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Join us as Thomas Parkinson of Peapod comes to share his incredible 30+ year journey with us.
Where: Virtual (Zoom Details to Follow)
When: April 16th, 6:00-7:15 PM
What Else: Join our Slack Channel for updates and Q&A
What is Startup Grind: Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs.
Our monthly fireside chat provides ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections, and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.
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.
Entrepreneur in Residence
Thomas and his brother Andrew founded online grocer Peapod in the Northwestern Technology Incubator in 1989, took the company public in 1997, and sold it to Royal Ahold in 2001.
Thomas co-founded Peapod with his brother, Andrew, in 1989 in the first Northwestern Technology Innovation Center. As Chief Technology Officer and Head of Product, Thomas was responsible for Peapod’s web and mobile product development, IT infrastructure, supply chain and transportation systems, and R&D. Thomas holds a Masters in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and a BA from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He is currently working on his fifth startup, Sifter, LLC, with Andrew, that focuses on “Food as Medicine”.
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