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, July 17 - Tokyo, JP

Startupgrind Tokyo Fireside chat x PR Table Inc., Representative Director Mr. Akira Ohori

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Started career at Ozma PR Inc., a major Japanese PR firm. Joined Japan’s largest online English learning service Rare Job, and led the PR team there. After Rare Job IPOed , founded PR Table, the storytelling platform for companies, on October 2015.

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Tuesday, July 17 - Bethlehem, PS

We are hosting Ms. Juliana Hodali

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Juliana Hodali is the founder of MediaPlus. a dynamic, multimedia company for event management, advertising, marketing, and public relations. Two years ago, Juliana made a dream come true by bringing, for the first time, the Christmas Parade to the streets of Bethlehem.

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Tuesday, July 17 - Kolkata, IN

Learn how Singapore can help you Leapfrog your business.

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The Workshop would be of great interest to businesses especially tech companies intending to expand into ASEAN region / Looking to raise funds / working in disruptive tech.

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Tuesday, July 17 - Vilnius, LT

AI in Blockchain

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<< Vilnius.AI is part of the global City.AI community network, that aims to bridge local AI related challenges to the ever-expanding network of 50+ cities worldwide.>> PEER TALKS @ Vilnius AI #2 - AI in Blockchain: I. "Dynamic portfolio in a changing environment" II. "Decentralizing AI with deep learning and blockchain" III. AI CLINIC / Q&A session

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Tuesday, July 17 - Cardiff, GB

Cyber Security Innovation Opportunities

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Our guest speaker is the recent Head of Cyber Security at University of South Wales, where he is now taking an innovative entrepreneurship journey. Experienced Cyber Security professional with a demonstrated history of working in many roles and businesses. Skilled in consulting by building highly reliable systems, secure web programming, software development, coaching, and curriculum development.

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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 - Gaza, PS

Daniel Dart (DEC Artists)

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Daniel is the CEO of DEC Artists, a Los Angeles based management, media, and social impact consulting and production agency. Formerly, Daniel was a senior strategic consultant at Casa De Maryland and impact strategist for Bezos Family Foundation. Daniel is a current guest lecturer of social entrepreneurship at USC Marshall School of Business.

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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 - Atlanta, US

"Succeeding in the Restaurant Business" with Fred Castellucci of Castellucci Hospitality Group

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Join Startup Grind Atlanta for a fireside chat with the President and CEO of Castellucci Hospitality Group, Fred Castellucci. We'll be talking about the business lessons learned from starting one of the biggest restaurant groups in Atlanta, and we'll be looking at how Fred invests in the long term success of his family business through his investments in restaurant tech startups.

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Wednesday, July 18 - Dallas, US

IBM Summer Startup Party!

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Celebrate summer with our IBM Summer Startup Party! Network with developers, tech experts, and startup founders over drinks and hors d'oeuvres at this community celebration of summer! Hear from IBM industry veterans, mingle with developers from Women Who Code, and learn about the newest cloud solutions for startups. Presented by IBM, Startup Grind Dallas, Tech Wildcatters, and Women Who Code.

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Wednesday, July 18 - Houston, US

The Roller Coaster of Entrepreneurship #MentalHealth

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Individually and as teams, we constantly experience the ups and downs and oftentimes don't know what is waiting around the corner that can be stressful and cause anxiety. As entrepreneurs, we are proud of the strength we display. We're not expected to demonstrate weakness. This is a peer discussion initiated by a mental health professional. Think of this as a tune-up! (click for more details)

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Wednesday, July 18 - Dublin, US

Design Rockstar Products with Purpose 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 - Adelaide, AU

Rusty Russell (Blockstream)

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We’ve all heard of the hype around Bitcoin and blockchain technology – but how does it work? How will it change our future? Startup Grind Adelaide hosts Rusty Russell, Blockstream software developer and formerly Head Deputy at Linux for over 20 years.

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Thursday, July 19 - Seoul, KR

Josh Jaehong Kim

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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 'Josh Jaehong Kim, co-founder & EVP of ZOYI.

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Thursday, July 19 - Taipei, TW

Entrepreneurship and VC: Allen and Eva Lau Story of Building Wattpad and Being a VC

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Allen and Eva Lau are husband and wife, well known Toronto-based power couple, that turned Wattpad into a global media sensation — the startup has raised USD $118 million, and they are the people behind a small VC firm Two Small Fish Ventures, showing that it's possible to be on the both sides of the table. Join them at Startup Grind Taipei for a one-time unique event.

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Thursday, July 19 - 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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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. We'll talk to great property tech founders: Matt Robinson of Nested (also founded GoCardless), George Spencer of Rentify & Gemma Young of Settled, moderated by Steve O'Hear of TechCrunch. Come and join the fun! Who knows what happens when they will like your startup.

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Thursday, July 19 - Fez, MA

Party fin d'année de Startup grind Fez

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Rencontre conviviale avec notre communauté pour clôturer la première année de Startup Grind Fez autour d'un boisson (et un gateau offert par notre équipe).

