Upcoming events

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 11 - Birmingham UK, GB

Robert Reed

Fireside Chat

Having recently sold a successful Voice and Data Company Robert came to be at a crossroads in his life, not necessarily needing to work but wanting to be involved and give back some of his experience and knowledge to new and developing companies who are looking to grow with the aid of financial support and business expertise.

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Thursday, December 7 - San Diego, US

Startup Grind San Diego Holiday Party

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Join us to celebrate startups and entrepreneurship with your fellow San Diegans!

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Wednesday, December 13 - Tirana, AL

Startup Grind Tirana hosts Altin Prenga

Fireside Chat

After years in Italy, Altin Prenga returned to Albania to put its new ideas for the restaurant business into practice. Fundamental to their practice were pride in their traditions, love for the land and the use of local produce. That’s how “Mrizi i Zanave” was born, a point of reference for those who are looking to a future which doesn't lose its ties with a great culinary and cultural tradition

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Wednesday, December 13 - Shanghai, CN

Digital Christmas Mixer

Fireside Chat

German Chamber’s Wirtschaftsjunioren | Young Leaders Shanghai Chapter and Startup Grind Shanghai Chapter are pleased to invite you to a Christmas Mixer with good company, mulled wine and lots of digital business inspiration.

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Wednesday, December 13 - Oslo, NO

Xmas Fintech Edition - Ingar S. Bentsen, TheFactory

Fireside Chat

With PSD2 as a sweet Christmas gift for fintech startups this year, it is time for catch up with the Fintech developments of the year. We’ll be hosting Ingar S. Bendsen, the CEO of TheFactory, a Oslo-based fintech accelerator starting their Spring'18 program on March 1st 2018.

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Wednesday, December 13 - London, GB

Startup Grind Christmas Party: Fireside Chat with Tom Hulme, General Partner at GV (Google Ventures)

Fireside Chat

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

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Wednesday, December 13 - Ancona, IT

Cristina Pozzi (Impactscool, Wish Days, SingularityU Italy) + Christmas Party!

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Il team di Startup Grind Ancona ha riservato per la sua community uno speaker d'eccezione per l'ultimo appuntamento dell'anno: Cristina Pozzi. Co-fondatrice di Wish Days (exit su SmartBox), fondatrice e CEO di Impactscool, autrice, advisor ed angel investor di startup italiane e internazionali. L'evento si concludera' con un Christmas Party con musica e drink. Ready to party with us?

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Wednesday, December 13 - Hamburg, DE

Dr. Sibilla Kawala, CEO (LIMBERRY)

Fireside Chat

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

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Wednesday, December 13 - Patras, GR

Vasilis Georgitzikis (Codebender)

Fireside Chat

Vasilis is the CEO and founder of Codebender, a cloud-based development platform for Arduino, which allows developers to code, compile, and program their device from their browser. He is also the co-founder of P-space, the first hackerspace in Patras.

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Wednesday, December 13 - Orlando, US

UN-Corporate Holiday Party

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Startup Grind is hosting the UN-Corporate Holiday Party with our venue host, Catalyst Spaces, and our sponsors and friends at The Heroes Group, MVRK, OTAB and Ten10 Brewing. We feel it is important to celebrate the talented individuals and their successes in the startup community by honoring them with an UN-Corporate Holiday Party!

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Wednesday, December 13 - Washington, US

Startup Grind DC hosts Matthew Calkins (Cofounder & CEO of Appian)

Fireside Chat

Matthew Calkins is the cofounder and CEO of Appian (NASDAQ: APPN), a $1.2B B2B enterprise that provides a leading low-code software development platform that enables organizations to rapidly develop powerful applications and it was one of the hottest IPOs in 2017. Headquartered in Reston, VA with 1,000 employees.

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Wednesday, December 13 - Guayaquil, EC

Aldo y Maria Fernanda Faidutti (Sorbetto)

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Aldo y Maria Fernanda nos encantan con sus helados desde 1983. Los fundadores de SORBETTO iniciaron con la empresa familiar Il Gelato Italiano, su travesía los llevó por más de 150 fórmulas de helado, crecimiento sostenido a nivel nacional y a ganar el Premo Mastri Gelatiere, de Italia. Sorbetto es más que una heladería, es una marca orgullosamente ecuatoriana que nos deleita con sus helados.

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Wednesday, December 13 - Chicago, US

Holiday Bash Featuring Startup F*ckups

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Whether a unicorn or a startup still stuck in your basement, all startups have f*cked up at some point.

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Wednesday, December 13 - Santo Domingo, DO

Frederic Emam-Zade: Las tecnologías exponenciales y la singularidad tecnológica

Fireside Chat

Desde inicios del siglo 21, Frederic Emam-Zadé Gerardino se ha proyectado como uno de los pocos expertos latinoamericanos en pensar y anticipar futuros posibles para sus clientes en función de sus conocimientos sobre la singularidad tecnológica. Frederic es actualmente el economista principal de FUNGLODE de la cual fue el Director General y Director Ejecutivo durante 5 años.

