Upcoming events

Upcoming Events

Startup Grind's upcoming events around the world

Wednesday, April 25 - Tbilisi, GE

Georgian "Top 200 Blockchain Thought-Leader" to Speak at Startup Grind April 25th

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Tamar is a PhD candidate in Shanghai focusing on Blockchain & Fintech. She started researching Distributed Technologies in 2014 and has advised governments of Kazakhstan and Georgia. She founded Blockchain Hub in Shanghai, which brings together Blockchain & innovation sectors. She has been published in Forbes, Ibtimes & Yahoo Finance & was named among 200 Thought Leaders in Crypto & Blockchain.

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Wednesday, April 25 - Dar es Salaam, TZ

Startup Grind Dar hosts Isaya Yunge

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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 350 cities and 120 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators, and investors. This month we host Isaya Yunge, founder and chief executive of SomaApps Technologies which created SomaApp.

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Wednesday, April 25 - Bloemfontein, ZA

Owning your industry and branding with David Uwah

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The month of April brings to our community David Uwah. We'll be chating about, who he is, his journey in business and what he specialize in. This combination of insight promises to be valuable to any entrepreneur, particularly those in the service industries looking to strengthen and grow their brands. Join us on Wednesday, 25 April, 6pm!

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Wednesday, April 25 - Bratislava, SK

Ján Žižka (Photoneo) - How automation will impact our future jobs?

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One thing is for sure, Artificial Intelligence and automation will change our world and our business strikingly. But the question is: How? And are you ready for it? Ján Žižka will answer these questions.

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Wednesday, April 25 - Ft. Lauderdale, US

AR And VR In Real Estate With Joel Mena

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Joel Mena is a serial entrepreneur with 12 years of experience in product design and building digital products. His latest project with his team at JM Studios, is an AR and VR application for real estate.

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Wednesday, April 25 - Miami, US

We are hosting Fielding Kidd Director of Business Partnerships Comcast NBCUniversal

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Fielding Kidd is the Director of Business Partnerships for the Entrepreneurial Engagement team at Comcast. Her team is focused on giving startups and entrepreneurs access to Comcast NBCUniversal’s renowned network of partners, brands and mentors to foster rapid breakthroughs in media, entertainment and connectivity.

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Wednesday, April 25 - Denver, US

Brandon Spano, Co-founder and CEO BSN Denver

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The evening will include a Fireside chat with Brandon Spano, Co-founder and CEO BSN Denver (Denver's largest digital sports network), as well as networking with food and drink

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Wednesday, April 25 - Mexico City, MX

Lean Startup:¿Qué es? Como crear y escalar mi startup e innovar en empresas por BOB DORF -Remoto-

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Para todos los que han escuchado o no la metodología Lean Startup, entenderemos que es, sus aplicaciones y cómo puede ayudarnos a crecer nuestro proyecto en cualquier etapa. Todo esto de la mano de uno de sus creadores, Bob Dorf, es uno de los creadores de esta metodología, también co-autor de Startup Owner Manual uno de los principales libros de emprendimiento. Bob participará de forma remota.

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Wednesday, April 25 - Dublin, US

Turn your entrepreneurial passion into a thriving business with Marc Lowe, Founder (Praxis Ventures)

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In our inaugural month of Dublin Startup Grind Chapter, we are featuring Marc Lowe, Founder of Praxis Ventures, to share secrets of startup success. Praxis Ventures has helped raising over $150M in early-stage, venture capital financing and has advised on M&A transactions and IPO’s valued in excess of $3B. Come join us to turn your entrepreneurial passion into a thriving business!

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Thursday, April 26 - Sydney, AU

Let's talk with Slack co-founder Cal Henderson

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With a massive $5 billion dollar vauation, Slack is a tech superstar. Founded only 5 years ago, Slack helps teams communicate. We are lucky to have Slack co-founder Cal Henderson in Sydney for this rare fireside chat.

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Thursday, April 26 - Lahore, PK

"How to Turn your Passion into a Business" with Mufeez Rana (Founder - AutoX.pk)

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Mufeez Rana is a young tech entrepreneur, financial geek and e-commerce expert from Lahore. He is the Founder & CEO of AutoX.pk (Pakistan's Largest Online Platform for Auto Products). He serves as a financial adviser to ilady.com (UK Based Fashion Ecommerce Store) and more than 20 International startups. He's an alumni of the National Incubation Center Islamabad.

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Thursday, April 26 - Beijing, CN

We are hosting Trevor Owens (Lean Venture Partners and Javelin)

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Starting Lean - How to Find Out If Your Business Idea Has Potential in Days and Not Years. Learn how your Startup can get monthly revenues up from $0 to $5,000 in Eight Weeks, about the dark art of raising money, and how large corporations can innovate like startups.

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Thursday, April 26 - Yerevan, AM

Startup Grind Hosts Vahan Kerobyan (Menu.am/Menu Group)

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StartupGrind Yerevan is happy to relaunch this month and announce our next guest! Join us on April 26 for a fireside chat with Vahan Kerobyan, the founder and CEO of Menu.am and Menu Group UK LTD. Come meet your friends, make new connections and learn the backstage details of Vahan's success story.

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Thursday, April 26 - Tembisa, ZA

We are hosting Alice Madisha (Smith & Madisha Construction)

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Alice Madisha is the founder of Smith & Madisha Construction; she is a graduate of the University of Johannesburg, holding a National Diploma in Building (2005 to 2007), as well as a graduate of the Tshwane University of Technology, where she obtained a BTech degree in Construction Management (2008).

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Thursday, April 26 - Lusaka, ZM

We are hosting Lukonga, Simunza & Silumesii (BongoHive)

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As Lusaka’s first innovation and technology hub, BongoHive are catalysing the growth of Zambia’s startup and tech communities.

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Thursday, April 26 - Cologne, DE

CGN #16 - Dustin Figge (Homelike)

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

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Thursday, April 26 - Edinburgh, GB

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

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

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Thursday, April 26 - Madrid, ES

Fireside chat with Carlos Blanco (Nuclio)

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In an always changing entrepreneurial ecosystem, talent flows where validated and money-backed projects are. Spain is no different; despite the immense talent pool we have, most local startups seems not to grow further after raising a Round A. That's what chairman Carlos Blanco has being working on at Nuclio: "a VB which drives and builds startups from business ideas validated in other markets".

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Thursday, April 26 - Chicago, US

"AR in the Real World" Featuring Tracey Wiedmeyer, Co-Founder, InContext Solutions

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Tracey helped develop the industry’s first web-based virtual market research platform. Tracey has over 14 years of experience developing technology platforms that have driven growth in a wide range of industries, including insurance and banking services as well as the mortgage underwriting industry.

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Thursday, April 26 - Guayaquil, EC

Jorge Blacio y Estefano Palacios Founders de FREAKY CREATIONS #GeekLeaders

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Conoce a los creadores de #ToLeave el primer juego ecuatoriano que llega a PS4 ( #Playstation). #Firstoftheirkind. Freaky Creations se convierte en el botón de inicio de la industria de videojuegos en Ecuador con Visión y Aterrizaje Globalizado. Su motto: "As weird as we are sexy" "Creando juegos que transportan a experiencias iluminadoras."

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Thursday, April 26 - Leon, MX

Alejandro Alaniz Rosales

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Contador Público por el ITESM. Socio Accionista del Grupo Leon, Textiles Leon, Caimi Leon y Master Coffee. Fundador Grupo Desarrollador las Torres. Fundador Plaza Galerias las Torres . Fundador Parque de la Selva. Presidente ANPIC. Consejero SAPAL. Consejero Coparmex. Consejero CCEL. Consejero Feria Leon. Regidor Municipio de León.

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Thursday, April 26 - Memphis, US

Startup Grind Memphis Presents Jameelah Jordan, Founder of Mozak App

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Featured fireside chat guest: Jameelah Jordan, founder of Mozak App, a real estate virtual assistant and tech company that gives real estate agents more time back in their day to focus on what's important. Her love and passion for seeing others succeed is what drives her to continue in the journey of constantly being on her startup grind. Register now to get connected, engaged, and inspired!

