Breaking Ground in Gaming and Esports with Keisha Howard

Sep 25, 2023, 11:00 PM – Sep 26, 2023, 1:30 AM


Bond Collective - The Loop, 20 North Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, 60606

Keisha Howard stands out as an illuminating figure in the gaming and technology sectors. As the founder of the acclaimed tech advocacy organization, Sugar Gamers, she has been instrumental in converting many gaming enthusiasts into multifaceted industry professionals. Beyond gaming, Keisha champions for social change and education through technology.

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About this event

Keisha Howard has built one of the premiere brands in gaming & esports through her media and technology advocacy brand, Sugar Gamers. Her work covering some of the biggest events in gaming have made her a go-to expert for breaking news and emerging trends. Along the way she's championed creating a more diverse and inclusive landscape, working with brands like Adidas, NBA, Microsoft, Logitech, Google, meta, and more. Today she's expanded her portfolio to become the inaugural commissioner of Tachyon, the first ever mixed reality esports league.

This month's Startup Grind event kicks off Day 1 of Startup Hypeman's HYPE Week!™ and we'll sit down with Keisha to discuss:

  • Building a brand in gaming and beyond
  • Keys to building strong communities
  • Making esports more inclusive
  • The future of gaming & esports
  • and more!

Who? Keisha Howard

What? Startup Grind fireside chat to kickoff Startup Hypeman HYPE Week!™ 

When? Monday, Sep 25, 6pm

Where? Venue To Be Announced

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  • Keisha Howard

    Sugar Gamers




September 25 – 26, 2023
11:00 PM – 1:30 AM UTC


Doors, Drinks, Bites, Connecting
Fireside Chat
More connecting!


  • Rajiv Nathan

    Startup Hypeman


  • Sid Khaitan

    Chapter Coordinator

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