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Wednesday, December 13 - Austin, US

Startup Grind 2017 Holiday Party!

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Entrepreneurs don't throw themselves holiday parties, so we're throwing one for you. Invite a friend and join the Austin community for a night of free drinks, friend-making, and a chance to win tickets to this year's Global Conference. We will have a ping pong table and VR stations set up for you to enjoy. Your ticket to entry is a donation to Capital Area Food Bank.

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Wednesday, December 13 - Denver, US

StartUp Grind Denver's End of Year Party!

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Celebrate the end of the year and the holidays with Startup Grind at the new AC Hotel by Marriott Denver Downtown! Spanish inspired appetizers, wine and beer are included in your ticket price and happy hour prices on other drinks will be available all night. More details on the event page.

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Wednesday, December 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.

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Wednesday, December 13 - Phoenix, US

#yesphx Winter Social

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It's that time of year again, #yesphx is thrilled to announce the 3rd annual entrepreneur and business party: The Winter Social! Come join and celebrate this past year's successes through an epic collaboration that brings all our communities together in celebration of entrepreneurship, innovation and Arizona’s extreme generosity.

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Wednesday, December 13 - San Francisco, US

Bay Area Holiday Party

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Entrepreneurs don't throw themselves holiday parties, so we're throwing one for you. Join our Bay Area community for a night of free drinks, friend-making and a chance to win tickets to this year's Global Conference. See you there!

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Wednesday, December 13 - Palo Alto, US

Holiday Party

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Join us for our annual (free) holiday celebration! We'll be at WeWork Embarcadero's beautiful space. "Ticket to entry" for the holiday party is a toy to our toy drive. Please bring an unwrapped toy for a child in need and we will spread the holiday joy to more people.

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Thursday, December 14 - Baghdad, IQ

Startup Grind hosts Mr. Zaid F. Jawad

Fireside Chat

Startup Grind Baghdad is a unique monthly event that aims to link the local entrepreneurs with the local and international expertise, business men, and successful start-up stories.

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Thursday, December 14 - Barcelona, ES

Toby Oliver (CTO @ Typeform)

Fireside Chat

NOTE: This event is going to be conducted in English. At Typeform, as CTO, Toby leads the engineering function which he has grown 7x from when he joined. He started the shift to the company being API driven, and is primarily focused on bringing technical innovation.

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Thursday, December 14 - Louisville, US

Fireside Chat with MEMStim CEO & Founder Dr. Angelique Johnson at Forest Giant

Fireside Chat

Join us Thursday, December 14th for our December Startup Grind featuring Dr. Angelique Johnson, CEO & co-founder of MEMStim, in a fireside chat led by Minda Honey, local content writer. Kindly sponsored by our friends at Google Fiber and hosted in the super-stylish Forest Giant workspace.

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Thursday, December 14 - Atlanta, US

Startup Grind Atlanta is hosting Andy Katz (GridQuire Labs)

Fireside Chat

With one exit already under his belt, Andy Katz, is looking to make data fuelled advertising easier for big brands, through his new company GridQuire Labs. GridQuire powers critical business and marketing investment decisions with location intelligence, smart data, and advanced visualization insights. Andy previously started and sold Thumb Friendly.

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Thursday, December 14 - Saint Paul, US

SGx Fireside Chat w/ Great North Labs Venture Fund Rob Weber

Fireside Chat

Great North Labs is an early stage venture fund built for the north country. A venture fund providing capital and startup intelligence for growth companies to cultivate the next generation of leading tech companies and leaders across “the frozen tundra.

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Thursday, December 14 - Wichita, US

An Evening of Wichita Entrepreneurship

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The night kicks off at 5:30 pm with food, networking, and a few drinks. We'll network for an hour, then hear from esteemed panel of ICT entrepreneurs, at 6:30 for a 45-minute Fireside Chat + Q&A. Come ready to ask questions, learn from other entrepreneurs, and make valuable connections! Distillery 244 | 244 N Mosley, Wichita | Thursday, December 14th | 5:30 pm

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Thursday, December 14 - Fremont, US

Founder of Sales Intelligence Company "Datanyze" Shares His Journey

Fireside Chat

Ilya Semin, CEO & Founder of Datanyze Inc., a sales intelligence platform, is a world-renowned computer scientist and passionate entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. Ilya studied computer science at Moscow Technological University, where he earned his master’s degree. In addition, he has an MBA from Babson College.

