Upcoming events

Upcoming Events

Startup Grind's upcoming events around the world

Friday, June 8 - Birmingham UK, GB

We hosting Osman Kent Venture Partner

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Osman Kent, Computer Science and Electronics alumnus and serial technology entrepreneur. Atlantic Bridge Capital is a Global Technology Fund with over $500 million of assets under management across six Funds, investing in technology companies in Europe, the US, The Middle East and China. We have offices and staff based in London, Dublin, Silicon Valley, Beijing & Muscat.

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Tuesday, June 19 - Johannesburg, ZA

Beyond Bitcoin: Investing in Crypto. How to assess good coins to invest in.

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Investing in Crypto. How to assess good coins to invest in.

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Tuesday, June 19 - Zurich, CH

Alex Pachikov (Sunflower Labs)

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

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Tuesday, June 19 - Hamburg, DE

Dirk Freise, Founding Partner (Shortcut Ventures)

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

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Tuesday, June 19 - Cardiff, GB

Entrepreneurial Insights

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Featuring an inspiring founder entrepreneur with a refreshing career development in one of the UK's largest Independent Advice Finance Business.

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Tuesday, June 19 - Port Au Prince, HT

Christine Souffrant Ntim (Global Startup Ecosystem) - Special 2 days event

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Startup Grind for its 12th edition is hosting Christine Souffrant Ntim. She is the Director of Startup Grind Dubai Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs and a partner at the GlobalStartupEcosystem.com

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Tuesday, June 19 - Dallas, US

George Baker, Founder and CEO of ParkHub

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Connect with the Dallas startup community at Startup Grind! George Baker, Founder and CEO of ParkHub and one of Dallas Buisness Journal's 40 Under 40 joins us for an intimate fireside chat at Startup Grind! ParkHub is a rapidly expanding parking technology solution adopted by AT&T Stadium, and the Texas Rangers. Join us for the talk, networking, and complimentary food and drinks!

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Tuesday, June 19 - Santiago, CL

The importance of Collaborating, The importance of Ecosystems

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La colaboración en innovación está de moda. Ya se trate de negocios basados en el principio de la economía colaborativa, empleados reconvertidos en intraemprendedores, o redes de colaboración entre grandes empresas, corporaciones y Startups, el intercambio de bienes, servicios y sobretodo “conocimiento” se ha consolidado como una fórmula imbatible para incrementar la competitividad de las empresas

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Tuesday, June 19 - Santa Clarita, US

Andy Mackensen (Co-Founder & CMO, SnackNation)

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

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Wednesday, June 20 - Auckland, NZ

Startup Grind hosts Ezel Kokcu (Passphere)

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Ezel Kokcu is a 25 year old serial entrepreneur and the Co-Founder of ‘Passphere’. An analytics registration platform for expos, conferences and large scale events. Ezel also co-founded STQRY; an exploration app for museums and cultural sites. She grew STQRY to over 50 people, raised over $7 million in VC funding, and over 800 customers on the books before selling the company in 2016.

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Wednesday, June 20 - Melbourne, AU

Is Blockchain Web 3.0? Presented by Jamie Skella (Horizon State)

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Technologist and entrepreneur Jamie Skella has spent 20 years in the design, building and advising of businesses across blockchain, esports, machine learning, and even future food. Formerly Executive Director at MiVote, Jamie is Co-Founder of Horizon State, a company redesigning how societies collaboratively make decisions using distributed ledger technology.

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Wednesday, June 20 - Beijing, CN

We are hosting Su De and Tim Luan | June 20th

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创业公司与大型企业如何共生共荣, 平台和社区对两者成功合作的重要性 HOW STARTUPS AND CORPORATES GROW AND THRIVE TOGETHER, THE IMPORTANCE OF PLATFORMS AND COMMUNITIES FOR A SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION EVENT IS IN CHINESE, TRANSLATED IN ENGLISH

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Wednesday, June 20 - Hong Kong, HK

Mikaal Abdulla (8 Securities)

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Mikaal is the co-founder & CEO of 8 Securities, a mobile first investing service for Millennials. His journey has taken him through Silicon Valley, New York, London, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Tokyo. Prior to starting 8 Securities, Mikaal was a Senior VP and the Head of Asia at E*TRADE, with his first career as a Senior Consultant at Deloitte in the United States. He is a mentor at Chinaccelerator.

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Wednesday, June 20 - Cebu, PH

Startup Grind Cebu Hosts Jodl Gayatin

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Do you live to travel and wished your laptop and phone are your office? Well, with the right skills and a good internet connection, you can make a living anywhere. Get insights on how to be a digital nomad startup founder just like Jodl Gayatin who has transitioned from the usual 9 to 5 routine in a typical office to a life of business and travel.

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Wednesday, June 20 - Napoli, IT

Startup Grind Napoli ospita Casa Surace

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A volte tra finzione e realtà vi è una sottolinea quasi impercettibile ai tempi dei Social. Casa Surace video factory di successo Made in Sud, la percorre senza mai cadere nel banale e nel volgare. Tra stereotipi e realtà sono oggi una Art Factory di Video Virali, a cui persino la Disney si è rivolta per coinvolgere il pubblico Italiano in occasione dell'uscita nelle sale di La Bella e la Bestia.

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Wednesday, June 20 - Sofia, BG

Democratizing investment through FinTech - Startup Grind Sofia

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FinTech maniacs! We’d like to invite you to a chat about the future of investment and how asset tokenization is expanding our opportunities through blockchain technolody! Startup Grind Sofia is happy to welcome the successful entrepreneur and crypto-enthusiast Pascal Tallarida! He has 10 years of experience in Trading on Financial Markets and he is founder and CEO of Jarvis.

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Wednesday, June 20 - Turin, IT

Smart Working & Welfare Aziendale [WORKSHOP GRATUITO]

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Quali strumenti possono usare le PMI per aumentare la retention dei dipendenti e migliorare le performance aziendali? Cosa sono e perché applicare lo Smart Working ed il Welfare Aziendale? Ne parleremo nel prossimo workshop in collaborazione con Impact Hub, Studio Marino STP e Kinetikon. Appuntamento per il 20 giugno alle 18.00 all'Open Incet.

