27 - Düsseldorf, DE

STARTUP GRIND DÜSSELDORF #3 MIT VOLUNTEERWORLD

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The next Startup Grind in Düsseldorf will take place at STARTPLATZ Düsseldorf and we will host Pascal Christiaens, Co-Founder & Managing Director at Volunteer World. Pascal is a true global citizen and has travelled extensively visiting many social projects across Asia, Europe & Central /South America and he founded his first company, Team Social Work, in 2013.

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Thursday, July 27 - Tel Aviv, IL

Startup Grind Tel Aviv Summer Party 2017

Party

Join us again for another Startup Grind Summer Party to meet entrepreneurs, innovators, and like-minded individuals to celebrate another successful year of educating, inspiring, and connecting companies from all over the world.

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Thursday, July 27 - Lusaka, ZM

Namakau Mukelebai (Indigo Events and Media)

Fireside Chat

Namakau Mukelebai is the founder of Indigo Events and Media Solutions, Ndangwa PR and Media as well as Salon Namel. She is a public relations and media consultant with specialties in communication strategies, crisis management and mentorship. She is also a former TV personality.

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Thursday, July 27 - Buffalo, US

Bret Blakely & Steve Coulton of OnCore Golf

Fireside Chat

OnCore Golf was formed by two young entrepreneurs – Bret Blakely and Steve Coulton – who thought that making the game of golf more enjoyable through innovative products like a hollow metal core golf ball was a great idea!

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Thursday, July 27 - Washington, US

Hooks Johnston (iNova Strategic Investments)

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Hooks is a Managing Director of Inova Strategic Investments and the Inova Personalized Health Accelerator. He is responsible for leading Inova’s innovation investing and development for companies that are transforming Inova and global health services. He's managed four venture capital funds totaling $650 million and served on 20 corporate boards of directors.

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Thursday, July 27 - Mexico City, MX

Saskia Niño de Rivera Fundadora de Reinserta www.reinserta.org

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¡Esta edición de Startup Grind es muy especial! Saskia fundo Reinserta para crear un país más seguro trabajando con el México invisible, las cárceles del país, a través de la prevención y la reinserción acompañado siempre de investigación, teniendo como fin último tener un impacto en las políticas públicas del país. La meta es ayudar a recaudar recursos y crear conciencia sobre esta situación.

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Thursday, July 27 - Salt Lake City, US

Greg Warnock (Mercato Partners)

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Greg Warnock, PhD is co-founder and managing director of Mercato Partners, where he is involved on the boards of Sphero, SteelHouse, and Stance. Greg is a technologist, innovator, and entrepreneur with a proven history of building and growing companies.

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Saturday, July 29 - Eldoret, KE

Janet Machuka

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Janet Machuka is a young woman of many accolades. At a very young age, she is an intrapreneur who has already worked with a number of companies stretching from Media houses to Business Companies. She is the CEO of Baseline Marketing where they specialise in branding, digital marketing and training among other digital encompassing marketing.

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Saturday, July 29 - Lagos, NG

Shola Akinlade (Paystack)

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Shola is a tech entrepreneur and fintech enthusiast. He is the co-founder and CEO of Paystack, an online payments company facilitating commerce in Africa by enabling frictionless payments and the first Nigerian company to be accepted into Y Combinator, the prestigious Silicon Valley accelerator.

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Tuesday, August 8 - Sacramento, US

Dale Carlsen (Sleep Train / Ticket to Dream Foundation)

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Dale Carlsen, CSU Sacramento graduate, founded The Sleep Train, Inc., in 1985 and grew the company to over 300 stores in 6 states with over 1600 employees. In 2014, Sleep Train merged with Mattress Firm, to become the first national specialty bedding retailer with over 3,500 stores across the country.

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Wednesday, August 9 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Eastside Hosts Bill Bryant Partner DFJ Venture Capital

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Bill Bryant is a partner at DFJ (formerly Draper Fisher Jurvetson), an American venture capital firm focused on early- and growth-stage investments in enterprise, consumer and disruptive technologies. Bill has had early and instrumental involvement in more than 25 leading software, Internet, mobile, and digital media companies, as a founder, senior executive, investor, and board member.

