Upcoming events

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 22 - Rende-Cosenza, IT

We are hosting Raffaele Viggiani (Scuola Notarile Viggiani)

Fireside Chat

Polyhedric jurist, passionate about poetry and technology. He achieved a law degree from the Catholic University of Milan, a PhD in Civil law in Pisa and was visiting at the universities of Warsaw, Heidelberg and Buenos Aires. He is a notary and professor in Unical and in Catholic University. He founded the Notarial and Legal Viggiani School and is author of the best-selling notarial code in Italy

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Friday, September 22 - Joao Pessoa, BR

Junior Guerreiro (Antares Comunicação)

Fireside Chat

Nessa Edição o Junior Guerreiro (Antares Comunicação) vai falar de como criar narrativas interessantes para seu empreendimento e de sua trajetória de crescimento como empreendedor e carreira. Venham preparados para inspirar e ser inspirado por empreendedores!!! O evento ocorrerá no Auditório setorial do Centro de Energias Alternativas e Renováveis (CEAR) da Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB)

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Friday, September 22 - Colorado Springs, US

SGCOS presents Royce Gomez

Fireside Chat

We present Royce Gomez - someone who is committed to supporting the local Colorado Springs business sector, offering knowledge, talent and leadership to close the gap between a shoestring budget and the proliferation of the mission.

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Saturday, September 23 - Pune, IN

Vishwesh Jirgale Head R&D Microsoft Pune IDC

Fireside Chat

Currently acting as Lead for Microsoft IDC Pune (Acompli Inc. which is now Microsoft), grooming Product Engineering group and delivering end-user driven products in enterprise mobility domain. Before Acompli, led Product Engineering group at AgreeYa Mobility to deliver Onvelop (www.onvelop.com) and also helped Quickoffice (now part of Google) to setup offshore development center in Pune India,

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Saturday, September 23 - 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, September 23 - Lahore, PK

Startup Grind hosts Humayun Mazhar

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Humayun Mazhar is the Founder and CEO of CresVentures. A visionary by nature, he established himself as a key player in the IT export space in the mid-90’s, and now he aims to reshape the stage for Pakistani tech startups with a preference for innovative ideas advocating social change.

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Sunday, September 24 - Benin City, NG

StartupGrind Benin host (Funding Your Business/IDEAS) With Stephen Osawaru

Fireside Chat

This session of StartupGrindBenin Meetup is on (How to Raise Funding) for your BUSINESS or IDEA Stephen Osawaru, MD DYNAT FUTURE SOLUTION, will share his story @ the FIRESIDE CHAT, while Sir Femi Ajijala a foremost Financial Expert/Consultant will share strategies for raising fund from Local/Int'l Financial institutions on @ the LEARNING CURVE tickets https://paystack.com/pay/startupgrindbenin

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Sunday, September 24 - Tel Aviv, IL

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

Fireside Chat

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

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Monday, September 25 - Gaza, PS

Tareq Alsaqqa (Saqqa Appliances)

Fireside Chat

Tareq is the General Manager of Saqqa Appliances, one of the most well known, highly respected brands for reselling electric and home appliances in the Gaza Strip. He is also a member in the Palestinian Businessmen Association.

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Monday, September 25 - Napoli, IT

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

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Michael Grabham has been involved in the delivering revenue, new products and creative solutions in the startup chaos for 20+ years. He is a five time founder and is in relentless pursuit of knowing the customers better than any competitor. He recently invented a new product called Package Guard, to help stop package theft. At the moment leader at Startup Grind in Seattle and Bellevue.

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Monday, September 25 - Amsterdam, NL

Startup Grind Amsterdam hosts Eamonn Carey (MD at Techstars)

Fireside Chat

For the 3rd edition of Startup Grind Amsterdam we're very pleased to welcome Eamonn Carey, Managing Director at Techstars, for a Fireside Chat at Merkspace!

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Monday, September 25 - Munich, DE

Manuela Rasthofer (TerraLoupe)

Fireside Chat

TerraLoupe analyses aerial images and recognises their content via deep learning algorithms. In 2015, Manuela Rasthofer and Josef Schindler won the Munich Business Plan competition in the "best business idea" category. The jury found the innovative concept "a central foundation for all upcoming developments in the areas of computer vision and augmented reality". #bigdata, #deeplearning, #AR

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Monday, September 25 - Columbia, US

Welcome Mr. Glen Hellman (aka "Mr. Cranky"), Founder of Driven Forward, #1 Angel Investor in the US

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Join us for a fun filled, highly educational and inspirational "fireside chat" with our own, home grown "Mr. Cranky", Glen Hellman. Glen is a highly successful entrepreneur, founder of Driven Forward, #1 Angel Investor in the US, renowned pitch and business plan judge and critic, mentor and executive coach. We'll also be featuring our own, home grown local startup in our problem solving forum.

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Tuesday, September 26 - Bandung, ID

Understanding Men’s Lifestyle Business: Yukka Harlanda (CEO Brodo) & Putera Dwi Karunia (COO Brodo)

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After Men’s Health Indonesia is out of business, it signals a dark future of men’s lifestyle business in indonesia. How tough is men’s lifestyle business? Yukka and Putera of Brodo will explain their experience in running the company, Brodo, a Bandung based men fashion brand enabled by technology and reveal more about the prospect and the obstacles of men’s lifestyle business.

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Tuesday, September 26 - Dar es Salaam, TZ

Jennifer Shigoli (Malkia Investments Company Limited)

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Jennifer Shigoli is an award winning entrepreneur and the C.E.O & Founder of Malkia Investments Company Limited which is licensed to produce and distribute consumer goods. Currently, it manufactures detergent (Bubbly) and reusable sanitary pads (ELEA).

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Tuesday, September 26 - Zagreb, HR

"End of Summer" Party

Party

Join us for Startup Grind Zagreb "End of Summer" Party to meet entrepreneurs, innovators, and like-minded individuals to celebrate another successful year of educating, inspiring, and connecting companies from all over the world. You can start by adding your profile to the featured attendees. Summer Party events are always free, so sign up and register in order to secure a spot at the event.

