Upcoming events

Upcoming Events

Monday, August 21 - Bratislava, SK

TATIANA ONDREJKOVA (PELIKAN.SK)

Fireside Chat

Do not miss the hottest summer event in Bratislava for the Slovak Startup scene! Join us on August 21st for a fireside chat with Tatiana Ondrejkova, Executive Director and co-owner of Pelikan.sk, the largest airline ticket vendor in the Slovak Republic, which was established in 2004 as the first online ticket, accommodation, travel insurance and multi-products vendor.

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Monday, August 21 - Dublin, IE

Summer Birthday Party!

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It's been two years since we relaunched the Dublin Chapter of Startup Grind, and it's time to celebrate with the Dublin startup community we hold so dear! Join us for this free party, as we look back on the amazing things our ecosystem has achieved over the past two years.

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Monday, August 21 - Dayton, US

Nancy Koors - iReportsource

Fireside Chat

Nancy is a seasoned entrepreneurial leader who has a history of transforming & growing organizations of all sizes. Nancy has served in roles of CEO, President, COO, CMO, CSO and Board Member in professional services and technology organizations throughout her career. Nancy is currently a co-Founder and COO at iReportsource and a co-founder of a Customer Acquisition Accelerator Bootcamp.

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Monday, August 21 - Ensenada, MX

Summer Party - Entrepreneur Day

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Nuestra fiesta anual de Startup Grind donde Líderes e Influencers de Baja California estarán presentes para conectar y disfrutar lo que tenemos para ti. Este año la fiesta de Startup Grind donde podrás conectar, aprender e inspirar. Ven a hacer amigos, a ayudar y dar Bebidas de cortesía (presentando tu boleto) y mucho mas

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Tuesday, August 22 - Johannesburg, ZA

Startup Grind hosts Gareth Cliff (CliffCentral)

Fireside Chat

Join us for a Fireside Chat with Gareth Cliff, founder and president of CliffCentral.com. When Gareth Cliff left national terrestrial radio in March 2014, many would not have believed almost three years later, that change would be a watershed in South African radio. CliffCentral.com, founded by Cliff and long-time associate Rina Broomberg.

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Tuesday, August 22 - Prague, CZ

Startup Boat Night

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Do not miss the hottest summer event in Prague for the Czech startup scene. Five speakers will share their business failure stories while sailing on Vltava river. Live Music, Beers and BBQ. The ship Loď Tajemství (http://lodtajemstvi.cz/) sails off at 7 pm sharp and we will back at Náplavka by 10pm

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Tuesday, August 22 - Winston-Salem, US

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ANGEL INVESTOR MICHAEL BARBERA

Fireside Chat

Michael Barbera is an award-winning consumer psychologist and strategy consultant for Fortune 50 companies. He is a business psychologist who is involved in both practical and academic endeavors. His areas of practice are consumer behavior, consumer emotions, social psychology, decision-making, brand management, marketing, and long-term business strategies.

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Tuesday, August 22 - Charleston, US

Startup Grind Hosts Carolyn Finch (Women in Tech)

Fireside Chat

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 - Newark, US

Marketing Maverick Daniel Cherry III

Fireside Chat

Daniel Cherry, The New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center's Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer sits down with Gerard Adams during Newark's Startup Grind event. Cherry has more than 15 years of sports, entertainment marketing and consumer brand experience with top companies including Diageo, Ciroc, and Captain Morgan. He also has experience working with top sports brands such as Nike and ESPN.

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Tuesday, August 22 - Chicago, US

Shane Jones, Co-founder, Fooda

Fireside Chat

Shane Jones is Co-founder and Director of Restaurant Partnerships at Fooda.

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Tuesday, August 22 - San Antonio, US

Yousef Kassim (EasyExpunctions)

Fireside Chat

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 (APPSCORE)

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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. He is currently working on his new startup - APPSCORE

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Wednesday, August 23 - Joao Pessoa, BR

Marcus Varandas Filho (MVarandas Tecnologia)

Fireside Chat

Marcus Varandas FIlho (MVarandas Tecnologia) vai falar de sua trajetória de crescimento. Venham preparados para inspirar e serem inspirados!!! CEO da MVarandas Tecnologia e Analista de Sistemas com MBA em Gestão Empresarial pela FGV. Empreende na área de tecnologia há 18 anos quando fundou a MVarandas Tecnologia. Founder do Menew/EatFast, Startup premiada pelo Sebrae e aprovadas no Inovativa.

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Wednesday, August 23 - London, GB

Brian Dove, CTO at SkyScanner

Fireside Chat

Bryan Dove is CTO at Skyscanner, a UK based unicorn acquired by Ctrip for $1.7 billion. His leads the growing 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 - Cincinnati, US

Ry Walker and Tim Brunk (Astronomer)

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Ry and Tim serve as Co-Founders and CEO / COO of Astronomer (AngelPad '15). Veterans of the Cincinnati entrepreneurial scene, the two have launched multiple successful ventures. Shortly after launching Astronomer in 2015, the two gained acceptance into AngelPad's elite accelerator program in NYC. They have grown the company exponentially, raising over $5.5MM in capital.

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Wednesday, August 23 - Buffalo, US

Gerard Adams

Fireside Chat

Gerard Adams, widely known as the “Millennial Mentor” is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and philanthropist. He was the founder of Elite Daily, the millennial content platform that reached up to 80 million readers worldwide and sold to the Daily Mail for $50 million. His current endeavor, Fownders, is a global learning ecosystem, focused on educating young entrepreneurs.