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Thursday, August 10 - Islamabad, PK

Nadeem A. Malik (IBM Pakistan)

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Nadeem A. Malik is well known and highly respected professional in ICT industry. Nadeem’s career spans over 28 years in the premiere organizations both in Pakistan and USA. Nadeem recently joined IBM as Cloud Lead to help customer transition to agile-centric organizations using IBM Cloud technology. Prior to joining IBM, he served as Country Manager, Microsoft.

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Thursday, August 10 - Cardiff, GB

Design and Fashion Industry Innovation

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Assil Skaiky spent her childhood in Lebanon before coming to the UK at the age of 11. She later moved to Wales then England to pursue a degree in Fashion and Textile Design at the University of Portsmouth. Shortly after graduating Assil embarked on her mission to embrace Textiles & colour. Her work reflects her background, the freedom she enjoys set against the colours, and textures of Nature.

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Thursday, August 10 - Palo Alto, US

Anthemos Georgiades (Zumper)

Fireside Chat

Anthemos Georgiades is co-founder & CEO of Zumper, the largest startup in the rental industry. He’s raised $39.2 million in venture capital, grown the team to 70+, and completed the acquisition of apartment search platform PadMapper.

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Tuesday, August 15 - Mauritius, MU

Yaseer Assot Ally (epro consulting)

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Yaseer is the founder and the Director of ePro Consulting Ltd. He holds a BSc Finance (minor: Law), a Bachelor degree in Applied Accounting (UK), Member of the ACCA and MBA Specialisation: Financial Management. He is also member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors.

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Tuesday, August 15 - Zurich, CH

Reto Lämmler (TestingTime)

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Test early and often is Reto’s mantra for good Interaction Design. Reto started TestingTime together with a Co-Founder at the beginning of 2013. As CEO, he leads the vision and mission of the startup. At doodle.com he gained international startup experience as VP Product. He got his first startup experience from starting and selling Xcellery, an Excel collaboration service, in the Silicon Valley.

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Thursday, August 17 - Bristol, GB

Talks with successful founders - Turning coffee into a lifestyle brand with Helena Hills

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Helena Hills is the Co-Founder of multi award-winning TrueStart Performance Coffee with a cabinet of prestigious awards, including Everywoman Brand of the Future a prestigious award presented to a young brand who demonstrates huge potential for growth. How do you turn a coffee into a lifestyle brand, stocked in Holland & Barrett end exported to USA? Helen is here to tell us and answer questions.

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Monday, August 21 - Minneapolis, US

Tyrre Burks, Founder/CEO of Player's Health

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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, August 22 - Charleston, US

Startup Grind Hosts Carolyn Finch (Women in Tech)

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Carolyn Finch is the Founder and current Executive Director of Charleston Women in Tech (CWIT). Founded in May 2014, CWIT has grown to over 1700 members and focuses on supporting, connecting, and developing women of all ages for careers in tech.

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Tuesday, August 22 - San Antonio, US

Yousef Kassim (EasyExpunctions)

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Yousef Kassim is the Founder and CEO of EasyExpunctions, the only software-driven services company that specializes in automating legal documents for personal reputation management. EasyExpunctions was founded in Austin in 2014 shortly after Kassim & his brothers, Rommy Kassim and Nadi Kassim, filed a patent for a new method of document automation that is currently being utilized by the company.

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Wednesday, August 23 - Melbourne, AU

Startup Grind hosts Nick Bell (WME group)

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Nick Bell is one of Australia’s most prolific self-made businessmen. Bell started WME a digital marketing firm in 2008 with his last $400 in his bedroom before rapid growth led to staff of over 200. In May 2017 Bell finalised a deal which saw him sell WME to Melbourne IT for $39million and will exit the company at the end of June 2017.

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Wednesday, August 23 - London, GB

Brian Dove, CTO at SkyScanner

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Bryan Dove is Chief Technology Officer at Skyscanner. His role includes leading and growing Skyscanner’s engineering teams of over 400 people at an accelerated scale across ten global offices. Previously, Bryan held multiple roles at Microsoft and was the Head of Data Engineering at Skype where he founded and led a globally distributed team to build Skype's real-time big data architecture.

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Wednesday, August 23 - Washington, US

Alec Ross (NYT Best Seller "The Industries of the Future", Candidate for Governor of Maryland)

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Alec Ross is the author of the New York Times bestseller "The Industries of the Future" and has launched a campaign to become the next Governor of Maryland, a seat up for election in 2018 and currently held by Larry Hogan.