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Thursday, April 26 - Boise, US

Dr. Tommy Ahlquist - ER Doctor, STAT PADS, Gardner Company

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Many in the Boise community know Dr. Tommy Ahlquist as the man who has filled in Boise’s downtown with beautiful buildings. As the COO of Gardner Company, his work is highly visible within the City of Boise. What many don’t know, is role he has played as an ER doctor, which led to his pursuit as a founder of STAT PADS, one of Idaho's leading stars in health technology.

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Thursday, April 26 - Irvine, US

DJ Swanepoel, Founder & CEO of Aimtell

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Join us as we welcome DJ Swanepoel to the Startup Grind stage! DJ will be sharing his entrepreneurial journey with us as well as his key learnings from starting his Marketing SaaS platform, Aimtell, from his apartment. The struggle of coding all day & night, trying to get the business in the black, hiring the right people, all the ups and downs. [Must be 18+ to attend]

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Thursday, April 26 - Pasadena, US

SAM POLK - The Awakening: Walking Away From $3.75 Million Dollars

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From Wall Street to the Shark Tank - Co-founder and CEO of Everytable, Sam Polk takes us on a journey from success to success. A former hedge fund trader on Wall Street awakens to find himself and becomes a social entrepreneur saving lives at the intersection of poverty and obesity.

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Thursday, April 26 - Piracicaba, BR

Startup Grind Piracicaba Recebe Leandro Zen da Tutu Digital e Size Soluções Financeiras

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Para o 2º evento da Startup Grind Piracicaba, Leandro Zen, irá compartilhar conosco sua experiência de investidor anjo e fundador de 2 Startups, a Size Soluções Financeiras e a Tutu Digital. E dará dicas sobre como fazer uma gestão financeira adequada para startups. Também compartilhará conosco sua visita `a Israel e Índia em missão com Startse. E depois teremos o nosso tradicional SG Happy Hour.

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Friday, April 27 - Jiangmen, CN

We're hosting Tyler Mok | The Commercial Value of Cultural Innovation

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We're going to talk about how to differentiate a brand by integrating culture & artistic elements.

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Friday, April 27 - Rawalpindi, PK

Startup Grind with Digital Transformation Expert- Ehtisham Rao (Servup)

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Ehtisham Rao - Tech Marketer, Ex-Director of Digital at Mobilink, Founder of Servup His passion is organizational transformation. Ehtisham is also a founding partner at Serendipity Pvt Ltd, a tech accelerator that helps companies like Servup get funded and scale globally.

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Friday, April 27 - Mogadishu, SO

Mahamoud Yusuf (ECCO)

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Business owner and co-founder of Environmental Cleaning Company (ECCO), Shirkada Nadaafada Gobolka Benaadir. ECCO is a specalized business of waste disposal services and other waste management in Somalia,

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Friday, April 27 - Maseru, LS

We are hosting Ms Hape Marite, Founder of Black Hair (PTY) LTD

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One big reason to attend: Sharing knowledge as an entrepreneur is key - regardless of what stage you are at in your journey. Startup Grind brings everyone together in a low-key environment where all ideas are welcome, you’re a part of the global startup community and you have the ability to connect and learn from several heavy hitters in the scene. Join us this month as we host Hape Marite.

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Saturday, April 28 - Chengdu, CN

How to ship global gaming blockbusters from China - Jean-Francois Vallee (Ubisoft)

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At Chengdu's 16th Startup Grind it will be about global gaming blockbusters. The studio manager of Ubisoft's 200-people location in Chengdu, Jean-Francois Vallee, will share his experience with the community. Chengdu's studio was involved in games such as Assassins Creed, Splinter Cell and Rayman.

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Saturday, April 28 - Karachi, PK

Startup Grind Karachi presents Adil Moosajee

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Adil Moosajee is a serial entrepreneur, educationalist, personal development coach and a mentor. He is the brainchild behind the widely successful women’s clothing brand, EGO; an eclectic fine dining restaurant, The East End and recently launched café, The Funky Crow. He also serves as a key mentor at The Nest I/O, a google funded incubation space for small businesses.

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Saturday, April 28 - Tangier, MA

We are hosting Jehade El AOUMARI ( Founder & CEO at ALMOND Softwares)

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Startup Grind Tangier organise une caravane au niveau de la région du Nord , Notre 1ère escale sera à la ville de Tetouan qui abritera notre 4ème Talkshow et ce le 28 Avril 2018 à partir de 14h , dans les locaux de l'incubateur de l'AFEM Tetouan qui se situe à la Faculté des sciences juridiques, économiques et sociales de Martil.

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Saturday, April 28 - Lagos, NG

We are hosting Adé Bantu (Musician, Activist, Entrepreneur)

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Adegoke Odukoya, better known as Adé Bantu is a Nigerian-German musician, producer, social activist and entrepreneur. He is the creator of the monthly concert series and music Festival Afropolitan Vibes which holds in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Sunday, April 29 - Dubai, AE

Khaled Talhouni (Wamda Capital)

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

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Monday, April 30 - Lima, PE

Yva Vojvodic (Amazon)

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Yva ha liderado equipos interfuncionales e interculturales en proyectos internacionales. Mejoró los procesos de suministro de una compañía de telefonía. Definió la estrategia de fijación de precios y mercadeo para 5 países en América Latina en Belcorp. Gestionó las relaciones públicas, los diseños de estrategias digitales y así incrementó la presencia de marcas mundiales.

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Tuesday, May 1 - Manhattan Beach, US

Engineering Leader for MySpace, EdgeCast, & Signal Sciences, StartupGrind MB features Hala Al-Adwan

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Hala Al-Adwan has taken big-picture ideas to successful engineering and product releases for 3 of the fastest growing startups in Socal over the last 15 years. Join us to hear her stories and get answers to your own engineering and product challenges!

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Wednesday, May 2 - Ormond Beach, US

John Adams - President of Adams Cameron & Co., Realtors

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As President of Adams, Cameron & Co., John Adams has lead his firm to become the undisputed real estate leader in our community. Join us for a facinating evening with John and learn about his acending journey to the top of his field. Hear his vision for for the future of Adams Cameron and the strategic approach that will keep his real estate empire on top.

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Thursday, May 3 - Gothenburg, SE

Erik Gatenholm (Cellink)

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Born with the entrepreneurial spirit, Erik Gatenholm is a serial entrepreneur and CEO/Co-Founder of CELLINK. Founded in January of 2016, this 3D Bioprinting solutions company went from nothing to Nasdaq in just 10 months.

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Thursday, May 3 - Birmingham UK, GB

We will be hosting Richard Fallon MD of The Marketing Engineer

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Richard Fallon is the MD of The Marketing Engineer, a Birmingham based marketing consultancy, which works with professional service providers. His company develops marketing strategies and plans, writes the required copy and content and co-ordinates the delivery of the rest of the plan. He also trains business owners and staff in how to do these things themselves.

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Thursday, May 3 - Charleston, US

Female Leaders Month: Startup Grind Charleston Hosts Halle Tecco (Angel Investor at Techammer)

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Startup Grind Charleston is partnering with The Harbor Entrepreneur Center to celebrate Female Leaders Month.

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Thursday, May 3 - New Haven, US

Susan Froshauer (former CEO CURE, co-founder Rib-X Pharmaceuticals)

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Susan served as President and CEO of CURE (now BioCT) from '13 through Oct '17. Today she's a leader of the CURE Commons accelerator programs, an EIR at Yale OCR and a board member and advisor to many bioscience companies. She led Rib-X Pharmaceuticals (now Melinta) as CEO and cofounder for 11 years, raising $160mm in capital and guiding the development of novel antibiotic treatments.

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Thursday, May 3 - São Paulo, BR

Blockchain & Criptomoedas: Mitos, verdades, e novos rumos (Com Emília Campos e Gustavo Cunha)

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Hoje somos bombardeados com informações diversas, de diversos canais, sobre o propósito da tecnologia de BLOCKCHAIN e também sobre CRIPTOMOEDAS. Nossa missão no nosso segundo capítulo do ano em São Paulo, é tirar as distrações, e falácias sobre esse tema. Convido você a desconstruir mitos, encontrar as verdades e as tendências das tecnologias de Blockchain e Criptomoedas.

