Female Founder Month special: Startup Grind Amsterdam hosts Carolyn Rodz (Founder of Alice)

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 3:30 – 6:30 PM UTC

For this very Special Startup Grind Female Founder Month we're hosting Carolyn Rodz, Founder of Alice. Carolyn is flying to Amsterdam speak at TNW and she's kindly agreed to be our guest at Startup Grind Amsterdam the night before the conference. Should be a very insightful and inspiring event!

About this event

Startup Grind - Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs - is bringing a special #SGWomen Female Founder month edition event, on the eve of TNW Conference. We'll be hosting the Founder of Alice - Carolyn Rodz.

Carolyn is as an advocate for women entrepreneurs, connecting them to capital, partners and mentors and is committed to closing the gender gap in the startup environment.

(see her full, and very impressive, bio below)

In our fireside chat, Carolyn will share her personal story and journey founding 3 companies, give her top advice for female entrepreneurs, and talk about why it's important to fail in public (watch Carolyn's TEDx talk about failure). 

In Startup Grind style expect an open, honest and very inspiring talk.

Hope to see you there!


Carolyn Rodz
Founder, Alice

Featured in Fortune, Inc., Fast Company, Entrepreneur and more, Alice was founded by three-time Latina entrepreneur Carolyn Rodz. She has helped raise billions of dollars of capital for innovative organizations, created a luxury retail line that sold in over 400 stores worldwide, including Neiman Marcus, Harrod’s, and Bloomingdales, and later launched a global marketing firm that supported specialty product launches within Fortune 500 enterprises and startups positioning themselves for industry leadership.

Carolyn now serves as an advocate for women entrepreneurs, connecting them to sources of capital, strategic partners, and mentors to create businesses that scale. She is committed to closing the gender gap prevalent in the startup environment by helping female founders implement key strategies for sustainable, accelerated business growth. Carolyn was recognized by Inc. as a “17 Women to Watch in 2017,” by Entrepreneur Magazine as a 2016 “Woman to Watch,” and was selected to participate in the United Nations Foundation Global Accelerator. She is a member of the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network, a Fortune Most Powerful Women attendee, and has received numerous accolades, including being chosen as a Sam Walton Emerging Entrepreneur and American Express Micro to Millions awardee. She is a TEDx speaker, regular contributor to major media outlets, and is a board member for the Texas A&M Mays College of Business. Carolyn resides in Houston, Texas with her husband and two boys, Luca (5) and Henry (3).


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PS - Here's a recap video we made of the last Startup Grind, with Daniel Gebler of Picnic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCP5m084jRc

Check out what happened



Wednesday, May 23, 2018
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM UTC


3:30 PMNetworking
4:30 PMFireside Chat
5:30 PMNetworking