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Tuesday, September 26 - Johannesburg, ZA

Fireside chat with Johanna Mukoki (Travel with Flair)

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

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Tuesday, September 26 - Oslo, NO

Knut Hellan - From Google & Yahoo to Big Data startup

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Meet Knut Hellan, CTO of Companybook, ex-Googler and entrepreneur. After working with Yahoo as a software engineer, Knut went on to become the engineering manager at Google. His entrepreneurial zest co-founded a startup which was acquired by Zedge. He now works as the CTO for Companybook, a growing startup that has developed an AI engine that converts big data to realtime sales opportunities.

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Tuesday, September 26 - Newark, US

Listen To America's Favorite Personal Financial Educator.

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Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche is quickly becoming America's favorite personal financial educator. The Budgetnista is the founder of the LIVE RICHER Challenge and the Dream Catchers, a community of over 500,000 women worldwide that work together to improve their lives through financial education. Hear all about how she began her journey to educate others and has now become a bestselling author.

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Tuesday, September 26 - Orlando, US

Diane Court of Orlando Tech

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Diane Court heads up the Orlando Tech Association and has long been the champion of the tech and startup communities in Orlando. We want to take a deeper look at what starting up in Orlando means, from connecting, to accelerators, to mentors, to raising funding, to drawing talent to Orlando. Diane speaks the language and will be sharing her story of what the Orlando "grind" looks like.

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Tuesday, September 26 - Palo Alto, US

Steve Huffman (Reddit)

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Steve Huffman is CEO and co-founder of Reddit. For Steve, the love of programming was instantaneous—and everlasting. A native of Virginia, programming has been the only consistent hobby he’s had. Steve turned his passion into a career as co-founder of Reddit and the co-founder of Hipmunk.

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Wednesday, September 27 - Yogyakarta, ID

Nikko Soetjoadi (Niji Games)

Fireside Chat

Nikko Soetjoadi is co-founder of Niji Games. Nikko has been a serial entrepreneur and an artist at heart. Nikko graduated from Limkokwing Uni of Creative Tech, Malaysia. Come learn how more about enterpreneurship, game development and why Jogja is a good place to do so.

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Wednesday, September 27 - Muscat, OM

Startup Grind Muscat is hosting Louis Lebbos of Astrolabs | September 27th

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Startup Grind Muscat is hosting Louis Lebbos of Astrolabs. Louis is Founding Partner of AstroLabs, an organization on a mission to create a thriving tech ecosystem in MENA Join us September 27th at 7PM at Innovation Factory.

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Wednesday, September 27 - Riga, LV

Startup Grind Riga hosts Alise Semjonova (Infogram)

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Meet Alise Semjonova, the Co-founder and UX designer at Infogram, one of three female startup founders from Latvia who made it to the list of "100 best female startup founders in Europe" and the initiator of Riga Tech Girls. Join us at the Startup Grind Riga on our journey to explore and familiarize with Alise. Let's put the spotlight on the real people and their stories. Keep grinding, - L&N

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Wednesday, September 27 - Bloemfontein, ZA

Startup Grind Bloemfontein Hosts Anri & Yolande

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Anri Powell and Yolande Koupis are dynamic Bloemfontein businesswomen, who own their own companies, ACE Models and Perky Jams respectively. They are a duet who have also collaborated, and are the founders of Miss Free State. Miss Free State is not just a competition about who has the best looks, but that the focus is on ‘Beauty with a purpose’.

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Wednesday, September 27 - Charleston, US

STARTUP GRIND HOSTS TOM WILSON (JACK RUSSELL SOFTWARE, JRS CODING SCHOOL)

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Tom Wilson is founder of Jack Russell Software (acquired) and JRS Coding School. Wilson is active within the Charleston software development community, is a member of the Charleston Digital Corridor, and heads the Charleston CoderDojo, which teaches coding skills to children. He also chairs the Charleston JS Meetup Group and is an instructor and lead advisor at the Digital Corridor’s Code Camp.

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Wednesday, September 27 - Miami, US

Finding Your Passion: Transformation of an Industry and Building a Multimillion Dollar Brand

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Miko Branch is the co-founder and CEO of Miss Jessie's LLC. She is celebrated for transforming the hair-care industry by pioneering an entirely new category of products specifically for natural and curly hair. She was featured on the cover of Women's Wear Daily and appeared on the cover of Beauty Inc. as a trailblazer, and Ebony listed her as one of its Power 100 Innovators and Influencers.

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Wednesday, September 27 - Triangle, US

Digital Health Tech in RTP

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Digital Health Tech in RTP Come try some Big Al’s BBQ, grab a Lonerider beer, and learn about digital health tech in RTP! Michael Levy from BlueDoor will be sharing an overview on digital health tech, leading companies and players in the RTP region, and thought leadership on digital health technologies.

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Wednesday, September 27 - Guadalajara, MX

Pat Calhoun - visionary leader

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It's always been about the experience. The enterprise needs to change. That's why Pat is here. People enthusiastically adopt services that make their lives easier. Companies spend millions carefully crafting customer experiences, but neglect the employee experience. If people can get dinner delivered or grab a ride to anywhere in minutes, shouldn't engaging IT, HR, and Finance be just as simple?

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Wednesday, September 27 - Palo Alto, US

Startup Grind SoCal 2017

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Startup Grind SoCal 2017

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Thursday, September 28 - Auckland, NZ

Startup Grind hosts Shaveer Mirpuri (Goat ventures)

Fireside Chat

Join us for a fireside chat with VC and CEO of Goat Ventures, Shaveer Mirpuri to discuss raising capital, growth, scaling, emerging technologies like AR, AI, VR and how Shaveer has spent the last year exploring "the ideal and most investible business" at Goat Ventures.

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Thursday, September 28 - Melbourne, AU

Startup Grind presents: Can entrepreneurial success be predicted?

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

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Thursday, September 28 - Mogadishu, SO

Startup Grind Mogadishu Success stories and Summer Party

Party

Success Story and Summer Party

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Thursday, September 28 - Lusaka, ZM

Startup Grind Lusaka Hosts Jito Kayumba (Kukula Capital)

Fireside Chat

Jito Kayumba is a Partner at Kukula Capital, Zambia’s pioneering Private Equity and Venture Capital Fund. He has led investments in numerous Zambian SMEs and actively participates in their strategy and development. He also serves as an active Independent Director on the board of the leading telecom company in Zambia, Airtel Networks Zambia Plc and is Chairman of the Audit Committee.