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Thursday, May 3 - Medellin, CO

Ricardo Sierra Fernandez (Presidente Celsia)

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Portafolio lo definio como: El líder de la innovación. Es por esto que hemos invitado a Ricardo Sierra, presidente de Celsia, quienes van al frente de la revolución tecnológica, con frentes como energías renovables y estaciones de carga para vehículos electricos, entre otras iniciativas. Creemos que la comunidad emprendedores tiene mucho que aprender de Celsia.

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Thursday, May 3 - Oklahoma City, US

Fireside chat with Daniel Maloney (CEO & Co-Founder of Tailwind)

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Daniel is the CEO and Co-founder of Tailwind (http://tailwindapp.com), the leading Visual Marketing platform loved by over 300,000 brands big and small. He will be joining us for a candid fireside chat about the story of how he and his team have built Tailwind here in Oklahoma City.

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Thursday, May 3 - Ensenada, MX

Paul Nguyen (CEO, Teeblox)

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Vice President & Founder at D2America Sales Inc IncSince 2003, I have been a third party seller on Amazon and eBay. Currently, I'm selling on over two dozen online and mobile marketplaces, in addition to an apparel subscription webstore.

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Thursday, May 3 - San Francisco, US

Sara Mauskopf (Winnie)

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Sara Mauskopf is the CEO and co-founder of Winnie, an app that helps parents alleviate pain points such as finding quality child care, getting advice in a difficult moment, or choosing the right products for their child. Sara has a background in consumer technology and product management.

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Friday, May 4 - Philadelphia, US

Danielle Cohn (Executive Director, Entrepreneurial Engagement Head - LIFT Labs Comcast NBCUniversal)

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Danielle & her team help entrepreneurs access the internal & external network of one of the fastest growing technology & innovation companies in the world. Prior to joining Comcast NBCUniversal, Danielle was Vice President of Marketing & Communications for the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau for more than a decade; positioning Philadelphia as a world-class destination.

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Saturday, May 5 - Rimini and San Marino, IT

Startup Grind Rimini & San Marino hosts Emil Abirascid

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Startup Grind Rimini & San Marino hosts Emil Abirascid. Il 5 Maggio, a Rimini, ci sarà l'inaugurazione del nuovo Chapter di Startup Grind di Rimini & San Marino. Innovation Square è la location scelta per la prima Fireside Chat. Emil Abirascid sarà il nostro primo ospite. Emil è considerato il Guru delle Startup in Italia.

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Saturday, May 5 - Fez, MA

Gueddari Houda (Galerie d'art GH)

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Houda GEUDDARI, artiste peintre, fondatrice de la galerie D'art et l'espace de création GH & Design à Fès (première galerie d'art contemporain qui vise à promouvoir et supporter les artistes) Finaliste (parmi 50.000 artistes) de la "Global Art Awards", une compétition annuelle de renom organisée aux UAE Prix international de "Leonardo Da Vinci" à Florence (2018) et le prix de FEZ GATE en mars 2018

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Monday, May 7 - Detroit, US

Fireside Chat: Alisyn Malek, COO of May Mobility

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Alisyn was formerly the head of innovation pipeline at General Motors. Prior to that role she worked as an investment manager in GM Ventures. In that role she lead investment in the autonomous space including leading the early negotiations with Cruise Automation, helping to cement GM’s autonomous strategy.

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Monday, May 7 - Los Angeles, US

President & CMO of WeTransfer - Damian Bradfield

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Damian Bradfield is President, CMO and Founding Shareholder of WeTransfer, the largest file sharing service in the world. Bradfield first joined WeTransfer as Chief Strategic Officer in 2010 and with over 40 million active users transferring more than a billion files every month, he played a pivotal part in making it the leading, much-loved creative brand it is today.

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Tuesday, May 8 - Yogyakarta, ID

Panel Discussion: What it Takes To Be Top Female Founders in Southeast Asia

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We are celebrating female founder month of May with a panel with top female founders from Singapore and Yogyakarta who will share with us their challenges and insights into their lonely journey.

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Tuesday, May 8 - Izmir, TR

We are hosting Toygun Tuncer (ÖZGÖRKEY GROUP CIO & EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER, BMW OTOMOTIV CEO)

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Toygun Tuncer makes a significant success in business life by way of life philosophy "Be completed or should not start, Publius Ovidius". He is still working as Özgörkey Group Executive Board Member, IT Director and General Manager of Özgörkey Automotive. He does not know a limit in his business. He's successful proactive business man and a good father "Best start-up in life should be kids".

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Tuesday, May 8 - Napoli, IT

Marianna Poletti CEO & Founder @ JustKnock

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Per l'appuntamento di Maggio interamente dedicato alle donne dell'Innovazione, ospiteremo Marianna Poletti CEO & Founder di Just Knock, la startup che sta rivoluzionando il mondo del Recruiting.

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Tuesday, May 8 - Pretoria, ZA

Female Founders Month with Mbulelo Sochifa & Noluvuyo Mpekelana (ICT On Heels)

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This month is #FemaleFounders month at Startup Grind. We are running the #SGWomen event series in partnership with Comcast. Our speakers are Mbulelo Sochifa & Noluvuyo Mpekelana founders of ICT on Heels. Join us as we hear their story and discuss the networking and empowerment platform created for women in ICT, through engagement with women in executive level positions or thriving entrepreneurs

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Tuesday, May 8 - Oslo, NO

May is #SGWoman month!

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Every year in the Month of May, Startup Grind celebrates Female Entrepreneurs Month, dedicated entirely to the empowerment of leading innovative women. Last year the global community held approximately 100 events in this theme worldwide, which is why this month we are hosting the amazing line up of women in technology, entrepreneurship and leadership.

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Tuesday, May 8 - Baltimore, US

Stephanie Bradshaw; event producer, interior designer and co-founder of Cake & Whiskey

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Please join us on Tuesday, May 8th as we welcome designer Stephanie Bradshaw, a multi-talented entrepreneur who has not only founded her self-titled event production and interior design firm, but is also the co-founder of the hugely popular Cake & Whiskey quarterly networking event for women.

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Tuesday, May 8 - Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, BR

Rupen Grisi Kuyumjian (GoMapsGo)

SG Fireside Chat

A inteligência e a tecnologia a favor do agronegócio. A cada ano, consumimos mais! Somos 7,3 bilhões de habitantes e, segundo a ONU, seremos 8,6 bilhões em 2030 e 11,2 bilhões de pessoas em 2100. Nunca dependemos tanto da tecnologia para sermos mais eficientes. Esse é nosso maior desafio!

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Wednesday, May 9 - Bali, ID

We are hosting fireside chat with Andrea Loubier (CEO of Mailbird)

SG Fireside Chat

Startup Grind Fireside Chat is an event that is focused on bringing in the brightest minds of the digital space and includes networking, interview, Q&A session and more networking afterwards. Startup Grind is the global platform and network of 250 cities in 100 countries around the world and its community consists of more than 1 000 000 entrepreneurs.

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Wednesday, May 9 - Cape Town, ZA

Supplying Retail Chains and Creating Franchises with Nicolette de Freitas (Fish4Africa)

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May is Startup Grind Female Leaders Month where we will host over 150 women on stages globally. In Cape Town we are proud to host a female leader in fishing Nicolette de Freitas. Nicolette is the CEO and co-founder of Fish4Africa, a fresh fish and seafood supplier in Western Cape. Fish4Africa supplies supermarket chains such as Spar and PicknPay and their own franchise outlets. Get your ticket!

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Wednesday, May 9 - Austin, US

Supporting Women Founders with Kerry Rupp

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Kerry Rupp is a General Partner at True Wealth Ventures, a new early-stage venture capital fund investing in women-led businesses in the sustainable consumer and consumer  health sectors. In addition, Kerry provides innovation & strategy consulting through her DisRuppt practice, leveraging over 20 years' experience  launching and growing startups and new lines of business.