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Wednesday, June 20 - Dublin, IE

Niamh Given (Chief Growth Officer, Nest.vc)

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On June 20th we are pairing up with our wonderful friends at Inspirefest, Europe’s leading conference of technology, science and the arts, to bring you Niamh Given, Chief Growth Officer at Nest.vc. Join us for an evening of networking, learning and fun at Huckletree D2.

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Wednesday, June 20 - Ormond Beach, US

Shelly Rossmeyer Pepe & Mandy Rossmeyer of Bruce Rossmeyer's Daytona Harley-Davidson

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Shelly Rossmeyer Pepe and Mandy Rossmeyer help make their family business synonymous with motorcycles, entertainment and charity. Join us for an enlightening evening with Shelly and Mandy. Learn about their passion and dedication to their business and our community. You'll enjoy a truly exceptional atmosphere with friends, both old and new.

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Wednesday, June 20 - Charleston, US

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

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

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Wednesday, June 20 - Detroit, US

Cancelled

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Due to overlapping times this even is going to be pushed back.

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Wednesday, June 20 - Denver, US

Lamine Zarrad, CEO and Founder, Joust

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The evening will include a Fireside chat with Lamine Zarrad, CEO and Founder Joust, as well as networking with food and drink

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Wednesday, June 20 - Irvine, US

Nina Ojeda, Founder & CEO of PRÊTE

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Startup Grind Irvine, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, welcomes Nina Ojeda Founder and CEO of PRÊTE!

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Wednesday, June 20 - Hollywood, US

"How to Scale ECommerce to Retail" with Emily Lau, Founder of The Little Bra Company

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Join Startup Grind Hollywood + retail product expert Emily Lau of The Little Bra Company for "How to Scale from ECommerce to Retail." Emily started The Little Bra Company® in 2007, because she couldn't find attractive bras that fit her smaller frame and chest. TLBC was born in a room inside her house and is now an international brand sold online and in retail stores such as Target and Amazon.

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Thursday, June 21 - Seoul, KR

Samuel Hwang

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The mission of Startup Grind is to educate, connect, and inspire entrepreneurs. Startup Grind Seoul in sponsorship with Asan-Nanum Foundation meets monthly in the heart of Seoul. There will be networking, delicious food, and amazing people! Come and be part of Seoul, Korea's Startup Community. This month, we will be interviewing 'Samuel Hwang', head of Labs for WeWork Korea and CEO of teraArk.

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Thursday, June 21 - Istanbul, TR

Startup Grind Hosts Fırat İşbecer

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Firat Isbecer is an entrepreneur and an angel investor. Isbecer co-founded Pozitron, a pioneering mobile banking and payments software company that was acquired by London based fintech star Monitise plc in 2014. As the Managing Director of Monitise MEA, Isbecer oversaw the company’s Eastern Europe, Middle East, Central Asia and Africa operations Then, he left the company and founded Commencis.

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Thursday, June 21 - Prague, CZ

Startup Grind Prague hosts David Spinar (CEO, MITON)

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David is a CEO of MITON (czech start-up studio and venture capital company). There are almost 20 companies in MITON portfolio (Glami, Bonami, Rohlík, Biano,Driveto etc.). He has more than 15 years of experience in digital marketing and business development. David co-founded the biggest online digital media agency H1.cz and sold it in 2013. He was working as well at Google as a Head of Performance.

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Thursday, June 21 - Edinburgh, GB

What is mindfulness? Andrew Johnson reveals all...

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This month we are hosting long time Startup Grind attendee and friend, Andrew Johnson. With a focus on mindfulness and behavioural change, Andrew was one of the first to launch mindful apps. Always entertaining to listen to, Andrew brings laughter and deep thinking to every conversation he is a part of. It is a true honour to have him speaking with us.

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Thursday, June 21 - Boston, US

Boston StartupGrind Relaunch Party at Howl at the Moon

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Network with fellow entrepreneurs and investors and learn about our upcoming StartupGrind events. Interested in getting involved in future fireside chats or just want to see what we have in store? Join us for the happy hour dinner and drinks at Howl at the Moon Boston. Tell them you are at Jason Kraus’s event to enter, free buffet 6-8 and discounted drinks.

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Thursday, June 21 - Louisville, US

Startup Grind x Love City

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Everyone loves a good love story. Join us in June at Love City to learn more about this "group of neighbors living in the Portland neighborhood of Louisville with a passion for loving their community by using their gifts, time, and oversized living room – the former Mackin Gym off 26th St." Amanda Bates, Google Fiber Community Impact Lead will sit down with Love City founders, Shawn & Inga Arvin.

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Thursday, June 21 - Mexico City, MX

Criptomonedas, Blockchain y Bitcoin: ¿Qué son y porqué deben de importarme?

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¿Quieres conocer más del bitcoin, la tecnología blockchain y sobre el futuro de las criptomonedas? En esta edición hablaremos de que es blockchain y cuales son sus aplicaciones en distintas áreas, Pablo, fundador de Bitso, la plataforma de Bitcoin más importante de América Latina estará compartiendo con nosotros todo eso y mucho más sobre el tema.

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Thursday, June 21 - Sacramento, US

Mark Haney (HaneyBiz)

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Mark is a highly successful entrepreneur, having founded or co-founded over 20 businesses. His companies offer a wide variety of products and services, but they all share his community- driven philosophy and commitment to creating opportunities for others. He is also the host of Haney Biz Project which can be heard on Talk 650 KSTE.

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Friday, June 22 - Najaf, IQ

STARTUP GRIND NAJAF HOSTS layan alqudsi

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the founder of Daraj Bookstore

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Saturday, June 23 - Pune, IN

We are hosting Keerthi Kadam of POCC

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Keerthi is the founder of 100rupis.com, AgricultureCricle.com, EDCollaboration.com, and Blockchainknit.com He is also the Editor-Director of Pune Open Coffee Club and host of Coffee with Keerthi- A Youtube Series for Startup Interviews This talk will be centred around Keerthi's experience around building communities especially POCC- Pune's largest online community for startups

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Saturday, June 23 - Gurgaon, IN

Startup Grind Gurgaon launch with Nidhi Agarwal (EIR YourNest, earlier Founder CEO at KAARYAH)

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Zomato, ShopClues, Snapdeal, Rivigo, Oyo, Grofers, Hike, Urban Clap, Grey Orange, Delhivery - what's common between these start-ups? - All founded and scaled-up in GURGAON! To find out secret sauce of these and many other awesome start-ups we launch the Ggn chapter with the ever passionate Nidhi Agarwal - Entrepreneur in Residence at YourNest Venture Fund and earlier Founder CEO at KAARYAH.