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Thursday, July 19 - Blumenau, BR

Théo 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 - Florianópolis, BR

We are hosting Iomani Engelmann (Pixeon)

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Diretor de Novos Negócios da Pixeon, empresa que fundou em 2004. Ocupando diversas posições executivas na empresa, apoiou a empresa a crescer e se tornar uma das principais provedoras de soluções de software para saúde na América Latina. É também Vice-Presidente da ACATE, onde se dedica a contribuir com o fortalecimento das empresas do setor tecnologia de Santa Catarina.

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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 - Louisville, US

Giddy Director of Business Development, Matt Phillips @ First Build

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Startup Grind's coming in hot in July at First Build with Giddy Director of Business Development, Matt Phillips. Per usual, your ticket gets you seat by the fire, din-din and ~refreshments~ ('Cause we gotta stay cool somehow!).

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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. Tickets will not last, so sign up (and bring a friend) while you can!

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Friday, July 20 - Harbin, CN

We are hosting Mike with the talk - How to be Your Own Leader?

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This month Startup Grind Harbin is hosting a China-based start-up, the co-founder of Munger who is challenging the current English learning routine.

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Friday, July 20 - Bandung, ID

Startup Grind X StartupBandung: Bukalapak Story - From Cockroach to Unicorn

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Bukalapak is one of the leading online marketplace in Indonesia and a Unicorn company. On this collaboration event between Startup Grind & Startup Bandung Community, we will dig deeper into the journey of Bukalapak from scratch, the ups and downs, and the key learning from M Fajrin Rasyid, the Co-founder and President of Bukalapak.

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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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Saturday, July 21 - Beijing, CN

2018 INTERNATIONAL STARTUP MEETUP 2018国际创业聚

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Join us at the International Startup Meetup for a casual afternoon full of insights for foreign founders in China. Every year OTEC and the Chaoyang government organizes the International Startup Meetup to provide foreign founders, startups & future talent the opportunity to learn about best practices, policy changes, visa regulations, tax incentives & government grants.

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Saturday, July 21 - Pune, IN

Aditya Patil - Co-founder of Start It Up NYC

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Adi Patil is Cofounder of Start It Up NYC, a media network site. Start It Up ( the parent company), provides Startups with web marketing, web dev & branding services in the New York City area & is gearing up to form an accelerator in 2 years. Start It Up NYC provides innovative startups that bring business to NYC with a platform to break through the noise & share how they are shaping our future.

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Saturday, July 21 - Khartoum, SD

Startup Grind Hosting Rick Reeder (General Motors)

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Rick Reeder has 25+ years as an engineer and leader in high-technology roles for companies like Fidelity Investments, Verizon, Dell, and General Motors. At Fidelity, Rick was at the cutting edge of the move from terminals to PCs, the evolution of multi-site contact center technologies, and the rapid growth of the internet for online trading.

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Sunday, July 22 - Shenzhen, CN

Summer Party with Lair East

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On July 22nd, Lair East, based in Manhattan, NY, will be leading seven top-notch startups from North American and prominent investors and innovators to join Startup Grind Shenzhen, sharing and connecting with all the innovative powerheads in Shenzhen!!

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Tuesday, July 24 - Johannesburg, ZA

Understand the Impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on Businesses x LEBO GUNGULUZA

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Lebo Gunguluza, Executive Chairman of Gem Group of Companies, Fintech and 4th Industrial Revolution Pioneer, International Business Speaker and Dragon Investor on Africa’s first Dragons Den TV Show – he is also known as the “The Breakthrough Entrepreneur”

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Tuesday, July 24 - Winston-Salem, US

All About Remote Dev with Ayush Jain Cofounder of RemotePanda

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Want to learn about remote software development in India? Come listen to Ayush Jain, Cofounder of RemotePanda and a fellow Startup Grind director from Pune, India. We met Ayush at the 2017 Startup Grind director’s retreat at Google. He’s an expert in Mobile, Web, IoT and chatbot development. Find out from Ayush what you need to know.

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Tuesday, July 24 - Santiago, DO

Edison Santos: emprendedor social que busca cambiar el mundo en cada entrega

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El emprendimiento y la protección del medio ambiente se conjugan en la visión de negocios del joven Edison Santos. Nacido en Santiago, dejó atrás la ‘zona de confort’ que le proveía el ser gerente de una prestigiosa empresa, para dar paso a lo que hoy llama ‘Emprendimiento Sostenible’, que consiste en crear oportunidades de negocios de la mano de protección al medio ambiente.

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Tuesday, July 24 - Hollywood, US

"Network + Chill" Happy Hour

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Summer is in full swing and you deserve a break from the grind, so come "Network + Chill!" Bring a friend or come solo; You'll get Happy Hour prices all night while you vibe and meet cool peeps in the startup + entrepreneur community like our featured hosts: Brian Rose (Product Marketing Mgr - Google) Desmond Graves (Venture Partner - Science, Inc.) See you there in the lower mezzanine area!

