Upcoming events

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 24 - Melbourne, AU

Startup Grind hosts Taryn Williams (TheRight.Fit)

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Taryn Williams is one of Australia’s most prolific entrepreneurs in the tech startup and media industry. She is the Founder & CEO of influencer and talent platform, TheRight.Fit, now used by major advertising agencies and brands to find the best and brightest talent for their jobs.

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Wednesday, May 24 - Beijing, CN

Richard Robinson (500 Startups, Chinaaccelerator & Serial Tech Entrepreneur)

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Let's face it. The default setting for a startup is failure and even if it goes well, oftentimes the biggest battle for an entrepreneur is not competition or market forces or even managing staff or investors. The biggest battle can be the one raging inside the entrepreneur's head. Fear. Uncertainty. Doubt.

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Wednesday, May 24 - Bali, ID

Startup Grind with Bianca and Michael Alexander (Vision Villas Edition)

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For decades, mainstream media has been hijacked by merchants of chaos: those who profit from and propagate materialism, separation consciousness and violence. The "If it bleeds, it leads" world view has perpetuated a collective global story of massive environmental degradation, social injustice, war and chronic disease. Conscious Living represents a unique opportunity for change. Find out why!

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Wednesday, May 24 - Kolkata, IN

Fireside Chat with Andrea Giselle- Chief People Officer @ ET

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-How to organise and streamline individual compliance initiatives to significantly reduce cost of compliance -How to monitor and improve operations, reporting and internal control policies -Get a holistic picture of organizational risk awareness and the changing risk environment -Understand the nuances of HR eGRC and its benefits

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Wednesday, May 24 - Lusaka, ZM

Lulu Wood (#WeKeepMoving Foundation)

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May is Startup Grind female founders’ month. In Lusaka, we are excited to host Lulu Wood the founder of #WeKeepMoving Foundation, a media and communications consultant, TV personality, MC and partner at Dagon Holding Media. She is also the brand ambassador for Pizza Hut Zambia.

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Wednesday, May 24 - Bloemfontein, ZA

Startup Grind Bloemfontein Hosts Leah and Thandi

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This female founders month Stratup Grind Bloemfontein hosts two local dynamic ladies who are community and industry leaders. Lenoma Legal is a first of it's kind online legal services and Thandi, is a Life-Coach, NLP Practitioner, AUthor and Public Speaker. Join us on Wednesday, 24th May at Cubana Havana Club to celebrate together female founders month.

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Wednesday, May 24 - Prague, CZ

Female Founders Month with Simona Kijonkova, Founder of Zasilkovna.cz

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Simona Kijonková is one of the few women, who actively participate in the Czech e-commerce field. She is the founder of Zásilkovna.cz company, within which she helps more than 14,000 e-shops to build their own tailor-made logistics. In 2016, she was established as one of the 75 most influential women of the Czech Republic by prestigious magazine Forbes.

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Wednesday, May 24 - Bournemouth, GB

Future Innovation

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In this session we talk with Richard Copland, a startup founder, corporate strategist and thought leader on everything 'Innovation', about how the future of innovation is being shaped. Discover alternative routes to innovation, and uncover new business opportunities.

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Wednesday, May 24 - Casablanca, MA

Startup Grind Casablanca Hosts M Youssef CHAIBI : CEO OUTSOURCIA

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Venez Découvrir les clés du d'un entrepreneur qui a osé se lancer dans la gestion de la relation client des grands groupes. Fondateur du groupe Outsourcia qui est un opérateur spécialisé dans : multiservice, multilingue et multicanal (centres d'appels, gestion des e-mails, solutions de chats, télémarketing et relation client sur les réseaux sociaux), prestations digitales

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Wednesday, May 24 - Kalamazoo, US

#SGWOMEN - Kristin Fiore (Down Dog Yoga Center)

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May is #FemaleFounders month at Startup Grind - 100 #SGWomen will be interviewed around the world this month. In Kalamazoo - we have the awesome Kristin Fiore, owner and managing director of Down Dog Yoga Center. Kristin is committed to Down Dog Yoga Center's mission - connecting people to healthy living, creativity, and community through Yoga and the healing arts.

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Wednesday, May 24 - Toronto, CA

Startup Grind Toronto Pitch Night

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Join us at Startup Grind Toronto Pitch Night on May 24th to hear from Toronto's up-and-coming companies. This is an interactive and fun pitch event to help entrepreneurs showcase their companies to potential customers and investors, get valuable feedback and access cash and opportunities!

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Wednesday, May 24 - Santo Domingo, DO

Charles Williamson: CEO de CForce, y su visión de RD como potencia tecnológica

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Charles E. Williamson, PhD, es un experimentado líder empresarial, experto en transformaciones tecnológicas en empresas del Fortune 500. En su larga carrera poblada de éxitos, Charles llegó a ser vicepresidente de Citigroup y JP Morgan Chase, y actualmente dirige la firma de consultoría CForce, especializada en startups de tecnologías emergentes y desarrollo de liderazgo para emprendedores.

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Wednesday, May 24 - Fremont, US

Meet the Futurist & Innovator - How to build an innovative culture at Startup?

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Ann Badillo is a futurist and advisor to executives, entrepreneurs, and organizations. She is currently working at the intersection of entrepreneurship, innovation, and ecosystems for systemic transformation in the 21st Century. Formerly Ann was an Entrepreneur in Residence at T2 Venture Creation, a Silicon Valley venture firm that builds startup companies and the ecosystems that grow them.

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Thursday, May 25 - Pristina, XK

Drenusha Shala (Baruti)

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Startup Grind Prishtina as part of Female Founder Month is hosting Drenusha Shala. #SGWomen

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Thursday, May 25 - Minsk, BY

Юлия Локоткова (СЕО стартапов PingFin и Graime)

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Юлия – независимый финансовый аналитик, бизнес-вумен и один из пионеров белорусского финтеха, СЕО стартапов PingFin и Graime, основатель и руководитель финансового портала ВЫБЕРИ!BY. Стояла у истоков ведущего финансового лидогенератора Myfin.by, входила в рабочую группу по продвижению бренда «Карта рассрочки №1 «Халва», автор 1000+ публикаций на финансовую тематику.

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Thursday, May 25 - Durban, ZA

Darlene Menzies (FinFind)

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Darlene Menzies is the Founder & CEO of FinFind, Founder of SMEasy Business Software and the Founder & of The Development House. FinFind is an an innovative South African platform which connects lenders and entrepreneurs. Darlene has been selected by the World Economic Forum as the continent’s top female entrepreneur. She also won the South African Innovation Entrepreneur of the Year Award

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Thursday, May 25 - Edinburgh, GB

Kerry Sharp (Scottish Investment Bank)

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Kerry Sharp is Director of the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB), the investment arm of Scotland’s main economic development agency, Scottish Enterprise.

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Thursday, May 25 - Limerick, IE

Startup Grind Limerick Hosts Mary McKenna (Elemental Software)

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Mary McKenna is a well known Irish technology entrepreneur and angel investor. Following a long public sector career and a spell as a Silicon Valley dotcommer, Mary co-founded e-learning company Learning Pool & exited in 2014. Mary helps start and grow indigenous tech companies and works mostly with female and young entrepreneurs. She was awarded an MBE by the Queen for services to technology

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Thursday, May 25 - London, GB

How to grow your startup: Reshma Sohoni, Founder & CEO of Seedcamp

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Reshma is Managing Partner at Seedcamp, Europe's first seed fund, and has invested in over 240 companies including the likes of TransferWise, Revolut and UI Path since co-founding Seedcamp a decade ago. Reshma is passionate about the intersection of business and technology and has degrees in Engineering and Business from UPenn and M&T.

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Thursday, May 25 - Praia, CV

Ângelo Barbosa (Prime Consulting)

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A Startup Grind é a maior comunidade de startup independente, activamente educando, inspirando e conectando mais de 1.000.000 empreendedores em mais de 200 cidades. A pedra angular da nossa comunidade global são eventos mensais com fundadores, inovadores, educadores e investidores bem-sucedidos que compartilham lições aprendidas na construção de grandes empresas.

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Thursday, May 25 - Florianópolis, BR

Startup Grind hosts Silvia Folster (Cianet)

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Especialista em Gestão Estratégica de Negócios pela Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Integrou o grupo de Diretores da ACATE como Diretora da vertical IoT - Internet of Things. Vinte e cinco anos de experiência em desenvolvimento, direção e gestão em empresas de tecnologia e atualmente ocupa o cargo de CEO na empresa Cianet Networking.