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Saturday, June 23 - Prague, CZ

New technologies in the IoT world with Tomas Jungwirth (Co-Inventor, Spinwire®)

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Tomas did his Ph.D in physics at the Charles University and he is now a head of the Department of Spintronics in the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Recently his team has demonstrated a new principle of memories that can operate at THz speeds. As well he is a scientific advisor of an engineering company IGS with products in vehicle detection and smart city applications.

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Saturday, June 23 - Kaduna, NG

We are hosting Yahaya Maikori (CEO Law Allianz)

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Yahaya is an experienced solicitor with a strong history of working in the gaming, entertainment ,media and e-commerce industries. Skilled in transactions, licensing, negotiations, regulatory compliance, advisory services, management and policy he has tapped into uncommon heights in business.

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Saturday, June 23 - Khartoum, SD

Startup Grind Khartoum hosting Kindle co-Founders

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Startup grind khartoum will be hosting founders of Kindle solutions . Kindle is media production company operating from sudan .

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Monday, June 25 - Tbilisi, GE

"The Unicorn Whisperer" - Zach Coelius on 4 Exits and Investing in a Unicorn

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Zachery Coelius is currently an early stage technology investor and advisor. His notable investments include Cruise Automation (bought by GM for $1B+), Branch Metrics, SkySafe and over two dozen other startups. He is an advisor to twenty companies including Hellosign, Swarm (bought by Integral Ad Sciences), Balanced Payments (Stripe) and many others. He also was successful founder of 4 companies.

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Monday, June 25 - Nairobi, KE

A Fireside Chat with Tony Nyagah (Strauss Energy)

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Tony develops partnerships, and directs the company growth strategies. Prior to founding Strauss, he held senior positions at IBM and the World Bank Group. Tony has 15 years management experience, including co-founding a bio-metrics technology start-up and growing it to annual turnover of 250 Million in 4 years.

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Monday, June 25 - Gibraltar, GI

Covesting CEO Dmitrij Pruglo & Anthony Provasoli Hassans Law Firm

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June Fireside Chat guest is Dmitrij Pruglo CEO of COVESTING a truly revolutionary, yet very reliable and secure platform for cryptocurrency traders incorporated in Gibraltar because a the primary goal is to ensure that they are operating within a regulated environment. Assisted by Hassans partner Anthony Provasoli they will both participate in a discussion on startups and regulation locally.

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Monday, June 25 - Columbia, US

What's Happening in Med, Bio, Health, and Life Sciences Tech in the mid-Maryland Region.

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Join us as we focus on bio, health, and med-tech world with Mike Thomas, a Med-tech pioneer and serial entrepreneur, who is currently serving as Director of the Inova Personalized Healthcare Accelerator. Our featured local startup will be KinometriX and founder and CEO, Sam Jazzo. a health tech startup providing cutting edge solutions to healthcare providers in the injury rehabilitation space.

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Tuesday, June 26 - Beirut, LB

Abdallah Absi (Zoomaal, GivingLoop)

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Abdallah Absi is a college dropout and a serial mission-driven entrepreneur. After founding Zoomaal and GivingLoop, he recently joined as VP, Strategy & Transformation and Deputy CEO of Bokitta, an international fashion brand with $MMs in sales for its patented innovative and comfortable modest clothing.

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Tuesday, June 26 - Tel Aviv, IL

Redefining Crypto Economy - an unusual perspective by Eli Reifman

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Come hear about the future of blockchain technology from someone who rose to success from the ground up more than once. Through an unconventional and surprising path, Eli Reifman was able to rise from failure and create immense success at an inopportune time.

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Tuesday, June 26 - Kimberley, ZA

We are hosting Veruschka Pekeur CA(SA)

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Veruschka is the Founder and MD of Enlightco Chartered Accountants. She is a Chartered Accountant having worked at SizweNtsalubaGobodo. She founded Enlightco to focus strongly on providing accounting, tax, advisory, financial and strategic management for SMME and Startups to assist them to concentrate on their core business. She joins us today to share her insightful entrepreneurial journey.

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Tuesday, June 26 - Johannesburg, ZA

The Role of Incubators in Supporting Sustainable Entrepreneurship x McLean Sibanda

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McLean Sibanda is currently the Chief Executive Officer of The Innovation Hub, the innovation agency of Gauteng Province, South Africa.

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Tuesday, June 26 - Oslo, NO

Startup Migrants with Maria Amelie [Save the Date]

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Maria Amelie is an award-winning writer of four books on immigration, freedom of speech and entrepreneurship. At 24, her first book "Illegally Norwegian" became a bestseller and boosted a huge debate and a movement on refugees and contributed to a law change on immigration in Norway. In 2017 she published her 4th book on successful Norwegian founders "Alt eller ingenting".

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Tuesday, June 26 - Miami, US

We are Hosting Stanley Pacheco CEO Dream X Drones from Bogota, Colombia

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CEO at Dream X Drones a company specialized in providing services, training, consulting and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles technology in different sectors and industries that start using UAV as a tool to generate climate data, monitoring the borders and more—and they're just scratching the surface of their commercial potential. Serving the USA, Latin American and Caribbean markets.

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Tuesday, June 26 - New York City, US

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

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

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Tuesday, June 26 - Phoenix, US

Jonathan Cottrell (#yesphx)

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We are so excited to host Jonathan Cottrell, creator of yesphx! At this Startup Grind, we will go through what drove Jonathan to create yesphx and his own entrepreneurial journey.

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Tuesday, June 26 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Seattle hosts John Lauer, CEO/founder of Zipwhip

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John is an entrepreneur and telecommunications industry veteran, and the CEO and co-founder of Zipwhip, a business-texting software provider. Zipwhip pioneered the concept of texting for landline, VoIP and toll-free phone numbers, and built the original business-texting network. Zipwhip now has over 200 employees, more than 20,000 customers and has received more than $41 million in funding.