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Wednesday, July 25 - Wellington, NZ

Startup Grind hosts Andrew Mayfield, CEO of Optimal Workshop. Talking great UX and building culture

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Andrew is CEO of Optimal Workshop, makers of the world’s best discovery tools for creating better human experiences. Used by information architects, designers and user experience practitioners around the world, Optimal Workshop has been a big player in the New Zealand Startup Scene for over 10 years.

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Wednesday, July 25 - Kuala Lumpur, MY

Diane Chia General Manager of Guavapass

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Diane Chia shares her thoughts on her journey transitioning from the real-estate corporate world to the fitness startup lifestyle.

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Wednesday, July 25 - Kaduna, NG

Fire Side Chat With Khadijat Abdulkadir (Digital African Woman)

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Kadijat leads a social enterprise dedicated to the innovation and support of female-led tech businesses across Africa and the Diaspora; through active training in digital skill development and business ideation. Through her organization (Digital African Woman) she provides master trainers who help startups develop their product and identify investors.

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Wednesday, July 25 - Bloemfontein, ZA

We are hosting Palesa M Matsaneng ( PFO ) and Leon ven Vuuren ( Practice Cover )

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This month we'll be chatting to Palesa M Matsaneng, the owner of Phafuli Family Optometrists and Leon van Vuuren, the CEO and founder of Practice Cover. The two entrepreneurs will be sharing their experience and knowledge on how to turn an idea into a profitable business.

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Wednesday, July 25 - Harare, ZW

An Evening with Natalie Jabangwe, Managing Director of EcoCash

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On July 25th, we reignite Start Up Grind Harare, welcoming the Managing Director of EcoCash, Natalie Jabangwe. An evening diving deep into the implementation, ongoing development and use of Mobile Money and what it means for businesses in Africa.

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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 - Davidson, US

Fireside Chat with Jon Boggiano - Cofounder of Versame and Everblue

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Continuous learning has been the hallmark of Chris and Jon Boggiano, Cofounders of Versame and Everblue. Versame and it’s product Starling provide technology for parents to harness the learning potential of their child's early years. Versame leverages technology for large scale impact to improve early childhood education and language development.

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Wednesday, July 25 - Saint Paul, US

SGx St. Paul w/Praxik - Discovering AR Possibilities for Business

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Augmented reality holds a number of promising applications for small businesses, and the technology is becoming more feasible (financial and otherwise) every day. Join us for a visually exciting hands-on VR/AR event sponsored by the City of St. Paul and Fullstack Initiative showcasing the best apps and VR creations by Praxik.com.

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Wednesday, July 25 - Charleston, US

2nd Annual Summer Party

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Startup Grind is hosting the 2nd annual Summer Startup Party! Food, drinks, cool music and great people to meet. In addition, we'll also be highlighting a few of our city's best startups. Come and join the fun!

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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 - Leon, MX

Rafael Villagómez

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Presidente Ejecutivo y Director General de - Villaserre, empresa agroindustrial con invernaderos especializados y de alta tecnología, - Oquetza, grupo financiero con créditos y microcréditos personales para el sector público y privado. - COMINVI, empresa dedicada al desarrollo de infraestructura para obras mineras, exploración de yacimientos minerales y construcción civil.

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Wednesday, July 25 - Boulder, US

Startup GRIND Boulder Fireside Chat with Bryan Leach - Founder and CEO @ Ibotta

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Gather and Celebrate with us at Galvanize for our Boulder chapter launch event! 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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Wednesday, July 25 - Denver, US

Summer Party!

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Join us for an evening of fun, music, food, drinks, great views and celebrating Denver's entrepreneurs at our 2nd Annual summer celebration on the rooftop of Enterprise! Tickets are only $5 and will not last long, sign up (and bring a friend) while you can!

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Thursday, July 26 - 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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Thursday, July 26 - Sydney, AU

Let's talk growth hacking, scaling and crypto with Finder.com founder Fred Schebesta

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Fred Schebesta is an international speaker, serial entrepreneur, award-winning digital marketer, author, media commentator, mentor and active member of the startup, crypto and small business communities. He is the co-founder of finder.com, a global personal finance comparison website, which is estimated to be valued at $1 billion and sees about 10 million unique visitors per month.

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Thursday, July 26 - Vaal Triangle, ZA

Fireside chat with Mr Tshepo Feela ,CEO Diversifex Group

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Exploring the world of South Africa's CEOs under the age of 35 whose thriving business employs 42 permanent staff. Come draw inspiration from one of our own. Having worked for a number of years as an Accounts Executive and Financial Manager in big, reputable corporate firms, Tshepo Feela drew courage from his various side passion projects in order to embark fully on his business journey.

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Thursday, July 26 - Tembisa, ZA

Startup Grind Tembisa Mid Year Party

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Entrepreneurship being the new age and the townships being the new economy, the significance of an entrepreneurial journey lies in the power of association. Our monthly events series is one of the most effective valuable ways to expand your knowledge and connect with local entrepreneurs. The success of entrepreneurs depends on a strong and active networking, like-minded associations.