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Thursday, September 28 - Turin, IT

Riccardo Schiavotto (Lanieri)

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Summer is over but don't be sad: Startup Grind is back. This time we want to surprise you with a famous guest from the fashion industry: Riccardo Schiavotto from Lanieri! Lanieri is the first ecommerce to propose entirely Made in Italy, made-to-measure men's clothing online, using high quality Italian fabrics. Since 2013, Riccardo and Lanieri had a great journey: come and discovery their story.

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Thursday, September 28 - Ancona, IT

We are hosting Matteo Concas (N26)

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Matteo Concas, General Manager Italia di N26, sarà l'ospite della terza fireside chat targata StartupGrind Ancona. Siamo impazienti di coinvolgervi nel nuovo talk che ha l'obiettivo di aumentare la conoscenza delle realtà di business che ci circondano in Italia, e non solo.

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Thursday, September 28 - Edinburgh, GB

George Elliott (Chairman & Investor)

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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

Norman Frankel (iCyber-Security)

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Norman is a business leader with a track record of driving businesses from start up through funding to flotation. Normans focus is to build a multi divisional cyber security business including professional services, managed services, training, and product development and to steer the business through to exit.

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Thursday, September 28 - Madrid, ES

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH LUIS PARIS (PARCLICK)

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In our next event in Madrid we will host Luis Paris, the Founder and CEO of Parclick. Luis worked for several years in multinationals such as HP, P&G and BAT, heading the implantation of computer systems on a global scale. In 2011, along with Iván Rodríguez, he founded Parclick, the premier European marketplace for the reservation of parking spaces.

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Thursday, September 28 - Cardiff, GB

Wales Business Customer Service

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Our speaker is a highly motivated Leader representing an Industry worth £650 million to the Welsh Economy. The flip side of this are the challenges associated with running a small business. She has great passion for Leadership, Contact Centres, Omni Channel Communications, great Customer Service and People.

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Thursday, September 28 - Pembroke, US

The UNCP Entrepreneurship Club is Pleased to Host Dick Taylor

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Join us on September 28th, 5:30 to 7 pm, at the Thomas Center for our next Startup Grind program featuring Dick Taylor. Dick will discuss his long and distinguished career in business, sports, and philanthropy. Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the UNCP Collegiate Entrepreneurship Club and the Thomas Center for Entrepreneurship Incubator.

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Thursday, September 28 - Port Au Prince, HT

Delphine Gardere (Barbancourt.net)

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Startup Grind Port au Prince is hosting Delphine Gardère, the new CEO of Barbancourt, the fifth generation and the second woman of Gardère family to head the company. Delphine was primarily in charge of marketing and export and has greatly contributed to what Barbancourt is now: a patrimony for all haitians and the only haitian- based product to be sold in 4 continents and more than 20 countries.

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Thursday, September 28 - Winston-Salem, US

HOW STORYTELLING CAN HELP GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH JUAN GARZON (MESSAGING STRATEGIST)

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Juan Garzon helps entrepreneurs and organizations craft clear and compelling stories to attract their ideal clients and inspire them to take action. Want to learn how? Join us at Startup Grind Winston-Salem.

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Thursday, September 28 - Saint Paul, US

Meet Local Crate Co-Founder & CEO, Frank Jackman

Fireside Chat

Local Crate is all about fresh, local, portioned ingredients & chef designed recipes delivered to Minnesotans weekly while making it easy for people to cook locally!

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Thursday, September 28 - Memphis, US

Hardy Farrow (LITE Memphis)

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Inspired by his experience in Teach for America, Hardy Farrow wanted to give Memphis area-minority low income students the opportunity to discover their strengths and tap into entrepreneurial opportunities. Anyone who is interested in student success and entrepreneurship should attend this event! A must attend Startup Grind Memphis event for parents, educators and business leaders.

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Thursday, September 28 - Sonoma, US

Rajat Mishra (CISCO)

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

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Thursday, September 28 - Fremont, US

Learn How to Build a Stellar Enterprise Software Business - Funding to Scaling

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Jitendra is a serial entrepreneur who founded Punchh a mobile CRM platform to build "Starbucks like" apps for retailers - in 2010. After 6 years and raising $10m, Punchh is going great - 100+ enterprise customers, 120+ employees. Prior to Punchh, Jitendra started another venture backed company called SezWho - a distributed rating and reputation company for social sites - that he sold in 2009.

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Friday, September 29 - Veneto, IT

A Palazzo Mora con ...

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Palazzo Mora, European Cultural Center è la cornice che grazie ospita Luigi De Marchi di http.//beniculturalionline.it. Duante la serata i presenti potranno condivedere riflessioni, approfondimenti e progetti su iniziative dove l'arte diventa centrale nello sviluppo di idee di alto valore aggiunto.

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Friday, September 29 - Casablanca, MA

Startup Grind Casablanca Hosts Mme Mme Omnia EL HASSANI SBAI : PDG DISTRITEL & PRODITEL

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Président fondateur DISTRITEL ET PRODITEL Deux fois Présidente de l ASSOCIATION DES FEMMES CHEF D ENTREPRISE DU MAROC /Fés PROFESSEUR CHERCHEUR A L UNIVERSITE MY ISMAIL / MEKNES

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Saturday, September 30 - Lagos, NG

Maya Horgan Famodu (Ingressive)

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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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Saturday, September 30 - La Paz, MX

Jill Jackson

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Jill grew up in Sonoma,California and received a BA in communications from UC Santa Barbara in 1992.Her work experience includes owning and operating a small café and as a production manager for a large trade show company.She and her husband Rick were introduced to Loreto in 2004,since that time, they have built their property into an award-winning boutique hotel called Las Cabañas de Loreto.

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Monday, October 2 - Buffalo, US

Startup Grind Hosts John Gavigan

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John T. Gavigan is Executive Director for 43North, a leading organization in building a culture of entrepreneurship in Western New York. Annually, 43North awards $5 million to innovative entrepreneurs and startups from around the globe, provides incubation and mentorship programs to its winners and coordinates various inclusive entrepreneurial programs for the WNY region.