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Tuesday, June 26 - Los Angeles, US

Lizanne Falsetto - Think Thin (Sold for $217 Million)

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Lizanne Falsetto is an entrepreneur, a mother, a philanthropist, a foodie, a mentor, and founder of one of the nation’s most successful and popular brands, thinkThin®. In November 2015, Lizanne sold thinkThin to global performance nutrition and ingredients group Glanbia Inc. for $217 million.

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Wednesday, June 27 - Durban, ZA

We are hosting Sbu Shabalala (Founder of Adapt IT)

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

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Wednesday, June 27 - Bloemfontein, ZA

We are Hosting Danie Jacobs ( YE Young Entrepreneurs) & Wiaan Vermaak (CellC)

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This month we'll be chatting to Danie Jacobs from YE and Wiaan Vermaak from Cell C. These two gentlemen will be sharing their insight on growing businesses in central South Africa and the services that their organisations offer to support entrepreneurs through education and technology.

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Wednesday, June 27 - Barcelona, ES

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

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

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Wednesday, June 27 - Berlin, DE

Alexander Artopé - Co-Founder & CEO at smava, Germany's first Fintech

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In 2007, Alexander started smava, Germany´s first Fintech. With an annual loan volume of more than $1 bn and a total investment of $ 135 million, he developed smava to the leading marketplace for lending & one of best funded Fintechs in Germany. Prior to smava, Alexander was Co-Founder and CEO of datango, a software provider offering automated application training for large ERP software rollouts.

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Wednesday, June 27 - Glasgow, GB

The First 300 Days - Calum Forsyth (SeedHaus)

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Calum Forsyth is the founder and CEO of Seed Haus, the Edinburgh based pre-seed tech accelerator. Calum recently raised a fund comprising some of the UK’s leading investors and deployed this across a suite of startups working in: robotics, IoT, and MarTech. Over the course of the last year, he has led investments in 8 companies and is a close advisor to numerous early stage startups.

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Wednesday, June 27 - Triangle, US

Sumit Vohra from Lone Rider

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Sumit Vohra is the Founder and Chief Drinking Officer of Lone Rider. Lonerider opened its doors in Raleigh, North Carolina on January 23rd, 2009 with a beer and a dream. Today, Lonerider is distributed in six states and is counted amongst top 150 breweries in USA. As an Inc. 5000, CED Top 25, Association for Corporate Growth small business winner amongst others.

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Wednesday, June 27 - San Antonio, US

Startup Grind hosts David Monroe (San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology)

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We're excited to be hosting our next event at the San Anotnio Museum of Science and Technology at Port San Antonio! Our fireside chat guest will be David Monroe (SA Museum of Science And Technology). Monroe has forty years’ experience in the commercial and government electronics business in San Antonio. In college, he interned at Computer Terminal Corporation, which became Datapoint Corporation.

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Wednesday, June 27 - Quito, EC

Gonzalo Chiriboga (República del Cacao)

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Renombrado empresario ecuatoriano Es CEO/Gerente General de República del Cacao desde 2007 liderando una verdadera transformación en la industria. Es el líder en un cambio que busca "dejar de ser un país productor de cacao y convertirnos en uno exportador de chocolate, capaz de sorprender a los paladares más exigentes del mundo”.

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Wednesday, June 27 - Calgary, CA

How to Tap Global Markets: Calgary Cannabis Startups Lead the Way

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As Calgarians aim to grow the economy into different industries, Cannabis has become a major opportunity for startups. In fact, Cannabis is set to outpace soda sales in Canada by 2020. Calgary Cannabis startups are leading this birth of a new industry by leveraging global connections to ensure their place on the world stage. Join us June 27th as we chat with three of the top leaders in this space.

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Thursday, June 28 - Brisbane, AU

Meet Tim Walmsley of BenchOn. Welcome to the future of work!

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In Tim's own words: "I have seen firsthand the pain that small business owners feel when they have to let go of valuable staff because there was a gap in a contract and they could not afford to keep them on. Why do we accept employee underutilisation as a common business practice? Let's end the waste, improve our bottom line and put our workforce to work" Learn about the Future of Work in June!

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Thursday, June 28 - Vaal Triangle, ZA

Fireside chat with Mr Tshepo Feela ,CEO Diversifex Group

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Centered around the theme of youth month LIVE THE LEGACY: TOWARDS A SOCIO ECONOMICALLY EMPOWERED YOUTH, Startup Grind Vaal Triangle will be having a Fireside chat with Tshepo Feela CEO of Diversifex Group, one of South Africa's CEOs under the age of 35.

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Thursday, June 28 - Lusaka, ZM

We are hosting Chomba Mwansa Bowa (Meraki Cafe and Enterprises)

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Chomba Mwansa Bowa is an entrepreneur and seasoned restaurateur. She is the founder and Director of Meraki Cafe and related enterprises in Lusaka and has over 10 years of experience in food and confectionery services. MerakiCafe sales some of the finest cakes and and foods in Lusaka and certainly a fast growing company.

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Thursday, June 28 - Bratislava, SK

Michal Pastier (Zaraguza, Exponea, GoBigname) - How to beat business problems with creativity

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You've surely heard about Zaraguza, Exponea or GoBigname. Behind all of these 3 successful companies, there's one enthusiastic and unbelievably creative person - Michal Pastier. Michal will be the speaker at Startup Grind Bratislava on 28th June and he will exclusively reveal how to beat business problems with creativity! So come learn from the best.

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Thursday, June 28 - Munich, DE

Jaclyn Schnau | Founder & CEO of Pumpkin Organics

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Jaclyn Schnau is CEO and Founder of Munich-based Pumpkin Organics, the leading 100% organic veggie-heavy baby-food purees. Following an MBA at Harvard Business School and a corporate career at Häagen Dazs and Pizza Hut, she switched to the startup ecosystem in 2012, when joining Windeln.de as their Chief Customer Officer, and later became CEO of Windelbar.

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Thursday, June 28 - Thames Valley, GB

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

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

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Thursday, June 28 - Little Rock, US

Startup Grind with Hugh McDonald

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

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Thursday, June 28 - Princeton, US

Rachel Humphrey (CytomX Therapeutics)

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SVP, Chief Medical Officer, CytomX Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CTMX) discusses her career in biotech.

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Thursday, June 28 - Washington, US

Susan Penfield (Chief Innovation Officer of Booz Allen Hamilton)

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

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Thursday, June 28 - Guayaquil, EC

Carlos Espinoza Cordero, Una nueva visión de la Educación

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“Nuestra obligación como científicos y educadores es dar soluciones."