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Thursday, August 24 - Edinburgh, GB

Fraser Lusty (Equity Gap)

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Fraser is a Director at Equity Gap Ltd, a group of private individuals set up to invest and support emerging and growing businesses. He is an experienced business development and sales professional specialising in leading business through change, and facilitating SME business capability and growth.

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Thursday, August 24 - Phoenix, US

Matthew Likens (Ulthera)

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Join us on August 24th for a fireside chat with Matthew Likens, President and CEO of Ulthera. The Mesa-based medical device company had a $600M exit in 2014 to Germany-based, Merz Pharma GmbH. In 2012, he was named one of Arizona’s Most Admired CEOs by the Phoenix Business Journal. He was named Ernst Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015. We sure love hearing success stories like this!

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Monday, August 28 - Columbia, US

August Event: Fireside Chat with Danielle Tate, Founder and CEO of MissNowMrs.com

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Join us for an exciting, educational, and inspirational event as we continue to celebrate women entrepreneurs. Danielle will share her entrepreneurial journey and lessons learned starting and growing MissNowMrs.com into a multi-million dollar name change business. She's a best-selling author of "Elegant Entrepreneur," speaker, wife, mother, and the spokeswoman for Empowered Women International.

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Tuesday, August 29 - Fremont, US

Learn about Early Stage Funding form a Seasoned Investor & Entrepreneur

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In this event, we would get inside peak into what an investor look for in an early stage venture. Ankur is Managing Partner at Emergent Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm, who has worked with reputed VC firms in past and sit on many boards. Being a cofounder of eco-technology company, Ankur would also be able provide insight from an entrepreneurs point of view.

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Wednesday, August 30 - Vilnius, LT

Startup Grind Vilnius hosts Linas Sabaliauskas (TRINITI)

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TRINITI is a pan-Baltic legal practice with a cross-border team of over 60 professionals. Working together since 2011 TRINITI is among the fastest growing alliances in the region.

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Thursday, August 31 - Thames Valley, GB

Suzie Walker (The Primal Pantry)

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Suzie Walker is Founder & Chief Fire Starter of The Primal Pantry. A Nutritionist by profession, Suzie has an immense passion for proper real food. Suzie transitioned to a paleo lifestyle 6 years ago and started to utilise the paleo dietary framework when working closely with all her nutrition clients. Their products are available in Waitrose, Sainsburys, Holland & Barrett, Wholefoods and Ocado.

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Tuesday, September 12 - Athens, GR

Alexandros Marinos (resin.io)

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Alexandros Marinos is the founder and CEO of resin.io which he founded in 2013 to improve the way code is deployed, updated, and maintained on remote Linux connected devices. resin.io is a venture-backed company ($12M from DFJ, Ericsson, General Electric, Openfund) with customers covering a wide-ranging set of use cases including digital signage, manufacturing, smart buildings and transportation.

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Tuesday, September 12 - Sacramento, US

John Stone (Fantag / PowerSchool)

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John Stone is the Chief Operating Officer for Fantag, a Sacramento-based tech company. Fantag’s mobile video platform enables fans at any live event to access moments that matter to them. John also founded PowerSchool in 1999 which was later acquired by Apple.

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Thursday, September 14 - Berlin, DE

Tim Schumacher - Founder of Sedo AG

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Tim Schumacher co-founded and was the longtime CEO of the formerly publicly traded company Sedo AG, with over €100 million in revenues. Since 2012 he has dedicated his professional career to the German start-up scene, acting both as co-founder and investor for young companies with economic potential. His current start-ups, among many others, are Eyeo/Adblock Plus, Aklamio, Home and Ecosia.

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Friday, September 15 - Nairobi, KE

Wandia Gichuru

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Wandia Gichuru is co-Founder of Vivo Activeware, a trendy dance and fitness attire store that is quickly expanding within the East Africa Region. A graduate of Economics from a Canadian university, Wandia spent 11 years in a globe-trotting position with the Department of International Development (DFID) of the World Bank.

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Monday, September 18 - Minneapolis, US

Kristin Pardue, Co-Founder, CEO & Brad von Bank Co-Founder of Rêve Consulting

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As a strategy and service design consultancy, we help people and organizations innovate and grow. We started Rêve because we wanted to reinvent the strategy process. Studies show that 70 percent of all strategies fail, and we wanted to do things differently. We knew that there was power in combining the rigor of strategic management.