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Thursday, May 25 - Buffalo, US

Rachel Jackson of Rachel's Remedies, LLC

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Rachel Jackson is the founder and CEO of Rachel’s Remedies, LLC, a medical device company. She invented Rachel’s Remedy Breastfeeding Relief Packs to fill a significant gap in the marketplace for the treatment, relief and prevention of breastfeeding conditions. Rachel’s Remedy is currently sold nationally through Target, Babies R Us and other national stores, and will soon be sold internationally.

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Thursday, May 25 - Charleston, US

Startup Grind Hosts Belinda Hare (Co-Founder of Launchpeer)

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Belinda Hare is the Founder and COO of Launchpeer—one part accelerator, one part creative agency, that helps build, launch and scale tech startups. With over 200 startups under her belt from 7 countries around the world, Belinda knows how to navigate the challenges of building and growing a new company.

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Thursday, May 25 - La Paz, MX

!Un caso de éxito más en La Paz BCS !

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!Conoce un poco de la vida de Tiko Camacho de Motionhood, emprendedora originaria de La Paz BCS!

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Thursday, May 25 - Milwaukee, US

Luke Bonney, Co-Founder & CEO Redox

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With the adoption of electronic records, healthcare has been digitized. However, the data is too difficult to access. Health systems have trouble sharing with each other, and vendors have trouble accessing it for their software applications. Redox was started to eradicate these technical barriers and usher forth the future of technology-enabled healthcare.

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Thursday, May 25 - Monterey, US

Keri Waters (Buoy Labs, Inc.)

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Keri's embarking on her 3rd Santa Cruz-based venture with Buoy, the "Nest for Water." Prior to Buoy, Keri sold Arqetype, a mobile analytics and gamification company, to a UK-based EdTech company. Prior to that, she built Chopwood, a boutique professional services company that reduced network operations charges for the world's second-largest mobile social network by 90%.

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Friday, May 26 - Kampala, UG

THE ENTREPRENEUR ARSENAL - JANET BUGEMBE

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This month at the Startup Grind event we are hosting women who have done extra ordinary work in the Entrepreneur world. We shall be hosting Janet Bugembe who has 2 companies of her own and she will share her journey to this success at the event. Please attend event to find out more about making it as a woman entrepreneur.

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Friday, May 26 - Mumbai, IN

Priyanka Agarwal & Anshulika Dubey (Co-founders, Wishberry)

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Wishberry launched in 2012, is India's most successful rewards-based crowdfunding platform for independent creative artists. Since inception they have supported 375 projects, raised 11.3 crores for it's campaigns with a 70% success rate. In Jan '15, Wishberry had raised $650K (Rs 4 crore) as part of the seed round. In January of 2017, Wishberry raised an undisclosed amount in pre-Series A funding.

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Friday, May 26 - Agadir, MA

Startup Grind Agadir - Rencontre avec les fondateurs de Kooraland Academy

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Rencontre avec Amine Moussayir, Salim Mestour et Moustapha Hadji, cofondateurs de Kooraland Academy, espace professionnel et convivial de formation et de pratique de football, à deux pas du Grand Stade Adrar d’Agadir. Rendez-vous le vendredi 26 mai prochain à la Chambre de Commerce d'Agadir à partir de 18h30 (entrée parking).

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Saturday, May 27 - Noida, IN

Fireside chat with Sanchit Garg, Cofounder – Travel Triangle

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Join us in a Fireside chat with Sanchit Garg, the Co-Founder of Travel Triangle. TravelTriangle.com is the world’s only holiday marketplace and India’s fastest growing travel start-up. Along with sessions on entrepreneurship and marketing and branding.

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Saturday, May 27 - Pune, IN

Manjula Nair of Creative Bharat

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Manjula Nair is the Founder CEO of CREATIVE BHARAT Overall Manjula has 20 years experience in the field of Marketing and Communication, Lead the functions for companies like Amdocs, Satyam Computers, Sapient Corporation, Hewlett Packard. Manjula won ‘Women Chief Marketing Officer of the Year 2016’ by Indian Women Empowerment & Leadership Summit.

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Saturday, May 27 - Turin, IT

Cecilia Nostro (Friendz)

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Startup Grind Torino is back with a great new speaker for the second event in town: Cecilia Nostro from Friendz! Cecilia is one of the 100 most influential women in Digital in Italy and a co-founder of Friendz, one of the most downloaded apps in the country. She started her startup just in 2015 but she has already achieved some great hits and she will be happy to share her learnings with us.

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Saturday, May 27 - Chennai, IN

Startup Grind Hosts Swaathi of Skcript

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We are excited to announce our Speaker for #Femalefounder month - Swaathi of Skcript, one of the hottest AI startups from India! She will be sharing her experiences as an entrepreneur, how she got into tech, being a woman entrepreneur from a conservative city like chennai, and a lot more! Don’t miss this event! The event is on 27th May at 4.30 pm, and the venue will be announced shortly.

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Saturday, May 27 - Bangalore, IN

Investor's Insights from Shalini Prakash, VC Partner, 500startups

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Shalini Prakash is leading the investment strategy of 500startups in India, an early-stage venture fund operated globally. Earlier, she had a series of stints with other accelerators as well as Ink Talks, a TED-inspired program. She believes-"Great things happen when technology and entrepreneurship intersect. My interests lie in empowering these intersections to create transformational solutions".

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Saturday, May 27 - Lagos, NG

Pradeep Pahalwani (Serial Entrepreneur, Life Coach and Trainer in Entrepreneurship)

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Mr. Pradeep Pahalwani is an accomplished entrepreneur, who in over 23years has consistently been involved in Nigeria's Trading and Manufacturing sector of the economy. Accustomed to being around young Nigerians, coupled with his quest for quality driven results on achieving set objectives, he has solidly been a mentor to many youths, through his impacts and empowerment schemes.

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Sunday, May 28 - Islamabad, PK

Ali Mukhtar (Fatima Ventures)

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

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Sunday, May 28 - Yerevan, AM

STARTUP GRIND HOSTS VICTORIA ASLANIAN (ARMAS)

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Every May, Startup Grind gives some extra love to the incredible women building great companies around the world. Startup Grind Yerevan joins the global initiative with a very special event! Join us on May 28 holiday, for a lovely evening out of the city, to listen to our incredible guest, Victoria Aslanian, taste delicious ArmAs wines and meet new people. #SGwomen

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Monday, May 29 - Tel Aviv, IL

Female Founders Month in Startup Grind

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WONDERING WHERE ALL THE FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS ARE? LOOK NO FURTHER! Startup Grind Tel-Aviv is PUMPED to host our third FEMALE FOUNDERS MONTH event! JOIN US on May 29 for a fireside chat with CO-FOUNDER, PRESIDENT, and GM of KALTURA, Michal Tsur!

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Monday, May 29 - Winnipeg, CA

Michu Benaim Steiner - Issues Faced by Women in Technology

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As part of Female Founders Month sponsored by Comcast Universal, our speaker is Michu Benaim Steiner, We Are In-House International, Austin, TX. With offices spread across six time zones, In-House provides design and consulting services to firms ranging from Nordstrom to Google. Michu will discuss the issues she's faced both as a woman in the filed of technology and as an immigrant entrepreneur.

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Tuesday, May 30 - Bangkok, TH

Opportunities for Startups in e-Commerce: EZbuy, Dealcha, and ShopBack

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Join us and meet our panel of Startups looking for new business opportunities in the e-Commerce area! e-COMMERCE PANEL: "Opportunities for Startups in e-Commerce" Join us and meet 3 of them: find out what makes EZbuy, Dealcha! and ShopBack very promising on the e-Commerce scene.

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Tuesday, May 30 - Dubai, AE

Jean-Michel Gauthier i (InternsME.com)

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Jean-Michel Gauthier is the CEO of InternsME.com, an online platform that connects students & fresh graduates with top employers for internships, traineeships and entry-level job opportunities. He is actively driving the growth of the company, which has attracted thousands of registered candidates and employers.

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Tuesday, May 30 - Zagreb, HR

Tamara Markotic (SightRun)

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Every May, Startup Grind gives some extra love to the incredible women building great companies around the world. Catch one of our +100 #SGWomen events during Female Founders month. This May at Startup Grind Zagreb our guest speaker is Tamara Markotic (Co-Founder of SightRun).