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Thursday, June 28 - Monterrey, MX

Javier Esquivel, Co-fundador de Blooders.org

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Co-fundador de Blooders.org, la primera plataforma que mejora la experiencia de donar sangre y conecta a personas con donantes y hospitales.

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Thursday, June 28 - Bay Area, US

Amit Kumar (Accel)

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

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Friday, June 29 - Mogadishu, SO

Mahamoud Yusuf (ECCO)

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

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Friday, June 29 - Lagos, NG

We are hosting John Obidi (Founder, SmartBCamp)

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

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Friday, June 29 - Leon, MX

Summer Party

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Ya es mitad de año, y es la fiesta de verano de Startup Grind donde podrás conectar, aprender e inspirar. Ven a hacer amigos, a ayudar y dar.

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Saturday, June 30 - Agadir, MA

8 eme Conférence Startup Grind Agadir avec Yassine Ben Taleb Fondateur de Smartmove consulting

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Nous sommes heureux de vous inviter à notre 8 ème Conférence Startup Grind Agadir , Notre invité au 8 ème Talk Show est un Entrepreneur Natif de Fès ,Diplômé en marketing de l'Encg settat - Fondateur du cabinet Smartmove consulting et Directeur associé de la société symmetry concept

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Saturday, June 30 - Ilorin, NG

We hosting Dr Yemisi Adeyeye of Lifefount International Hospital

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Dr (Mrs) Adeyeye Rebecca Oluwayemisi (a.k.a Dr Yemisi Adeyeye) is an entrepreneur, a business development consultant and the managing director of Lifefount international hospital an indigenous healthcare company that started in 2012 and it is growing steadily with a vision to be among top five surgical centers in Africa.

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Tuesday, July 3 - Pretoria, ZA

Exploring the Internet Of Things Ecosystem with Phathizwe Malinga (Acting CEO - SqwidNet)

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Join us as we host Phathizwe Malinga, as we explore the Internet Of Things Ecosystem, the fireside chat will revolve around what’s going on, what is coming, business possibilities and lots of cool ideas. Mr Malinga at SqwidNet oversees providing low-cost access to IoT solutions and operators in Mzansi, creating opportunities for businesses small and large to come up with innovative solutions.

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Tuesday, July 3 - Dublin, IE

Paul Biggar (Co-Founder at Dark; Founder at CircleCI)

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Paul is the Founder and CTO of Dark, founder and former CEO of CircleCI, and a YCombinator grad. In past lives, Paul worked on the Javascript engine at Mozilla, and did a PhD in compilers and static analysis. Paul loves developer tools, continuous delivery, programming languages, and early stage startups.

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Wednesday, July 4 - Cape Town, ZA

Let's Talk AR, Gaming and Blockchain with Micheal Deon

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Join Startup Grind Cape Town as we host Michael Deon and enjoy our winter party. Michael Deon is the co-founder and creative director of Augmentors, an augmented reality, multiplayer mobile game built on the blockchain. Augmentors is the first AR blockchain game in the world. Join us at the biggest startup party and get inspired and connect with other like-minded people. Get your ticket now.

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Thursday, July 5 - Athens, GR

Niko & Alexia Bonatsos in Athens!

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The most famous Greek VC that invested in Snapchat and the former co-editor of TechCrunch together on stage! A rare opportunity to get a true glimpse of Silicon Valley from the power couple, Niko and Alexia Bonatsos. Niko is the managing director at General Catalyst, a venture capital firm with offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, New York and approximately $3.75 billion in total capital raised.

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Thursday, July 5 - Birmingham UK, GB

We are hosting Dr.Lukomona

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Dr John Lukomona is a family man, community leader and college principal, he wishes to help and support the many African business men and women who have creative business ideas. The ideas he calls them real estate. Knowledge and ideas are the only permanent structures that can move with a person from one location to another.

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Thursday, July 5 - Gibraltar, GI

SuG Gib Summer Party in partnership w/ B.I.C.

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Once again it's time to celebrate another landmark. Our first six months of events for 2018 with an added extra the Blockchain Innovation Centre supporting this event as our partners we will be joined by the team at B.I.C., some of their hottest startups, blockchain partners and guests. Make sure you register for a fun evening of drinks & networking at World Trade Center Gibraltar on the 5th July.

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Thursday, July 5 - Buenos Aires, AR

Juan Aranovich (Club Cultural Matienzo)

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Gestor y activista cultural, fan de la simpleza y el desarrollo de proyectos colectivos. Estudios de Posgrado en Gestion y Polítca en Cultura y Comunicación en FLACSO, psicología en la Universidad de Buenos Aires y Análisis de sistemas en la ORT. Como Gestor Cultural y Productor es fundador del Club Cultural Matienzo, Fundador de YoReciclo, Coordinador de SISMO (Encuentro de derechos culturales)

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Thursday, July 5 - Vancouver, CA

Turning Data into Dollars: On the Digital Tech Economy - Bill Tam (Digital Technology Supercluster)

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We're hosting Bill Tam, Co-chair of Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster and former BC Tech Association CEO & President. Bill is a pillar of our tech industry. He built and guided startups as entrepreneur & investor. Now he uses his skills to turn Vancouver into the data capital of the world! Our conversation will cover his invaluable stories and unique business opportunities within the DTS.

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Friday, July 6 - Nairobi, KE

A Fireside Chat with June Gachui (Artist and IP Lawyer)

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June Gachui is a principal consultant at JGIP, a lawyer, singer and actress. She has featured in many local films. She has been a Tv and Radio shows presenter, notably the Franco Fun Programme on NTV and Kazi ni Kazi alongside singer Wahu on Kameme FM.

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Friday, July 6 - La Paz, MX

We are hosting Aquino Eloah

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Una excelente plática uno a uno con Aquino Eloah, comunicólogo, con 10 años dedicados a la gestión y profesionalización del trabajo y desarrollo social en Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil, programas sociales gubernamentales e iniciativa privada; en México, Venezuela y Uruguay. Mentor Activist en MIRACLE; Coordinador de Economías Sustentables de RED de Turismo Sustentable AC.

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Monday, July 9 - Columbus, US

Startup Grind Hosts Amelia Gandara, Strategic Partnerships, Nationwide Ventures

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Amelia will discuss how Nationwide approaches venture.