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Tuesday, October 3 - Cluj-Napoca, RO

Networking. Yes or No? A business talk w/ Dea Wilson (CEO Lifograph)

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Dubbed "Ms. Silicon Valley", Dea is what people call a "super-connector", her expansive network including the "Who's Who" in startups, venture capital, technology, entertainment, etc. She is a serial entrepreneur and Founder of Silicon Valley Incubator. Her premier events for startups and investors are well renown in Silicon Valley.

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Tuesday, October 3 - Pretoria, ZA

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

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

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Tuesday, October 3 - Blantyre, MW

SG BT host Prof Address Malata, VC (MUST) and Killy Kanjo MD (Zoona) over a fireside chat

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Every month SG Blantyre will be hosting an education series for all entrepreneurs within the city of Blantyre. As we launch our chapter at MUST it's a genesis of more amazing fireside chats lined up to build a vibrant and active entrepreurial community within Blantyre and Malawi. We are hosting two amazing women at MUST to speak on innovation, FINTECH solutions and startup growth.

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Tuesday, October 3 - Luxembourg, LU

Karen and Dirk ZADRA [Itondo]

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Partners in business and life, Dr Dirk Zadra and Karen Zadra developped itondo.com, an augmented reality iOS app for the art market.

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Tuesday, October 3 - Seattle, US

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

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

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Wednesday, October 4 - Milan, IT

Startup Grind Milano hosts Salvatore Aranzulla

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Startup Grind Milano hosts Salvatore Aranzulla. Salvatore Aranzulla is the most well-known Italian computer adviser and is the founder of Aranzulla.it.

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David Chaulk, CEO of ShowGizmo. Creator of hyper-growth and a specialist in start-up turnarounds

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CEO of ShowGizmo. Creator of hyper-growth and a specialist in turnarounds. Success stories in multiple countries and verticals.

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Wednesday, October 4 - Lansing, US

Casey Cornelius (ForCollegeForLife.com)

Fireside Chat

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

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Wednesday, October 4 - Quito, EC

Adriana Hoyos at Startup Grind

Fireside Chat

Adriana Hoyos es una diseñadora y empresaria con pasión por el diseño atemporal y la sofisticación. Con más de 27 años, diez colecciones de muebles y más de 800 proyectos de diseño de interiores a escala internacional, Adriana ha sido presentada en CNN y ha sido galardonada con varios premios y reconocimientos. En 2014, Adriana fue nombrada Embajadora Regional de Buena Voluntad de la Unicef.

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Wednesday, October 4 - San Francisco, US

Zola, WeWork & Calm App

Conference

Join us for a panel with Zola, Calm, and WeWork - founders and brands who have faced the extensive challenges in the business world head on. These experts will share their experiences and advice on maintaining wellness, passion, and creativity amidst the daily grind of running a startup. Tickets, drinks & food on us! Doors open at 6:30pm.

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Thursday, October 5 - Berlin, DE

Ted Persson - Design Partner, EQT Ventures

Fireside Chat

Ted is EQT Ventures’ Design Partner. In this role, he helps portfolio companies with product development and design, branding and marketing.

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Thursday, October 5 - Washington, US

Startup Grind + Techweek Startup Panel: From Cradle to IPO

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As part of Techweek conference, Startup Grind will host a partner event for free. Panel discussion will be centered around what metrics to track as the company grows in the different stages from seed, angel, VC, Mezzanine, and IPO/acquisition. How does a startup approach growth in terms of customer acquisition, recruiting, and financing. Moderated by Deep Gujral of Withum

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Thursday, October 5 - Louisville, US

Elevate Ventures CEO Chris LaMothe

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Elevate Ventures and 1804 present a Startup Grind Louisville fireside chat with Chris LaMothe at Maker13. Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 1,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 250 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 105 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs.

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Friday, October 6 - Najaf, IQ

STARTUP GRIND NAJAF HOSTS Anas Morshed

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Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. It is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs . in the first Startup Grind Najaf , we are glad to host Mr. Anas Morshed Founder Morshed Business Development .

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Friday, October 6 - Heraklion, GR

Charalampos Petras - Athens Coaching Institute

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Φιλοξενούμενος μας ο Χαράλαμπος Πετράς, ο άνθρωπος που οραματίστηκε και υλοποιεί αποτελεσματικά την παροχή Coaching υπηρεσιών τόσο για την αύξηση των επιδόσεων, την επίτευξη στόχων και την ενίσχυση των θετικών συναισθημάτων σε προσωπικό και επαγγελματικό επίπεδο όσο και την σύνδεση αυτών των υπηρεσιών με συγγενείς κλάδους για την δημιουργία νέων, καινοτόμων εφαρμογών.

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Saturday, October 7 - Abuja, NG

Surviving the Grind in Abuja

Fireside Chat

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

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Monday, October 9 - 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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Monday, October 9 - Dayton, US

Stuart Ashmun - The Ashmun Group (Former Microsoft)

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Meet Stuart Ashmun: a veteran in product development who has end-to-end expertise in designing innovative products at Microsoft, where he led six product businesses from the HoloLens to Xbox. Stuart now runs his own company, The Ashmun Group, where he applies his extensive experience in Design, Brand, Customer Experience and Business to help product development clients.

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Tuesday, October 10 - Athens, GR

George Arfaras (e-table.gr)

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George is the Co-CEO and Co-founder of e-table.gr, the online restaurant reservation that raised €2.5M from VentureFriends. The platform has 1,500 affiliates in Greece and 65 in Cyprus, has served more than 300,000 users and is transforming the way Greeks are reserving a table at a restaurant.

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Tuesday, October 10 - Zurich, CH

Alan Frei (amorana)

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

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Tuesday, October 10 - Sacramento, US

Will Bunker (GrowthX / Match.com)

Fireside Chat

Will Bunker co-founded the dating site that became Match.com in 1995 in Dallas, TX. He has invested in over 160 companies all around the country. Currently, Will is a founder of GrowthX VC , his focus is helping companies accelerate their growth after the seed round to get their series A or break even.

