A little background about Marques: in 2003, he was drafted into the NFL as an offensive lineman. After 5 years of playing in the league, he decided to retire and pursue a career in construction and contracting. At the age of 27, Marques founded a construction company, Kayden Premier Enterprises. The company had fast growth and in 2010 Marques won The African American Subcontractor of the Year Award in the state of Maryland. Yet, in the end, his business went bankrupt, losing almost 2 million dollars on one project in a matter of 90 days.
During his darkest hours, Marques pulled himself together, got a part-time job as a custodian and with hard work and determination became an inspirational keynote speaker, executive coach, best-selling author, and marketing leader, helping to build the success of others.
The event includes a virtual fireside chat with Marques Ogden, and an audience Q&A session. A copy of Marques's book is included with every paid ticket.
Exclusive application for 1:1 Mentorship with an AWS expert
As a Startup Grind community member, you are invited to apply for our exclusive AWS + Startup Grind Mentorship Program as part of Mentorship Month.
Selected applicants will have the opportunity to participate in a one-on-one mentor session to get guidance on how to grow and develop your business and allow you to get first-hand advice from experts in your field. We offer 5 distinct mentoring tracks that you can choose from, including Fundraising, Product, Marketing, Sales, or Strategy & Ops, and you will get paired with an AWS expert in the field of your choice. All sessions are held remotely, and the program is completely free for all participants.