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Tuesday, July 10 - New York City, US

Nisha Dua (BBG Ventures)

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

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Tuesday, July 10 - Chicago, US

Launch Party - Summer '18

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Launch Party - Summer 2018

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Wednesday, July 11 - Hong Kong, HK

How To Fund Your Startup with Jay Kim

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In conjunction with RISE 2018’s Community Events, Startup Grind will host a panel discussion called “How To Fund Your Startup” together with our guest moderator Jay Kim. We will feature panelists, among them Cody Shirk and Kyle Ellicott, from a diverse background ranging from traditional VC, to crowdfunding to ICO funding and discuss the various methods a startup can use to raise capital.

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Thursday, July 12 - Barcelona, ES

Pau García Milà - Co-Founder of IdeaFoster

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

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Thursday, July 12 - Prague, CZ

Sky is the limit with Oliver Dlouhy (Founder, Kiwi.com)

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Oliver is one of the founders of Kiwi.com as well as the creator of the idea of a search engine for cheap flights. He initiated development of the unique flight combination algorithm that has powered the company’s 7,000%-plus revenue growth over the last four years. Oliver appeared in the Financial Times’ “New Europe 100” list and was named one of the Forbes 30 under 30 Europe 2018.

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Thursday, July 12 - Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, BR

Marcelo Lorencin

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Hoje vivemos um cenário onde o ecossistema da saúde é cada vez mais interdependente. O desafio do presente e certamente do futuro será tornar a saúde mais acessível, de qualidade e com maior capilaridade.

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Thursday, July 12 - Wichita, US

A Conversation with Kevin Lockett | Venture Capitalist, Kauffman Fellow, NFL Veteran & K-State Alum

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Prior to a career in venture capital, you'd probably find Kevin breaking records as K-State Wildcat or catching passes in the NFL. Now as a Kauffman Fellow and Partner/CFO of Fulcrum Capital, Kevin now invests his time in helping early-stage companies grow. Join us on July 12th and come ready to learn from other entrepreneurs and make valuable connections!

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Thursday, July 12 - Seattle, US

How to know you have found the right idea for you. Amy Nelson CEO The Riveter

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Amy started The Riveter and in one year, they have grown from an idea to a trusted community. They have raised $5.25M and opened two workspaces in Seattle where our members can work, connect and learn. From a stint in space camp to building President Obama's Gen44 fundraising team from the ground up, and finally, to a tenure on Wall Street as a corporate litigator... she knows success.

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Tuesday, July 17 - Washington, US

Marc Portney ("All American Maker" celebrity Angel Investor on the Science Channel)

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Marc Portney, is an American Entrepreneur, Investor and Business Advisor. Marc is a celebrity Angel Investor on the Science Channel hit show "ALL-AMERICAN MAKERS". The show features four amateur inventors each week, eager for an opportunity to take their product to market. Portney and his team of savvy experts then decide if they invest in these companies after their pitch.

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Tuesday, July 17 - Sacramento, US

Startup Summer Party

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Last year, over 300 people signed up for the Startup Grind Summer Startup Party! If you're a startup, investor, or just someone enthusiastic about our startup community, we hope you'll join us! We're providing free food, drinks, and live music. In addition, we'll also be highlighting the regions' best startups. Come and join the fun!

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Wednesday, July 18 - Brisbane, AU

We are hosting Imran Furkan of Tresync. A futurist with global perspective and vision

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Has every business idea out there been taken by existing players? Not if you believe our July speaker Imran Furkan. Have you heard of the Australian company not called Google that sells clients their own data as insights in 35 countries or how the Big Four Banks are going toe to toe with FinTech? Come along to our July fireside to find out and listen to the futurist at the top of his game.

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Wednesday, July 18 - Glasgow, GB

Stories from 17 years of Bootstrapping - Nigel Chadwick (Stream Technologies)

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There are a lot of lessons to be learned from bootstrapping a business, especially if you do it for 17 years before you grow and scale globally! Come and learn from Nigel as we learn about his story taking Stream Technologies from Glasgow to global reach.

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Wednesday, July 18 - Dublin, US

Design rockstar products with passion and empathy - Ha Nguyen (Product Partner at Spero Ventures)

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Ha, founding Partner of Spero Ventures, sits on the advisory boards of several startups, and frequently gives talks around the globe on how to build products that customers love. Ha believes strongly in building community, and is a member of the Executive steering committee of 'Women In Product' and co-founded the Product Leader Summit (focused on CPOs, VPs & Directors of Product development).

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Thursday, July 19 - London, GB

London Summer Party: The Future of Property Tech!

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Startup Grind hosts annual Summer Startup Party. There will be nibbles, drinks, cool music and great people to meet. In addition, we'll talk to successful property tech founders: Matt Robinson of Nested (also founded GoCardless), George Spencer of Rentify, moderated by Steve O'Hear of TechCrunch. Meet them in person. Who knows what happens when they will like your startup. Come and join the fun!

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Thursday, July 19 - Blumenau, BR

Theo Orosco (Exact Sales)

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CEO Exact Sales / Diretor de novas tecnologias ADVB SC / Embaixador ACATE e está entre os 10 empreendedores que estão mudando a lógica dos negócios no Brasil

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Thursday, July 19 - Little Rock, US

Startup Grind with Charisse Childers

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

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Thursday, July 19 - Tallahassee, US

A Conversation With Barbara Westcott (Swellcoin & Women Wednesdays)

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Barbara Wescott is a woman on a mission. As CEO and Founder of Swellcoin, and Co-Founder of Women Wednesdays, Barbara is living the Lean In philosophy to create technologies that improve economic opportunity for everyday people. Come here Barbara speak on her journey, network with fellow entrepreneurs, and embrace yourself in Tallahassee's entrepreneurial fabric.

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Thursday, July 19 - Bay Area, US

Summer Party

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Join us for our annual (free) summer celebration! We'll be at Silicon Valley Bank Palo Alto's outdoor terrace. Expect great company, drinks + a taco truck :) Tickets will not last, so sign up (and bring a friend) while you can!