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Wednesday, October 11 - Triangle, US

SUG Triangle's First Annual Technology Conference

Conference

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

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Wednesday, October 11 - Vilnius, LT

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

Fireside Chat

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

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Wednesday, October 11 - Munich, DE

Felix Haas - Serial Entrepreneur (TiberiumSun, amiando, UnicornPitch, IDnow, Bits & Pretzels)

Fireside Chat

Welcome Felix Haas, German serial entrepreneur and active business angel investor, mostly known for founding Amiando (acquired by XING) and IDNow, as well as organising and hosting Bits & Pretzels, Germany’s largest founders' event! Felix founded his first company, TiberiumSun Networks, in 1997, while still in high school. Since then, he invested in over 80 internet startups in Europe and the US.

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Wednesday, October 11 - Hamburg, DE

Moritz Thiele, Founder & CEO (Finanzcheck.de)

Fireside Chat

Moritz Thiele is founder and CEO of Finanzcheck.de. After studying economics and geography in Hamburg he passed the entrepreneurial masters program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as various management programs abroad, inter alia at the London Business School.

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Wednesday, October 11 - New Haven, US

Sal Syed (CEO & Co-Founder of Arccos Golf)

Fireside Chat

Sal Syed is CEO and Co-founder of Arccos Golf, the pioneer of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in golf. He has led the company through explosive growth, with Arccos recognized as a Marcum Tech Accelerator company. Arccos has raised around $15 million in funding and is based in Stamford, CT. The company has been featured in Wall Street Journal, VentureBeat, Fortune and many others.

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Wednesday, October 11 - Detroit, US

Fireside Chat with Garlin Gilchrist, Candidate for Detroit City Clerk

Fireside Chat

Garlin Gilchrist II loves three things: his family, Detroit, and solving problems using technology. That’s why—after a successful career as a software engineer at Microsoft, technology entrepreneur, and political organizer with MoveOn.org and the Obama campaign—he returned home to Detroit.

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Wednesday, October 11 - Austin, US

We are hosting Bob Metcalfe (Co-Inventor of Ethernet, Founder of 3Com)

Fireside Chat

We are super excited to host Bob Metcalfe, who brings decades of experience in startups and business to the table. Bob is the co-inventor of Ethernet (which we all use to connect to the Internet and local area networks), as well as the founder of 3Com, a digital electronics manufacturer best known for its computer network products.

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Wednesday, October 11 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Eastside Hosts Aaron Bird CEO/Founder Bizible

Fireside Chat

Aaron Bird is the full-stack CEO at Bizible, a venture-backed startup, which has raised $18.75M over the last 5 years, that is the market pioneer and leader for marketing measurement and planning software for B2B companies. He holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a B.S. in Computer Science from UCSB. Previously, Aaron worked at Microsoft on Bing Ads.

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Thursday, October 12 - Brisbane, AU

Justin Hales & Dave Eddy from Camplify

Fireside Chat

Justin Hales is the founder and CEO of Camplify, Australia’s leading peer-to-peer caravan hire and RV sharing community. In October he and Camplify’s Chief Marketing Officer Dave Eddy will join us at Startup Grind Brisbane.

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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 12 - Cape Town, ZA

We're Hosting Antoinette Prophy (88 Business Collective)

Fireside Chat

Antoinette Prophy is the founder & managing director of 88 Business Collective - an accelerator for emerging women entrepreneurs. Antoinette recently got all 88 Business Collective entrepreneurs who pitched on demo day funded which is a rare achievement. Join us at Workshop 17 and hear Antoinette share what funders look for and also what it takes to set up an effective accelerator.

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Thursday, October 12 - Gibraltar, GI

Félix Moreno de la Cova Chief Financial Officer of XAPO

Fireside Chat

Félix Moreno de la Cova is an economist and Bitcoin trader becoming the most acclaimed and recognised Cryptocurrency lecturer in Spain specialising in Trading; Equities; Equity Trading; Portfolio Management; Technical Analysis; Commodity; FX Options; Bitcoin; Strategy & Mergers. Felix is the author of a book published in 2012 "Blondie Economics" explaining simple economic concepts.

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Thursday, October 12 - Wichita, US

John Bardo | President, Wichita State University

Fireside Chat

The night kicks off at 5:30 pm with food from Carlos O'Kelly's and Wine/Beer from Xclusive. We'll network for an hour, then hear from Dr. Bardo, our special guest, at 6:30 for a 45-minute Fireside Chat + Q&A. Come ready to ask questions, learn from other entrepreneurs, and make valuable connections! The LUX | 120 E. 1st St, Wichita | Thursday, October 12th | 5:30 pm

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Thursday, October 12 - Palo Alto, US

Melody McCloskey (StyleSeat)

Fireside Chat

Melody McCloskey is the co-founder and CEO of StyleSeat, the leading destination for booking beauty and wellness appointments. McCloskey co- founded StyleSeat in 2011 to simplify the process of booking beauty appointments.

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Friday, October 13 - Eldoret, KE

We are hosting Tim Kipchumba (Questworks)

Fireside Chat

Tim is the youngest co-founder of Questworks, a real estate consultancy and integrated project delivery firm that provides solutions to companies and individuals who want to undertake significant construction and solar projects. He is also the co-founder and funding lead of Agrofrontiers; a micro-fund that seeks to foster entrepreneurship in Africa.

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Monday, October 16 - Dubai, AE

Tarek Ghobar (1776)

Fireside Chat

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

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Monday, October 16 - Dublin, IE

Brian Norton (Finance Entrepreneur; Future Finance)

Fireside Chat

Brian Norton started Future Finance, the first European private student lending company. Prior to Future Finance, Brian built and helped to grow several mortgage and student lending companies in the US, including Arch Bay, a $1.5b mortgage investment fund. Today Brian is a Partner at Ridge Road, an private investment fund that invests in and helps to build great businesses.