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Wednesday, August 23 - Washington, US

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

Fireside Chat

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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Wednesday, August 23 - Guatemala City, GT

María Elena Muñoz

Fireside Chat

Consultora, facilitadora y conferencista, Psicóloga Industrial con 15 años de experiencia como Gerente de Recursos Humanos. Facilitadora Certificada por Robert Rasmussen creador de la metodología Lego® Serious Play®

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Wednesday, August 23 - Arequipa, PE

Meetup con Mariana Costa CEO de Laboratoria

Fireside Chat

No te pierdas la oportunidad de conocer a este gran emprendimiento que en tan solo 3 años ya tiene presencia en Lima, Arequipa, Santiago de Chile, y Ciudad de México y próximamente Colombia, Brasil y EE.UU., habiendo sido reconocido por el ex presidente Barack Obama y el fundador de Facebook.

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Wednesday, August 23 - Denver, US

Summer Party

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Join us for our summer celebration! We'll be on Enterprise's rooftop patio with beautiful views! Tickets will not last, so sign up (and bring a friend) while you can. We'll have food, drinks and music.

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Thursday, August 24 - Geneva, CH

Jean-Marc TASSETTO Coorpacademy co-founder former Google France CEO

Fireside Chat

To be entrepreneurial, we must learn from successful entrepreneurs! We can read all the books we want on how to build a booming business, but when we get right down to it there’s still no substitute for having a chance to hear firsthand from people who’ve actually done it. Join us for a fireside chat with Jean-Marc TASSETTO, former CEO of Google France & SFR Grand Public, Coorpacademy co-founder.

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Thursday, August 24 - Edinburgh, GB

Fraser Lusty (Equity Gap)

Fireside Chat

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 - Praia, CV

Sucá & Banzi (Sigui Sabura)

Fireside Chat

Estamos ansiosos por conversar com os sócios da Sigui Sabura, Sucá e Banzi, e perceber como conseguiram se estabelecer como uma das empresas no ramo do entretenimento de maior sucesso no país, e como continuam a crescer e a inovar de forma contínua. Vamos falar sobre Entretenimento, Criatividade & Inovação, Internacionalização e uma série de outros assuntos.

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Thursday, August 24 - Little Rock, US

Startup Grind with Gina Radke

Fireside Chat

Startup Grind with Gina Radke

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Thursday, August 24 - Aguascalientes, MX

Emprendimiento creativo con Yorch De Luna (YDL Films)

Fireside Chat

En este capítulo hablaremos de como se puede emprender en la Economía Naranja. Como el trabajo creativo de un profesional puede trascender y lograr objetivo económicos importantes... "Lo bonito vende". Conoceremos la trayectoria de Yorch De Luna quien nos platicará como es que un hidrocálido puede competir y destacar dentro de lo mejor de lo mejor de las casas productoras del país.

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Thursday, August 24 - Phoenix, US

Matthew Likens (Ulthera)

Fireside Chat

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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Friday, August 25 - Eldoret, KE

Dr. Wangwe Ongeti

Fireside Chat

Dr. Wangwe Ongeti, the founder of Aquadent Company Limited, which operates in the heart of Eldoret town. Under the auspices of Aquadent Company Limited are two subsidiaries, namely Aquandent Dental Clinic, a dental surgery facility whose slogan is restore your smile; and Aquadent Dental Supplies, a firm that engages in supply of dental and hospital equipment and products.

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Saturday, August 26 - Lahore, PK

Startup Grind with Ali Gul

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Ali Gul is the CEO of Mangobaaz, one of the leading online entertainment platforms in Pakistan. Ali holds a degree in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from Babson College. After graduating from college he moved to Pakistan where he co-founded Mangobaaz with his best friend from school.

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Saturday, August 26 - Islamabad, PK

SUMMER STARTUP PARTY

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Startup Grind Islamabad 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 team.

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Saturday, August 26 - Lagos, NG

Muyiwa Matuluko (Techpoint.ng)

Fireside Chat

Muyiwa is the co-founder and Chief Editor at Techpoint.ng, a news publishing platform dedicated to chronicling the impact of technology on the African narrative. The Learning Curve for this month will be handled by Didi Uwemakpan who will be teaching on "Market Sizing". Didi is a Marketing Strategist with experience working with multinational companies across Kenya, Uk and France.

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Monday, August 28 - Columbia, US

We're on Vacation!!!!!

Fireside Chat

Due to a last minute scheduling problem, and given that August in a heavy vacation month, we're going to take a short vacation. We've had a phenomenal first seven months and need a little chill time. Actually, we're not taking off, we'll be doing a lot of planning for the balance of 2017 and into 2018, including a regional superstar special guest. We'll announce soon. Have a great August!

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Monday, August 28 - Savannah, US

We are Hosting Darby Cox and Sean Geng, Founders of Smoke Cartel

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Startup Grind is a Silicon Valley-based organization that educates and mentors entrepreneurs through monthly business events and speaking series. Each month, we highlight a local entrepreneur and get to know them on a personal level. We also learn about their failures and successes. All in the spirit of inspiring and educating other entrepreneurs.

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Monday, August 28 - Dallas, US

Scott Harper, Founder & CEO of Dialexa

Fireside Chat

Scott Harper is a technology entrepreneur at heart with an engineering and finance background, and extensive experience in sales, product strategy, product development, operations and marketing. Prior to Dialexa he has been a founder of several companies and worked in several early stage companies!

