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Startup Grind is one of the biggest communities of entrepreneurs in partnership with Google for Startups. Our mission is to help every entrepreneur in the world. We do so by hosting a monthly recurring event to inspire, educate, and connect entrepreneurs.
If there is one person who knows about scaling a company and taking it to new heights - it's Chris Meaux. Originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana Chris had success in only one market before he expanded Waitr to Lafayette. In this Fireside there are a few things we will be discussing:
• What it really takes to scale your startup
• Defining the right metrics and executing on those metrics
• Building a sustainable business while continuously innovating
Chris Meaux is an Angel Investor, Entrepreneur, and Founder and Vice Chairman of Waitr Holdings, Inc. Chris founded Waitr in December 2013 and was its CEO until August 2019. Under Chris’ leadership, Waitr went from a business idea in a notebook to nearly $200 million in revenue in just six years. In May 2018 Chris led the sale of Waitr for $308 million to a group led by Tillman J. Fertitta and stayed on as CEO to take the company public in November 2018.
He currently serves on the boards of Waitr Holdings Inc., Picasso Analytics, Relief Telemedicine, BARS Equipment, and Mallard Bay, Inc. and a trustee for the Lafayette Public Innovation Alliance.
Chris has been recognized for numerous awards including the 2019 Ernst and Young Gulf Coast Entrepreneur of the Year, the 2019 ACG Dealmaker of the year, a member of the 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 Silicon Bayou 100, the 2018 ACG Emerging Growth Company award, and the 2017 Jr. Achievement Startup Business of the Year.
6:00 PM - A give first opportunity to get help with your startup. You'll have the opportunity to be introduced to and connect with the right people.
6:30 PM - A fireside chat with Chris Meaux / Q&A
7:30 PM - A networking session in which attendees talk to each other freely over drinks and delicious snacks. There's no Startup Grind where you don't leave with new friends and exciting connections.
Come out for a great night of networking, food, and stories. Be sure to use the #startupgrindBR when posting about the event.
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Chris is an Angel Investor, Entrepreneur and Founder and Vice Chairman of Waitr Holdings, Inc. Chris founded Waitr in December 2013 and was its CEO until August 2019. Under Chris' leadership, Waitr went from a business idea in a notebook to nearly $200 million in revenue in just six years
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