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Wednesday, May 9 - Phoenix, US

Lauren Bailey (Upward Projects)

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Lauren Bailey is the CEO & co-founder of Upward Projects, a group of locally focused restaurateurs creating inspired restaurants (Postino, Windsor, Churn, Federal Pizza, Joyride Taco House) that are connected to the communities they serve. Upward Projects is responsible forRecently named to the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing companies.

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Thursday, May 10 - Durban, ZA

We are hosting Vinny Lingham (Civic, Dragons' Den & Shark Tank)

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Vinny Lingham is a serial South African entrepreneur who is the Co-Founder & CEO of Civic - an identity protection and management startup. He was also previously the founder and CEO of Gyft & Yola. From 2014 to 2016, Vinny Lingham was one of the "dragons" on South Africa's Dragons' Den reality TV series and also one of the "sharks" on Shark Tank South Africa.

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Thursday, May 10 - Thames Valley, GB

#SGWomen - Leveraging the Power of Social Media to Build Your Personal Brand

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Zoe Cairns is a highly respected and proficient International Social Media Influencer who is regularly asked to comment on matters regarding social media on platforms such as ITV This Morning and BBC World News. Zoe works with many companies and brands, including many Fortune 500 companies to make sure that they have a Social Media Strategy and to implement high profile engaging campaigns.

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Thursday, May 10 - Wichita, US

Two Female Founders & One Amazing Fireside Chat

SG Fireside Chat

Women entrepreneurs have to overcome obstacles men simply don’t. But the effort is worth it, because every example of female leadership has the potential to transform someone’s life. The night kicks off at 5:30! We'll network for an hour, then hear from Sudha & Jennifer at 6:30 for an unforgettable Fireside Chat. Come ready to learn from other entrepreneurs and make valuable connections!

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Thursday, May 10 - Chicago, US

What it Takes for Women Founders to Raise Capital

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This month we feature Cayla Weisberg who is a partner at InvestHER Ventures, a Chicago based VC fund that invests in female entrepreneurs with early-stage software companies.

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Thursday, May 10 - Fremont, US

Meet the Founder of World's Largest Virtual Accelerator, Sramana Mitra

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Sramana Mitra is the founder of One Million by One Million (1Mby1M), a global virtual accelerator that aims to help one million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond. Sramana ran three companies: DAIS, Intarka, and Uuma. Sramana has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT. Sramana was named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Influencers in 2015.

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Thursday, May 10 - Vancouver, CA

Female Founder Special with Maryam Sadeghi (MetaOptima) & Virginia Balcom (VentureLabs)

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We're celebrating our Global Female Founder Month in May at Startup Grind. We're hosting Maryam Sadeghi (Co-founder & CEO of MetaOptima) & Virginia Balcom (EIR at SFU VentureLabs) to discuss their founder stories, their experiences as entrepreneur, and their opinion about the culture in the startup scene and tech industry.

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Saturday, May 12 - Pune, IN

We are hosting Sowmya Iyer

SG Fireside Chat

Sowmya is a Founder and CEO of DViO Digital -- one of India's largest integrated marketing companies focused on digital transformation of brands and businesses. She is also start-up investor, Chief Mentor MAD-Tech Incubator DViO runs and TedX Speaker.

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Saturday, May 12 - Abbottabad, PK

Startup Grind with Khaula Mustafa(Educationist/Social Activist)

SG Fireside Chat

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community in the world. We regularly host successful entrepreneurs, investors, educationalists and business leaders from our local ecosystem so they can share their journey with aspiring entrepreneurs.

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Saturday, May 12 - Agadir, MA

Rencontre avec Mohamed id Yahia , Entrepreneur Imprimé en E Marketing et E commerce

SG Fireside Chat

Mohamed id Yahia le grand Entrepreneur et e-marketer spécialisé dans le e-marketing et la Vente sur Internet Mohamed id Yahia est un Entrepreneur de la région Souss Massa , basé sur Dubai , Mohamed id Yahia est surnommé Roi d'Instagram

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Tuesday, May 15 - Luxembourg, LU

ICT Spring Europe 2018

Party

We are pleased to invite you to ICT Spring, a two-day event dedicated to exhibiting and demonstrating the latest trends and innovation, covering 12 strategic activities.

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Tuesday, May 15 - Singapore, SG

Anna Gong (Perx)

SG Fireside Chat

It’s Female Founders month at Startup Grind, and we’re excited to be hosting Anna Gong, the CEO and Founder of Perx Technologies! Perx is an industry leading loyalty marketing and mobile engagement cloud company, backed by the co-founder of Facebook Eduardo Saverin and Golden Gate Ventures. As always, Food and Drinks will be provided for the evening!

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Tuesday, May 15 - Hong Kong, HK

Juliette Gimenez (Goxip) - E-commerce in Asia

SG Fireside Chat

Startup Grind Female Founders Month. Juliette is a highly passionate serial entrepreneur with an extensive experience in starting up companies & driving multi-million dollars sales growth in e-commerce area in SEA & HK. Juliette titled as VP of Groupon HK until its IPO with the acquisition of Ubuyibuy; was the head of sales in LivingSocial Asia; founded CDisount - part of Cnova listed on Nasdaq.

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Tuesday, May 15 - Cologne, DE

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

SG Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, May 15 - Hamburg, DE

Heiko Hubertz, Founder & CEO (Whow Games)

SG Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, May 15 - Albany, US

Cindy Applebaum, Market President & Publisher Albany Business Review

SG Fireside Chat

This month we feature Cindy Applebaum, Market President & Publisher at Albany Business Review, the Capital Region’s preeminent business news source. Cindy continues her legacy of driving positive growth & increasing revenue, just as she did in previous executive leadership roles, including GM at Time Warner Cable Media; GM of Sales for Nextel; & VP of Mortgage Sales for Citibank.

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Tuesday, May 15 - Durham Region, CA

Startup Grind Durham: Welcomes Lindsey Goodchild of Nudge Rewards!

SG Fireside Chat

Join Spark Centre and Lindsey Goodchild for our special #SGWomen Startup Grind event at Rileys Pub right in downtown Oshawa! Lindsey Goodchild is the CEO and Co-Founder of Nudge Rewards, a mobile solution that allows retailers to better communicate and engage with store employees.

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Tuesday, May 15 - Houston, US

#SGWomen Celebrating Texas Female Entrepreneurs at TMC Innovation Institute

SG Fireside Chat

Every May all around the world Startup Grind gathers to celebrate female entrepreneurs with #SGWomen. Being Houston's industry agnostic startup organization means we meet and get to know women doing great things no matter their business vertical. We'll host both a pitch competition + fire-side chat, spotlighting women on the move.

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Tuesday, May 15 - Sacramento, US

Kimberly Cargile (A Therapeutic Alternative / Khemia Manufacturing)

SG Fireside Chat

Kimberly Cargile is the co-founder of A Therapeutic Alternative, a medical cannabis dispensary in Sacramento. She also recently co-founded Khemia Manufacturing, a cannabis manufacturing accelerator also based in Sacramento.

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Tuesday, May 15 - Palo Alto, US

Emily Melton (DFJ)

SG Fireside Chat

Emily Melton is a partner at DFJ where she focuses on consumer and mobile technology, healthcare technologies and marketplaces.

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Wednesday, May 16 - Milan, IT

#SGWomen - Female Leaders

Panel Discussion

"She believed she could, so she did" R.S. Grey Startup Grind Milano hosts #SGWomen. A fireside chat with 7 amazing Leaders in the Startup Community. The event takes place in Milan on the 16th of May 2018

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Wednesday, May 16 - New York City, US

Amanda Curtis (Nineteenth Amendment)

SG Fireside Chat

Amanda Curtis is the Cofounder & CEO of Nineteenth Amendment. As a fashion designer she went from New York Fashion Week designing for Richie Rich, DVF, and A-list celebrities to presenting a solo designed collection at London Fashion Week. Nineteenth Amendment is a platform that gives brands a smart way to break into the fashion industry and take undiscovered fashion to closets of fashion lovers.