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Tuesday, August 29 - Jakarta, ID

Guillem Segara CEO HappyFresh Group

Fireside Chat

Meet and Learn about HappyFresh Adventures from its conception to the current stage with Guillem Segara, CEO of HappyFresh Group. HappyFresh, the grocery delivery service, has been undergoing many changes during 2015-2017 and they have succeeded in securing one of the biggest Series A in the region with 12 Million funding backed by Top Investors like SMDV and Temasek Holdings.

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Tuesday, August 29 - Yerevan, AM

ARMINE SAIDI (WICASTR)

Fireside Chat

StartupGrind Yerevan is happy to announce our next awesome event! Join us on August 29 for a huge piece of inspiration from incredible Armine Saidi, meet new people and get yourself filled with great ideas for the most efficient start of your September. Armine is the Co-Founder/CEO of WICASTR, a SMART platform that revolutionizes the way people interact with each other and their surroundings.

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Tuesday, August 29 - Tel Aviv, IL

Startup Grind Hosts Eyal Hertzog (Bancor)

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Venture-backed technology entrepreneur for over 20 years. Eyal has been an outspoken thought leader on cryptocurrency in Israel and is a talented piano and bass musician.

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Tuesday, August 29 - Glasgow, GB

John Anderson (Strathclyde Business School)

Fireside Chat

John brings over 20 years of experience of emerging and high growth companies to his role as Programme Director on the pioneering Growth Advantage Programme and as Head of SME Engagement at Strathclyde Business School. He is a founding GlobalScot, Chairman of the Gabriel Investments angel syndicate, a participant in REAP Scotland and sit on the Enterprise Research Centre advisory group.

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Tuesday, August 29 - Ft. Lauderdale, US

Fireside Chat with Alfonso Perez, CEO of Clinical Trials Companion

Fireside Chat

Join us for a Fireside Chat with Alfonso Perez, Founder and CEO of Clinical Trials Companion, a company that seeks to match patients with the most suitable trials available. Previously he was a founder at Shopperception and the VP of Product at Open English.

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Tuesday, August 29 - Orlando, US

Mike Mason, VP at etouches, Founder & CEO of Zentila

Fireside Chat

We're hosting the Founder and CEO of Zentila, Mike Mason. The SaaS company was acquired last year by etouches where Mike is currently Vice President. Zentila is a first-of-its-kind strategic sourcing solution for meetings and events. The award-winning platform enables organizations and third-party planners to easily source and capture meeting and event data – all in one place.

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Tuesday, August 29 - Salt Lake City, US

Moudi Sbeity (Laziz Kitchen)

Fireside Chat

Moudi Sbeity is the chef, owner & founder of Laziz Kitchen, a Zagat reviewed restaurant serving up incredible modern Lebanese and Mediterranean food in Salt Lake City. Moudi came to Utah from Lebanon in 2006 studied at Utah State University and he is an advocate for social justice. Starting off selling hummus at the farmers market, his is a story of passion, determination & success.

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Tuesday, August 29 - San Francisco, US

Jeff Richards (GGV Capital)

Fireside Chat

Managing Partner at GGV Capital, Jeff joined the firm in 2008 after spending 13 years as an entrepreneur and operating executive in the US and Asia. Jeff focuses on the Internet, Software and Mobile sectors, and currently sits on the boards of BIG COMMERCE, Boxed, Percolate, Reebonz and Tile.

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Tuesday, August 29 - Fremont, US

Learn about Early Stage Funding from 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 - Auckland, NZ

Alexia Hilbertidou (GirlBoss NZ)

Fireside Chat

Alexia is is the founder of GirlBoss NZ, an organisation which encourages young women to embrace STEM, Leadership and Entrepreneurship. Her passion for future-focused education is why she was named a Top 30 Global Teen Leader, a Top 5 Young Leader by the Ministry of Youth Development, and the most influential New Zealand woman under the age of 25 at the 2016 Westpac Women of Influence Awards.

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Wednesday, August 30 - 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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Wednesday, August 30 - Tallinn, EE

Markus Villig (CEO & Founder at Taxify) on growth, raising capital and sharing economy

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Markus founded Taxify when he was 19 and still in high-school. Now 3.5 years later, Taxify is the fastest growing European & African private driver platform with more than 3M customers in 19 countries.

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Wednesday, August 30 - Cape Town, ZA

4 Year Birthday/Winter Party + Startup Legend Willem van Biljon (Takealot / Amazon AWS / Nimbula)

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#StartCPT is turning 4 years old and we are celebrating! It is not often we can say that a South African had such influence on massive international organisations, but with Willem van Biljon, we can ;) Willem co-founded Mosaic Software, Developed Amazon's EC2 (AWS), co-founded Nimbula (acquired by Oracle) and is now co-CEO & CTO of Takealot.com.

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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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Wednesday, August 30 - Bloemfontein, ZA

Startup Grind Bloemfontein Hosts Thabo Pitse

Fireside Chat

Thabo is a serial Entrepreneur, multi-talented and multi skilled. He owns multiple companies in the Educational Sector (Entrepreneurship & Business Literacy Institute) that’s in partnership with the University of the Free State. Thabo is also a National CEO of SAGE SA, running the program called Teen Entrepreneurship Development program, commissioned by California State University in USA.