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Monday, October 16 - 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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Tuesday, October 17 - Istanbul, TR

Startup Grind Hosts Hande Cilingir (Co-Founder and CEO of Insider)

Fireside Chat

Hande Çilingir is the co-founder and chief executive officer at Insider which is a digital experience delivery platform for marketers. At 6:00 PM on Tuesday, October 17, we will have a very pleasant conversation in Bomontiada at Atölye. We are waiting for those who are interested in entrepreneurship. Please do not miss this event to have detailed information about online payment systems.

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Tuesday, October 17 - Chicago, US

Adam Robinson, Co-founder and CEO of Hireology

Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, October 17 - Los Angeles, US

Mahbod Moghadam

Fireside Chat

Mahbod Moghadam is an Iranian-American internet entrepreneur and investor. He is a cofounder of Everipedia. Mahbod was formerly a cofounder of Rap Genius (now Genius), which he started in 2009 with Yale University classmate and friend Tom Lehman.

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Tuesday, October 17 - Santa Clarita, US

Larry Namer (Co-Founder E! Entertainment Television)

Fireside Chat

Join us as Larry Namer shares his experience & learnings that span over 40 years within cable television, live events and new media. Larry is not only the Co-Founder of E! Entertainment Television but is also a founding partner of Metan Global Entertainment Group, a venture created to develop and distribute entertainment content and media specifically to the China market. [Must be 18+ to attend]

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Wednesday, October 18 - Washington, US

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

Fireside Chat

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

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Wednesday, October 18 - Calgary, CA

Calgary Leader in Innovation and Entrepreneurism: Trent Johnsen (HookFlash)

Fireside Chat

Join us for cocktails/snacks, community and a fireside chat with Trent Johnsen. Startup Grind Calgary is focused on presenting one high-value speaker a month to help inspire, educate and support the entrepreneur community in Calgary. Trent is an entrepreneur with a dedicated belief in the power of innovation and new technology to improve the way we work and live.

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Wednesday, October 18 - Houston, US

Our New Normal - Identifying Global Communities + Partners for Sustainable Recovery

Fireside Chat

Recent catastrophes are challenging entrepreneurs to find new, nimble solutions. And THEY ARE! Not just in SE Texas, but both nationally and globally. These situations require flexibility that is mindful of the needs of an entire ecosystem. Together we can ensure that no one is left behind. This month we're proud to have Eyal Hertzog, co-founder/product architect of Bancor live from Israel.

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Thursday, October 19 - Nairobi, KE

Wandia Gichuru

Fireside Chat

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

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Thursday, October 19 - Plovdiv, BG

How I Helped 1 Million People and What I've Learned - Daniel Georgiev

Fireside Chat

Just 21 years old Daniel Georgiev has already two successful health-related startups. Iris is a program that protects eyes from harmful monitor lights, which already has over 1 million users. Vision is the world’s first program that revolutionized ophthalmology, making it possible for the daltonists to see colors. THe goal is to help 300 million people.

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Thursday, October 19 - Las Vegas, US

Big Things Have Small Beginnings w/ Mark S A Smith

Fireside Chat

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

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Thursday, October 19 - Phoenix, US

Todd Belfer (Canal Partners)

Fireside Chat

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

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Thursday, October 19 - Sonoma, US

Amy Miller ( Transcendence Theater)

Fireside Chat

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

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Friday, October 20 - Cardiff, GB

Business Investing Insights and Opportunities

Fireside Chat

Welcoming a senior Investment specialist with strong corporate strategy and management experience. Analytical and results-driven leader with a track record of building and managing profitable and well-regulated business units and asset portfolios. Having successfully transitioned between different private sector positions within investment management, private equity and venture capital.

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Friday, October 20 - Rome, IT

Raul Ricozzi (Orrick)

Fireside Chat

Raul Ricozzi è partner di Orrick, basato nella sede di Roma e membro del gruppo di Banking & Finance. Si occupa principalmente di assistenza legale nei settori del fintech, high-tech, smart cities e smart grids. Orrick ha contribuito a sviluppare insieme a YCombinator il SAFE instrument ( Simple Agreement for Future Equity) in modo da sostituire il generale seed financing convertible note.

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Saturday, October 21 - Khartoum, SD

Alaa Hamadto (Innovation Manager at Solar Dried Foods)

Fireside Chat

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

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Monday, October 23 - Columbia, US

Ron and Cyndi Gula, Co-Founders of Tenable Network Security & Gula Tech Ventures

Fireside Chat

Join us for a highly educational and inspirational fireside chat with super entrepreneurs, Ron and Cyndi Gula, They founded Tenable Network Security, a world leader in cyber-security and vulnerability management. They grew it to more than $100MM, successfully existed and co-founded Gula Tech Ventures, an investment firm early stage cyber-security companies.

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Tuesday, October 24 - Tel Aviv, IL

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

Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, October 24 - Bristol, GB

Talks with Successful Founders -James Smith DevOpsGuys

Fireside Chat

James is multi award winning CEO of DevOpsGuys in Cardiff which has now created over 80 new jobs as well as contributing in excess of £5m into the local economy. He was also instrumental in launching a DevOps graduate intern programme in partnership with the local universities.

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Tuesday, October 24 - Muscatine, US

TAGTEAM.AGENCY ... evolutionary and responsive, Quite simply, an extension of each clients' team.

Fireside Chat

To Mike Vondran, founder & CEO of TAG Communications, it may not really matter what vehicle is used for his clients' work. What really matters is taking great care of the clients’ needs. To Mike, that's what makes for good business.

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Tuesday, October 24 - Chilliwack, CA

Tim McAlpine : President and Creative Director of Currency Marketing

Fireside Chat

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

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Wednesday, October 25 - Bloemfontein, ZA

Startup Grind Bloemfontein Hosts Miles Kubheka

Fireside Chat

October is all about good food, good beer and building a business from a very "out of the box" strategy. We are thrilled to announce that Miles Kubheka, the owner of 'Vuyo's' Restaurant will be joining us for a Fire Side chat to tell his story. We'll be going with an "October Fest" theme, there will be locally crafted beer and perfectly paired sliders. The CUT Idea Gymnasium is where we will meet!