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Thursday, July 26 - Kyiv, UA

Igor Pertsiya - Marketing.Crypto.Worldchanging

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Igor Pertsiya - ex. New Business Developer at UAMaster and an expert in crypto currencies. We have prepared for Igor questions regarding the most challenging cases in his work, marketing for startups, budget for experiments, and finally - which coins to buy and to buy or not.

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Thursday, July 26 - Berlin, DE

Holger Seim - Co-Founder & CEO of Blinkist - How to grow your startup into a global brand

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We are happy to host Holger Seim, Co-Founder & CEO of Blinkist, a bite-sized-learning service that condenses knowledge from great nonfiction into powerful little packs. Holger co-founded Blinkist in 2012 with a vision to inspire people to never stop learning, and grew it into a global brand that is now used by over 6 million people in more than 140 countries.

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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 - Valencia, ES

Brian Caulfield

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Join us for an evening with Brian Caulfield, an Irish entrepreneur and Partner at Draper Esprit. Brian has worked both as an entrepreneur and an investor, and has a unique perspective of the tech and startup sector, from its early days, through the first dot com boom right up to the present day. Event in English.

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Thursday, July 26 - St. Petersburg, RU

Первая встреча Startup Grind в Санкт-Петербурге! Спикер: Роман Горбачев, «Логомашина»

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26 июля в Петербурге состоится первая встреча глобального сообщества предпринимателей Startup Grind. Роман Горбачев, CEO «Логомашины», расскажет, как ему удалось построить устойчивый бизнес в высококонкурентной и нестабильной среде.

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Thursday, July 26 - Boston, US

Fireside chat with Laurel Taylor (Crushing Student Debt as CEO of FutureFuel.io)

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Laurel Taylor is the founder and driving force behind FutureFuel.io. Her mission is to reduce student debt by $1.5B by 2021, in partnership with the private sector. Laurel has lived the problem she solves for both as leader seeking innovative incentives to retain top talent and as a student funding her education. Laurel previously held a Head of Industry leadership position at Google.

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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 - Lansing, US

Summer Party!

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Startup Grind Lansing is hosting a free summer party. Come and celebrate entrepreneurship in Lansing in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

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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 - Memphis, US

How to be a Social Entrepreneur with Rhonnie Brewer (Socially Twisted)

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Social Entrepreneurs create companies that develop, fund, and implement solutions to social, cultural, and environmental issues. Rhonnie Brewer has used her corporate knowledge and entrepreneurial background to create partnerships and organizations that tackle the most pressing issues in Memphis. Passionate about social change? Come meet Rhonnie to learn how to be a social entrepreneur!

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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, on Thursday, July 26th 6-8pm at Arnold Field in Sonoma (where the Stompers play!).

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Thursday, July 26 - Los Angeles, US

Co-Founder of AdColony - Nikao Yang (Sold for $350 Million)

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Nikao Yang is an advisor and investor to early stage startups and co-founded AdColony, a mobile video advertising company, which was sold for $350 million to Opera Software in 2014.

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Friday, July 27 - Mahikeng, ZA

We are launching our Fireside Chats with Mr Kabelo Ncholo.

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Kabelo Ncholo is the Founder and CEO of Yourself Management, a through-the-line marketing agency specialising in the African Market. He formed the agency in 2004 with a R350.00 tip he earned as a waiter. Today, Yourself Management has grown into a team of over 300 employees operating throughout the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region with a Head Office in Johannesburg.

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Friday, July 27 - Guadalajara, MX

Summer Party GDL

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It is that time of the year! come and join others like you to network and have a great time!

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Saturday, July 28 - Pune, IN

Sudharshan Mednikar (Managing Director at MTD Products - India)

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Sudharshan Mednikar is Director (South Asia) & Managing Director at MTD Products India Pvt. Ltd. MTD Products, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is globally one of the largest manufacturers of outdoor power equipment. MTD Products' engineering expertise and state-of-the-art facilities around the world fuel MTD’s reputation for innovation and award-winning products.

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Saturday, July 28 - Macau, CN

融•創大灣區

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大灣區發展對港澳創業人士是一個契機嗎?港澳青年融入大灣區發展是大勢所趨,相信大部分人已經看到這個巨大商機,但不知道如何進入這個市場發展。為了讓有意發展大灣區的人士可以更了解的大灣區未來的發展方向,以及了解有那些潛在機遇較適合港澳青年可以發展,和如何更高效地去對接相關資源,走更少彎路。這次活動邀請了兩位大灣區的先行者為大家分享他們如何從香港創業起家,經過不少風浪直至現在取得成功,並打入中國內地市場的故事,助參加者們進入內地市場的正確道路!