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Wednesday, August 30 - Barueri, BR

EMPREENDEDORISMO SOCIAL: Como as marcas podem impactar o mundo em que vivemos?

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Startup Grind é uma comunidade global, desenhada para EDUCAR, INSPIRAR e CONECTAR quem já empreende e quem quer empreender. Acreditamos que é possível FAZER AMIGOS, nao só contatos. Acreditamos que podemos DAR MAIS, ao invés de tirar mais. Acreditamos em AJUDAR O OUTRO, antes mesmo de nós mesmos. Nossa intenção é a de tornar a sua jornada como empreendedor, menos solitária, e mais conectada.

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Wednesday, August 30 - Miami, US

Summer Social (Miami Chapter)

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On Wednesday evening of August 30th we're hosting a Summer Party for Miami's Startup Community. We're taking a break from having a fireside chat this month, but there'll be complementary appetizers and a cash bar will be available. ! RSVP to join us for a sociable evening with friends at AC Hotel South Beach. RSVP required for discounted valet parking.

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Wednesday, August 30 - Toronto, CA

Legal Questions? Ask the partners at Aird & Berlis: One of Toronto's Top Law Firms

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The Aird & Berlis team has an impressive track record of success in the industry and will be available to answer your questions on corporate/commercial matters, shareholders’ agreements, capital markets and financings, intellectual property, employment agreements and much more. Aird & Berlis is a leading Canadian law firm serving clients in all principal areas of business law.

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Wednesday, August 30 - Colorado Springs, US

Getting STARS from SPACE to SGCOS!

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We are proud to host Carol & Eddie Sturman - founders of Sturman Industries at our event. Sturman Industries is a world leader in superior process control and mechanical systems. In 2003, Sturman Industries was inducted into the United States Space Foundation Hall of Fame for applying their space technology to engines “to benefit planet Earth.”

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Thursday, August 31 - Sydney, AU

Startup Grind hosts John Henderson (AirTree Ventures, Summly)

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John is a Partner at Airtree Ventures where he focuses on investing in and supporting great founding teams at the very early stages of building a business. Prior to Airtree, John spent 6 years in London and New York. There he held roles at Facebook, then as COO of Summly (acquired by Yahoo for $30m in 2013), and most recently as a Principal at White Star Capital.

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Thursday, August 31 - Manila, PH

Feat. RJ Ledesma

Fireside Chat

RJ is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder of two startups: EnterPH, a consultancy firm and Mercato Centrale, the largest night food market in the country that helps incubate many food businesses.

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Thursday, August 31 - Lusaka, ZM

Startup Grind hosts Jishan Ahmed (Arete Steel)

Fireside Chat

Join us for a Fireside Chat with Jishan Ahmed, founder and CEO of Arete Steel. He was named in Forbes Africa's "30 under 30" list for 2017. Jishan always had a budding entrepreneurship fire inside him. Little did he know that making chicken nest boxes would ignite it!

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Thursday, August 31 - Barcelona, ES

Startup Grind BCN Summer Party

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Summer is about to end, but don't miss our first ever Summer Party in the coolest terrace of Barcelona with hundreds of like-minded entrepreneurs!

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Thursday, August 31 - Uppsala, SE

Ulf Ekberg (Ace of Base)

Fireside Chat

Ulf Ekberg was a founder member and keyboardist for Ace of Base, Swedens 3rd largest pop band of all time and world-wide phenomenon selling 23 million copies internationally. Aside from his chart topping success in the music industry, Ulf is president at Norvik Ventures which invests in and advises music tech startups. He is also Co-founder of Zoundio a startup combining music tech and AI.

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Thursday, August 31 - Prague, CZ

Jan Smejkal (China & APAC Community Director, Startup Grind)

Fireside Chat

Jan Smejkal (Your China Guy) is originally from the Czech Republic but currently lives in Shenzhen, China. Jan builds an amazing entrepreneur community in China & APAC on behalf of Startup Grind (#1 entrepreneur community in the world) and has interviewed people like Gary Vaynerchuk, Chris Saad from Uber and many others.

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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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Thursday, August 31 - Guadalajara, MX

Troquet bar de vino

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En esta ocasión tenemos a los fundadores de Troquet bar de vino en Guadalajara; dos franceses don una pasión por compartir buen vino y excelentes amistades.

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Saturday, September 2 - Noida, IN

Chat with Investor on Saturday Morning with Rahul Narvekar & Yogesh Andlay

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Join us for a Fireside chat with Rahul Narvekar, Founder & CEO The India Network and Scale Ventures Fund. on 2nd Sptember & a session on #Growth & Scale Up Strategies with Yogesh Andlay of Board Member at School of Inspired Leadership.

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Tuesday, September 5 - Pretoria, ZA

SA's Most Decorated Paralympian Swimmer Talks Business

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Olympian and Paralympian Natalie du Toit has moved on from her memorable sporting career in swimming to apply her skills and determination to the business world in the field of reputation management. Come and hear her inspirational story about achieving great things against all odds.

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Tuesday, September 5 - Phoenix, US

Ray DelMuro (Refresh Glass)

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We are thrilled to have Ray DelMuro as our September Startup Grind speaker. Ray is a prominent speaker on the Conscious Capitalism moment and engineer turned founder. We can't wait for him to share his story on founding Refresh Glass.

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Wednesday, September 6 - Vilnius, LT

Startup Grind Vilnius hosts Nitzan Achsaf (WIX)

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Wix is a leading global software platform for small businesses to operate online with over 109 million registered users worldwide.