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Friday, December 15 - Heraklion, GR

Γιώργο Λυραράκη - Πρόεδρος ΔΣ Λyrarakis Wines - Οινοποιός

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Πλησιάζουν τα Χριστούγεννα και θέλουμε να προετοιμάσουμε για εσάς την έναρξη της εορταστικής περιόδου. Ποιός θα ήταν ο καλύτερος τρόπος από το να μοιραστούμε με τον Γιώργο Λυραράκη μυστικά επιτυχίας και πολύ πολύ κόκκινο κρασί... Προσφέροντας την οινογευσία τριών εκλεκτών κρασιών, μουσική, και καλή διάθεση σας περιμένουμε για να γιορτάσουμε μαζί.

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Friday, December 15 - St Petersburg, US

Fireside Chat with Robert Blacklidge (CourseAlign.io)

Fireside Chat

Join us for Startup Grind St. Petersburg's first event! We'll be hosting Robert Blacklidge, a serial entrepreneur who works closely with first-time entrepreneurs at Operation Startup in Tampa.

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Saturday, December 16 - Pune, IN

Hosting Mo Riddiford

Fireside Chat

As a Communication Coach/ Consultant Mo Riddiford brings confidence and international perspective to individuals, and to their organisations. Mo is the Co-author of Amazon best-seller (#1 Business books in March 2008) "Upping the Down Side", teacher in five universities on two continents, former Chair of ELTABB (www.ELTABB.com), and daily meditator for over three decades

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Sunday, December 17 - Kaduna, NG

End of Year/Launch Party

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Unveiling of the Startup Grind Kaduna and End of Year Party.

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Monday, December 18 - Bloemfontein, ZA

Startup Grind Bloemfontein is Having a Braai

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It's December, we've had a number of amazing fireside chats, and this month we are just going to kick back and enjoy the company of like-minded individuals. So pack something nice to put on the fire, and your favourite beverage. Let's recap on the year, we want to hear all about how Startup Grind can contribute to our community and enhance the experience for our attendees.

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Monday, December 18 - Dubai, AE

Benjamin Mouflard (Facebook) + MakeMeReach

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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Monday, December 18 - Sofia, BG

Multi-act или хитрини за успешен старт

Fireside Chat

Няма такава Коледа! Ако обичате подаръци, то вземете нашия! Нека се съберем предпразнично, за да научим какво трябва и какво не трябва в начален стадий на всеки бизнес. Ще си хапнем коледни сладки и ще си кажем „Наздраве“ за Новогодишните успехи! А нашият гост Д-р Константинос Пагидас ще ни даде съвет как да действаме, когато сме в началото и как един бизнес може да подпомогне следващия.

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Monday, December 18 - Columbia, US

George Davis, CEO of TEDCO and former CEO for Public and Private Companies.

Fireside Chat

Join us for our December holiday celebration featuring Mr. George Davis of TEDCO and investor, builder, and manager of multiple bio-tech, IT, and software companies. We're going to discuss his successes and lessons learned in his journey through entrepreneurship and his vision and plans for TEDCO 2.0 in the coming years and how our community can benefit.

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Monday, December 18 - Columbus, US

Startup Grind Columbus Hosts Fred Brothers, Uprising Capital

Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, December 19 - Ife, NG

Startup Tour

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We are going on a Startup Tour to 5 tech startups in Lagos, to enliven the experience of scaling a tech company in Nigeria.

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Tuesday, December 19 - Dnipro, UA

Startup Grind Dnipro End Of Year Party 2017

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19 декабря мы подведем итоги 2017 года на Startup Grind Dnipro EndOfYear Party. Спикеры Startup Grind Dnipro соберутся вместе, чтобы обсудить тренды и антитренды, обменяться полезными новостями в неформальной обстановке. Начните праздники правильно! Приходите 19 декабря в 18:30 в I Coworking Hub и заряжайтесь правильным настроем!

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Tuesday, December 19 - Gibraltar, GI

END OF YEAR PARTY 2017

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Our first milestone the 10th event this year will has arrived. So much has been achieved and we are going to wrap it all up in style with the Startup Grind Gibraltar End of the Year Party at Grand Battery House. Special thanks to our sponsors Gibraltar Finance, WaveCrest & Abacus; our partners OME, Sunbow Projects & WTC. Most of all thanks to all of those who have attended this year!!

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Tuesday, December 19 - Fortaleza, BR

Hosting: Rafael Lobo (Gocase)

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Mais um Startup Grind Fortaleza! O primeiro foi tão, mas tão massa, que antecipamos o segundo de janeiro pra dezembro. Mais uma vez com uma pessoa super inspiradora e que tem MUITO a compartilhar. Rafael Lobo é empreendedor Endeavor e um dos fundadores e sócios da Gocase, uma empresa de cases personalizadas pra celulares. Vale a pena conhecer a trajetória dele! Vamo nessa?