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Wednesday, May 16 - Irvine, US

Michael Ungaro (Co-Founder, Kings of Fi$h & Principal, San Pedro Fish Market Enterprises)

SG Fireside Chat

Join us as we welcome Mike Ungaro to the Startup Grind stage! Mike will be sharing his and his family's entrepreneurial journey with us. The past 60 years have been a wild ride and Mike will be sharing how he's been able to help steer a small family business into a brand with a cult following. [Must be 18+ to attend]

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Thursday, May 17 - Kigali, RW

#SGWomen: Stepping Into Greatness with Gayatri Datar (EarthEnable)

SG Fireside Chat

May is Startup Grind Female Leaders Month where we will host over 150 women on stages globally. In Kigali we are proud to host Gayatri Datar, co-founder & CEO of EarthEnable: a social enterprise that installs healthy and affordable floors for low-income families. She is an Echoing Green Fellow, a Stanford Social Innovation Fellow, and a Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient.

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Thursday, May 17 - Frankfurt, DE

We are hosting Ralf Heim (Fincite)

SG Fireside Chat

There are many Fintech in Frankfurt but few are like Fincite. Ralf is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Fincite which was founded in January 2015. As a Technology Company shaping Digital Asset & Wealth Management, Fincite offers a Software as a Service (SaaS) engine that empowers Banks, Insurers and Asset Managers to provide smart digital solutions for their customers.

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Thursday, May 17 - Buffalo, US

Startup Grind Hosts Norma Nowak (UB CBLS) & Bethany Deshpande (SomaDetect)

SG Fireside Chat

Startup Grind - Buffalo hosts a special event for Female Founders Month at the Innovation Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus hosted by Colleen Heidinger of 43North and the Startup Grind Buffalo team.

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Thursday, May 17 - Princeton, US

Startup Grind Princeton hosts Karen Griffith Gryga (Dreamit)

SG Fireside Chat

Please join us to hear Karen Griffith Gryga, the Chief Investment Officer of Dreamit, one of the world's most successful accelerators on Thursday, May 17th at Tigerlabs.

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Thursday, May 17 - Mexico City, MX

#SGWOMEN presenta a Laboratoria: ¿Se puede emprender, ser rentable y al mismo tiempo tener impacto social?

SG Fireside Chat

Mayo es un mes especial como todos los años nos enfocamos en celebrar el emprendimiento e invitamos a una emprendedora increíble para que nos acompañe Gaby Rocha de Laboratoria quien será entrevistada por Maria Padilla de Volar en VE una comunidad enfocada en el desarrollo profesional de mujeres.

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Thursday, May 17 - Pasadena, US

AMY BLACKMAN, MBA: STRANGER THINGS HAPPEN WHEN UNLEASHING DATA HACKED CREATIVES INVERTING REALITY

SG Fireside Chat

Amy Blackman runs a digital art and design collective of radical creatives and technologists based in Los Angeles and Moscow who goal is to Inverted Reality beyond AR, VR and MR. Unleashing data-hacking creative and radical technology through Inverted Reality, removing the lines between human, digital, physical and analog to create mind-bending multi-sensory immersive experiences.

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Friday, May 18 - Ancona, IT

First Birthday Party of Startup Grind Ancona + Women in tech month (Laura Aglio)

Party

La community di Startup Grind Ancona festeggia il suo primo compleanno! Pronto per il Chapter Birthday Party con ottimo cibo e musica? Maggio e' anche il mese delle "Women in Tech" e per questa occasione avremo una fantastica speaker: Laura Aglio impegnata in Agenzia per l’Italia Digitale della Presidenza del Consiglio del Ministri come Account Manager Territoriale per il progetto Italia Login.

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Saturday, May 19 - Foligno, IT

#SGWomen - Barbara Gasperini

SG Fireside Chat

Startup e innovazione raccontate da una digital reporter.

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Monday, May 21 - Dayton, US

Food & family: starting a restaurant business with Natalie & Jack Skilliter (Corner Kitchen)

SG Fireside Chat

They say opening a restaurant is one of the toughest businesses to start. Natalie and Jack Skilliter, a husband and wife team, know this journey well. This month, they'll share their story of opening Corner Kitchen, a rustic yet refined scratch kitchen where they've brought their diverse, high-caliber food service experience from markets like NYC and DC to Dayton since 2015.

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Monday, May 21 - Columbia, US

Female Leaders Month featuring Anna Elhini, co-founder and COO of Creatrix.

SG Fireside Chat

Join us as we celebrate female leaders and entrepreneurs around the world. We're hosting Anna Fleeman Elhini, co-founder of Creatrix®. Creatrix is an identity management company specializing in systems integration and software engineering with expertise in bio-metrics, vetting, credentialing, and case management.

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Monday, May 21 - Washington, US

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

SG Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, May 22 - Sydney, AU

Two Space & Startup Grind host SendGrids' Paul Ford

SG Fireside Chat

Paul Ford has had a career working with tech companies. He has witnessed the birth & mentored some of the world's most successful companies. Come & meet some new people, hear some war stories and connect with a TechStars & 500 Startups founding mentor.

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Tuesday, May 22 - Athens, GR

Celebrating Women Entrepreneurship with Lela Dritsa (Nannuka Co-founder)

SG Fireside Chat

Lela visualised Nannuka.com in 2013 and along with Natalie Levi and Catherine Lambrou gave thousands of parents the opportunity to find a well trusted helping hand, making Nannuka one of the largest online care destinations in Greece and the UK.

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Tuesday, May 22 - Tel Aviv, IL

Startup Grind Hosts Hana Rado

SG Fireside Chat

Every year in the Month of May, Startup Grind celebrates Female Entrepreneurs Month, dedicated entirely to the empowerment of leading innovative women. Last year the global community held approximately 100 events in this theme worldwide, which is why this month we are hosting the amazing Hana Rado who will be interviewed by Hila Brener.

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Tuesday, May 22 - Cardiff, GB

Inspiring Confidence into Entrepreneurs

SG Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, May 22 - Memphis, US

We are hosting TJ Jefferson (Fresh Touch Publicity) + #SGWomen + #FemaleFounder

SG Fireside Chat

TJ is the owner of Fresh Touch Publicity and author of "Stop Being Disrespectful by Low-Balling Your Fees". Wondering how to create a fresh and clear message for your business? Not sure of how to charge for your services? This is the event for you! Join us as TJ talks about her journery, why she's adamant about charging for value, and how to channel your creativity effectively!

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Tuesday, May 22 - Santa Clarita, US

Nanxi Liu (Co-Founder & CEO, Enplug)

SG Fireside Chat

Join us as we wrap up our Women That Slay series with Nanxi Liu. Nanxi founded a venture-backed biotech company while in college. Serves on the Board of Advisors for a $3 billion fund, is an Emmy award winner for an Amazon TV show, and the Founder & CEO of Enplug...oh yeah she is only 28 years old. [Must be 18+ to attend]

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Wednesday, May 23 - Auckland, NZ

Startup Grind hosts Brian Wong (Kiip)

SG Fireside Chat

SG Auckland welcomes Brian Wong, the 26-year-old co-founder and CEO of Kiip, a mobile consumer engagement platform that has raised over $35 million in funding, a company he started at age 19. He was called one of the youngest people to ever receive venture capital funding by TechCrunch and the WSJ, and was named in Business Insider's Top 25 Under 25 in Silicon Valley. This is going to be huge!

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Wednesday, May 23 - Melbourne, AU

Global Female Founders Month Presented Comcast NBC Universal Lift Labs

Party

This month will be hosting more of a talk show than a fireside chat - as we celebrate Startup Grind's global female leaders month with not 1, but 3 incredible entrepreneurs. Emily Rich from M8 Ventures, Dr. Kate Cornick from LaunchVIC, and Shahirah Gardner the Co-founder of Finch joining us on stage. 200+ cities will host female founders in partnership with Comcast NBC Universal's LIFT Labs.