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Tuesday, May 30 - Dnipro, UA

Startup Grind Dnipro #8 with Anna Petrova

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Startup Grind Dnipro #8 with Anna Petrova Fireside Chat with Anna Petrova in May - Female Fouders Month Anna is Evangelist of entrepreneurship development in Ukraine, founder of the first center for entrepreneurs Startup Ukraine, ideologist of the Selfmade Woman community. This young woman is on the list of Forbes 30 to 30 and in 28 years old got on the cover of Forbes.

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Tuesday, May 30 - Milan, IT

Melany Libraro, CEO of Subito.it

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Startup Grind Milano hosts Melany Libraro, CEO of Subito.it. She worked for Google, Cisco, Skype and Vodafone prior to join the Schibsted Media Group. Melany holds a Degree from IULM and an MBA at the Santa Clara University.

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Tuesday, May 30 - New York City, US

Hayley Barna (Birchbox, First Round Capital)

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Hayley Barna is a Venture Partner at First Round Capital based in New York. Prior to joining First Round she co-founded Birchbox, the leading beauty and grooming retailer seed funded by First Round in 2010.

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Tuesday, May 30 - Seattle, US

Michel Feaster, CEO Founder (Usermind)

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Michel is the co-founder and CEO of Usermind, responsible for company vision, strategic direction, planning and execution. Michel has raised more than $22 million from leading VCs including Andreessen Horowitz, Menlo Ventures and CRV. Her enterprise software career spans almost 20 years with roles in sales, product, strategic marketing and general management.

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Wednesday, May 31 - Adelaide, AU

Jon Soong (Makers Empire)

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Jon Soong is the CEO of Makers Empire. Makers Empire helps K-8 schools harness the power of 3D printing to teach important STEM concepts, 21st century learning skills and design thinking in a fun and engaging way. The program is used by thousands of K-8 educators and students in Australia, America and Asia. Jon is an alumni of ANZ Innovyz START in Adelaide and MassChallenge in Boston.

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Wednesday, May 31 - Manila, PH

Neva Talladen and Angeline Viray

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This month's Startup Grind will focus on the story of two women founders in the tech world. Neva Talladen, Founder of Swoop and Angeline Viray, Founder of Beeparide

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Wednesday, May 31 - Dar es Salaam, TZ

Hyasintha Ntuyeko

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May for Female Founders Month! Dar Es Salaam in indeed lucky as it is home of thousands of women practising business in different sectors and industries. This month we have the honor of having Hyacinta Ntuyeko a graduate and trained Telecommunication Engineer but through innovation, went ahead to produce sanitary napkins and educate the youth on Menstrual health issues.

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Wednesday, May 31 - Cluj-Napoca, RO

How to start and exit your startup? The uberVU journey w/ Vladimir Oane | Hootsuite

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Hear the story of a startup exit, through a deep dive fireside chat of how the startup evolved and what the future holds after the exit. An evening of startups, friendship, brotherhood and sisterhood with our guest Vladimir Oane. We have 3 open mentorship slots for our local startups, if you are looking for feedback from the experienced ones, this is a good opportunity for you to grab.

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Wednesday, May 31 - Riga, LV

Matiss Ansviesulis (CreamFinance)

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Meet Matiss Ansviesulis, CEO and co-founder of Creamfinance, a long standing hip-hop fan and extreme sport fan. His mission is to inspire people through entrepreneurship via vloging and bloging. It is going to be a story about the reality of entrepreneurship – not only the sensasionalised, exciting success side, but also the ugly side – long hours, tedious work and constant failing.

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Wednesday, May 31 - Sofia, BG

Иновациите в здравния сектор – Боряна Герасимова за NutriGen и навлизането на геномната медицина

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Да развиваш иновации в здравния сектор в България е едновременно предизвикателно и отговорно. А точно те са нужната промяна. Как една иновативна българска компания не само се превръща в свързващо звено между науката и практиката, но и съчетава умело развиването на бизнес и каузата да помага на обществото в превенцията на социално-значими заболявания, ще разберем от Боряна Герасимова от NutriGen.

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Wednesday, May 31 - Tirana, AL

Antonela Hako

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Antonela Hako is the co-founder and the Head of Sales and Marketing of Hako shpk, one of the biggest sausage companies in Albania and in the region.Founded in 1994, Hako as been growing from a small shop to one of the most successful businesses in Albania with over 200 employees and innovative machines and technologies.

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Wednesday, May 31 - Stockholm, SE

Gaming & VR w/ Jenny Nordenborg (Neat Corporation) & Lydia Winters (Mojang)

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Just in the last 2 years, there's been over 108 gaming investment, with $417M in transaction value. Which makes gaming is the 4th largest industry in terms of investments in the Nordics. Meet Jenny Nordenborg (Neat Corporation) and Lydia Winters (Mojang) in a fireside chat where we talk about the future of gaming & VR and deep dive into the personal stories of our two rockstar guests.

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Wednesday, May 31 - Glasgow, GB

Lynne Cadenhead (Serial Entrepreneur & Investor)

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A serial entrepreneur, Lynne has over 20 years investment experience, investing in, mentoring and nurturing a range of early stage technology and retail companies throughout the UK. She has worked with a wide portfolio of technology companies – from pharmaceuticals and polymers, to prosthetics and optics – and has also managed two early stage technology venture capital funds, served on over 30 ...

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Wednesday, May 31 - Dublin, IE

Nicola McClafferty (Draper Esprit)

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Nicola McClafferty joined Draper Esprit as Investment Director in 2017. Prior to this she was co-founder and CEO of Covetique.com, a leading online retailer of pre-owned luxury fashion. Covetique was sold to ASOS plc in 2015. Prior to this, Nicola spent 5 years as a VC investor, focusing on early-stage consumer internet and media start-ups with Balderton Capital and latterly Ravensbeck.

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Wednesday, May 31 - New Haven, US

Josh Geballe (prev. CEO at Core Informatics, VP & GM at Thermo Fisher Scientific)

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Josh Geballe joined Core Informatics as CEO in 2013. He led Core Informatics through a period of high growth, with the company being recognized as an Inc 5000 fastest growing company for three consecutive years. In March, Core Informatics was acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific. Josh will join Startup Grind New Haven to discuss the journey from before Series A fundraising to exit.

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Wednesday, May 31 - Aguascalientes, MX

¿Qué es el Fondeo Colectivo (Crowdfunding) y cómo funciona?

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Este mes traemos a un emprendedor destacado que nos platicará su experiencia como fundador de una de las plataformas de Fondeo Colectivo más importantes de México. ¿Qué es? ¿Cómo funciona? y ¿Quiénes? pueden aplicar a este tipo de fondeo de proyectos de emprendimiento, son las principales dudas que nos aclarará durante su visita a nuestra bella ciudad de Aguascalientes.

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Wednesday, May 31 - Philadelphia, US

Karen Griffith Gryga (Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer, DreamIt)

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Karen Griffith Gryga is an experienced venture capitalist, investor and entrepreneur with over 20 years of startup and emerging growth company experience. Karen is Chief Investment Officer for DreamIt, as well as co-founder of Dreamit Health and founder of the DreamIt Athena program which focuses on female founders.

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Wednesday, May 31 - Tallahassee, US

Sally Bradshaw (Midtown Reader)

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Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 1,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 200 cities. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

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Wednesday, May 31 - Milwaukee, US

Katherine Ramirez, Founder & CEO - adBidtise

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With over 30 years of career and entrepreneurial experience focused in Broadcast Television Advertising Sales Management, Milwaukee-based advertising guru Katherine Ramirez offers expertise as a sought-after Advertising Consultant with a particular focus in new business development. Adding more fuel to her credentials, she has proven savvy in Hispanic and ethnic marketing & advertising.

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Wednesday, May 31 - San Antonio, US

Sara Helmy (Tribu)

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Sara Helmy is a professional marketer & high-spirited millennial. In 2011, at the young age of 22, Sara founded Tribu, a Generation Y advertising tribe with some serious digital marketing capabilities and a mad love for stellar design.

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Wednesday, May 31 - San Francisco, US

Aniyia Williams (Tinsel)

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Aniyia started Tinsel in 2014, in response to the lack of tech products developed with women in mind. After coming up with the idea of an audio accessory that doubles as a beautiful piece of jewelry, she left her role in marketing at the tech company Voxer to pursue it fully.

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Wednesday, May 31 - Los Angeles, US

Matt Munson of Twenty20

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Matt is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and co-founder of Twenty20, an online marketplace for beautiful, authentic stock photographs. Based in Los Angeles and founded in 2013, Twenty20 offers a fresh, modern alternative to traditional agencies, and more than 45 million real-world photographs from 350,000 contributors.