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Tuesday, December 19 - Boston, US

Future of Wearable Technology with David Cohen-Tanugi (Co-founder EMBR Labs, Forbes 30 Under 30)

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David is co-founder at EMBR Labs, an MIT startup developing wearable temperature solutions. Their flagship product is Wristify, a wearable device focused on reducing the energy footprint of buildings by cooling/warming people instead of the whole room. He was listed on Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in 2014 and on Technology Review's French Innovators Under 35 in 2015.

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Wednesday, December 20 - Jakarta, ID

Networking & Sharing Modalku Story with Iwan Kurniawan, CoFounder Modalku

Fireside Chat

Meet Iwan Kurniawan, CoFounder of Modalku which is currently the biggest Peer to Peer Lending in South East Asia and one of the hottest Fintech Startups in Indonesia, backed by Sequoia Capital and JWC Ventures. Following the footsteps of his CoFounders, Iwan Kurniawan along with Reynold Wijaya and Kelvin Teo, became the golden boy of Fintech Startups and raised a total of 12 Million USD!

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Wednesday, December 20 - Noida, IN

Meet Change-makers: Startups that are trying to give Indians back their #RightToBreathe

Fireside Chat

These Entrepreneur’s Oxygen Chamber & Air Purifiers Are Out To Save 46.8 Million Dilliwallahs. Annu Grover, the founder of Nurturing Green, has a unique answer for this and the answer is just as obvious – plants! Vibhor Jain of Atlanta Healthcare, India's leading air quality management company, founded in the year 2010.

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Wednesday, December 20 - Rio de Janerio, BR

Ricardo Motta (StartupGRID)

Fireside Chat

No próximo dia 20/dez teremos a última edição do Startup Grind 2018 no Rio! Iremos até o StartupGRID, mais novo hub de inovação e empreendedorismo carioca para conversar com o fundador e empreendedor serial Ricardo Motta, que abre o espaço para nos receber e contar mais da sua história. Aproveitando o clima de fim de ano, faremos um happy hour para celebrar os bons momentos do ano!

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Wednesday, December 20 - Miami, US

Year end Party for entrepreneurs, investors, and grinders.

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It is that time of the year when we unwind and look back at our year's achievements celebrate the small and big wins that happened throughout the year. Party on us as we provide you a free ticket to a Startup Grind end of year party. Enjoy appetizers, music, discounted valet, and one drink of wine or beer are included in your RSVP and happy hour prices on other drinks will be available all night.

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Wednesday, December 20 - Lima, PE

Christmas Party Lima (Alta Experiential Learning)

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Ven al Startup Grind Navideño y comparte con nosotros una noche diferente llena de sorpresas, juegos, comida y grandes personas. Son cupos limitados por lo que no debes olvidar adquirir tu ticket. ¡Por ser fiesta de navidad los descuentos ya están incluidos! ¡Los esperamos!

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Wednesday, December 20 - San Antonio, US

Startup Grind hosts Debra Innocenti-Placette (Innocenti-Jones)

Fireside Chat

Debra has been named a Tech Titan by the San Antonio Business Journal and a VIP Geek by Geekdom. She maintains a diverse transactional and litigation practice for emerging companies in the technology and Internet-related industries, and she uses her tech acumen to assist non-tech clients navigate the complex, new-world legal issues presented by emerging technologies.

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Wednesday, December 20 - Quito, EC

End of Year Party con Andrés Crespo

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¡El mejor cierre de año celebrando a la comunidad de Startups de Quito! Celebramos nuestra fiesta de fin de año junto a l@s mayores emprendedor@s, fundador@s, empresari@s, startups, incubadoras, coworkings, aceleradoras, e inversionistas. Adicionalmente, tendremos como speaker invitado a Andrés Crespo, uno de los actores y cineastas más reconocidos y aclamados del país.

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Thursday, December 21 - Seoul, KR

2017 Startup Grind Seoul Year-End Party!

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Christmas & Year End Party Join us for the last Startup Grind of 2017 as we host a special Year End Holiday Party at SparkPlus Samsung location. Enjoy delicious food and beer while networking with those in the Seoul Startup/tech community.

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Thursday, December 21 - Lusaka, ZM

Mupota Muchelemba (Cirotech)

Fireside Chat

Mupota Muchelemba is the founder and CEO of Cirotech Software solutions, Zambia’s most successful SAP Business One dealer which was recently acquired by Bluekey Seidor.

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Thursday, December 21 - Princeton, US

Startup Grind Princeton End of Year Party 2017

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Thursday, December 21 - Vancouver, CA

The Ultimate Startup Community End Of The Year Party!

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Join Startup Vancouver, and Startup Grind to celebrate the end of the year and beginning of the holiday season at the Profile! Hear about great success stories of 2017 from Vancouver startups! Listen to inspiring tales from founders and investors! Share ideas worth spreading and make new friends of the Vancouver entrepreneur community!