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Wednesday, May 23 - Glasgow, GB

The Cheerleader of Diversity for Success

SG Fireside Chat

Melinda joins CodeClan following a 25-year career with IBM as a leader in senior roles as a VP of Sales, Global Executive of Business Development & Enablement, Director of Marketing and VP of Alliances and Partnerships. She was recognised in the Top 100 Women CRN Software Channel publication in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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Wednesday, May 23 - Little Rock, US

Startup Grind with Greg Bledsoe

SG Fireside Chat

Join the Conductor for Startup Grind with Greg Bledsoe, Surgeon General for the State of Arkansas

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Thursday, May 24 - Shanghai, CN

Startup Grind Hosts Victor Cui (CEO, ONE Championship) on May 24th

SG Fireside Chat

Join our fireside chat with Victor Cui, CEO of ONE Championship, Asia’s largest global sports media property. In a region where martial arts was created, Victor is one of the most important figures in the world of martial arts. 5月24日,一起对话格斗界的重磅人物,ONE冠军赛CEO Victor Cui, 其创办于2011年的ONE冠军赛,是亚洲最大的全球性体育媒体产业。

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Thursday, May 24 - Kigali, RW

#SGWomen: Self as Source of Strength

SG Fireside Chat

May is Startup Grind Female Leaders Month where we will host over 150 women on stages globally. Kigali is hosting a series of 3 events, celebrating female leaders in different sectors. More info about this event coming out soon....

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Thursday, May 24 - Saint Paul, US

Learn How to Build AR/VR Applications w/ VP Anna Prisacari & Co-Founder Aaron Bryden from Praxik

SG Fireside Chat

Praxik helps companies build custom augmented reality technology applications and industrial inspection software.

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Friday, May 25 - Rome, IT

#SGWomen Female Entrepreneur Month: Startup Grind Rome hosts Valeria Santoro (Stocard)

SG Fireside Chat

Maggio è il mese della donna imprenditrice in cui celebriamo le donne che sono riuscite a farsi strada nell' innovazione: dopo Benedetta Arese Lucini (ex GM Uber Italia, oggi CEO e Founder di Oval Money), Anna Boffetta VC di Balderton Capital, nel 2018 la nostra ospite sarà Valeria Santoro GM Italia di Stocard, il servizio che permette di avere tutte le loyalty cards a portata di smartphone!

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Friday, May 25 - Guadalajara, MX

#SGWOMEN - Marisa Lazo (Pastelerías Marisa)

SG Fireside Chat

La primera mujer en recibir el reconocimiento al Liderazgo Empresarial. “Si queremos que nuestro México mejore, necesitamos dejar de culpar a los demás por la situación actual y mejor comprometernos cada uno de nosotros con algún proyecto social o apoyar a los que empiezan a compartir nuestro tiempo y nuestros conocimientos, vamos multiplicando, multiplicando lo bueno, que es mucho” - Marisa Lazo

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Saturday, May 26 - Ife, NG

Funding your Grind - Startup 180

Party

This event is geared towards unfolding the process of BUILDING THE RIGHT BUSINESS & RAISING SEED CAPITAL for your first Startup pursuit.

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Saturday, May 26 - Lagos, NG

We are hosting Stephanie Obi (Queen of Online Courses)

SG Fireside Chat

Stephanie Obi is popularly referred to as the Queen of Online Courses, because she helps women entrepreneurs to create, launch and sell online courses. Through her website, www.stephanieobi.com, she has impacted over 82,000 people in over 10 countries teaching them how to change their lives and change the world by leveraging on the internet.

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Tuesday, May 29 - Seattle, US

Celebrate Female Founders month with Amy Buckalter CEO/Founder of Pulse

SG Fireside Chat

Join us for an exciting evening to celebrate Female Founders month with Amy Buckalter, CEO/Founder Pulse. Amy is a rockstar Founder that has raised more than $3M to get Pulse off the ground. She has worked at major brands like Nike, K2, Rollerblade, and Burton and is creating a great consumer experience for women with Pulse personal care formulations delivery system.

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Wednesday, May 30 - Bloemfontein, ZA

#SGWomen Female Founders with Dawn Nathan Jones

Party

Female founders month, is held across the world by all Startup Grind Chapter in over 350 cities in 100 countries. The Month of May features and highlights female entrepreneurs and business owners. Startup Grind Bloemfontein will be hosting a number of local entrepreneurs and two guest speakers from out of town. This event will be held at Sterkinerkor, Mimosa Mall, Wednesday 30th May, 5pm - 9pm.

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Wednesday, May 30 - Barcelona, ES

May, female leaders month!

SG Fireside Chat

Let's get together in May to celebrate women entrepreneurs! Speaker TBC very soon! Startup Grind is the most significant community of entrepreneurs powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. Our mission is to help every entrepreneur in the world. We host a monthly event to inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs. The Barcelona chapter was awarded "Best Chapter of the Year" in 2016 so, come join us!

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Thursday, May 31 - Kigali, RW

#SGWomen: Women Creatives with Makeda Mahadeo (Content Creator/DJ)

SG Fireside Chat

May is Startup Grind Female Leaders Month where we will host over 150 women on stages globally. In Kigali we are proud to host Makeda Mahadeo, a Rwandan-Jamaican media personality, DJ & content creator. She has produced & presented popular radio/TV shows and is the 1st female DJ in Rwanda. She is now contributing to a positive, diverse narrative of the heart of Africa through her youtube channel.

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Thursday, May 31 - Zurich, CH

Franziska Iseli (Basic Bananas)

SG Fireside Chat

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

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Thursday, May 31 - Edinburgh, GB

We are hosting Dee Bradbury, VP for Scottish Rugby

SG Fireside Chat

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

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Thursday, May 31 - London, GB

Talk with a Legendary Female Entrepreneur: Dame Stephanie Shirley

SG Fireside Chat

Dame Stephanie Shirley (84) arrived in Britain as a child refugee from Nazi Europe. She is the most successful tech entrepreneur you never heard of. She founded a pioneering female only software company in 1962. Its IPO led to 70 of her 8,500 staff becoming millionaires, being co-owned by the staff, valued at $3 bln when it was acquired in 2007. Her TED Talk has already been viewed by millions.

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Monday, June 4 - Dubai, AE

Haider Ali Khan (Bayut)

SG Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, June 5 - San Francisco, US

Rebecca Kaden (Union Square Ventures)

SG Fireside Chat

Rebecca Kaden is a Partner at Union Square Ventures. She began her career as a journalist and, prior to USV, was a Partner at Maveron, a consumer-focused early stage fund. Rebecca was born in New York City. She studied English and American Literature at Harvard and received her MBA from Stanford.

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Wednesday, June 6 - Cape Town, ZA

Talk with Legendary Founder - Ingrid Jones (Mikateko Media)

SG Fireside Chat

Startup Grind Cape Town is proud to host Ingrid Jones the founder of Mikateko Media. Mikateko Media is an award-winning communications agency who is behind publications such as the in-flight magazines for Mango Airlines and FastJet and the Big Issue. Please get your ticket.

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Monday, June 11 - Ancona, IT

Silicon Valley Experience w/Founder Institute

SG Fireside Chat

A Giugno portiamo la California ad Ancona! Abbiamo un super ospite che ci portera' la testimonianza di founder institute, il piu' importante programma di accelerazione al mondo nato in Silicon Valley. Rosbeh Zakikhani , dopo aver ideato e realizzato BLAST Rome, ha riportato in Italia il Founder Institute, il programma di pre accelerazione made in Silicon Valley presente in tutto il mondo.

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Tuesday, June 12 - Baltimore, US

Michael McDevitt, Founder and CEO of Terra's Kitchen, Former CEO of Medifast

SG Fireside Chat

We're thrilled to be hosting Michael McDevitt, Founder and CEO of Terra's Kitchen, his third Maryland based venture. Terra’s Kitchen is a highly successful startup that provides the quickest, easiest, healthiest fresh food in the marketplace and delivers nationwide. We'll be raffling a selection of Terra's custom made, home delivered gourmet meals to lucky attendees.

