Startup Grind Charleston Hosts Kevin Flounders (CEO of SIB Fixed Cost Reduction)

Oct 19, 2021, 10:00 PM – Oct 20, 2021, 12:00 AM

SIB Fixed Cost Reduction, 796 Meeting Street, Charleston, 29403

Join us on Tuesday, October 19th as we host Kevin Flounders, CEO of SIB Fixed Cost Reduction at their office at 796 Meeting Street.

In-person event

About this event

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This is an indoor event. We ask that all of our guests wear a mask out of respect for this community and our volunteer team. We want to keep everyone healthy so we can keep hosting in-person events. Please do not join us if you are unable to wear a mask.

Kevin Flounders joined SIB Fixed Cost Reduction in November 2018 after more than 25 years in the telecom industry. His decades of leadership success drive SIB’s growth by continually improving operations, employee retention and business development while expanding SIB’s service offerings. Kevin’s focus at SIB revolves around client and employee engagement.

Kevin’s telecom career began at 19 when his father, who owned a one-man residential cabling company, fell ill. Kevin took over the company and grew it into Comstar Technologies, a technology integration firm focused on VoIP, data, and physical Infrastructure. Comstar grew from $136K in revenue to $50 million through organic growth, acquisitions and strategic partnerships. He attributes his success in part to building a thriving company culture with high employee satisfaction, loyalty and retention. Comstar continues to grow as a full-service provider of business cloud and onsite phone systems, IT services, cabling, A/V and security systems for clients across the US, Canada, Mexico, South Africa and China. Kevin sold Comstar Technologies in 2018 and now serves on its board of directors.

Special thanks to our friends and partners:

- SIB Fixed Cost Reduction for hosting us, we couldn’t do it without them

- Zing Zheng for capturing the moment

- Slice Company for the pies

- Frothy Beard Brewing for the brews

- Tambu Wines for the vino


About Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Month

This month Startup Grind is celebrating DEI month, presented with SVB and supported by Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs. DEI stands for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; 31 days to emphasize the importance of diversity across our global startup ecosystem, and what it means to all of us. We are so excited to take this time to recognize and amplify the voices of leaders in our globally diverse communities, providing a platform for those that may not have been heard previously.

In addition to this event, you can also view Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Month events taking place across our global startup community here or register for our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit here.

Check out what happened


  • Kevin Flounders

    SIB Fixed Cost Reduction



  • Alex Cottingham

    Startup Grind Charleston




October 19 – 20, 2021
10:00 PM – 12:00 AM UTC


10:00 PMCheck-In & Networking
10:30 PMMeet Kevin
11:15 PMAudience Q&A
11:30 PMNetworking
11:45 PMClean-Up
12:00 AMEvent Ends


  • Jeremy Berman



  • Robert Huffman


  • Mike McGee

    Mugsy Jeans


Global sponsor

Dell Technologies logo

Dell Technologies


SIB Fixed Cost Reduction logo

SIB Fixed Cost Reduction

Zing Zheng logo

Zing Zheng

Startup Grind logo

Startup Grind

Frothy Beard Brewing Company logo

Frothy Beard Brewing Company

Tambu Wines logo

Tambu Wines

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