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Wednesday, September 6 - Abuja, NG

Starting a business in Abuja with Malissa Onojo

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The CEO and MD of Oh Tailor, describing her experience starting a business in Abuja.

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Wednesday, September 6 - Lansing, US

Tom Stewart (Conquer Accelerator & Quantum Medical Concepts)

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Tom currently manages portfolio and community relations at Quantum Medical Concepts, a pre-seed fund for medical startups. He also operates MSU's business accelerator, Conquer, in East Lansing. He was the winner of the Lansing Regional Chamber’s 10 Over the Next Ten award in 2010, was named MLive’s “Ones to Watch in 2013,”, and was inducted into the 4-H Emerald Clover Society in 2016.

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Wednesday, September 6 - Calgary, CA

Derek Ball - (AtVenu, Tynt) Silicon Valley Entrepreneur

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Join us for cocktails/snacks, community and a fireside chat with Derek Ball. Startup Grind Calgary is focused on presenting one high-value speaker a month to help inspire, educate and support the entrepreneur community in Calgary. September's event will feature an exclusive chat with Derek Ball of AtVenu. Derek will be coming from his home in Silicon Valley for this event and some work.

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Thursday, September 7 - Gibraltar, GI

Brent Almeida CEO of WaveCrest Group

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Brent Almeida has been the CEO of WaveCrest Holdings Limited since October 19, 2015. Prior to WaveCrest, he was with GTECH, the world's leading provider of gaming solutions & lottery transaction processing. He played a key role in forming their Commercial Services business, and the acquisition of PolCard – Poland's leading payment card issuer and acquirer. PolCard sold for $325 million.

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Thursday, September 7 - Cologne, DE

Startup Grind #13

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The 13th edition of the Startup grind Cologne will be hosted during the Startup Safari Cologne. One week full of events and conferences that will foster entrepreneurship in the NRW region.

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Thursday, September 7 - Vancouver, CA

Todd Embley (China Startup Pulse & Chinaccelerator)

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How do you start and grow a business in China? What does the Chinese startup community look like? What opportunities do we have there and what can we learn from Chinese businesses? Todd spent 8 years in China and can answer all these questions plus more. He's passionate about mentoring dynamic teams and building companies.

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Friday, September 8 - Nairobi, KE

Grant Brooke (Twiga Foods Ltd)

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

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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 - Zurich, CH

Laurent Decrue (Movu)

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Before he founded MOVU, Laurent has worked for several digital startups where he gained a wealth of experience. Among others, he was responsible for the establishment of the home & living vertical at DeinDeal and then consulted several startups in Basel. In June 2017, MOVU was acquired by the Swiss insurance company Baloise, yet it will continue to operate independently.

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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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Tuesday, September 12 - Santa Clarita, US

Matthew Arevalo, Co-Founder of Loot Crate

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Matthew will be sharing his entrepreneurial journey and his key learnings from Loot Crate's various challenges and successes. As well as providing an exclusive Loot Crate gift for all those who pre-purchase tickets! Your ticket also includes drinks, connections, food, & founders.

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Wednesday, September 13 - Detroit, US

Fireside Chat with Dug Song, Duo Security Co-Founder & CEO

Fireside Chat

Dug Song is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Duo Security, a cloud-based trusted access provider protecting thousands of the world’s largest and fastest growing organizations. He is a renowned hacker and leading voice in the information security industry.

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Wednesday, September 13 - Austin, US

We are hosting Evan Baehr (Able Lending)

Fireside Chat

We are excited to hosting Evan Baehr for a fireside chat! Evan is the cofounder of Able, an online lender to small businesses. It launched June 2014 with the Wall Street Journal's Weekend Interview and on TechCrunch. His passion at Able is to serve the Fortune 5 Million – the 5.8 million small businesses that represent the backbone of the American economy. His previous startup was Outbox.

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Wednesday, September 13 - Houston, US

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

Fireside Chat

When answering his daughter's questions about a startup he was working on, Mike Millard decided to create a way to encourage her generation's natural curiosity for entrepreneurship. Pitch-a-Kid was born! Mike is also the MD for MassChallenge Texas, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. This is the must attend Grind event of 2017 for Parents, Educators, and Business Leaders.

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Thursday, September 14 - Brisbane, AU

Justin Dry - Vinomofo

Fireside Chat

Justin Dry is an Entrepreneur, Investor and Co-Founder + Joint CEO of Vinomofo, one of Australia’s fastest-growing companies. Driven by the belief that everybody should be able to enjoy good wine, Justin and his team are game-changing the wine industry, taking on retail giants and challenging the ‘bowties and snobbery’ of elitist wine snobs.

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Thursday, September 14 - Napoli, IT

Matteo Campodonico: CEO & Founder di Wyscout - (Sport & Business: when the passion becomes a job)

Fireside Chat

Founder e CEO di Wyscout, laureato in Economia, Matteo inizia la sua carriera come business analyst presso il gruppo Finmeccanica IT. Dopo questa esperienza, comincia a lavorare nel team di Strategic Planning and Investor Relations di Banca Carige. Nel 2004 fonda Wyscout, società di scouting calcistico e database video al servizio dei più importanti club di calcio del mondo.

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Thursday, September 14 - Barcelona, ES

Carlos Blanco (Nuclio, Akamon, Conector, Encomenda, etc.)