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Startup Grind Europe 2018 Exhibition

SG Fireside Chat

Startup Grind Europe 2018 Exhibition

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Tuesday, June 12 - Sacramento, US

Nicole Froker (Google for Entrepreneurs)

SG Fireside Chat

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

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Wednesday, June 13 - Berlin, DE

2018 Startup Grind Europe Conference in London

SG Fireside Chat

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

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Wednesday, June 13 - London, GB

2018 Startup Grind Europe Conference

Conference

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

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Thursday, June 14 - Cologne, DE

CGN #18 - Daniel Attallah (Pixum / Diginet GmbH)

SG Fireside Chat

Mit dem Pixum Fotobuch ist die Diginet GmbH bekannt geworden: Vor mehr als 10 Jahren wurde das erste bestellt, seitdem wurden weit über 5 Millionen verkauft. Mittlerweile arbeiten dort mehr als 140 Mitarbeitende aus über 20 Nationen. Sei dabei, wenn Gründer und Geschäftsführer Daniel Attallah erzählt, weshalb Diginet just als einer der besten Arbeitgeber Deutschlands ausgezeichnet wurde.

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Thursday, June 14 - Rome, IT

Elena Lavezzi (Circle)

SG Fireside Chat

Elena ha conseguito la laurea in economia presso l‘Università Bocconi di Milano e si è specializzata in marketing alla ESCP Europe a Parigi e Londra. Dopo aver ricoperto il ruolo di Marketing Manager in Uber, e quello di Co-Ceo in Tinaba. Ora ha la responsabilità di sviluppare il business di Circle in Italia ed avvicinare gli italiani al tema dei pagamenti digitali e alla tecnologia blockchain.

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Thursday, June 14 - São Paulo, BR

Elevator Pitch: Como criar histórias rápidas, inteligentes e com sentido (Com Fernando Palacios)

SG Fireside Chat

Sabe quando, mesmo se preparando pra falar com seu chefe sobre um problema, ou um pedido, ou convencer investimento$, você trava na hora H? Então, talvez só o treino padrão que tem feito não tem gerado o resultado que quer. É essencial o domínio da narrativa e autenticidade da história que quer vender. Quer ligar os pontos que saeam da sua mente até a sua fala? Então nosso próximo capítulo é seu

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Thursday, June 14 - Chicago, US

Cryptocurrency: A Fad or Investment Opportunity? with Matthew Roszak Chairman & Co-Founder of Bloq

SG Fireside Chat

Matthew Roszak is a renowned blockchain investor, entrepreneur and advocate. Mr. Roszak is chairman and co-founder of Bloq, a leading blockchain technology company and the creators of Metronome, a next generation cryptocurrency. Mr. Roszak is also founding partner of Tally Capital, a private investment firm focused on cryptocurrencies and blockchain-enabled technology.

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Tuesday, June 19 - Athens, GR

How Velocity.Partners Are Supercharging Exceptional Founders

SG Fireside Chat

A brand new VC fund was recently formed in Greece: Velocity.Partners is consisted by Dimitris Kalavros (TEDx Athens Curator, Found.ation Co-founder) and Konstantinos Mavros. This investor special event is dedicated to founders who are looking to raise funding for their startup and will provide a glimpse on the new VC firm requirements, terms and investments so far.

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Tuesday, June 19 - Zurich, CH

Alex Pachikov (Sunflower Labs)

SG Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, June 19 - Hamburg, DE

Dirk Freise, Founding Partner (Shortcut Ventures)

SG Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, June 19 - Cardiff, GB

Community Training and Education

SG Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, June 19 - Santa Clarita, US

Andy Mackenson (Co-Founder & CMO, SnackNation)

SG Fireside Chat

Join us as we host Andy Mackenson, Co-Founder & CMO of SnackNation. SnackNation utilizes a subscription model to ship millions of snacks to thousands of businesses and homes every month. We will be exploring some practical digital marketing tactics he has used in growing SnackNation to the giant it is growing into. [Must be 18+ to attend]

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Wednesday, June 20 - Charleston, US

Startup Grind Charleston Hosts Scott Blackwell (Founder of High Wire Distilling)

SG Fireside Chat

A “serial entrepreneur” since the age of 10, Scott Blackwell has built his success one innovative culinary venture at a time. The sale of his most recent venture, Immaculate Baking Company, to General Mills inspired him to create High Wire Distilling Co, a two time James Beard Semi Finalist and downtown Charleston’s first operating distillery since Prohibition.

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Thursday, June 21 - Little Rock, US

Startup Grind with Hugh McDonald

SG Fireside Chat

Join the Conductor for Startup Grind with Hugh McDonald, retired President and Chief Executive Officer of Entergy Arkansas, Inc

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Monday, June 25 - Columbia, US

We're hosting Mike Thomas, Med-tech CEO and Director of Inova Personalized Healthcare Accelerator

SG Fireside Chat

Join us as we focus on bio, health, and med-tech world with Mike Thomas, a Med-tech pioneer and serial entrepreneur, who is currently serving as Director of the Inova Personalized Healthcare Accelerator. We're going to explore his journey through entrepreneurship, the hard lessons he learned along the way, the current world of Med-tech, and opportunities in the health care industry.

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Tuesday, June 26 - New York City, US

John Owen (Angel Investor and Co-Founder of JetBlue)

SG Fireside Chat

John is a full time angel investor with specific areas of interest in clean energy, medical devices and travel. Prior to his second career in angel investing, John spent over 25 years in the low-cost airline business, including as VP of Operations Planning and Analysis at Southwest Airlines, and founding EVP and CFO of JetBlue Airways He managed the company’s successful IPO in 2002.

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Wednesday, June 27 - Durban, ZA

We are hosting Sbu Shabalala (Founder of AdaptIT)

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Sbu Shabalala is one of the biggest entrepreneurs in Durban! He is the Founder & CEO of AdaptIT an ICT company that provides specialised software solutions and services. Sbu has grown the JSE Listed Adapt IT to almost a billion-rand revenue business in 13 years, employing over 1000 people and exporting software to 40 countries worldwide. Sbu was named 2016 IT Personality of the Year.

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Wednesday, June 27 - Barcelona, ES

Len Shneyder - GDPR and the state of the art of e-mail

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Join us for our 53rd Startup Grind Barcelona event! Thank you all for having supported us so far. Our events are conducted in English and do not offer refunds. If you need any kind of invoice email us at alex@startupgrind.com after buying the ticket

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Thursday, June 28 - Thames Valley, GB

Attracting, Engaging & Retaining Talent, How Great Companies Succeed - The Open Blend Journey

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Anna Rasmussen is the Founder & CEO of Open Blend an online platform that helps forward-looking companies meet the needs of the modern-day workforce, giving them a competitive edge in attracting, retaining and getting the most out of the best talent. Anna has worked with leading companies including American Express, Yahoo and BT to help them improve staff wellbeing.

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Thursday, June 28 - Washington, US

Susan Penfield (Chief Innovation Officer of Booz Allen Hamilton)

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Ms. Susan L. Penfield has been Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton since 2017. She is dedicated to helping the D.C. community, working with several not-for-profits in the area. She joined SEED SPOT’s DC Advisory Board in 2016, a not-for-profit supporting entrepreneurs who create solutions to social problems.

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Thursday, June 28 - Palo Alto, US

Amit Kumar (Accel)

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Amit Kumar joined Accel in 2016 and focuses on consumer-facing startups with an emphasis on social, gaming, esports, VR/AR, crypto, and payments. Amit led Accel’s investment in Smash.gg. He also works closely with the teams at Plays.tv, Cornershop, Deserve, and UserTesting.

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Friday, June 29 - Lagos, NG

We are hosting John Obidi (Founder, SmartBCamp)

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John Obidi is a foremost Online Business Coach and Speaker. He helps professionals achieve Authority Status in 90 days or less, using Social Media. He is also the founder of SmartBcamp.com, a community dedicated to closing the knowledge gap among working professionals in Nigeria.