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Thursday, June 1 - Redding, US

Where Startup Marketing Ends and Branding Begins

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

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Thursday, June 1 - Vancouver, CA

Natalie Dakers (Accel-Rx)

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Startup Grind is back in Vancouver! We're kicking off with one of BC's most influential business women, Natalie Dakers, President and CEO of Accel-Rx, Canada's first life sciences accelerator! Natalie is a highly acknowledged leader of the biopharmaceutical industry with a wealth of experience.

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Saturday, June 3 - Abuja, NG

Ahmad Sadiq (Microscale Embedded)

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Microscale Embedded was founded by Ahmad Sadiq in 2007 with the goal of addressing the gap in the industry. As a student in FUT Minna during the 1990s, it was difficult or impossible to get required devices and tools to pursue his interest in electronics.

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Monday, June 5 - Dubai, AE

Ned Jaroudi Managing (Director - 1776 MENA)

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Ned is a seasoned innovation executive with two decades of startup/turnaround experience in the US and EMEA combining tech ventures, Fortune 500 ICT multinationals, family firms and government. He recently spent 5 years advising the UAE Prime Minister’s Office on Innovation.

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Tuesday, June 6 - Shanghai, CN

Ben Bateman (Senior Director of Strategic Programs, Indiegogo)

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Ben Bateman launched Indiegogo China Pilot program to bring Chinese companies to western markets. As a result, China is now Indiegogo's fastest growing foreign market. As a mentor of a variety of hardware incubators across the globe, regular speaker at industry events, Ben is committed to making entrepreneurship more accessible to everyone.

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Tuesday, June 6 - Bratislava, SK

Juraj Vaculik (AeroMobil)

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Hang out with beer and friends and join us for the 18th Startup Grind Bratislava with Juraj Vaculik, who has over twenty years’ experience of working as a leader and who acts as an angel investor in numerous projects in Europe and the US.

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Tuesday, June 6 - Marseille, FR

Stéphane SOTO - French Tech Aix Marseille

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Stéphane SOTO est le Directeur Général d'Aix Marseille French Tech, premier territoire labellisé French Tech, fort de 7000 entreprises, 44 000 salariés et 8 milliards d'euros de CA. Au sein de Marseille Innovation plus grande pépinière de startups de la région PACA, Stéphane nous fera l'honneur de répondre à toutes nos questions durant une interview explosive.

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Wednesday, June 7 - Vilnius, LT

Milda Mitkute & Vaidotas Urba (Vinted)

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Vinted was established in 2008 and now they are the world’s biggest preloved fashion marketplace. The brainchild of Milda Mitkute and Justas Janauskas, Vinted grew from a local website into a mobile-first community of 15 million people in 10 countries which is boasting over 30 million listings in total. Vinted mission is to make second hand the #1 choice worldwide.

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Thursday, June 8 - Pretoria, ZA

The Science of Franchising with Lambros Argirys (News Cafe, Postnet, Krispy Kreme)

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Lambros Argirys comes from a family of restaurateurs and together with Stavros Florias, opened the first News Café in Hatfield, Pretoria. He also has a wealth of knowledge in franchising, having started the Postnet brand as well as other established brands in South Africa. Lambros handles the day to day logistics of Fournews’ Distribution Company. He is also involved in all new business ventures.

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Thursday, June 8 - Wichita, US

Ron Ryan - Ryan International Airlines

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Ron Ryan is the retired Founder and former Chairman of Ryan International Airlines, a parent company that offered numerous airline related services including jet charter services, airline operations for UPS & USPS, the transportation of sports teams, celebrities, & business executives and several more.

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Thursday, June 8 - Palo Alto, US

QASAR YOUNIS (Formerly YC, TalkBin)

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Qasar is a founder and angel investor. Most recently, Qasar was a General Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Y Combinator. Y Combinator is a premier early stage venture fund in silicon valley that has seed funded hundreds of companies including AirBnB, DropBox, Reddit, Twitch, Stripe, Cruise, Instacart and many others.

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Friday, June 9 - Asturias, ES

Pablo Ventura K Fund

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Once more Avilés is hosting a Startup Grind Asturias in a beautiful location like Centro Niemeyer. In this occasion our guest is Pablo Ventura from K Fund. We'll also have Ingeniacity as a guest startup.

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Friday, June 9 - Berlin, DE

Nikolas Woischnik - Founder of Tech Open Air and Ahoy! Berlin

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Niko has built up a number of organizations that have helped develop Berlin's technology/startup ecosystem - he founded Berlin's first english language blog and community (TechBerlin), a 20,000 square foot coworking space (Ahoy! Berlin), as well as the Tech Open Air Berlin Festival. This year, TOA expects 20,000+ visitors, 150+ speakers from 30+ countries as well as 200+ satellite events.

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Friday, June 9 - Milan, IT

Three Top CEOs Keynotes on Innovation

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On Friday, 9th June, thanks to the III International ESADE Alumni Meeting, you'll have the chance to join a top event: ''Innovation: The Fil Rouge of Today’s World''. We will hear 3 CEOs Keynotes: Aldo Bisio, CEO of Vodafone Italia; Ugo di Francesco, CEO of Chiesi Group; Andrea Paliani, Partner and Director of Ernst & Young (EY) for the Mediterranean region,

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Saturday, June 10 - Islamabad, PK

Naeem Zamindar (Acumen)

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Results-driven, CEO with experience in venture capital, finance, operations, general management, in public and private companies, from $10M to $10B. Forward-looking, transformational leader adept at dealing with distressed and difficult situations, leading others during times of crisis, fostering collaborations and envisioning the future to enable others to act. Featuring his journey to Acumen.

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Saturday, June 10 - Khartoum, SD

Ramadan Special - Startup Grind Khartoum

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Special Gathering for Networking and Breaking Breakfast with Startup Grind .

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Monday, June 12 - Columbus, US

Startup Grind Columbus Hosts Vic Thorne, Broadline Capital

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Vic will discuss his experiences as an entrepreneur and investor.

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Tuesday, June 13 - Dayton, US

Ryan Frederick - AWH

Fireside Chat

As a Princpal at AWH, Ryan has had the privilege of helping many companies grow their sales, market share, and profitability. He has worked with companies across a variety industries and of all shapes & sizes, including working with startups from inception, to viability, through to sustainability. He is also the Director of Startup Grind Columbus & Founder/Chairman of i.c.starts Columbus.

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Tuesday, June 13 - New York City, US

Jojo Hedaya (Unroll.Me)

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Jojo Hedaya is the co-founder and CEO of Unroll.Me. His passion for simplicity drives Unroll.Me’s mission to streamline the email unsubscribe process and help users gain control over their inbox.

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Tuesday, June 13 - Sacramento, US

Joshua Tillman (DialSource)

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In 2005, Joshua Tillman developed the idea for a new solution that would eliminate dead air from sales calls while studying at the University of California, Davis. In 2007, he founded DialSource, an engineering firm dedicated to changing the way modern enterprises communicate.

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Wednesday, June 14 - London, GB

Startup Grind Conference

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Startup Grind Europe Conference in London is a true bridge between Silicon Valley and Europe: Meet top investors, entrepreneurs, developers, and journalists from both Europe and Silicon Valley. Startup Grind will showcase a full day of nonstop content, valuable networking, mentor sessions, and investor Q+A's. Don't miss out.

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Wednesday, June 14 - Brisbane, AU

Emma and Carla Papas - The Merrymaker Sisters

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Emma and Carla Papas, aka ‘Merrymaker Sisters’ are bliss followers, magic creators and health coaches. They reach over 250,000 people every month and help them live healthier, happier, more magic filled lives. They’ve created the #1 App Get Merry, published cookbooks and are hosts of the #GetMerry podcast where they share their candid, personal stories and interview the occasional epic guest!

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Startup Grind Europe 2017 - Startup Exhibition

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Startup Grind Europe 2017

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Startup Grind (Europe 2017)

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Startup Grind Europe 2017 will be on June 14th in London.

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Wednesday, June 14 - Tokyo, JP

201706 Fireside chat with Ms. Akiko Goto/Online Consultant

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To celebrate #SGwomen, in June we are interviewing Ms. Goto, Online Consultant inc

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Wednesday, June 14 - Luxembourg, LU

Karen and Dirk ZADRA [Itondo]

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Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned. Partners in business and life, Dr Dirk Zadra and Karen Zadra developped itondo.com, an augmented reality iOS app for the art market.