Fireside Chat

NOTE: This event is going to be conducted in Spanish Carlos Blanco Vázquez is a serial entrepreneur and private investor in the tech sector. In 2001 he founded Grupo ITnet, an online business incubator specialized in digital entertainment from which he created more than ten companies. In the meantime, he founded First Tuesday Spain, the main meeting point for Internet entrepreneurs and investors.

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Thursday, September 14 - Berlin, DE

Tim Schumacher - Founder of Sedo AG

Fireside Chat

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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Thursday, September 14 - Milwaukee, US

Chris Widmayer - Co-Founder Penrod Software

Fireside Chat

Chris is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Penrod Software. He co-founded Penrod as a company specializing in CRM solutions on the Salesforce.com platform, system data integration, and application development. Through their unique approach to consultant and employee and client engagement, Penrod has become a leading place to work and do business.

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Thursday, September 14 - Wichita, US

Beth Tully | Founder, Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolate | Director of Brand Innovation, SASNAK

Fireside Chat

The night kicks off at 5:30 pm with food from Carlos O'Kelly's and Wine/Beer from Xclusive. We'll network for an hour, then hear from Beth Tully, our special guest, at 6:30 for a 45-minute Fireside Chat + Q&A. Come ready to ask questions, learn from other entrepreneurs, and make valuable connections! The LUX | 120 E. 1st St, Wichita | Thursday, September 14th | 5:30 pm

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Friday, September 15 - Shanghai, CN

Startup Grind Summer Party 2017

Party

Hello all, Startup Grind is hosting a Summer Party on 9/15 @ nakedHub Loushanguan Rd! There will be food and drinks for everyone while networking, listening to startup pitches, investor advice exchanges, and more! RSVP Early bird tickets at ¥80 until 8/20, ¥120 after 8/20 - http://startupgrind.mikecrm.com/Jmz7BbN. Come have fun with others from the startup community!

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Monday, September 18 - Dayton, US

Keith Daniel - Map of Me

Fireside Chat

We are excited to welcome Keith Daniel to our be our September guest to Startup Grind Dayton! Keith was fortunate enough to take part in two startup companies that went public on the NASDAQ. He’s currently launching a website - www.mapofme.com - that aims to help business owners and their teams do life and work better.

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Monday, September 18 - Minneapolis, US

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

Fireside Chat

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 - Hamburg, DE

Fridtjof Detzner, Co-Founder (Jimdo)

Fireside Chat

Fridtjof Detzner is co-founder of website creator, Jimdo – Pages to the People. Profitable since 2009 without VC - Jimdo is sustainable and product focused with a fantastic company culture inherent to it's success. Fridtjof balances work with his love of sports, outdoors and travel.

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Tuesday, September 19 - Cardiff, GB

Startup Queen > Inspiring Young People

Fireside Chat

Jessica is being heralded as one of the UK’s brightest entrepreneurial talents. The Start up Queen she has presented a start up business series featuring famous entrepreneurs for The Independent, blogged for The Times on Young Entrepreneurship. As one of the many awards that adorn her mantel exclaims, Jessica Elliott is absolutely one of “London’s top 10 young people.

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Tuesday, September 19 - Montreal, CA

David Lipper (Actor/Entrepreneur/Menchies Franchisee)

Fireside Chat

Montreal-born actor, investor and Menchies franchisee David Lipper joins us for a fireside chat at our September event as Startup Grind Montreal kicks off a new season. Having acted in over 45 movies and series and in over 200 TV episodes, David is also a successful entrepreneur, owner of Studio X, and a Menchies franchisee with locations in LA and Canada.

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Tuesday, September 19 - Chicago, US

Ujjwal Gupta, Co-founder & COO, BenchPrep

Fireside Chat

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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Tuesday, September 19 - Chilliwack, CA

Steve Czeck : Owner and CEO of Empyrion Technologies

Fireside Chat

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

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Wednesday, September 20 - Islamabad, PK

Ali Mukhtar (Fatima Ventures)

Fireside Chat

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

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Wednesday, September 20 - Dubai, AE

Idriss Al Rifai (fetchr)

Fireside Chat

Entrepreneur passionate about e-commerce and logistics in emerging markets. CEO and founder of the latest on demand delivery business, Fetchr. Fetchr supports both B2B, B2C and peer2peer deliveries in the Middle East. Fetchr is also an e-commerce enabler with solutions for any business who wants to expand their operations online in the Middle East. More info @ www.fetchr.us.

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Wednesday, September 20 - Fez, MA

Evénement de lancement avec Mr Mohamed Berrada Rkhami

Fireside Chat

Voulez vous découvrir l'aventure entrepreneuriale de Mr Mohamed Berrada Rkhami qui a pu créer et développer le groupe Harmony Textile, un groupe compétitif à l'international engagent plus de 1300 employés à Fès? Venez assister à notre événement de lancement du chapitre de Startup Grind Fez pour rencontrer notre invité spécial Mr Berrada et bien d'autres acteurs de la ville.

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Thursday, September 21 - London, GB

Building world-class companies with Joel Spolsky (Stack Overflow, Trello)

Fireside Chat

Joel Spolsky co-founded Trello.com (sold to Atlassian for $425 million) & is the CEO/co-founder of Stack Overflow, where millions of developers go to learn, share their knowledge and build careers. Stack Overflow currently serves 50 million programmers monthly. Joel is also the founder of Fog Creek Software & previously worked at Microsoft - in the team designed VBA as a member of the Excel team.