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Saturday, July 28 - Mumbai, IN

Fireside Chat with Amit Mishra (Eight App, Sansan Inc Japan)

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Amit Mishra is currently the Strategy and Development Director - India (Eight app, Sansan Japan) He helps international companies to chart out their India footprint. He advises government agencies & corporates on their startup initiatives, Amit is also a TEDx speaker & a startup TV evangelist. He was the former country head of f6s where he built relations with various accelerators & VC's in India

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Saturday, July 28 - Lagos, NG

We are hosting Onyeka Akumah (Cofounder, Farm Crowdy)

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Onyeka Akumah is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Farmcrowdy – a start-up he founded in September 2016 and is referred to as Nigeria’s first Digital Agriculture platform. Farmcrowdy’s focus is on increasing food production, impacting 50,000 small scale farmers in Nigeria in the next 5 years and engaging 2 million Nigerian youths to participate in Agriculture.

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Saturday, July 28 - Cap-Haitien, HT

Light Up The Future With Mike Bellot

Fireside Chat (RSVP Only)

Young and dedicated, but most importantly motivated and passionate to resolve a unique problem that many face daily in his country; The Energy problem. Mike Bellot starts with school Bag Solo Bag capable of storing solar energy and allow student without electricity to study at night.

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Sunday, July 29 - Ife, NG

The Brand and the Grind with Taiwo Oyewole (CEO, solakat.com.ng)

SG Fireside Chat

The theme of this month's Fireside chat is "The Brand and The Grind." This is to engage young entrepreneurs interested in creating a brand identity for their grind.

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Sunday, July 29 - Jos, NG

Never Say Never Party!

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Party with a Purpose for the Promotion of Peace on the Plateau. Time flies when you are grinding, working on your startups or developing new ideas. You need time to decompress, regroup then continue. You might not have time to throw yourself or your team a mid-year party, so we will do that for you! When we say party, we mean party! AND We Want To Use This Party To Promote Peace!

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Monday, July 30 - Auckland, NZ

Startup Grind hosts Danu Abeysuriya (Rush Digital)

SG Fireside Chat

10+ years as a technical innovator, entrepreneur and leader in technology. Winner 2016 Hi-Tech Young Achiever.

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Monday, July 30 - Birmingham UK, GB

We are hosting Dr.Lukomona

SG Fireside Chat

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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Monday, July 30 - Irvine, US

Summer Party!

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Its HOT in SoCal and lets take a break and grub on some awesome food, enjoy each other's company, and Chill out for a night! [Must be 18 or older]

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Tuesday, July 31 - Dar es Salaam, TZ

Startup Grind Dar es Salaam hosts Osse Greca Sinare

SG Fireside Chat

This month we host Osse Greca Sinare. Osse is recognized as one of the most influential photographers of Tanzania, his humbleness and commercial zeitgeist has made him a much sought after creative partner in the industry today. Beside photography he is currently focused on educating people on how to use social media to grow their businesses.

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Tuesday, July 31 - Albany, US

Robots, Culture & Car Washes - Ron Slone, President, Hoffman Development

SG Fireside Chat

High Tech is maybe not your first thought about the Car Wash Industry, but Ron Slone, President of Hoffman Development knows differently. Staying ahead of the innovation curve & cultivating their people helped Hoffman Car Wash increase their bottom line five-fold, and run the top 4 highest volume Jiffy Lubes. Oh, & there are robots in their car washes...

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Tuesday, July 31 - Miami, US

We are hosting Gio Punzo CEO & Co-Founder Antonio Calderon Streann Media

SG Fireside Chat

Streann Media is a fast growing startup, They were selected on Feb 2018 by Startup Grind as Top 20 in Start-up Grind in Silicon Valley. Streann's technologies touches millions of people with more than 250 digital entertainment networks deployed for Web, iOS, Android, Roku, AppleTV, Virtual Reality, streaming in 141 countries.

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Tuesday, July 31 - Orlando, US

Startup Grind Orlando's Summer Launch Party

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All startups who have launched, planning to launch, probably should launch, dreaming of launching, contemplating to launch, wondering if they should launch, wishing they actually had a startup to launch in 2018 are invited to Startup Grind Orlando's Summer Launch Party.

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Tuesday, July 31 - Santiago, CL

#SGWomen Leaders, hosts a chat panel, with three women leaders in technology, innovation and visión

SG Fireside Chat

Este año Startup Grind dedico el mes del #SGWomen Leaders, se celebraron Chat, interview, conferencias en más de 200 sedes, y aqui en Santiago, no nos podiamos quedar al margen, por está razon tendremos a tres de las más destacadas lideres de Chile, en diversos campos. Ven y experimenta la atmósfera, encuentra ideas con las que te identificas profundamente, aprende de experimentadas líderes.

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Tuesday, July 31 - Santo Domingo, DO

Ligia Bonetti: liderazgo, responsabilidad social y perseverancia que transforman empresas

SG Fireside Chat

Ligia Bonetti es la Presidente Ejecutiva del Grupo SID y de las empresas que componen dicho grupo empresarial: MercaSID, Induveca, Agua Crystal, Induspalma, SID Franquicias, Escogido y Dixa. Doña Ligia ha sido reconocida como una de las 100 empresarios topes de América Latina y fue escogida por la Revista Forbes como una de las más influyentes mujeres líderes en la República Dominicana.