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Wednesday, June 14 - Kyiv, UA

Startup Grind Kyiv - Zara Apetrei Huseynova

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This time the speaker is - Zara Apetrei Huseynova, Founder at WoWoman Azerbaijan, CEO and Founder at ALZA. WoWoman is creating space for women to develop both personally and professionally in order to be able to set and follow their big dreams. ALZA boutique was founded at the age of 18 with almost no budget and now got to the big showroom in the city center without any outside investment.

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Wednesday, June 14 - Triangle, US

Startup Grind Triangle Host Joe Colopy from Bronto Software

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Joe was the co-founder and CEO of Bronto Software. Prior to starting Bronto, Joe was a marketer with Red Hat and a teacher with the U.S. Peace Corps. Bronto was acquired by NetSuite in 2015 for $200 Million . NetSuite was subsequently purchased by Oracle in 2016.

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Wednesday, June 14 - Austin, US

Join us for a fireside chat with Ash Maurya, Author of Running Lean and Founder of Lean Stack

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We are extremely excited to have Ash Maurya joining us for a fireside chat on June 14th! Ash Maurya is the author of two bestselling books, “Running Lean” and “Scaling Lean”, and is also the creator of the “Lean Canvas”, a highly popular one-page business modeling tool.

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Wednesday, June 14 - Houston, US

The Journey of a "Mad Scientist"

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How One Energy Entrepreneur Drives Value to Thrive “Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them... (Steve Jobs)

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Wednesday, June 14 - Los Angeles, US

Erik Huberman (Forbes 30 Under 30) of Hawke Media

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Named to Forbes 30 Under 30, Erik is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Hawke Media, a digital marketing agency that has been valued at $30 million, working with clients like Red Bull, Verizon, Evite and Eddie Bauer.

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Wednesday, June 14 - Orange County, US

Fireside Chat with Andy Nguyen, Afters Ice Cream

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Join us to hear startup and social media marketing insights from OC's leading young foodie entrepreneur, Andy Nguyen. Andy is the Co-Founder of Afters Ice Cream, the hottest ice cream shop chain on social media. Interviewed by Scott Fox, this Fireside Chat will share the story behind how Afters popularity on Instagram and clever social media marketing has helped its sales explode.

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Thursday, June 15 - Johannesburg, ZA

Stafford Masie (Thumbzup)

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Stafford Masie is the CEO and founder of Thumbzup, a fintech startup that developed the Payment Pebble mobile payment device. The Payment Pebble which is Africa's largest and most successful mobile point of sale is also in use in Australia with ANZ Bank. Before starting his own company, Stafford was CEO of Google South Africa and country manager for Novell South Africa.

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Thursday, June 15 - Cardiff, GB

Technology Enabler Funding Entrepreneur

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Access to Funding and Finance Growing and developing strategies for assisting innovative companies through the application and raising of finance be-it lending, grants, or equity based. innovation ecosystems; IP management; start-ups; technology transfer; VC investment; business angels; incubation; technology transfer; CERN

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Thursday, June 15 - Lansing, US

Alex Fisher (Commercial Progression)

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Started his first business in high school (featured on the Detroit Free Press front page). His most recent business, one of Michigan's largest web design companies, was acquired by a Chicago marketing agency in 2016.

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Monday, June 19 - Minneapolis, US

WHITNEY LARSON & PARAG SHAH FROM VĒMOS

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Vēmos, formerly BookBottles, allows events and nightlife venues to manage, understand, and grow their business from a single dashboard. We do this by providing a standard suite of tools and enabling app integrations to effectively run your event or venue.

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Tuesday, June 20 - Athens, GR

Panos Papadopoulos (Marathon VC)

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Marathon VC is a brand new fund that raised €8M to invest in Greek Startups. Panos Papadopoulos, after selling Bugsense for €9M in 2013 to Splunk, and investing individually as Angel Investor in more than 20 startups, is now joining as a Partner at Marathon VC.

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Tuesday, June 20 - Cape Town, ZA

The Spur Story With Allen Ambor

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We are super excited to chat to the founder of Spur, Allen Ambor and learn how he started this company in 1967 in Newlands, Cape Town. We'll be chatting Franchising, Family & Funky Pincha Poses.

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Tuesday, June 20 - Oslo, NO

Olav Nedrelid - Bringing AI and IoT to your home

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Olav began his career in automation and PLC programming, but became fast entrepreneur and has built technology companies in Europe and Asia (co-founded with Bent). Olav has lived and worked 8 years in Beijing and Tokyo, but is now fully involved in Domos in Norway.

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Tuesday, June 20 - Rome, IT

Andrea Ghizzoni (WeChat-Tencent)

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Il nostro ultimo ospite prima della pausa estiva sarà Andrea Ghizzoni, country manager di WeChat Italy e incaricato di guidare il gruppo Tencent nell'affermazione Europea. Tencent è il colosso cinese a cui fa capo l’app di messaggistica e che oggi conta 800 milioni di utenti a livello mondiale. Oltre a WeChat, il gruppo possiede il social network Qzone, seconda forza al mondo.

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Tuesday, June 20 - Chicago, US

Mark Achler (MATH Venture Partners)

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Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 200 cities and 98 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

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Tuesday, June 20 - Winnipeg, CA

Jeff Golfman - How to Fail in Business

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For the month of June, Startup Grind Winnipeg is celebrating entrepreneurs specializing in the environmental sector. Our kickoff speaker is Jeff Golfman. Jeff intends to focus his discussion on the thing entrepreneurs hate the most, failure. His goal is to show how failure is a natural part of the entrepreneurial and how it helps make you a better entrepreneur.

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Tuesday, June 20 - Phoenix, US

Nathan Mortensen (Tallwave Capital)

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Join us on June 20th for a fireside chat with Nathan Mortensen, Principal of Tallwave Capital. His passion to boost Arizona’s entrepreneurial ecosystem led him to Tallwave Capital, where he brings a strong venture capital network and background in deal sourcing, due diligence, and fund strategy. He oversees sourcing, diligence, governance and the day-to-day operations of its $13.15 million Fund.

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Tuesday, June 20 - Fremont, US

How to become an Influencer? Learn PR Tips with Murray Newlands

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Murray Newlands is an entrepreneur, investor, business advisor and speaker. He is founder of a Sighted.com an online invoicing company based in Palo Alto. Few accolades Murray received in last 2 years- 50 Online Marketing Influencers to Watch in 2016 by Entrepreneur.com; 21 Thought Leaders Every Entrepreneur Should Follow in 2016 by Inc.com; The Top 10 People to Know in Silicon Valley by HuffPo.

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Wednesday, June 21 - Adelaide, AU

TERRY GOLD (TECHSTARS)

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Terry Gold is the Managing Director of Techstars Adelaide, the first Techstars Accelerator in Australia and SE Asia. He moved to Adelaide in 2016 from Boulder, Colorado, where he was co-founder and CEO of Gold Systems, an enterprise software company that created speech recognition applications to improve customer service. Gold Systems was named to the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies.

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Wednesday, June 21 - Melbourne, AU

Paul Naphtali (Rampersand)

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Paul is an internationally experienced investor and senior marketing executive within technology businesses, having spent years living and working in Silicon Valley, the UK and Australia. Specialising in strategic communications, Paul was responsible for marketing and communications for a series of Silicon Valley and Israeli companies, including two acquired by Facebook, three acquired by large...

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Wednesday, June 21 - San Francisco, US

Pamela (Mulder) Ratti fireside Chat

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Visionary leader with strong ability to execute. Strategy ◆ Branding ◆ Direct Response ◆ CRM ◆ Creative Development ◆ Public Relations ◆ Product Marketing ◆ E-Commerce ◆ Partner Marketing ◆Retail ◆ Call Center ◆ Social Media ◆ Hispanic Marketing. Global Experience: United States, Latin America, Europe, Japan, S.Korea. Industries: Hospitality & Travel , Software, Education

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Wednesday, June 21 - Denver, US

JP O'Brien and Justin Bannan are the Co Founders of Black Lab Sports, a sports tech incubator

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The evening will include a Fireside chat with JP O'Brien and Justin Bannan the Co Founders of Black Lab Sports, as well as networking with food and drink

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Wednesday, June 21 - Lima, PE

Diego Olcese (Crehana)

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Diego es músico y CEO de Crehana lanzada en 2015, una plataforma virtual de aprendizaje para profesionales creativos. En 2 años ha alcanzado los 150.000 usuarios en más de 25 países. Cuenta con un equipo de 18 colaboradores y 180 creadores de contenido que cargan cortos y cursos prácticos de la industria creativa. Ganador de Wayra, Startup Perú, Emerge Education y parte de Endeavor Global.

