Hunting for Silver Linings w/ Captain Steven S. Hoffman, Author, Investor & CEO of Founder Space

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 2:00 – 2:30 PM UTC

Join Startup Grind Grand Rapids’ Chapter Director Corey Hart and Associate, Beneventure Partners, Yorgo Katsanos as we host an event series featuring check-ins with investors and Startup Grind Chapter Directors from all corners of the world. Joining us for this event: Captain Steven S. Hoffman, Author, Investor & CEO of Founder Space.

Virtual event

About this event


Through our Startup Grind event series Hunting for Silver Linings, we check in with ecosystem builders, investors, and business leaders from around the world.

We dig for deeper context around challenges and opportunities found in markets around the world, as well as mine for insight that can better inform biases about regions, their talent, and potential for investment.

Then, we connect the dots.


Corey Hart | LinkedIn

Chapter Director, Startup Grind

Co-founder & CMO, Telebehavioral Health.US

Yorgo (George) Katsanos

Associate, Beneventure Partners


June 1st, we are pleased to host Steven Hoffman (Captain Hoff), Chairman & CEO of Founders Space and author of "Make Elephants Fly" - "Surviving a Startup" - "The Five Forces". Captain Hoff will give us some insight on how the epidemic is affecting the startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem in their region, as well as provide advice to entrepreneurs.


We spend our time checking in with investors, entrepreneurs, founders, and Startup Grind Chapter Directors from around the globe to get accounts of what's happening in their areas and learn of what their challenges and opportunities are.

We learn about our guest, their story

We dig into their area & industry of expertise, and their ecosystem

We identify specific challenges & opportunities they are close to

We ask what their outlook is for the next 6, 12 months

Finally, we ask how our network of global Directors, entrepreneurs, and investors can help them

Check out what happened


  • Steven Hoffman

    Founders Space


  • Corey Hart

    Startup Grind Grand Rapids

    Chapter Director

  • Yorgo Katsanos

    Beneventure Partners



  • Corey Hart, Startup Grind

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Elizabeth Hiemstra

    Tungsten Branding


  • Renee De Haan

    Equitable Advisors