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Tuesday, July 31 - Seattle, US

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

Party

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!!

Party

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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Wednesday, August 1 - Cape Town, ZA

5 Year Birthday Party + Simone Musgrave (Musgrave Gin)

SG Fireside Chat

Startup Grind Cape Town is proud to host Simone Musgrave at our FREE 5 year birthday party. Simone Musgrave is the founder of Musgrave Gin and an award winner at the 2016 Michelangelo Wine and Spirit awards for creating South Africas's very first pink gin. This is a FREE event so get your tickets now!

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Thursday, August 2 - Shenzhen, CN

Realizing Singularity on the Blockchain with Ben Goertzel (CEO & Co-Founder of SingularityNET)

SG Fireside Chat

In August Startup Grind's focus is blockchain. The goal is to get you up to speed with everything what's happening in the world of this new and exciting technology. We're hosting Dr. Ben Goertzel, Ph.D and his team to talk about how they use AI (artificial intelligence) and blockchain to accelerate the pace of technology advancement.

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Thursday, August 2 - Birmingham UK, GB

We hosting Salena Worrall Co-Founder and CMO of Zonifide

SG Fireside Chat

Salena Worrall is the Cofounder and CMO of Zonafide, a Digital Wallet for Securing Activities from fraud and cybercrime built on blockchain technology. She built the first use case of Zonafide with UK Local Governments and organisations including Atos. It is one of the first business use cases of blockchain technology and provides an opportunity to integrate public/private sector processes.

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Thursday, August 2 - Washington, US

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

SG Fireside Chat

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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Friday, August 3 - Shanghai, CN

Bayer Grants4Apps 2018 Kickoff & Startup Grind Annual Party!

Party

Reserve August 3rd on your calendar for the second edition of Startup Grind's Annual Party and Bayer Grants4Apps (G4A) 2018 Kick-off Day! The theme for 2018 is The Future of Innovation in China and you will join 400 entrepreneurs, investors, and creatives for a night of insight, good times, and great conversation. We will meet you at naked Hub @LSG.

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Monday, August 6 - Tbilisi, GE

The Most Successful Georgian Startup? Startup Grind: Meet George Arison Who Raised $110MM for Shift

SG Fireside Chat

George Arison (born "Irakly Areshidze" ) is a Georgian-born entrepreneur in San Francisco who founded Shift Technologies which has raised over $110 Million in investment and is poised to raise more this year for expansion. Shift is an online, peer-to-peer, marketplace for used cars. In 2007, George co-founded Taxi Magic, today known as Curb, He also worked at Google and Boston Consulting Group.

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Monday, August 6 - Columbus, US

The 15 Year Exit

SG Fireside Chat

Read Andrew's Bio for the best Bio ever.

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Tuesday, August 7 - Kimberley, ZA

We hosting Mark Anthony Kotze: Author and Radio Personality #MarkMyWords

SG Fireside Chat

Mark tells a compelling story from being being incarcerated for robbing a bank to being an author, radio personality and community thought leader. As a result of using his story at various schools upon request, he formed the Mark My Words Consultants which provides Motivational talks, Development and Growth training, Leadership mentoring, Business Development Consultation amongst other services

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Tuesday, August 7 - Pretoria, ZA

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Night with Sonya Kuhnel – Managing Director @ Blockchain Academy

SG Fireside Chat

Join us as we host a Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Night with Sonya Kuhnel - MD @ Blockchain Academy . Trying to remove confusion and provide education to individuals and organisations, on how they can use the Bloackchain technology to understand the benefits and opportunities that exist. Goal is to get you up to speed with what's happening in the world of this new and exciting Blockchain & Crypto.

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Tuesday, August 7 - Chicago, US

Healthcare: A new model for a broken system - Dr. Ari Levy Founder and CEO of SHIFT

SG Fireside Chat

Dr. Levy brings his medical & entrepreneurial expertise together as the founder & CEO of SHIFT — a research-based approach that uses proven science from — medical care, physical fitness, nutrition, recovery, and coaching — to help achieve Real Health. Fun Fact: Dr. Levy served as a member of the physician team for the Chicago Blackhawks during all three Stanley Cup seasons.

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Thursday, August 9 - Beijing, CN

We Host Matt James (next.amadeus.com)

SG Fireside Chat

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 - Wichita, US

A conversation with Anita Oberwortmann | Serial Entrepreneur, Community Volunteer & Leader

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Anita Oberwortmann never imagined she’d own a business. When she began her career her sole purpose was to support two small children. Now she leads over 300 people as the President/CEO of Wilson Building Maintenance and the President/CEO of Metro Courier. Join us on August 9th to hear from this amazing Serial Entrepreneur, Community Volunteer & Leader

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Thursday, August 9 - Seattle, US

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

SG Fireside Chat

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 9 - Vancouver, CA

Innovating for Survival: How to Take Risks the Right Way - Mike McDerment (FreshBooks)

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We're hosting a Toronto-based guest this time, Mike McDerment, CEO & Co-founder of FreshBooks! Learn how this visionary CEO had the foresight to recognize his product was going to fail and the huge risk he took to overcome the inevitable - giving his team the freedom to spend 2 years building a new competing product to test UX designs in the market.