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Thursday, June 22 - Barcelona, ES

Carolina Brochado (Atomico)

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NOTE: This event is going to be conducted in English. Carolina is a Partner at Atomico based in London. She works on sourcing, evaluation and due diligence of global investments on fintech, consumer / retail, and marketplaces. She works with several of Atomico portfolio companies including Lendinvest, Farmdrop and Uniplaces, and sits on the boards of Gympass, Chemist Direct and Bebestore.

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Thursday, June 22 - Zurich, CH

Markus Bucheli (LikeMag)

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Go behind the scenes at this Zurich startup success story, and learn how they have managed to grow their initially bootstrapped business to become the most influential Swiss publisher on social media.

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Thursday, June 22 - Limerick, IE

Startup Grind Limerick Hosts Brian Moore( Founder/CEO Orreco)

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Brian founded Galway-based, Orreco in 2009. It provides applied sports and data science solutions for world leading athletes, federations and professional franchises. Their expertise in AI, Machine Learning, Cognitive computing and Bioanalytics helps find hidden signals in elite athlete datasets. Their mission is to improve decision making, optimize performance and prolong athletes careers.

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Thursday, June 22 - Gibraltar, GI

Marcus Killick OBE, CEO of Isolas

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Following over a decade at the helm of Gibraltar’s Financial Services Commission, & bringing with him to the role private sector experience ranging from his chairmanship of GSX & his work as a director of Gibraltar International Bank, Marcus Killick OBE is the first appointed CEO of ISOLAS’ now in its 123rd year of operation. Maintaining its position as the first stop for investors in Gibraltar.

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Friday, June 23 - Nairobi, KE

Wawira Njiru

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Wawira, is the Founder and Executive Director of Food for Education. Having been raised in Kenya, she moved to Australia in 2010 to study a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences and graduated in 2013. She founded Food for Education in 2012 while doing her degree to address the inequality in education in her community of Ruiru Kenya due to inequality in food access.

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Friday, June 23 - Monterey, US

Sean McGrath (Intervision)

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Sean McGrath is responsible for the technology vision of the company and driving InterVision System’s technology strategy with vendors and customers. McGrath joined InterVision in 2006 and previously held the position of Director of Technical Services. He has extensive experience designing and implementing IT methodology in complex data center environments.

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Saturday, June 24 - Mauritius, MU

Prabhu Murthy (United Africa Health)

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Prabhu, firmly believes that technology can transform people's lives. He loves investing back into the community, , supporting socio impact ideas & inspiring young entrepreneurs. Most senior executives admire prabhu for his passion, commitment, creative thinking, and ability to drive change, entrepreneurial spirit and candid conversational style. His motto is : “Together, we inspire”

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Saturday, June 24 - Eldoret, KE

Joseph Mugweru Wanja AKA Safe Joe

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Joseph Mugweru Wanja AKA Safe Joe was the first runner's up of the currently concluded Safaricom's Blaze Be Your Own Boss entrepreneurs' TV Show and Competition.He is the founder and CEO of Safecon Music. Joseph currently works in Eldoret as a music producer and a sound engineer offering mastering, editing, mixing and recording services.

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Saturday, June 24 - Lagos, NG

Oluyomi Ojo (Printivo)

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Oluyomi founded Printivo alongside two cofounders to make printing suck less for Nigerian SMEs, Corporations and the general public. Printivo is a platform that puts the power to design in the hand of everyone. Printivo allows customers to create their own printing materials on their platform or upload their own files.

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Monday, June 26 - Columbia, US

June Event: featuring Rick Kohr, CEO of Evergreen Advisors LLC.

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Join us for a highly educational and inspirational chat with Rick Kohr, CEO of Evergreen Advisors. We'll discuss his experiences and lessons learned as a founder, CEO, and Board Advisor for dozens of early stage growth and middle market companies. We'll focus on problems and mistakes he sees startups make and ways to avoid them. We'll feature a local Startup in our Problem Solving Forum.

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Tuesday, June 27 - Tel Aviv, IL

Serial Entrepreneur Yuval Schachar to speak in Tel-Aviv

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Until 2009, Yuval served as a GM at Cisco, heading one of the Business Units in its Service Provider group. Previously, Yuval Co-Founded multiple companies including P-Cube, creating the DPI market, and Pentacom (1998),a pioneer in Dynamic Packet Transport (DPT) products, both later acquired by Cisco. He loves sharing what he’s learned from 3 decades of experience about how to succeed in business.

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Tuesday, June 27 - Charleston, US

Startup Grind Hosts Kevin Eichelberger (Blue Acorn)

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Kevin Eichelberger is the Founder and CEO of Blue Acorn, an eCommerce agency helping leading B2C and B2B brands maximize their online revenues.

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Tuesday, June 27 - Ft. Lauderdale, US

eCommerce Fireside Chat with Wren & Roch High Fashion with a purpose.

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Karen & Laura own numerous businesses, hear their story, and learn about how they are giving back while building an eCommerce business in High Fashion. Wren & Roch is at the intersection of high fashion and giving back, each Wren & Roch handbag financially benefits select Allies while positively impacting lives by raising awareness, eliminating stigmas and educating for the prevention of abuse.

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Tuesday, June 27 - Washington, US

Adam Vitarello (COO & Cofounder of Optoro)

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Adam Vitarello is the COO & Cofounder of Optoro the world's leading reverse logistics platform. Optoro is using innovative technology to solve a large and growing global problem. They have raised more than $125M from investors such as Revolution, SWaN, QED, UPS, Generation Investment Management, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

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Tuesday, June 27 - San Antonio, US

Bret Piatt (Jungle Disk)

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Bret leads Jungle Disk as the President, CEO, & Chairman of the Board. Prior to Jungle Disk, he led a 300 person SaaS business unit for Rackspace serving over 75,000 small businesses. Before that he had the opportunity to lead the AT&T Managed Premises Firewall business, help create OpenStack, & lead several successful acquisitions on the Corporate Development team at Rackspace.

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Tuesday, June 27 - San Francisco, US

M.G. Siegler (Google Ventures)

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M.G. Siegler is a general partner at GV, where he primarily focuses on early-stage investments. He has been deeply involved in the startup space since 2005, first as a web developer, then as a writer, and most recently as an investor and advisor.

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Tuesday, June 27 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Hosts Heather Redman Managing Director Flying Fish Partners

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Heather is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Flying Fish Partners, an early stage venture firm based in Seattle. Prior to her current role, Heather was an active angel investor, VP at Indix Corporation, SVP at Summit Power Group, Executive and Senior Vice President at each of Atom Entertainment, Getty Images and PhotoDisc. She is an investor in TechStars, Founders' Co-op and 9Mile Labs.

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Tuesday, June 27 - Chilliwack, CA

Patrick Giesbrecht: Public & Government Relations Strategist

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Startup Grind Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. It is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in 200 cities and 85 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

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Wednesday, June 28 - Glasgow, GB

Tom Walkinshaw (Alba Orbital)

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Tom Walkinshaw is a Scottish entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Alba Orbital Limited (PocketQube Shop), a Kickstarter-funded company specializing in the production of PocketQubes. Alba’s first satellite, Unicorn-1, was built for the European Space Agency. Alba Orbital was featured in CNN's 2015 top 10 start-ups to watch and he was named in Forbes 30 under 30 for Technology in Europe.

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Wednesday, June 28 - Philadelphia, US

Matt Gillin (CEO & Co-Founder, Relay Network)

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Matt is the CEO and co-founder of Relay, a secure customer messaging company.

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Thursday, June 29 - Edinburgh, GB

Mostafa Afgani (pureLifi)

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Mostafa is a respected hardware and firmware engineer. A chief architect of VLC hardware platforms over the past three years, Mostafa holds three patents and has filed for two more in the VLC field. Prior to co-founding PureVLC he developed sensitive signal anomaly detection hardware for Agilent and held a research position at DoCoMo labs, Munich, Germany.

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Thursday, June 29 - Buffalo, US

Startup Grind Hosts Chris Ring of Fanbassador

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Chris Ring founded Fanbassador, a competitive crowdfunding platform "for bringing the artist & the fan together." It's tagline is "you decide where your favorite artists should perform." We'll be bringing Chris in to talk about the art of promotion, crowdfunding, and other tactics for startup growth.