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Tuesday, September 19 - Cardiff, GB

Property, Hospitality and Leisure Sector Innovator

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Eighteen years of substantial experience within the hospitality and leisure sector. A dynamic senior manager that creates achievable solutions to problem businesses. Overseen the smooth operation of many multi-site contracts and businesses within the Wales, South west / east and London regions. Four years experience developing a large buy to let residential property portfolio.

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Tuesday, September 19 - Chicago, US

Ujjwal Gupta, Co-founder & COO at BenchPrep

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Ujjwal Gupta is the co-founder and chief operating officer at BenchPrep where he leads day-to-day company operations and growth-related initiatives. As co-founder, he has helped secure more than $8 million in funding from prominent venture capital funds, navigated how to manage a fast-growing startup and turn it into a profitable company within six years.

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Saturday, September 23 - Mauritius, MU

Prabhu Murthy (United Africa Health)

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Prabhu, firmly believes that technology can transform people's lives. He loves investing back into the community, , supporting socio impact ideas & inspiring young entrepreneurs. Most senior executives admire prabhu for his passion, commitment, creative thinking, and ability to drive change, entrepreneurial spirit and candid conversational style. His motto is : “Together, we inspire”

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Monday, September 25 - Napoli, IT

Michael Grabham (CEO of Package Guard) "The importance of study of consumer behaviour"

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Michael Grabham has been involved in the delivering revenue, new products and creative solutions in the startup chaos for 20+ years. He is a five time founder and is in relentless pursuit of knowing the customers better than any competitor. He recently invented a new product called Package Guard, to help stop package theft. At the moment leader at Startup Grind in Seattle and Bellevue.

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Monday, September 25 - Columbia, US

Welcome Mr. Glen Hellman (aka "Mr. Cranky"), Founder of Driven Forward, #1 Angel Investor in the US

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Join us for a fun filled, highly educational and inspirational "fireside chat" with our own, home grown "Mr. Cranky", Glen Hellman. Glen is a highly successful entrepreneur, founder of Driven Forward, #1 Angel Investor in the US, renowned pitch and business plan judge and critic, mentor and executive coach. We'll also be featuring our own, home grown local startup in our problem solving forum.

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Wednesday, September 27 - Palo Alto, US

Startup Grind SoCal 2017

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Startup Grind SoCal 2017

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Thursday, September 28 - Edinburgh, GB

George Elliott (Chairman & Investor)

Fireside Chat

George Elliott has a proven track record in profitably growing technology companies and brings together a unique blend of commercial, financial and international expertise. He is non-Exec Chairman of several high-tech companies including Craneware plc, Calnex Solutions and Optoscribe and is also a non-executive director of Par Equity Holdings Ltd, a venture capital company based in Edinburgh.

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Thursday, September 28 - Thames Valley, GB

Reggie Bradford (Oracle)

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Reggie Bradford is a 3-peat entrepreneur who has participated in the creation and building of 3 market leading start-ups in 3 different industries whose collective exits delivered circa $5 billion for shareholders. Reggie brings more than 20 years of experience to his role as Senior Vice President of Startup Ecosystem and Accelerator at Oracle.

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Thursday, September 28 - Redding, US

Where Startup Marketing Ends and Branding Begins

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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, September 28 - Sonoma, US

Gary Nelson (Nelson Staffing)

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Gary Nelson is a forward thinker whose passion, creativity, and determination make him a visionary in business. As a community activist and philanthropist, he has spearheaded efforts to open and support public charter schools. He was a leader in developing Sonoma’s “Field of Dreams” project to create a major youth baseball and soccer complex.

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Saturday, September 30 - Lagos, NG

Maya Horgan Famodu (Ingressive)

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Maya (Founder & CEO, Ingressive) is a Nigerian-American who is committed to promoting entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa. She is an ecosystem architect, driving growth and development in sub-Saharan based startup ecosystems. Ingressive is an investment group that backs top African Tech and leads corporate and venture capitalists to do business and successfully navigate West Africa.

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Tuesday, October 3 - Luxembourg, LU

Karen and Dirk ZADRA [Itondo]

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Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned. Partners in business and life, Dr Dirk Zadra and Karen Zadra developped itondo.com, an augmented reality iOS app for the art market.