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Friday, December 22 - Najaf, IQ

STARTUP GRIND NAJAF HOSTS Fatin Alwali

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Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. It is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs . in the third Startup Grind Najaf , we are glad to host Mrs Fatin Alwali Co-Founder of Escape the room iraq .

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Friday, December 22 - Ensenada, MX

Startup Grind 2017 Holiday Party!

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Reunión de la comunidad de Startup Grind en Ensenada, un recuento de lo que hemos vivido en este años y darnos el abrazo para desearnos un años nuevo, con una cena y una copa de vino para brindar.

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Saturday, December 30 - Noida, IN

Startup Grind End of the Year Party - 2017

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Its Startup Grind End of the Year Party 2017

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Sunday, December 31 - Tel Aviv, IL

End Of The Year Party 2017

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

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Sunday, December 31 - Boulder, US

Derek Andersen (Startup Grind)

Fireside Chat

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

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Wednesday, January 3 - Phoenix, US

Lawrence Coburn (DoubleDutch)

Fireside Chat

Lawrence Coburn is the CEO and Co-Founder of DoubleDutch, the leader in Live Engagement Marketing software for events, conferences, and tradeshows. Lawrence founded DoubleDutch with the dream of bringing the magic of software and technology to the physical world of live events.

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Monday, January 8 - Columbus, US

Startup Grind Hosts Lindsay Karas Stencel, Startup Attorney + Entrepeneur

Fireside Chat

As a Partner at NCT Ventures, running her own law practice, and being an entrepreneur; Lindsay has seen a a lot of what goes well around startup legal and funding matters.

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Tuesday, January 9 - Sacramento, US

FourthWave Panel Discussion

Fireside Chat

FourthWave Co-Founder, Tracy Saville, will lead a panel discussion consisting of the graduating 2017 FourthWave cohort.

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Wednesday, January 10 - Ancona, IT

Raffaele Gaito (Growth Hacker)

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Il Growth Hacking è un processo di rapida sperimentazione attraverso canali di marketing e sviluppo di prodotti per identificare i modi più efficienti per far crescere un'impresa. A Startup Grind Ancona ospiteremo uno dei maggiori esperti sul tema. Durante la serata Raffaele Gaito introdurrà il suo nuovo libro.

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Wednesday, January 10 - Charlotte, US

Startup Grind Hosts Lindsey Haaser, Founder of Notable

Fireside Chat

We're starting the year with a successful founder who is combining a passion for inclusion and diversity with economic and social impact. Lindsey Haaser is a social entrepreneur, founder of the disability recruiting firm, Advocations, and founder of Notable, a game-changing cloud-based platform that empowers people with disabilities to build a network and enhance skills while searching for a job.

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Wednesday, January 10 - Houston, US

Why Having A Scientist On Your Startup Team is Savvy?

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A young kid walks up to a stranger using a unusual tool at the skate park. The kid asks the man “hey whatcha doing?” This stranger sees an opportunity to educate a kid and a startup in the process. That stranger was Adrian Lenardic, Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Science at Rice University and he will show us how experimentation is a critical component of your startup journey.

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Wednesday, January 10 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Eastside Hosts Hanson Hosein Award Winning Journalist/Storyteller

Fireside Chat

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

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Thursday, January 11 - Rome, IT

Raffaele Mauro (Endeavor)

Fireside Chat

Raffaele Mauro è appassionato di tecnologia, finanza e geopolitica. Background professionale nel venture capital, attualmente è il Managing Director di Endeavor Italia. In passato ha lavorato in United Ventures, P101 e Intesa Sanpaolo ed ha ottenuto l’MPA ad Harvard con specializzazione in finanza internazionale, il Ph.D. in Bocconi ed il GSP presso la Singularity University / NASA Ames.

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Thursday, January 11 - Gibraltar, GI

Alex Rodriguez Bacardit Co-Founder Mars Based & Chapter Director Barcelona

Fireside Chat

Alex is the CMO & Co-Founder at Mars Based, a high-end development consultancy in Barcelona specialised in web & mobile applications. He's also Director of Start up Grind Barcelona responsible for the expansion of the Startup Grind brand in Southwestern Europe (Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Malta) as Regional Director, leading the Barcelona chapter (selected Best Chapter of the Year in 2016).

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Thursday, January 11 - Zurich, CH

Rosmarie Michel, Entrepreneur & Advocate of Women in Business

Fireside Chat

Rosmarie Michel, now in her eighties, looks back on a lifetime of entrepreneurship and advocacy for women in business. To this day, Rosmarie remains active as a mentor of female entrepreneurs and a driver for the empowerment of all women.