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Thursday, June 29 - Milwaukee, US

Zach Brandon - Builder Of INTREPID Organizations

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Zach Brandon became President of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce in November 2012. An experienced entrepreneur and small business owner, Zach was part of the leadership team of three start-ups. He was president and chief executive officer of Laundry 101, which in 2003 topped USA Today’s “Best Places” to do laundry.

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Thursday, June 29 - Sonoma, US

Jean-Charles Boisset (JCB)

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Jean-Charles Boisset was born into the world of wine in the village of Vougeot, Burgundy, France. He leads the family firm with passionate commitment to fine wine, history, quality and a deep respect for the environment. In 2003 he broke into California by purchasing DeLoach Vineyards and in 2011, Buena Vista Winery, California’s first premium winery, also became a part of the Boisset Collection

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Tuesday, July 4 - Adelaide, AU

Monica Wulff (Startup Muster)

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Startup Muster is the largest survey of Australian startups, aiming to showcase the opportunities, progress and challenges in our ecosystem. The 2016 survey had 2,711 responses with 685 verified scalable startups 239 future founders and 474 organisations that support startups. Monica Wulff co-founded Startup Muster in 2013, having caught the startup bug after visiting a friend's coworking space.

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Thursday, July 6 - Limerick, IE

Startup Grind Hosts Barry Lunn ( CEO/Co-founder Arralis)

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As co-founder & CEO, Barry Lunn combines designer skills with the sales hustle required by a CEO of a startup experiencing rapid growth. Arralis enables next generation of autonomous vision and high data rate communications (5G) by scaling millimetre wave technology. In their latest funding round earlier this year, Arralis have secured a €50 million from a consortium of Hong Kong-based investors.

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Saturday, July 8 - Napoli, IT

Stefano Pepe (CEO & Founder - UniquID)

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Lavorando tra Silicon Valley e Italia, diviene nel 2015 founder di UniquID Inc, la start up californiana, dedicata alla sicurezza e al facile utilizzo dell'"Internet of Things". Si interessa di criptomonete ed è esperto in Blockchain. Nel 2014 pubblica il volume “Investire BITCOIN”, per descrivere al meglio un mondo, quello della moneta virtuale, ancora nuovo e inesplorato.

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Tuesday, July 11 - Sacramento, US

Startup Summer Party

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Startup Grind is hosting the third annual Summer Startup Party at the Urban Hive. We're providing food, drinks, and music. In addition, we'll also be highlighting the regions' best startups. So come and join the fun! If you would like have a table to showcase your startup, please contact Rich Foreman.

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Wednesday, July 12 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Eastside Hosts Dan Levitan Founder (Maveron)

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Dan has 25 years of collective experience in venture capital and investing, specializing in leading consumer and retail businesses. Eager to help innovative companies realize their full potential, he launched Maveron, in 1998, with Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Co. In this role, Levitan has led many Maveron successful exits within the last 19 years, including, zulily, Capella and eBay.

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Thursday, July 13 - Barcelona, ES

Justo Molinero (Grup TeleTaxi)

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NOTE: This event will be conducted in Spanish.

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Thursday, July 13 - Cardiff, GB

Building Your Best Talented Team Entrepreneur

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Growing up Rachel was very competitive in nature & loved sport. Succeeded with work in sales and target driven environments , In 2005 took qualifications and helped develop the mortgage business until 2012. After falling into personal difficulties and joined a kickboxing gym. Later that year Rachel moved back to Wales. In 2013, had the idea of a boxing magazine and Bocsio Magazine was launched.

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Monday, July 17 - Columbus, US

Startup Grind Columbus Hosts Kevin Pohmer, Fintech Entrepreneur & Investor

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Multi-faceted conversation with Kevin about being a Fintech entrepreneur, investor, & now accelerator leader.

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Wednesday, July 19 - New York City, US

David Pakman (Venrock)

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David is a partner at Venrock, a pioneering venture capital firm formed in 1969 with a primary focus on technology and healthcare. David focuses on early stage consumer and enterprise internet companies. Most notable investment and board was Dollar Shave Club (led Series A and B). He also was the co-creator of Apple’s Music Group and worked at Apple for five years.

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Thursday, July 20 - Thames Valley, GB

#InThamesValley Startup Community Summer Party

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

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Thursday, July 20 - Sonoma, US

Summer Party (Startup Grind Sonoma)

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One half of 2017 done! Remember that "all work and no play makes makes Jack a dull boy" and come join us for the Summer Party to recharge for the rest of the year.

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Monday, July 24 - Columbia, US

PARTY TIME !!!!! IT'S SUMMER.....WE WORK HARD, LET'S PLAY HARD

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July is global party month. We work hard, let's get together and play hard (within reason of course). We're pulling together some great plans and activities for an evening of fund, education, and inspiration. We'll announce the details soon. Keep checking back.

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Tuesday, July 25 - Chilliwack, CA

Trevor O’Rourke : Bell Canada

Fireside Chat

Startup Grind Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. It is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in 200 cities and 85 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

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Wednesday, July 26 - Melbourne, AU

Paul Bassat (SquarePeg Capital /SEEK)

Fireside Chat

Paul is a co-founder of Square Peg Capital. Prior to founding Square Peg, Paul co-founded SEEK in 1997 and served as Joint CEO from 1997-2011. SEEK is the world’s largest online employment business and in 14 years went from a start up to one of Australia’s top 100 companies. SEEK has market leading businesses in numerous markets throughout Australasia, Asia and Latin and South America....

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Thursday, July 27 - Lusaka, ZM

Namakau Mukelebai (Indigo Events and Media)

Fireside Chat

Namakau Mukelebai is the founder of Indigo Events and Media Solutions, Ndangwa PR and Media as well as Salon Namel. She is a public relations and media consultant with specialties in communication strategies, crisis management and mentorship. She is also a former TV personality.

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Thursday, July 27 - Buffalo, US

Startup Grind Hosts Bret Blakely & Steve Coulton of OnCore Golf

Fireside Chat

The founders of OnCore Golf will be coming to give us insight into one of Buffalo's major successes. They're recently had a new ball launch, and they can help us with all aspects of business and the game that drives it. See you there!

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Saturday, July 29 - Eldoret, KE

Janet Machuka

Fireside Chat

Janet Machuka is a young woman of many accolades. At a very young age, she is an intrapreneur who has already worked with a number of companies stretching from Media houses to Business Companies. She is the CEO of Baseline Marketing where they specialise in branding, digital marketing and training among other digital encompassing marketing.

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Saturday, July 29 - Lagos, NG

Shola Akinlade (Paystack)

Fireside Chat

Shola is a tech entrepreneur and fintech enthusiast. He is the co-founder and CEO of Paystack, an online payments company facilitating commerce in Africa by enabling frictionless payments and the first Nigerian company to be accepted into Y Combinator, the prestigious Silicon Valley accelerator.

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Tuesday, August 8 - Sacramento, US

Dale Carlsen (Sleep Train / Ticket to Dream Foundation)

Fireside Chat

Dale Carlsen, CSU Sacramento graduate, founded The Sleep Train, Inc., in 1985 and grew the company to over 300 stores in 6 states with over 1600 employees. In 2014, Sleep Train merged with Mattress Firm, to become the first national specialty bedding retailer with over 3,500 stores across the country.

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Thursday, August 10 - Islamabad, PK

Nadeem A. Malik (IBM Pakistan)

Fireside Chat

Nadeem A. Malik is well known and highly respected professional in ICT industry. Nadeem’s career spans over 28 years in the premiere organizations both in Pakistan and USA. Nadeem recently joined IBM as Cloud Lead to help customer transition to agile-centric organizations using IBM Cloud technology. Prior to joining IBM, he served as Country Manager, Microsoft.

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Thursday, August 10 - Cardiff, GB

Design and Fashion Industry Innovation

Fireside Chat

Assil Skaiky spent her childhood in Lebanon before coming to the UK at the age of 11. She later moved to Wales then England to pursue a degree in Fashion and Textile Design at the University of Portsmouth. Shortly after graduating Assil embarked on her mission to embrace Textiles & colour. Her work reflects her background, the freedom she enjoys set against the colours, and textures of Nature.

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Tuesday, August 22 - San Antonio, US

Yousef Kassim (EasyExpunctions)

Fireside Chat

Yousef Kassim is the Founder and CEO of EasyExpunctions, the only software-driven services company that specializes in automating legal documents for personal reputation management. EasyExpunctions was founded in Austin in 2014 shortly after Kassim & his brothers, Rommy Kassim and Nadi Kassim, filed a patent for a new method of document automation that is currently being utilized by the company.