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Friday, July 20 - Thames Valley, GB

#ThamesValley Startup Community Summer Party

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

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Friday, July 20 - Phoenix, US

#yesphx Summer Social

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Summer is here and #yesphx is thrilled to announce the 3rd annual Summer Social! Join us for an evening of fun, music, drinks and celebrating the valley's top entrepreneurs. Register for FREE tickets here: https://thesummersocial2018.eventbrite.com

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Wednesday, July 25 - Melbourne, AU

Startup GRIND hosts Grace Wong (Liven)

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Grace founded Liven - the leading app for restaurant discovery, payment and rewards. Browse curated restaurants, cafés, and bars in your city, pay instantly on your phone with a single tap and earn Liven Cash; the universal digital dining currency that you can spend next time you dine, or pass on to a charity of your choosing. With over 1000 partnered venues throughout Melbourne and Sydney...

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Wednesday, July 25 - Tel Aviv, IL

Tel Aviv Summer Party 2018

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After winning the Best Summer Party 2017 Award for the Global Ecosystem, there's no way you're not joining us this year

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Wednesday, July 25 - São Paulo, BR

O que aprendi no Shark Tank Brasil e, outras lições (Sagrado Boulangerie)

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A Sagrado Boulangerie surgiu com o intuito de levar conveniência e resgatar a experiência do “pãozinho fresco na porta de casa”. A Sagrado Boulangerie foi o primeiro food truck do país que assa pães na hora. O que podemos aprender com uma empresa que passou pelo Shark Tank Brasil? E o que o conceito de Smart Cities tem inspirado a visão de futuro da Sagrado? Aprenda direto, com o fundador.

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Wednesday, July 25 - Boulder, US

SG Boulder Chapter "LAUNCH PARTY", and SG Fireside Chat with Special Guest Speaker "Bryan Leach" - Founder and CEO @ Ibotta!

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Gather and Celebrate with us at Galvanize for our Boulder Chapter "LAUNCH PARTY"! The evening will include a Fireside chat with Bryan Leach, Founder and CEO @ Ibotta, as well as networking with food and drinks!

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Thursday, July 26 - Cologne, DE

Startup Grind CGN #19 - Oliver Steinki (FOND OF)

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Gründerpreis, Nachhaltigkeitspreis, Millionenumsatz: FOND OF ist in nur acht Jahren zu einem der Vorzeige-Startups Kölns geworden. Sei dabei, wenn Mitgründer Dr. Oliver Steinki erzählt, mit welcher Strategie sie mit der Marke ergobag den Schultaschenmarkt erobert haben. Außerdem stellt er das neue Projekt der drei Gründer „The Ship“, eines der digitalsten Bürogebäude Deutschlands, vor.

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Thursday, July 26 - Thames Valley, GB

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

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

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Thursday, July 26 - Columbia, US

It's July and Party Time!!

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We Grind hard, now it's time to have some fun just for the fun of it. Join us for our 2018 Summer Party. We're going to feature and get to know six of our local startups in our Startup Showcase then they get to "sell" us on "investing" in them (play money of course). Finally, they'll compete in a Speed Pitch for prizes. NOTE: OUR RAIN DATE: Thursday, August 2nd, same time and place.

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Thursday, July 26 - Princeton, US

Philip Kennard (Futurestay)

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Please join Startup Grind Princeton as we host Futurestay CEO Philip Kennard at 6:30 PM on July 19th at Tigerlabs. Philip Is a lifelong coder who has built and deployed critical technology for Fortune 500 companies and renowned institutions. As Futurestay’s CEO, Philip uses these skills to solve challenges and create growth opportunities in the vacation rental industry.

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Thursday, July 26 - Sonoma, US

Jon Sebastiani (Krave Jerky and Sonoma Brands)

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Startup Grind Sonoma is hosting Jonathan Sebastiani, founder of Krave Jerky (recently sold to Hershey) and Sonoma Brands, tentatively on Thursday, July 26th 6-8pm at Arnold Field in Sonoma. Official details are pending.

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Tuesday, July 31 - Seattle, US

Anniversary VI (6) Rooftop party at Galvanize for Startup Grind

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We are celebrating 6 wonderful years of creating friends not just making contacts. Come join us to just have a party... no other reason... come to the rooftop deck at Galvanize and enjoy your fellow founders, investors, and other great humans. Live Band?, Food, Drinks, Fun, Laughter, Friends, Smiles and your create the rest.

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Wednesday, August 1 - Columbia, US

We're on Vacation!!

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We've had an incredible year. Thank you to everyone for making our first 18 months special. Since everyone else is taking a vacation, we thought we would do the same. Actually we're taking the time to develop a blockbuster plan for the next 24 months. Stay tuned.

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Thursday, August 2 - Washington, US

Daniel Pink (NYT Best Seller, "When" & "Drive")

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Daniel H. Pink is the author of four books, including the long-running New York Times bestsellers Drive and When. His books have been translated into 33 languages and have sold more than a million copies in the United States alone. He lives with his family in Washington, DC.

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Monday, August 6 - Columbus, US

The 15 Year Exit

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Read Andrew's Bio for the best Bio ever.

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Thursday, August 9 - Beijing, CN

We Host Matt James (next.amadeus.com)

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

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Thursday, August 9 - Seattle, US

Meet Jonathan Sposato, Entreprenuer, Investor, Author, Helper of Startups

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He has the distinct honor of being the first person to sell 2 companies to Google. A successful serial entrepreneur and investor in many startups, Jonathan is Chairman and co-founder of Geekwire.com and Chairman and Founder of PicMonkey, the world’s most fun and popular photo-editor. In 2016, he made headlines when he announced he would only invest in female-founded companies moving forward......

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Thursday, August 9 - Bay Area, US

Ryan Popple (Proterra)

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

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Thursday, August 16 - Sacramento, US

Brian Wong (Kiip)

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Brian is the 27-year-old co-founder and CEO of Kiip, a mobile consumer engagement platform that has raised over $35 million in funding, a company he started at age 19. He was called one of the youngest people to ever receive venture capital funding by TechCrunch and the Wall Street Journal and was named as Business Insider's Top 25 Under 25 in Silicon Valley.

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Monday, August 20 - Dayton, US

WTF is Blockchain anyway? Featuring Michael Hiles of 10XTS

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Michael Hiles is a Dayton native and long-time entrepreneur. His expertise crosses the boundaries between software development, information architecture and marketing strategy. As a business executive with loads of startup experience, he has become an active mentor across Ohio's startup economy. His latest venture is 10XTS, a blockchain development company that launched in early 2017.