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Thursday, September 21 - Luxembourg, LU

Bert BOERMAN [Governance.io]

Fireside Chat

Bert Boerman is CEO and Co-Founder of Governance.io, the investment fund oversight solution. As a former banker of 15 years, he has dealt with fund oversight for years. Frustrated with the lack of innovation in regulatory compliance, Bert teamed up with his twin brother Rob in 2011 and built Governance.io with a team of IT and business experts.

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Thursday, September 21 - Bristol, GB

SUCCESSFUL FOUNDERS: TURNING A PASSION INTO A THRIVING BUSINESS WITH MEL BOUND, THIS MUM RUNS

Fireside Chat

Female Start-Up of the Year at the annual Festival of Female Entrepreneurs, listed on the Maserati Top 100 Disrupter Brands, winning the Womens Sport Trust’s Be a Gamechanger Award has led to national recognition and accelerated growth. Mel has a thriving online store, a community of 17,500 runners, coached running programmes, more than 250 free runs every month and 60 trained running coaches.

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Thursday, September 21 - Milwaukee, US

Katherine Ramirez, Founder & CEO - adBidtise

Fireside Chat

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, September 21 - Princeton, US

Kimberly Weisul (Inc.)

Fireside Chat

Join Princeton Startup Grind on September 21st to hear Kimberly Weisul. She is the Editor-at-Large for Inc magazine and Inc.com., writing about fast-growth companies, money, and healthcare, with a particular emphasis on women and entrepreneurship.

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Thursday, September 21 - Las Vegas, US

The Must-Have Ingredient for Startup w/ Abdul Zalil

Fireside Chat

Passion is one of the most important elements for a successful startup. But it can also be a double-edged sword, so let's explore this must-have piece of the entrepreneurial puzzle.

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Thursday, September 21 - San Francisco, US

Eric Yuan (Zoom)

Fireside Chat

Prior to founding Zoom, Eric was Corporate Vice President of Engineering at Cisco, where he was responsible for Cisco's collaboration software development. As one of the founding engineers and Vice President of Engineering at WebEx, Eric was the heart and soul of the WebEx product from 1997 to 2011.

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Saturday, September 23 - Mauritius, MU

Prabhu Murthy (United Africa Health)

Fireside Chat

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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Sunday, September 24 - Tel Aviv, IL

Startup Grind Tel Aviv Hosts Eyal & Maya Gura (Zebra-med | Missbeez)

Fireside Chat

CO Founders of EVERYTHING - meet Eyal & Maya Gura – 1’st TIME co-founders couple interview in StartupGrind world-wide!!!

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Monday, September 25 - Napoli, IT

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

Fireside Chat

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

Fireside Chat

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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Tuesday, September 26 - Johannesburg, ZA

Startup Grind hosts Johanna Mukoki (Travel with Flair)

Fireside Chat

Join us for a Fireside chat with Johanna Mukoki, co-founder of Travel with Flair, a company she started 20 years ago with her two partners. She started with only 3 employees and one office in Pretoria. Currently her company employs over 700 staff country wide and they have offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.

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Wednesday, September 27 - Palo Alto, US

Startup Grind SoCal 2017

Fireside Chat

Startup Grind SoCal 2017

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Thursday, September 28 - Melbourne, AU

Startup Grind presents: Can entrepreneurial success be predicted?

Fireside Chat

Michelle Duval is the Founder and CEO of Fingerprint For Success A company founded on a groundbreaking longitudinal scientific study (20-years) of founders at various stages of their business evolution, including a sample who failed and those who sold their businesses for between $6m and $1.2b+, entrepreneur - it is a new data-driven model for entrepreneurs success.

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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)

Fireside Chat

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

Fireside Chat

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

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Thursday, September 28 - Sonoma, US

Rajat Mishra (CISCO)

Fireside Chat

As Cisco’s Vice President, Worldwide Services Strategy & Innovation, Rajat Mishra is responsible for driving strategy and innovation for Cisco's $12B services business. His strategy charter includes organic growth, acquisitions, investments, alliances, market intelligence and business analytics. His innovation charter spans multi-party innovation.

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Saturday, September 30 - Lagos, NG

Maya Horgan Famodu (Ingressive)

Fireside Chat

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 - Pretoria, ZA

The Art of Mega-Property Developments with Louis van der Watt (Atterbury)

Fireside Chat

The Capital City Business Chamber named Louis van der Watt, co-founder of Atterbury, Business Leader of the Year 2015. Atterbury was founded in Pretoria, in 1994 by Louis van der Watt and Francois van Niekerk. The company has developed prime commercial, retail and residential property across South Africa, the rest of the African continent and more recently, Europe.

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Tuesday, October 3 - Luxembourg, LU

Karen and Dirk ZADRA [Itondo]

Fireside Chat

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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Tuesday, October 3 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Hosts T.A. McCann during Startup Week (Investor, Advisor)

Fireside Chat

Come meet T.A, If you have not heard of him you are likely new to Seattle. He has been creating and helping others create great companies for years. He is recently become a more active angel investor and is constantly mentoring young founders. He sold Gist in 2011 and founded Rival IQ a few years later. He is an advisor to companies including Creative Live, Zooppa, EveryMove and Inkwell Media.

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Wednesday, October 4 - Lansing, US

Casey Cornelius (ForCollegeForLife.com)

Fireside Chat

Casey Cornelius is the Founder and CEO of ForCollegeForLife. After spending more than a decade as a faculty member, advisor and college administrator, Casey launched the company in 2014 to help individuals maximize their potential in college and life and to be the leading voice in higher education.