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Tuesday, August 14 - Atlanta, US

Lessons from Building a Sports Marketing Agency

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Vince Thompson is an award-winning brand builder and one of the country's top sports marketers. In 2000, Thompson founded and has built MELT into one of the nation's largest independent sports/culinary/entertainment marketing agencies. He was also recently listed as one of Atlanta Business Chronicles "Most Admired CEO's" for 2018.

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Tuesday, August 14 - Buffalo, US

Startup Grind Hosts Tod Martin of The Martin Group

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Tod is the founder of The Martin Group and drives the agency’s unwavering entrepreneurial spirit and best-in-class approach to breakthrough creative and proactive marketing communication solutions for clients large and small.

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Tuesday, August 14 - Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, BR

Luiz Fernando Garcia

SG Fireside Chat

Empreendedor, colaborador, profissional autônomo, estudante, “startupeiro”, quantas vezes já não se viu sozinho, sem saber para onde ir, o que fazer ou a quem recorrer?

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Wednesday, August 15 - Ormond Beach, US

Nancy and Lowell Lohman - Stories and Strategies for Building Businesses

SG Fireside Chat

The Lohman's story will resonate with entrepreuers in business, as well as individuals with entrepreneurial aspirations. Join us for an inspirational evening with Nancy and Lowell. Learn how they have built the business empire and the tremendous contibutions they are making in our community. Relax and network with colleagues, influencers and like-minded professionals.

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Wednesday, August 15 - Irvine, US

Paul Hadfield, CEO / Co-Founder of Revzi

SG Fireside Chat

Join us as we welcome Paul Hadfield, CEO & Co-Founder of REVZI! Revzi provides small to mid-sized businesses with analytics software and point-of-sale technology. Paul will be sharing his entrepreneurial journey with us as well as his key learnings from the various challenges and successes during his company's monumental growth. [Must be 18+ to attend]

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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

SG Fireside Chat

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 - Winston-Salem, US

Regional Party - August 21 at Flywheel

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Tribal meeting of community partners to beat the heat with a live band, monster grills, potlucks by Flywheel members, drinks and fun. This major mashup will include Venture Cafe, Launch Lab, Winston Starts, the Small Business Center, SBTDC, Center for Creative Economy, Hustle, Mixxer, and Nussbaum. Startups from around the Triad region are invited to join in a startup crawl on the upper floor.

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Tuesday, August 21 - New York City, US

Startup Grind NYC Summer Party 2018

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We spend the entire year hosting amazing speakers to educate, inspire, and connect you to the New York startup community. Now it's the chance to get together and celebrate the year. Join us for a party with our friends! We're bringing together rock stars from the local startup scene for an evening of food, drinks, sweet tunes, and games to keep your summer going strong.

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Tuesday, August 21 - Los Angeles, US

President & CMO of WeTransfer - Damian Bradfield

SG Fireside Chat

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 - Kimberley, ZA

Buckle up - We are hosting Wolfgang Riebe: Founder of Million Rand Table and Financial Literacy Guru

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Wolfgang Riebe joins Startup Grind Kimberley to share deep insights of his journey. When it comes to inspiring young adults, who better than someone with a self-made success story, iconic track record and real life experience. A high profile thought leader and mind shift master who has spoken over 145 countries during the last 28 years. A TEDx speaker, and Founder of Founder of Million Rand Table

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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)

SG Fireside Chat

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

DO DIA PRA NOITE: Porque uma boa idéia não significa um grande negócio (Vítor Andrade, ORACLE)

SG Fireside Chat

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 - Mexico City, MX

Como obtener Clientes 1-1: Entiende a tú mercado para desarrollar o escalar tu Proyecto.

SG Fireside Chat

En esta edición platicaremos con Juan José Mora fundador de Atlantia Search, La primera plataforma online de investigación de mercados. Desde un gran estudio hasta pequeñas piezas de información. Rápido, sencillo y económico. Juan José nos ayudará a entender como estudiar y entender al mercado, sus necesidades y como implementar una estrategia exitosa.

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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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Wednesday, August 29 - Dubai, AE

Muhammad Chbib (Tajawal)

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Muhammad is the founder and CEO of Tajawal; An online travel platform for airline tickets and hotel bookings, crossed the $1 million sales figure in the first six weeks of its beta-testing phase. Since then, the online platform has exceeded its projected sales targets by 30 percent in the first four months of operation.

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Wednesday, August 29 - Miami, US

Summer Social Startup Grind Party!

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Last year, over 200 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, drink, and music. In addition, we'll also be highlighting the regions' best startups. Come and join the fun!