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Thursday, January 11 - Carlow, IE

Bobby Quinn - Carlow Entrepreneur @ The First Startup Grind Carlow

Fireside Chat

The Inaugural Start Up Grind Carlow will hear from Bobby Quinn a local building and property entrepreneur. Giving insight into his experience over the last fifty years in the construction and property development industry, while also discussing his latest project. An internationally focused hub which was developed to accommodate globally focused design and technology businesses.

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Saturday, January 13 - Abuja, NG

Engaging your customers with Yung Willis

Fireside Chat

Producer and singer educates us on how to engage Abuja customers

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Monday, January 15 - Dubai, AE

David Llorente (Narrativa)

Fireside Chat

David is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for disruptive innovation and technology. Following these principles David founded Narrativa in 2015. Narrativa’s technology extracts insights from data and automatically transforms them into natural language narratives using Artificial Intelligence.

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Monday, January 15 - Veneto, IT

Growth Hacking Tour

Fireside Chat

Growth hacking is a process of rapid experimentation across marketing channels and product development. At Startup Grind Veneto, we are going one of the biggest experts on the topic: Raffaele Gaito. During the evening, Raffaele is going to introduce his new book ("Growth Hacker - Mindset e strumenti per far crescere il tuo business") with the SG Milano Director, Andrea Roberto Bifulco.

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Tuesday, January 16 - Melbourne, AU

Startup Grind hosts Tony Wheeler (Lonely Planet)

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Tony Wheeler is the co-founder of Lonely Planet, a company that rapidly grew to become the world’s largest independent guidebook publisher with close to 150 million books in print and sold to the BBC Worldwide in 2013.

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Tuesday, January 16 - Athens, GR

Astyanax Kanakakis (Norbloc)

Fireside Chat

New Year's Resolution: have more Block Chain in your life! Startup Grind welcomes 2018 with the first Astyanax Kakanakis, CEO Norbloc, that raised $2M with a promise to simplify your compliance process with Know-Your-Customer blockchain platform. Norbloc is a Swedish-Greek company that attracted the first ever investment from the brand new Marathon VC fund of Panos Papadopoulos and George Tziralis

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Tuesday, January 16 - Napoli, IT

Raffaele Gaito: #Growth Hacker

Fireside Chat

Growth hacking is a process of rapid experimentation across marketing channels and product development to identify the most efficient ways to grow a business. At Startup Grind Napoli, we are going one of the biggest experts on the topic: Raffaele Gaito.

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Tuesday, January 16 - San Francisco, US

Jess Lee (Sequoia Capital, Polyvore)

Fireside Chat

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

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Wednesday, January 17 - Barcelona, ES

Cecilia Tham (CEO at Makers of Barcelona)

Fireside Chat

NOTE: This event will be conducted in English. Cecilia is founder of several companies such as MOB, Makers of Barcelona, the largest co-working community in Barcelona, and FabCafe, digital fabrication lab meets coffee shop.

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Wednesday, January 17 - New Haven, US

Steve Shwartz (CTO and Co-Founder of Device42)

Fireside Chat

Steve Shwartz is a serial entrepreneur with a successful track record as a founder and angel investor. He has been a part of 2 IPOs and several others successful exits. Today, he is CTO and co-founder of Device42, a provider of IT infrastructure management tools. Device42 has grown from a small team working out of The Grove coworking office, to a major player with customers in over 50 countries.

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Thursday, January 18 - Toronto, CA

AI Anyone? How are Toronto Startups are Taking It On

Fireside Chat

Recent breakthroughs in machine learning and AI have unleashed a host of new experiences that can be delivered to customers, and companies both large and small look to capitalize. Large organizations want to seize the opportunity to strengthen their existing positions, and up and coming startups hope to fuel their rise to market leadership with these new technologies.

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Thursday, January 18 - Sonoma, US

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Fireside Chat

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Saturday, January 20 - Abuja, NG

Surviving the Grind in Abuja

Fireside Chat

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

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Monday, January 22 - Columbia, US

We're hosting Mark Greathouse, Managing Director of Mid-Atlantic Angels

Fireside Chat

Join us for a fun and highly educational event with Mark Greathouse, President of GTG Solutions and Managing Director of Mid-Atlantic Angels, a Maryland based angel group with a portfolio investments totaling $1.4MM. We're going to talk all things angel investing. Mark is going to share his experience as an entrepreneur, investor, and what angels look for when evaluating startup investments.

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Tuesday, January 23 - Pretoria, ZA

Fireside chat with Alan Knott-Craig

Fireside Chat

Alan Knott-Craig a successful entrepreneur, best-selling author, chairman of HeroTel, a wireless broadband provider and founder of Project Isizwe, an NGO rolling out free WiFi in poor communities. Originally from Pretoria, he studied at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002 and has subsequently invested or funded 21 companies in the tech industry.