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Thursday, August 24 - Edinburgh, GB

Fraser Lusty (Equity Gap)

Fireside Chat

Fraser is a Director at Equity Gap Ltd, a group of private individuals set up to invest and support emerging and growing businesses. He is an experienced business development and sales professional specialising in leading business through change, and facilitating SME business capability and growth.

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Monday, August 28 - Columbia, US

August Event: Fireside Chat with Danielle Tate, Founder and CEO of MissNowMrs.com

Fireside Chat

Join us for an exciting, educational, and inspirational event as we continue to celebrate women entrepreneurs. Danielle will share her entrepreneurial journey and lessons learned starting and growing MissNowMrs.com into a multi-million dollar name change business. She's a best-selling author of "Elegant Entrepreneur," speaker, wife, mother, and the spokeswoman for Empowered Women International.

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Thursday, August 31 - Thames Valley, GB

Suzie Walker (The Primal Pantry)

Fireside Chat

Suzie Walker is Founder & Chief Fire Starter of The Primal Pantry. A Nutritionist by profession, Suzie has an immense passion for proper real food. Suzie transitioned to a paleo lifestyle 6 years ago and started to utilise the paleo dietary framework when working closely with all her nutrition clients. Their products are available in Waitrose, Sainsburys, Holland & Barrett, Wholefoods and Ocado.

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Tuesday, September 12 - Sacramento, US

John Stone (Fantag / PowerSchool)

Fireside Chat

John Stone is the Chief Operating Officer for Fantag, a Sacramento-based tech company. Fantag’s mobile video platform enables fans at any live event to access moments that matter to them. John also founded PowerSchool in 1999 which was later acquired by Apple.

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Friday, September 15 - Nairobi, KE

Wandia Gichuru

Fireside Chat

Wandia Gichuru is co-Founder of Vivo Activeware, a trendy dance and fitness attire store that is quickly expanding within the East Africa Region. A graduate of Economics from a Canadian university, Wandia spent 11 years in a globe-trotting position with the Department of International Development (DFID) of the World Bank.

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Tuesday, September 19 - Cardiff, GB

Property, Hospitality and Leisure Sector Innovator

Fireside Chat

Eighteen years of substantial experience within the hospitality and leisure sector. A dynamic senior manager that creates achievable solutions to problem businesses. Overseen the smooth operation of many multi-site contracts and businesses within the Wales, South west / east and London regions. Four years experience developing a large buy to let residential property portfolio.

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Wednesday, September 27 - Palo Alto, US

Startup Grind SoCal 2017

Fireside Chat

Startup Grind SoCal 2017

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Thursday, September 28 - Edinburgh, GB

George Elliott (Chairman & Investor)

Fireside Chat

George Elliott has a proven track record in profitably growing technology companies and brings together a unique blend of commercial, financial and international expertise. He is non-Exec Chairman of several high-tech companies including Craneware plc, Calnex Solutions and Optoscribe and is also a non-executive director of Par Equity Holdings Ltd, a venture capital company based in Edinburgh.

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Thursday, September 28 - Thames Valley, GB

Reggie Bradford (Oracle)

Fireside Chat

Reggie Bradford is a 3-peat entrepreneur who has participated in the creation and building of 3 market leading start-ups in 3 different industries whose collective exits delivered circa $5 billion for shareholders. Reggie brings more than 20 years of experience to his role as Senior Vice President of Startup Ecosystem and Accelerator at Oracle.

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Thursday, September 28 - Sonoma, US

Gary Nelson (Nelson Staffing)

Fireside Chat

Gary Nelson is a forward thinker whose passion, creativity, and determination make him a visionary in business. As a community activist and philanthropist, he has spearheaded efforts to open and support public charter schools. He was a leader in developing Sonoma’s “Field of Dreams” project to create a major youth baseball and soccer complex.

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Saturday, September 30 - Lagos, NG

Maya Horgan Famodu (Ingressive)

Fireside Chat

Maya (Founder & CEO, Ingressive) is a Nigerian-American who is committed to promoting entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa. She is an ecosystem architect, driving growth and development in sub-Saharan based startup ecosystems. Ingressive is an investment group that backs top African Tech and leads corporate and venture capitalists to do business and successfully navigate West Africa.

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Sunday, October 1 - Los Angeles, US

None (None)

Conference

A 1-day event bringing together 1,000 entrepreneurs and investors from in and around the Southern California region. 50 speakers from the tech, media, film and entertainment world will join us for conversation around tech's influence in the region, plus investing in and building a company, in LA and elsewhere.

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Tuesday, October 10 - Barcelona, ES

Startup Grind BCN - SF Summit

Conference

Meet top investors, entrepreneurs, developers, and journalists from both Europe and Silicon Valley. Startup Grind BCN - SF Summit will connect the best two cities in the world and will showcase one day of nonstop content, valuable networking, mentor sessions, and investor Q+A's. Don't miss out.

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Wednesday, October 11 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Eastside Hosts Avni Patel Thompson Founder + CEO (Poppy)

Fireside Chat

Avni Patel Thompson is the founder and CEO of Seattle-based Poppy (meetpoppy.com). Poppy is a Y Combinator and investor backed startup that makes lives easier for modern families by matching them to trusted and qualified childcare providers. Avni created Poppy because she was tired of feeling panicked and anxious every time she couldn't find someone trustworthy to care for her kids.

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Thursday, October 12 - Napoli, IT

Roberto Castaldo (CEO & Founder of 4 M.A.N. Consulting)

Fireside Chat

Imprenditore, coach, formatore e consulente aziendale, Roberto Castaldo è a capo della 4 M.A.N Consulting, azienda con sede a Napoli e Milano. In essa riversa e mette in pratica tutta la sua esperienza in Pnl, Coaching, e Risorse Umane maturata grazie ai maestri più illustri della disciplina: Richard Bandler, John La Valle, Anthony Robbins. Amante delle sfide, è di indole curiosa e adrenalinica.

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Thursday, October 19 - Sonoma, US

Amy Miller ( Transcendence Theater)

Fireside Chat

Amy Miller is the Creative Director at Transcendence Theater, they have drawn 57,000 visitors and raised more than $187,000 for Jack London Park, but their work doesn’t stop there. They spend many hours on community projects such as workshops for grieving children and performances for the developmentally disabled and the elderly.

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Tuesday, October 24 - San Antonio, US

Matt Wilbanks (HelpSocial)

Fireside Chat

Matt Wilbanks is CEO and Co-Founder of HelpSocial, a 2 year old startup based in downtown San Antonio at Geekdom. HelpSocial provides technology that helps large businesses keep up with their customer’s conversations in social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

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Friday, October 27 - Nairobi, KE

Willy Simons on Monetizing Geo-spatial Tech!

Fireside Chat

Willy Simons has founded and managed 3 businesses in the geo-spatial technology industry in Kenya over the last 18 years and is currently running Spatiality (www.spatiality.co.ke). From his experience as business leader he has learned that managing people, processes and technology are critical to the attainment of corporate goals and strategic objectives.

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Saturday, October 28 - Lagos, NG

Afua Osei (She Leads Africa)

Fireside Chat

Afua is a Co-Founder of She Leads Africa, a community that helps young African women achieve their professional dreams. With engaging online content and pan-African events, their vision is to become the #1 destination for smart and ambitious young women.

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Wednesday, November 8 - Sonoma, US

Rajat Mishra (Cisco)

Fireside Chat

As Cisco’s Vice President Rajat Mishra is responsible for driving strategy and innovation for Cisco's $12B services business. His charter spans organic growth, acquisitions, alliances, market intelligence, ecosystem-wide idea generation, start-up incubation and horizon 2/3 emerging technology. He is also the executive sponsor for Cisco's Distinguished Services Engineer community.

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Tuesday, December 12 - Sonoma, US

2017 Holiday Party

Party

Made it through another year. Was it a good one? Lets prepare to make 2018 even better with SUG. We are thanking you with a Holiday party for all of the growth of SUG. Which speakers did you like the best and who do you want to see next year?

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Saturday, December 30 - Palm Beach, US

Cancelled

Fireside Chat

Cancelled

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Sunday, December 31 - Palm Beach, US

Cancelled

Fireside Chat

Cancelled

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Monday, February 12 - Palo Alto, US

Global Conference

Conference

Startup Grind Global Conference

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