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Wednesday, October 25 - Philadelphia, US

Ron Braunfeld (VP Business Development, Pingup)

Fireside Chat

Ron Braunfeld has over 15 years experience in the internet/mobile tech ecosystem. As a proven Sales & Biz Dev professional, Braunfeld has mastered building and implementing go-to-market strategies within large and small companies. He is currently VP Business Development for Boston based start-up, Pingup. Prior positions include PayPal, WHERE (acq. by Paypal in 2011), MapQuest, and SnipSnap.

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Wednesday, October 25 - Denver, US

Tom Danielson, CEO Cinch Cycling

Fireside Chat

The evening will include a Fireside chat with Tom Danielson, CEO of Cinch Cycling , as well as networking with food and drink

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Wednesday, October 25 - Fremont, US

How To Manage Your Startup Financially Well?

Fireside Chat

David Ehrenberg is the CEO of Early Growth Financial Services, which supports 18% of the VC backed startup companies in the U.S. Lets learn best financial practices from well managed companies and hear out cautionary tale of few badly managed companies. We will keep it extremely examples driven engaging session.

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Thursday, October 26 - Prague, CZ

Martin Rozhon (CEO & Founder, VIVANTIS)

Fireside Chat

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

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Thursday, October 26 - Edinburgh, GB

Startup Grind Edinburgh hosts Seonaidh MacDonald (mLED Ltd)

Fireside Chat

Seonaidh MacDonald was until late 2016, the CEO of mLED Ltd, a world leader in micro-displays for Augmented & Virtual Reality products. In 2016 he led mLED to a hugely successful trade sale to a U.S household name, delivering a double digit exit multiple. He is Vice Chairman of The Lennox Partnership, a Social Enterprise organisation. This will be an inspiring and entertaining talk!

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Thursday, October 26 - Princeton, US

Katherine O'Neill JumpStart NJ Angel Network

Fireside Chat

Startup Grind Princeton welcomes Katherine O'Neill, one of NJ's leading angel investors. She is the Executive Director for JumpStart New Jersey Angel Network, a member led angel investor group that invests in early stage companies in Mid-Atlantic region.

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Thursday, October 26 - Saint Paul, US

Meet E&C's Snacks Co-Founder & CEO of Hunkola & Heavenly Hunks, Casey Webber

Fireside Chat

These baked treats have been described by many as the “love child between a cookie, scone, brownie, and muffin”. Check out our upcoming event with E&C’s Snacks the maker of Heavenly Hunks & Hunkola granola bites. Casey might even bring some samples for those that attend!

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Friday, October 27 - Nairobi, KE

Willy Simons on Monetizing Geo-spatial Tech!

Fireside Chat

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

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Saturday, October 28 - Lagos, NG

Afua Osei (She Leads Africa)

Fireside Chat

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

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Wednesday, November 1 - Melbourne, AU

Startup Grind hosts Elliot Costello (YGAP)

Fireside Chat

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

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Wednesday, November 1 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind hosts Howard Behar, Retired Starbucks President, Author

Fireside Chat

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

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Thursday, November 2 - Palo Alto, US

Chris O'Neill (Evernote)

Fireside Chat

Chris O’Neill is CEO of Evernote, where he’s tackling the challenge of turning a beloved globally recognized brand into a productivity powerhouse beyond its already sizeable 200 million member base. Previously, Chris was managing director of Google Canada, where he oversaw Google’s operations in Canada and served on the Americas’ Executive Management Group.

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Friday, November 3 - Nairobi, KE

Story Time: Startup Grind Success Session

Fireside Chat

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

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Saturday, November 4 - Abuja, NG

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

Fireside Chat

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

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Monday, November 6 - Ensenada, MX

Pepe Villatoro

Fireside Chat

Director General de WeWork Mexico, Co-fundador de FuckUp Nights, socio de la financiera Avanza Negocios y creador de nuevos negocios innovadores para corporativos.

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Tuesday, November 7 - Pretoria, ZA

Meet the Investor - Zachariah George (Startup Bootcamp / Cactus Advisors)

Fireside Chat

Come and learn about the tech scene and investment world from a seasoned Angel Investor. Zach George is an advisor to numerous African start-ups and SMEs and is a co-Managing Director for Startupbootcamp Africa – one of the world’s leading accelerator programs.

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Wednesday, November 8 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Eastside Hosts Brent Frei Founder/Chairman (Smartsheet)

Fireside Chat

Brent has co-founded three companies. Onyx Software, HarvestWest Investments, and Smartsheet. Onyx Software was a Bellevue-based customer relationship management (CRM) software company that consistently ranked top five amongst CRM vendors worldwide. In his ten years as Onyx CEO, Brent oversaw it's growth to 800+ employees.. He started Smartsheet in 2006 and has raised over $100M since inception.

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Wednesday, November 8 - Sonoma, US

Gary Nelson (Nelson Staffing)

Fireside Chat

Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Nelson Family of Companies, which has been providing innovative workforce solutions for more than 40 years to global clients through its Nelson Staffing, Nelson Technology, Nelson & Associates, Nelson Interactive, Nelson Compliance and iWorkGlobal business units.

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Thursday, November 9 - Berlin, DE

Trent McConaghy - BigchainDB Founder and CTO

Fireside Chat

Trent and his colleagues at BigchainDB & IPDB are building a public blockchain database for the internet. Previously, he co-founded Solido to help drive Moore's Law with AI; its technology is now widely deployed in most modern devices. He has written two textbooks, a PhD, and dozens of peer-reviewed papers, patents, and essays on AI, decentralization, machine creativity, and the future.

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Friday, November 10 - Ensenada, MX

Brant Cooper

Fireside Chat

Brant Cooper is the NYT bestselling author of The Lean Entrepreneur, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development, and The Lean Brand.

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Monday, November 13 - Columbus, US

Startup Grind Hosts Nick Davis, Singularity University

Fireside Chat

Nick is one of the founders/creators of Lumos and the Smart City Accelerator powered by Singularity University, AEP, and NCT Ventures.

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Monday, November 13 - Minneapolis, US

Tyrre Burks, Founder, Player's Health

Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, November 14 - Athens, GR

Thanasis Kalekos (Odyssey Venture Partners)

Fireside Chat

"A.K.," as he is known in the Valley, has thirty years of executive management and venture capital experience. He is Managing Partner of Odyssey Venture Partners. The 'Odyssey JEREMIE Partners' fund is the largest venture capital fund exclusively focused on ICT investing in Greece and Thanasis experience in investments, funding and VC's is really unique and extremely valuable for any founder!