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Tuesday, January 23 - Washington, US

Startup Grind DC hosts Sudhakar Kesavan (CEO of ICF)

Fireside Chat

Sudhakar Kesavan serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ICF, a global management, technology, and policy consulting firm headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia with $1.9B in revenues. The firm has offices throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and over 5,000 employees serving clients in the public and private sectors. The firm is traded on the NASDAQ public market (ticker symbol: ICFI).

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Wednesday, January 24 - Santa Clarita, US

Baron Davis (NBA All-Star, Founder & Investor)

Fireside Chat

Join us as we host Baron Davis. Yes, "that" Baron Davis! Baron's story is one you will not want to miss as he shares his entrepreneurial journey through, and post, his NBA career. He has numerous ventures that he has been part of, including a monstrous exit with VitaminWater. [Must be 18+ to attend]

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Thursday, January 25 - Auckland, NZ

Auckland Startup Summer Party

Party

We're having a huge summer party for the Auckland Startup Grind community with drinks, food, previous speakers and special guests including Aaron Patzer, Kirsty Grant, Lillian Grace and more. We will be taking over the BizDojo space in Parnell, they have a big balcony perfect for summer evenings but spaces are limited and expected to sell out fast!

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Thursday, January 25 - Edinburgh, GB

Patrick Birley CEO of NEX Exchange and Malcolm Palle, Chairman/Co-Founder of Coinsilium Group Ltd

Fireside Chat

Patrick Birley is CEO of the NEX Exchange, the disruptive ‘other London stock exchange’. Malcolm Palle is the Chairman and co-Founder of Coinsilium Group Ltd, a venture builder, investor and accelerator supporting early-stage blockchain technology companies and the digital token economy, quoted on NEX Exchange. Join us in Edinburgh on 25th January to hear their stories of disruptive innovation.

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Thursday, January 25 - London, GB

Fireside chat with Entrepreneur First Founders: Alice Bentinck and Matt Clifford

Fireside Chat

EF is a place where startups like Magic Pony (one of largest AI exits of 2016) are born. It is a place to find a co-founder, build a company & access the world’s best investors. They've helped build over 80 tech companies, collectively worth over $1bn. EF is backed by Reid Hoffman (founder of LinkedIn), Greylock Partners, Mosaic Ventures, Founders Fund, and some of the world's best entrepreneurs.

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Thursday, January 25 - Thames Valley, GB

Jon Wright (Innocent Drinks & Jam Jar Investments)

Fireside Chat

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

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Thursday, January 25 - Palm Beach, US

Ryan Boylston (Woo Creative)

Fireside Chat

Join us for our first Startup Grind Delray Beach event. It will be held at Old School Square's Ocean Breeze Room on Nov. 16th. We will be interviewing Ryan Boylston, CEO of Woo Creative, on what it's like to start a business from scratch, how he has made a name for himself in Delray Beach, and what he sees for the future of Woo Creative, our community, and himself.

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Thursday, January 25 - Saint Paul, US

SGx Fireside Chat w/ iLos Videos Founder Sean Higgins

Fireside Chat

Join us and meet the founder Sean Higgins from iLos Videos, a St. Paul company, which is a video platform for universities and organizations to easily record, share, edit, and manage videos on the cloud within one app.

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Thursday, January 25 - Chicago, US

Andrew Sieja, Founder, President & CEO (Relativity)

Fireside Chat

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 250 cities and 98 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators, and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

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Thursday, January 25 - Sacramento, US

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

Fireside Chat

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

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Saturday, January 27 - Jos, NG

Murtala Abdullahi (SmartWeb)

Fireside Chat

SmartWeb was born 2004 to give people an easy, affordable way to get their ideas online. Providing domain registration, web hosting and cloud services to over 100,000 sites, blogs and applications, and supports over 5,000 web designers, developers, content creators, small businesses and entrepreneurs with the power of the Open Source Software.

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Saturday, January 27 - Abuja, NG

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

Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, January 30 - Cardiff, GB

Enabling Technology for Better Business Services

Fireside Chat

How business technology helps Accountancy, Health & Safety, HR to be delivered exceptionally to customer. With great people and being client focused. Founded in 2009 with £300, an Egg credit card and the belief that they could create a company that was different. A company that everyone who has ever been involved in can look back at and say, ”We did that”.

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Tuesday, January 30 - Milan, IT

Nicola Cattarossi (Groupon)

Fireside Chat

Startup Grind Milano hosts Nicola Cattarossi, Managing Director Southern Europe Groupon. Nicola joined Groupon in 2013 after many years in Medtronic, a medical devices company. Join us in an event dedicated to the Digital & Local Commerce.