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Thursday, October 5 - Berlin, DE

Andreas Thorstensson - Technology Partner, EQT Ventures

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Andreas is EQT Ventures’ Technology Partner and Head of Motherbrain, a serial entrepreneur and former Counter-Strike World Champion. In his role at EQT Ventures, Andreas works with investments and helping portfolio companies to define technology strategy. He also built Motherbrain, EQT Ventures’ own AI platform which helps the fund to identify trending companies across Europe.

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Tuesday, October 10 - Barcelona, ES

Startup Grind BCN - SF Summit

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Meet top investors, entrepreneurs, developers, and journalists from both Europe and Silicon Valley. Startup Grind BCN - SF Summit will connect the best two cities in the world and will showcase one day of nonstop content, valuable networking, mentor sessions, and investor Q+A's. Don't miss out.

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Tuesday, October 10 - Sacramento, US

Will Bunker (GrowthX / Match.com)

Fireside Chat

Will Bunker co-founded the dating site that became Match.com in 1995 in Dallas, TX. He has invested in over 160 companies all around the country. Currently, Will is a founder of GrowthX VC , his focus is helping companies accelerate their growth after the seed round to get their series A or break even.

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Wednesday, October 11 - Triangle, US

The Triangle's First Annual Technology Conference

Conference

We’re Startup Grind, the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 400,000 founders in over 200 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 85 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs.

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Wednesday, October 11 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Eastside Hosts Avni Patel Thompson Founder + CEO (Poppy)

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Avni Patel Thompson is the founder and CEO of Seattle-based Poppy (meetpoppy.com). Poppy is a Y Combinator and investor backed startup that makes lives easier for modern families by matching them to trusted and qualified childcare providers. Avni created Poppy because she was tired of feeling panicked and anxious every time she couldn't find someone trustworthy to care for her kids.

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Thursday, October 12 - Napoli, IT

Roberto Castaldo (CEO & Founder of 4 M.A.N. Consulting)

Fireside Chat

Imprenditore, coach, formatore e consulente aziendale, Roberto Castaldo è a capo della 4 M.A.N Consulting, azienda con sede a Napoli e Milano. In essa riversa e mette in pratica tutta la sua esperienza in Pnl, Coaching, e Risorse Umane maturata grazie ai maestri più illustri della disciplina: Richard Bandler, John La Valle, Anthony Robbins. Amante delle sfide, è di indole curiosa e adrenalinica.

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Thursday, October 19 - Sonoma, US

Amy Miller ( Transcendence Theater)

Fireside Chat

Amy Miller is the Creative Director at Transcendence Theater, they have drawn 57,000 visitors and raised more than $187,000 for Jack London Park, but their work doesn’t stop there. They spend many hours on community projects such as workshops for grieving children and performances for the developmentally disabled and the elderly.

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Tuesday, October 24 - San Antonio, US

Matt Wilbanks (HelpSocial)

Fireside Chat

Matt Wilbanks is CEO and Co-Founder of HelpSocial, a 2 year old startup based in downtown San Antonio at Geekdom. HelpSocial provides technology that helps large businesses keep up with their customer’s conversations in social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

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Friday, October 27 - 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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Saturday, October 28 - Lagos, NG

Afua Osei (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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Wednesday, November 8 - Sonoma, US

Rajat Mishra (Cisco)

Fireside Chat

As Cisco’s Vice President Rajat Mishra is responsible for driving strategy and innovation for Cisco's $12B services business. His charter spans organic growth, acquisitions, alliances, market intelligence, ecosystem-wide idea generation, start-up incubation and horizon 2/3 emerging technology. He is also the executive sponsor for Cisco's Distinguished Services Engineer community.

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Thursday, November 9 - Berlin, DE

Trent McConaghy - BigchainDB Founder and CTO

Fireside Chat

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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Wednesday, November 15 - Napoli, IT

Smart Entrepreneurs for Smart Mobility

Party

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 22 - Barcelona, ES

Angel García (Lanta Digital Ventures)

Fireside Chat

NOTE: This event is going to be conducted in English.

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Tuesday, December 12 - Sonoma, US

2017 Holiday Party

Party

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, January 16 - Napoli, IT

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

Party

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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Monday, February 12 - Palo Alto, US

Global Conference

Conference

Startup Grind Global Conference

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