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We are proud to host Brad Feld for our Summer Closing event. Brad has accumulated decades of experience building and funding startups, mentoring and training founders as well as community builders. His insights are priceless and very much needed during these unprecedented times.
If you are a community builder, this is your chance to personally query Brad about your challenges.
If you are involved in a Startup Ecosystem in any capacity, engaged in entrepreneurship or are considering becoming an entrepreneur can you really afford to miss this event?
Startup Pitch sudden death matches. May the best Startup win!
Brad Feld has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur for over 20 years. Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of TechStars.
Community manager of the Americas
Founder & CEO
VP Global Community
Ecokaya CEO &
VP IT Application Development
Miami Labs Manager
Derek Andersen is the Founder & CEO of Startup Grind, a 1,000,000 person entrepreneurial community in 120 countries. Startup Grind's mission is to help every entrepreneur in the world. After running Startup Grind as a side project for 2 years, Derek turned his full attention to scaling it from 3 chapters to 300 chapters today. He's also Co-founder of Bevy, the platform that powers Startup Grind.
Guillaume de Smedt is the Global Community Director for Silicon Valley based Startup Grind. He manages the community team and overseas 300 international chapters. He has also been on the Silicon Cape board for over 2 years, where he is now the chairman of the Community Council. Although this doesn't really make use of his electronic engineering background, he loves what he does ;)
Steven A. Rodriguez is the Techstars Startup Programs Regional Manager for US and Canada, Founder / Managing Director of SUEGO™ and Chief Culture Officer at BloomShift™. He co-leads various ESHIP programs through his non-profit InnovateCoalition™; is a Business Development & Digital Marketing Mentor & Contributor for WeWork Labs and Coach for the DC Department of Employment Services Innovation Lab; and is a Board Member to the International Council on Trade and Development. He was Director of Community Engagement for 1863 Ventures, a business development program, and community strategist for the Global Entrepreneurship Network and NextGen Venture Partners. He is currently a community strategist leading various world renowned entrepreneurship programs and initiatives in the Greater Washington, D.C like the Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration and the Techstars Startup Programs through DC Startup Week, Startup Weekend DC and Startup Digest DC. Region. Rodriguez has a BA from CUNY The City College of New York and is currently pursuing an EMBA.
Passionate about promoting awesome people doing amazing things. Grinding daily to help unite the world by connecting people and businesses with internal fortitude and a shared mission to lead our fellow humans to a higher quality of life.
On a quest to enhance the positive social impact that technology is having on our lives. I'm an activist of the entrepreneur revolution empowering people to pursue our full potential. All about utilizing the gifts that we’ve been blessed with to live our best life, together, as a synerjized global community.
Andrew Parry, VP IT Application Development at Office Depot, working there for over 22 years across 2 continents. He has been on this side of the pond in South Florida since 2006, even in his short time he has seen the tech community continuously expand & grow. He has a passion for entrepreneurship and to helping startups succeed through mentorship, networking and learning together.
"Pedro Sostre is a 3X founder and currently leads innovation and startups for WeWork in Miami. He is a growth focused founder with 20 years of experience in business & marketing and is the author of Web Analytics for Dummies." WeWork Labs is The We Company’s global platform for early-stage startups and forward-thinking enterprise companies. They empower inventive humans and organizations to impact the present and influence the future.
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