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Tuesday, November 14 - Cologne, DE

Startup Grind #13 mit Tom Bachem

Fireside Chat

Tom Bachem, founder of CODE University, will be our speaker at the Startup Grind Cologne #13!

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Tuesday, November 14 - Santa Clarita, US

Rahul Sonnad (CO-Founder & CEO of Tesloop)

Fireside Chat

Join us as Rahul Sonnad joins us to share his passion and journey behind his pursuit to change the way we look at city-to-city transportation. Rahul is Co-Founder and CEO of Tesloop, which offers local transportation in electric semi-autonomous vehicles. [Must be 18+ to attend]

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Wednesday, November 15 - Napoli, IT

Smart Entrepreneurs for Smart Mobility

Party

I macro-trends come l'urbanizzazione, la densificazione, la connettività, il cambiamento climatico e la sharing-economy stanno cambiando il modo in cui utilizziamo i trasporti. Una crescente rete di alleanze tra fabbricanti automobilistici, giganti tecnologici, start-ups e addirittura città, si è sviluppata per operare tutti insieme nel settore Smart Mobility e offrire le migliori soluzioni.

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Thursday, November 16 - Las Vegas, US

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

Fireside Chat

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

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Thursday, November 16 - San Francisco, US

Bret Taylor (Quip, Facebook)

Fireside Chat

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

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Monday, November 20 - Columbia, US

We're hosting Mr. Terry Schaefer, Founder and CEO of EasyAssociates, Inc and Serial Entrepreneur.

Fireside Chat

Join us for a highly educational and inspiration fireside chat with Mr. Terry Schaefer. Terry is going to share with us the lessons and secrets he has learned working with highly successful founders, startups, entrepreneurs, and business owners and what they do differently that creates such success. It's not what you might think. Join us to learn more.

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Tuesday, November 21 - Chilliwack, CA

Cameron Van Klei: Owner and managing broker of Century 21 Creekside Realty Ltd

Fireside Chat

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

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Wednesday, November 22 - Barcelona, ES

Angel García (Lanta Digital Ventures)

Fireside Chat

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

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Friday, November 24 - Rome, IT

Matteo Concas (N26)

Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, November 28 - Washington, US

Jon Chapman (Cofounder & President of EverFi)

Fireside Chat

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

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Tuesday, November 28 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Seattle Hosts Tren Griffin Author, Strategists

Fireside Chat

A 15 year employee of MSFT, he writes often on his blog 25iq.com and is active on twitter. He shares his knowledge of company building and trends others do not see. Tren was formerly a partner at Eagle River investments controlled by Craig McCaw. In 1994 he joined Teledesic as the 4th employe, it grew to over 3 billion in valuation. Author of 7 books including: A Dozen Lessons for Entrepreneurs.

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Tuesday, December 5 - Pretoria, ZA

Agile Innovation Projects & Mobile with Derrick Kotze (mLabs)

Fireside Chat

Come and learn about all things Mobile when we chat to Derrick Kotze - the CEO and Executive Director of the Mobile Applications Laboratory (mLab) Southern Africa. He has facilitated the development of the regional mobile solutions economy, and consulted on numerous mobile innovations and programmes for public and private sector organisations, science councils, and SMMEs.

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Saturday, December 9 - Nairobi, KE

Grant Brooke (Twiga Foods Ltd)

Fireside Chat

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

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Monday, December 11 - Columbus, US

Startup Grind Columbus Hosts Fred Brothers, Uprising Capital

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

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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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Tuesday, December 12 - Santa Clarita, US

Startup Grind Holiday Party

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Join us for our 1st Annual Holiday Party! Our hope is to throw the largest SCV Startup holiday party of all time. We will have food, drinks and the wonderful entrepreneurial community here to help you unwind after a year of hard work! Happy Holidays!

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Wednesday, December 13 - Washington, US

Matthew Calkins (Cofounder & CEO of Appian)

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Matthew Calkins is the cofounder and CEO of Appian (NASDAQ: APPN), a billion dollar B2B enterprise that provides a leading low-code software development platform that enables organizations to rapidly develop powerful applications and it was one of the hottest IPOs in 2017.

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Wednesday, December 13 - Houston, US

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

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When answering his daughter's questions about a startup he was working on, Mike Millard decided to create a way to encourage her generation's natural curiosity for entrepreneurship. Pitch-a-Kid was born! Mike is also the MD for MassChallenge Texas, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet.

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Thursday, December 14 - Las Vegas, US

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

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

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Friday, December 22 - Nairobi, KE

Nairobi's Startups Holiday Party

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

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Wednesday, January 10 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Seattle Hosts Hanson Hosein Award Winning Journalist/Storyteller

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

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Saturday, January 13 - Abuja, NG

Engaging your customers with Yung Willis

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Producer and singer educates us on how to engage Abuja customers

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Tuesday, January 16 - Napoli, IT

Fundraising & Crowdfunding: Let's learn how to raise MONEY!

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Il crowfunding è, ormai, un canale di finanziamento sempre più alternativo, basato esclusivamente sul web e sui social media. Ma come sfruttare le potenzialità del Web 2.0? Come identificare i fattori critici di una campagna di raccolta fondi online? Con quali strumenti trasformarla in un‘operazione di successo? In che modo integrare gli strumenti online con quelli più tradizionali, offline?

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Thursday, January 18 - Sonoma, US

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Thursday, January 25 - Thames Valley, GB

Jon Wright (Innocent Drinks & Jam Jar Investments)

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

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Tuesday, January 30 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Hosts Rian Buckley CEO/Co-Founder Fitcode

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

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Monday, February 12 - Palo Alto, US

Global Conference

Conference

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

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Tuesday, February 20 - Athens, GR

Stavros Drakoularakos (24Media)

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

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Tuesday, February 27 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Seattle Hosts Sarah Imbach (Angel Investor)

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

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Tuesday, March 27 - Seattle, US

Startup Grind Hosts Cal McAllister CEO Wexley School for Girls

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

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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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