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Tuesday, August 21 - Zurich, CH

Catarina Dahlin (dagsmejan)

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

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Tuesday, August 21 - Los Angeles, US

President & CMO of WeTransfer - Damian Bradfield

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

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Wednesday, August 22 - Little Rock, US

Startup Grind with President Davis

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

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Thursday, August 23 - Cologne, DE

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

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

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Thursday, August 23 - Dublin, IE

3rd Birthday and Summer Bash!!!

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It's been three years since we relaunched the Dublin Chapter, 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: we'll have guest appearances from previous speakers, and ,as always, the very best conversations and connections with Dublin's innovators, inventors, and investors.

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Thursday, August 23 - Alphaville, BR

''Eu tenho um sonho'': O que faz uma idéia prosperar? (Com Vítor Andrade, Oracle - OSCA SP HUB)

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Nascem idéias a todos os momentos. Porém nem todas essas idéias crescem. Muitas boas idéias não avançam. Quais são os elementos principais que fazem com que boas idéias, projetos, produtos, negócios prosperem? Entenda ponta a ponta como funciona o nascimento - ou falecimento - de uma idéia, projeto, produto, ou negócio.

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Thursday, August 23 - Bay Area, US

Marc Tarpenning (Tesla)

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

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Tuesday, August 28 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Seattle hosts Rand Fishkin Founder Sparktoro

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

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Thursday, August 30 - Thames Valley, GB

The Business of Beer - Building Global Brewing Ventures

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

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Friday, August 31 - Barcelona, ES

Startup Grind BCN Summer Party!

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Let's meet this summer to network and share exciting ideas!

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Thursday, September 6 - Bay Area, US

Wade Foster (Zapier)

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

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Thursday, September 13 - Gothenburg, SE

Staffan Truvé (Recorded Future)

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Staffan has spent the last 20 years in the border between research and industry, focusing on creating new companies based on research results. In total he has been involved and started more than ten research based companies.

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Thursday, September 13 - Seattle, US

No funding but $34M in revenue....Meet Lisa Hufford CEO/Founder of Simplicity Consulting

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Build a $34M company with no outside funding? Sounds hard doesn't it? Well that is exactly what Lisa Hufford the Founder and CEO of Seattle-based Simplicity Consulting did. Her company is an Enterprise Marketing Services Consultancy that helps companies thrive in the new world of work. She has been on Inc 5000 list for 5 straight years and in the top 10 of largest female owned company in WA.

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Monday, September 17 - Dayton, US

3rd Birthday + End of Summer Bash with Scott McGohan

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It's been three years since we launched the Dayton Chapter, and it's time to celebrate with the Dayton startup community we hold so dear! Join us for this free party, as we look back on the amazing things our ecosystem has achieved, and, as always, have the very best conversations and connections with Dayton's innovators, inventors, and investors.

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Tuesday, September 18 - Sacramento, US

Jeremy Perkins (Precision Medical Products)

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Jeremy Perkins is the CEO and Founder of Precision Medical Products. Precision Medical Products is a self-funded startup and was formed in 2010 by a few people in a garage. Within 5 years, PMP grew to over $20 Million in annual sales with a team of 113 people in 18 states.

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Thursday, September 20 - Little Rock, US

Startup Grind with Bunny Adcock

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

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Thursday, September 20 - Bay Area, US

Sarah Guo (Greylock)

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

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Tuesday, September 25 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Seattle Host Jesse Proudman CEO Founder Strix Leviathan

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

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Wednesday, September 26 - Melbourne, AU

Startup GRIND hosts Didier Elzinga (Culture Amp)

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Didier Elzinga is the CEO and Founder of Culture Amp - the world's leading all-in-one employee feedback and analytics platform and one of Australia's fastest growing technology startups with offices in Melbourne, San Francisco, New York & London.

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Thursday, September 27 - Cologne, DE

CGN #21 - Pamela Barrón (DJAHÉ)

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

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Thursday, September 27 - Edinburgh, GB

Helping people live free-from lives - Lucinda and Syndey are changing perceptions of food.

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This month we are taking a look at the lives of two leading women in the free-from world. Lucinda (Genious) and Sydney Chasin (Lil'POP).

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Friday, September 28 - Redding, US

Where Startup Marketing Ends and Branding Begins

SG 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 18 - Thames Valley, GB

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

SG Fireside Chat

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

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Thursday, October 18 - Little Rock, US

Startup Grind with Daniel Tyler

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

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Thursday, October 18 - Sonoma, US

Rajat Mishra and Deepti Juturu (Cisco and PREZENTIUM)

SG Fireside Chat

Rajat Mishra, VP of Cisco, who joined us last year, will be joining us again along with his wife, Deepti Juturu, CEO of PREZENTIUM. We will be starting earlier to allow time for both speakers to share their wisdom. The event will take place at Gloria Ferrer on Thursday, October 18 from 5:30 until 8:00.

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Thursday, October 18 - Bay Area, US

Pete Flint (NFX, Trulia)

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

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Thursday, November 1 - Bay Area, US

Jonathan Hsu (Social Capital)

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Jonathan Hsu is a Partner at Social Capital where he also heads up data science activities. Hsu is also known as a co-founder of SuperPoke!. For more than 5 years, he was a manager of analytics and data science at Facebook. Before that, he served as a lead analytics scientist at Slide and program manager at Microsoft.

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Tuesday, November 13 - Casablanca, MA

2018 Startup Grind Morocco Conference

SG Fireside Chat

Startup Grind's Africa Conference is the event for startups everywhere. Entrepreneurs will meet in Casablanca for 1 full-day of sessions led by top CEOs and influencers, dynamic networking events, meetings with investors, access to invaluable resources, and more. Welcome party will take place on the night of November 14th. Main conference will take place on November 15th.

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Wednesday, November 14 - 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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Thursday, November 15 - Little Rock, US

Startup Grind with Brad Lacy

SG Fireside Chat

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

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Thursday, December 6 - Edinburgh, GB

Christmas Party!

Party

Join us to celebrate Christmas!

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Monday, December 10 - Abuja, NG

The Maze

SG Fireside Chat

A Change in Ecosystem. Watch out

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Tuesday, February 12 - Bay Area, 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 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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