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Throughout the month of August in cities across the world, Startup Grind is featuring leading experts in all things cryptocurrency and blockchain.
In Dayton we'll host Michael Hiles, Founder and CEO of 10XTS, a blockchain development company as our guest. 10XTS combines advanced enterprise architecture, software development, data science, and artificial intelligence with product management, capital, and marketing – to launch new platforms, business models and products.
WHO: Michael Hiles, Founder and CEO of 10XTS
WHAT: All about Blockchain
WHEN: August 20 11:30-1:30
WHERE: 444 E 2nd St
WHAT ELSE: food and drinks
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 350 cities and 115 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators, and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.
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.
Michael Hiles is a long-time entrepreneur whose expertise crosses the boundaries between software development, information architecture and marketing strategy. As a business executive with multiple startup and early stage company experience, he has become an active mentor across Ohio's startup economy. His latest venture is 10XTS, a blockchain development company that launched in early 2017.Read More
Michael Hiles is a business executive with multiple startup and early stage company experience.
He was a founding member and CIO of the board for Lender’s Investment Group where he created the actuarial financial algorithms and information management strategy to help enable the insurance company to obtain funding. Later he founded SoftLynx Interactive, one of the first web development companies in Cincinnati that merged with Reach Publishing, one of the nation’s largest direct mail marketing companies.
Michael is a Smithsonian Award winner, has acted as an information architect, turnaround strategist, digital strategy adviser and consultant, working with small businesses to mid-market clients to create and implement business development strategies.
In 2016, Michael launched the Cincinnati chapter of Founder Institute, the local operation for the Silicon Valley-based global accelerator founded by Adeo Ressi. In two years, the local accelerator has launched 21 companies with pre-money valuations of $1 million each.
Early in 2017, he formalized the team and launched 10XTS, a blockchain development company. Michael frequently speaks at blockchain and digital marketing events and conferences. He also consults with early and growth stage companies to help ownership teams define target markets, package their value proposition, and develop accelerated market development strategies.