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Thursday, July 5 - Zurich, CH

Catarina Dahlin (dagsmejan)

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After an international career spanning 7 countries and 2 continents Catarina started to realise that in order to live better she needed to sleep better. In sportswear a textile revolution has taken place but we still spend a third of our lives in one of the least innovative garments around, traditional pyjamas. That was the start of her journey to reinvent sleepwear.

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Monday, July 9 - Beijing, CN

We Host Matt James (next.amadeus.com)

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Join us for a relaxed session about Travel Tech with Matt James from Amadeus and Amadeus Next. Amadeus Next is not just another corporate startup program, incubator or accelerator, its aim is to build and foster the leading travel tech startup community in Asia Pacific. We will invite Chinese Travel Tech startups as well and discover trends in this fascinating and booming industry.

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Monday, July 9 - Columbus, US

Startup Grind Hosts Amelia Gandara, Strategic Partnerships, Nationwide Ventures

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Amelia will discuss how Nationwide approaches venture.

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Tuesday, July 10 - New York City, US

Nisha Dua (BBG Ventures)

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Nisha Dua is a Partner at BBG Ventures, which she co-founded with Susan Lyne in 2014. BBGV is a NYC-based seed fund backed by AOL, investing in consumer tech startups with at least one female founder. BBGV invests across content, commerce, future of work and platforms and services for Gen Z. At BBGV, Nisha has invested in over 40 startups.

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Thursday, July 12 - Barcelona, ES

Pau García Milà - Co-Founder of IdeaFoster

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Join us for​ our 54th Startup Grind Barcelona event! Thank you all for having supported us so far. Our events are conducted in English and do not offer refunds. If you need any kind of invoice email us at alex@startupgrind.com after buying the ticket.

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Thursday, July 19 - Little Rock, US

Startup Grind with Charisse Childers

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Join the Conductor for Startup Grind with Charisse Childers, Director for Arkansas Career Education.

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Friday, July 20 - Thames Valley, GB

#ThamesValley Startup Community Summer Party

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Join us for our annual #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 26 - Thames Valley, GB

Entrepreneur Turned Ardent Philanthropist, Pioneering Foundations. The Dame Stephanie Story

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Dame Stephanie Shirley arrived in Britain in 1939 as an unaccompanied child refugee from Nazi Europe. She is now the most successful tech entrepreneur you never heard of. She founded a pioneering software house back in 1962. Its eventual flotation led to 70 of her 8,500 staff becoming millionaires, and the company was co-owned by the staff with a value of around $3bn when it was acquired in 2007.

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Thursday, August 9 - San Francisco, US

Ryan Popple (Proterra)

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Ryan Popple is the president and CEO of Proterra, the leading innovator of zero-emission, battery-electric buses. Prior to Proterra, Ryan was a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and an early senior finance employee of Tesla Motors. Ryan serves as a board member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.

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Wednesday, August 22 - Little Rock, US

Startup Grind with President Davis

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Join the Conductor for Startup Grind with President Houston Davis, president of the University of Central Arkansas.

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Thursday, August 23 - Cologne, DE

CGN #20 - Rabea Knippscheer & Stefanie Gärtner (Limmaland)

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Die Hacker-Szene wächst. Nein, nicht die von Computer-Nerds - die IKEA-Hacking Szene. Ja, sowas gibt es. Sei dabei, wenn die beiden Freundinnen Rabea und Stefanie erzählen, wie sie mit Klebefolien für IKEA Möbel den Markt für Kindermöbel und Spielzeuge umzukrempeln!

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Thursday, August 23 - Palo Alto, US

Marc Tarpenning (Tesla)

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Marc Tarpenning co-founded Tesla Motors. At Tesla, Marc ran the electrical engineering group in addition to being the acting CFO for the first three years. Tesla Motors became a public company in 2010 and dominates the electric car market with its Model S, Model X and now the new Model 3.

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Tuesday, August 28 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Seattle hosts Rand Fishkin Founder Sparktoro

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Rand Fishkin is the founder of SparkToro and was previously cofounder of Moz and Inbound.org. He’s dedicated his professional life to helping people do better marketing through the Whiteboard Friday video series, his blog, and his book, Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World. Rand grew Moz from 7 employees to 134, revenues from $800K to $29.3mm, and raised $19.2M.

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Thursday, August 30 - Thames Valley, GB

The Business of Beer - Building Global Brewing Ventures

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David Bruce is a serial entrepreneur and Investor and has been involved in the international brewing and leisure industry since 1966, in a career that has covered both production and retailing. From a single pub in Elephant & Castle in 1979, David grew this to a chain of 12 brewpubs which were acquired in 1988. David went on to found and invest in other brewing ventures around the world.

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Thursday, September 6 - San Francisco, US

Wade Foster (Zapier)

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Wade Foster is the CEO and co-founder of Zapier, a workflow automation tool used by over a million people to connect the work apps they use every day. Prior to Zapier, Wade worked as a customer development lead for The Idea Works, Inc. in Missouri. He is an alumni of Y Combinator and has degrees in industrial engineering and business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Thursday, September 20 - Little Rock, US

Startup Grind with Bunny Adcock

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Join the Conductor for Startup Grind with Bunny Adcock, Vice Chairman for Centennial Bank.

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Thursday, September 20 - Palo Alto, US

Sarah Guo (Greylock)

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Sarah is an investor at Greylock. Sarah’s mission is to partner with founders to productize disruptive ideas, get advantaged distribution, and build dominant businesses.

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Tuesday, September 25 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Seattle Host Jesse Proudman CEO Founder Strix Leviathan

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Jesse is a serial tech entrepreneur. His current venture, Strix Leviathan, an institutional-grade algorithmic investment management platform designed from day one for cryptocurrency. Previously, he founded and raised more than $22M for Blue Box before a successful exit to IBM. He is an angel investor participating in 30+ startups. He serves as a mentor/board member for the Buerk Center at the UW.

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Thursday, September 27 - Cologne, DE

CGN #21 - Pamela Barrón (DJAHÉ)

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Köln hat nicht nur Kölsch zu bieten - seit 2015 erobert eine 100% Bio und 100% vegane Ingwer-Limonade den deutschen Markt. Sei dabei, wenn Mitgründerin Pam erzählt, wie sie statt Rechtsanwaltsfachangestellte zu werden nun erfolgreich ihr eigenes Familienunternehmen aufbaut.

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Friday, 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, October 18 - Thames Valley, GB

Turning Up the Volume - How Conversational Artificial Intelligence & Robotics are Changing the World

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Chris Sykes is the Founder, CEO and Head of AI & Robotics at Volume a technology-agnostic developer of experiential artificial intelligence (EAI) solutions. Focusing on the three key pillars of EAI, Volume creates immersive experiences using Conversational AI Platforms, humanoid robots and virtual-/augmented-reality solutions for businesses looking to improve customer experience.

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Thursday, October 18 - Little Rock, US

Startup Grind with Daniel Tyler

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Join the Conductor for Startup Grind with Daniel Tyler, Founder and Lead Visionary of Deliver Hope.

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Thursday, October 18 - San Francisco, US

Pete Flint (NFX, Trulia)

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Pete Flint is a Managing Partner of NFX, an early stage Venture Capital fund with offices in Silicon Valley and Israel focused on network effect businesses. Prior to NFX, in 2005 Pete founded the online real estate company Trulia (www.trulia.com), now one of the most popular real estate websites and mobile apps in the U.S.

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Thursday, October 25 - Barcelona, ES

Startup Grind Barcelona Conference 2018

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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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Thursday, November 15 - Little Rock, US

Startup Grind with Brad Lacy

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Join the Conductor for Startup Grind with Brad Lacy, President & CEO at Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Monday, December 10 - Abuja, NG

The Maze

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A Change in Ecosystem. Watch out

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Tuesday, February 12 - Palo Alto, US

Global Conference

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Startup Grind's Global Conference is the event for startups everywhere. Over 7,000 entrepreneurs will meet in Silicon Valley for 2 days of sessions led by top CEOs and influencers, dynamic networking events, meetings with investors, access to invaluable resources, and more. Main conference will take place on Feb 12-13.

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