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Tuesday, January 30 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Hosts Rian Buckley CEO/Co-Founder Fitcode

Fireside Chat

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

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Thursday, February 1 - Mexico City, MX

Startup Grind Latam 2018 -Fundadores e Inversionistas-

Fireside Chat

Startup Grind Latam presentara a los mejores fundadores e inversionistas de Startups de la región. Los fundadores participantes tendrán la oportunidad, no solo de escuchar y aprender de ellos, pero también de conectar a través de reuniones rápidas y personalizadas con ellos. Contaremos con los 15 mejores fundadores y los 10 mejores inversionistas de la región más 5 invitados especiales.

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Thursday, February 1 - Rome, IT

Matteo Concas (N26)

Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, February 6 - Barcelona, ES

Ingrid Verschuren (SVP of Data Strategy @ Dow Jones)

Fireside Chat

NOTE: This event will be conducted in English. Ingrid Verschuren is Deputy Head of Professional Information Business and Senior Vice President, Data Strategy at Dow Jones. She is based in Barcelona.

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Tuesday, February 6 - Zurich, CH

Johann Gevers (Monetas)

Fireside Chat

“A better life and world for everyone.” is Johann’s mission. Being the founder and driver of Crypto Valley, the world’s leading Cryptofinance ecosystem in Zug, and the founder and CEO of Monetas, a software company that offers the world’s first truly mobile wallet, he can tell us a thing or two about realising truly disruptive ideas. And these are only some of his accolades.

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Wednesday, February 7 - Charlotte, US

2ULaundry Founders Dan D'Aquisto & Alex Smereczniak

Fireside Chat

Dan D’Aquisto and Alex Smereczniak founded 2ULaundry in 2015. Since then the company has raised almost $3 Million and expanded into Atlanta. Join us on February 7th as Dan & Alex share how they skyrocketed 2ULaundry to success in less than two years.

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Thursday, February 8 - 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, February 8 - Nairobi, KE

Funding for African Startups : A Chat with TLcom TIDE Africa Fund

Fireside Chat

TLcom TIDE Africa Fund is a venture capital fund making investments in early to growth stage technology enabled businesses in Sub Saharan Africa.

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Monday, February 12 - Redwood City, US

Director’s Retreat 2018

Party

This is to confirm your accommodation for the Startup Grind Directors Retreat 2018 hosted in Silicon Valley Two Ticket Options Available: Attending + Lodging at AC Hotels SFO Attending + Lodging at Bunk Beds] See info here: sg2018.startupgrind.com

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Tuesday, February 13 - Palo Alto, US

Global Conference

Conference

Startup Grind's Global Conference is the event for startups everywhere. Over 7,000 entrepreneurs will meet in Silicon Valley for 2.5 days of sessions led by top CEOs and influencers, dynamic networking events, meetings with investors, access to invaluable resources, and more. Pre-registration will take place on Feb 12. Main conference will take place on Feb 13-14.

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Tuesday, February 20 - Athens, GR

Stavros Drakoularakos (24Media)

Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, February 20 - Washington, US

Startup Grind DC hosts Wolf Ruzicka (EastBanc Technologies, APIphany, and Sympli)

Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, February 20 - Sacramento, US

Ken Ouimet (Engage3)

Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, February 20 - Santa Clarita, US

Kate Edwards (Co-Founder & COO of Heartbeat)

Fireside Chat

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

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Wednesday, February 21 - Toronto, CA

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

Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, February 27 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Seattle Hosts Sarah Imbach (Angel Investor)

Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, March 6 - Rome, IT

Giacomo Bertoldi (Gruppo Bertoldi - Walliance)

Fireside Chat

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

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Wednesday, March 7 - Charlotte, US

Coy Pittman of Disco Melee

Fireside Chat

Startup Grind Charlotte hosts Coy Pittman, Founder and CEO of social streaming site Disco Melee. From growing up in a rural farming community to selling his first venture for a 50X return to taking on the tech giants of eSports, this is a compelling and improbable story of entrepreneurship that you don't want to miss.

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Thursday, March 15 - Washington, US

Roy Schwartz (Co-founder and President of Axios)

Fireside Chat

Roy Schwartz is a co-founder and President of Axios, the new media company he launched in January with Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen. Axios has raised $10M from Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Greycroft Partners, David G. Bradley and many more investors.

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Tuesday, March 20 - Santa Clarita, US

Rachel Hollis (Founder & CEO, Chic Media)

Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, March 27 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Hosts Cal McAllister CEO Wexley School for Girls

Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, April 17 - Düsseldorf, DE

Startup Grind Düsseldorf mit Florian Falk (Just Spices)

Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, April 17 - Santa Clarita, US

Cooper Harris (Founder & CEO, Klickly)

Fireside Chat

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

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Wednesday, June 13 - London, GB

SG Europe: The Future of Fin-Tech Conference

Conference

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

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Friday, September 28 - Redding, US

Where Startup Marketing Ends and Branding Begins

Fireside Chat

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

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Thursday, October 25 - Barcelona, ES

Startup Grind Barcelona Conference 2018

Conference

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

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