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Thursday, October 5 - Berlin, DE

Andreas Thorstensson - Technology Partner, EQT Ventures

Fireside Chat

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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Thursday, October 5 - Phoenix, US

Todd Belfer (Canal Partners)

Fireside Chat

Todd Belfer is managing partner of Canal Partners where he is responsible for all aspects of the company including identification of potential acquisition targets, due diligence, financial analysis and final investment decision making. He has a long history of entrepreneurship and has been involved with a wide range of businesses throughout his career.

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Saturday, October 7 - Abuja, NG

Labake Adegoke

Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, October 10 - Barcelona, ES

Startup Grind BCN - SF Summit

Conference

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 - Zurich, CH

Alan Frei (amorana)

Fireside Chat

Alan Frei is an entrepreneur and economist known for his minimalist lifestyle. He has founded several companies, including Nachhilfeportal.de and the e-commerce shops Amorana and LOOKSofLOVE, and founded the start-up Center at the University of Zurich. In 2015, he began to receive press attention for his radically minimalist lifestyle, having reduced his personal possessions to around 120 items.

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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

SUG Triangle's First Annual Technology Conference

Conference

Startup Grind Triangle will be hosting our first annual regional conference that will feature the area's best entrepreneurs and investors with a few surprises from outside the area. This will be one day of non-stop education, networking, and inspiration that has never been seen in this area before.

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Wednesday, October 11 - Vilnius, LT

Startup Grind Vilnius hosts Nikolay Storonsky & Andrius Bičeika (Revolut)

Fireside Chat

Revolut launched in July 2015. Revolut is here for those who refuse to settle. Who never stop moving forwards. Who continue to search for new ideas and better experiences in everything they do. Free international money transfers, fee-free global spending, always at the interbank exchange rate. Business or Consumer, Revolut is the only banking alternative designed for your global lifestyle.

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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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Monday, October 16 - Dubai, AE

Tarek Ghobar (1776)

Fireside Chat

Tarek holds two degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Canada and the Netherlands. His last position before joining 1776 Startup Incubator in Dubai is working with Rocket Internet on their online food ordering startup Foodpanda, managing the Middle East and later Saudi Arabia. At 1776 Tarek is the startup services manager working with the portfolio startups on growth and building their network."

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Tuesday, October 17 - Chicago, US

Adam Robinson, Co-founder and CEO of Hireology

Fireside Chat

Adam Robinson is the co-founder and CEO of Hireology, a venture-backed hiring and talent management platform. He is a noted recruiting industry expert, speaker, and author with over 20 years of experience in the field of hiring and selection management.

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Wednesday, October 18 - Melbourne, AU

Startup Grind hosts Elliot Costello (YGAP)

Fireside Chat

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

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Wednesday, October 18 - Washington, US

Ezra Klein (cofounder & Editor-in-Chief of Vox)

Fireside Chat

Ezra Klein is founder and editor-in-chief of Vox.com—one of the most popular political media websites for Millennials with more than 20 million unique visitors monthly. Vox.com is a subsidiary of Vox Media which has raised more than $307 million from Accel, Khosla Ventures, General Atlantic, and Comcast NBC Universal.

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Thursday, October 19 - Nairobi, KE

Wandia Gichuru

Fireside Chat

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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Thursday, October 19 - Las Vegas, US

Big Things Have Small Beginnings w/ Mark S A Smith

Fireside Chat

With the media endlessly talking about 'unicorns' and multi-billion dollar valuations, let's spend some time talking about small startups. Startups started in garages, basements, and extra bedrooms. Self-funded startups with the potential to do great things.

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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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Friday, October 20 - Islamabad, PK

Nadeem A. Malik (IBM Pakistan)

Fireside Chat

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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Saturday, October 21 - Khartoum, SD

Alaa Hamadto (Innovation Manager at Solar Dried Foods)

Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, October 24 - Tel Aviv, IL

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

Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, October 24 - 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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Thursday, October 26 - Prague, CZ

Martin Rozhon (CEO & Founder, VIVANTIS)

Fireside Chat

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

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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 1 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind hosts Howard Behar, Retired Starbucks President, Author

Fireside Chat

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

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Friday, November 3 - Nairobi, KE

Story Time: Startup Grind Success Session

Fireside Chat

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

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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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Monday, November 13 - Minneapolis, US

[August 21st Event Postponed Until Further Notice in November] Tyrre Burks, Player's Health

Fireside Chat

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

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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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Thursday, November 16 - Las Vegas, US

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

Fireside Chat

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

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Thursday, November 16 - San Francisco, US

Bret Taylor (Quip, Facebook)

Fireside Chat

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

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Monday, November 20 - Islamabad, PK

Naeem Zamindar (Acumen)

Fireside Chat

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, November 22 - Barcelona, ES

Angel García (Lanta Digital Ventures)

Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, November 28 - Washington, US

Jon Chapman (Cofounder & President of EverFi)

Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, 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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Thursday, December 14 - Las Vegas, US

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

Fireside Chat

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

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Friday, December 22 - Nairobi, KE

Nairobi's Startups Holiday Party

Party

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

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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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Thursday, January 18 - Sonoma, US

TBD

Fireside Chat

TBD

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Monday, February 12 - Palo Alto, US

Global Conference

Conference

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

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