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Thursday, August 30 - Munich, DE

Johann Romefort - Tech Evangelist at Stylight & Chief Organizer of DAHO.AM

SG Fireside Chat

Come and join us for an inspiring talk about Machine Learning, Cloud infrastructure, Blockchain! Johann has been in the tech industry for 20 years, co-founded Seesmic in 2007 (acquired in 2012), and after 7 years in San Francisco riding the startup roller-coaster, moved to Munich where he now works as Tech Evangelist at Stylight and is the Chief Organizer of DAHO.AM –The Pure Tech Conference!

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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)

SG Fireside Chat

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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Tuesday, September 11 - Prague, CZ

Startup Boat Night Vol.II

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

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Wednesday, September 12 - Dubai, AE

Haider Ali Khan (Bayut)

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Haider Ali Khan is the tech visionary leading Bayut.com into its promising future. Educated at the University of Texas at Austin, where he studies electrical engineering, he is a natural business leader and multi-talented individual with several patents to his name. He has worked in the US for 15 years with renowned names such as Goldman Sachs, Silicon Labs, and National Instruments.

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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

SG Fireside Chat

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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Friday, September 14 - Athens, GR

Blockchain & AI with Eva Kaili

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Back to school with Eva Kaili, the most active Member of the EU Parliament when it comes to Blockchain, AI, big data, FinTech, cybersecurity and m/eHealth! In her capacity as the Chair of the European Parliament's Science and Technology Options Assessment body she has, been working intensively on promoting innovation as a driving force of the establishment of the European Digital Single Market.

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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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Tuesday, September 18 - Santa Clarita, US

Eric Solis (Founder, MovoCash)

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Startup Grind SCV turns 1 and we are celebrating by bringing one of SCV's own to the stage. Join us as we celebrate this milestone and hear from Eric Solis, Founder and CEO of MovoCash.

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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

SG Fireside Chat

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)

SG Fireside Chat

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.

SG Fireside Chat

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

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

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Tuesday, October 2 - Dubai, AE

Dr. Harun Kapetanovic (Department of Economic Development, Dubai)

SG Fireside Chat

In October we will be hosting Harun Kapetanovic, an Economic Adviser at the Dubai Government's Department of Economic Development and a co-founder of MyBazar, a cross-border digital platform for SMEs. He will be sharing his wealth of knowledge gathered from his experience as a digital entrepreneur, economic adviser and islamic economy expert.

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Tuesday, October 9 - Sacramento, US

Anis Uzzaman (Fenox Venture Capital)

SG Fireside Chat

Anis Uzzaman, Ph.D., is the General Partner, CEO, and founding member of Fenox Venture Capital, a Silicon Valley-based VC with strong global network and investments. He is also the chairman of the Startup World Cup.

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Wednesday, October 10 - Lansing, US

Edward Kim (K5 Velocity Ventures, BrainFx, Wayne State)

SG Fireside Chat

Edward Kim has had entrepreneurial experiences from a wide variety of viewpoints. Founder: Genix Engineered Solutions (Automotive Automation) and Beet Analytics (SaaS for machine analysis). Investment: K5 Velocity Ventures. Board member: BrainFx (Cloud based Neuro-cognitive diagnosis). Fortune 500: Ford and FIAT. Educator: Faculty member for Wayne State's School of Business.

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Tuesday, October 16 - Santa Clarita, US

David Hornik (General Partner, August Capital)

SG Fireside Chat

Join us as Silicon Valley visits the Santa Clarita Valley. David Hornik is a General Partner with August Capital. August Capital is one of the most respected VC firms in Silicon Valley and host to the largest SV summer party alongside TechCrunch. All this to say, this Startup Grind event is one you won't want to miss! [Must be 18+ to attend]

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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)

SG Fireside Chat

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

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Thursday, October 18 - Bay Area, US

Sameer Dholakia (SendGrid)

SG Fireside Chat

Join us for a Fireside Chat with SendGrid CEO, Sameer Dholakia.

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Tuesday, October 23 - Cologne, DE

CGN #22 - Philipp Man (Chronext)

SG Fireside Chat

Entstanden ist die Idee, die mittlerweile Millionen wert ist, in der kleinen Küche ihrer Londoner WG: Ein Luxusuhren-Portal, das nicht nur Käufer und Verkäufer zusammenbringt, sondern eien Rundum-Service für den Luxusuhr-Interessierten bietet. Sei dabei, wenn Co-Founder Philipp Man erzählt, wie er mit damals 23 Jahren eines der mittlerweile erfolgreichsten Startups der Stadt gründete!

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Thursday, November 1 - Bay Area, US

Jonathan Hsu (Social Capital)

SG Fireside Chat

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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Tuesday, November 13 - Sacramento, US

Derek Andersen (Startup Grind / Bevy)

SG Fireside Chat

Derek Andersen ​is the Founder & CEO of Startup Grind, a 1,000,000 person entrepreneurial community in 120 countries. Startup Grind's mission is to help every entrepreneur in the world. After running Startup Grind as a side project for 2 years, Derek turned his full attention to scaling it from 3 chapters to 300 chapters today. He's also Co-founder of Bevy, the platform that powers Startup Grind.

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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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