Hunting for Silver Linings w/ Declan J McLaughlin, Startup Grind Chapter Director of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Grand Rapids
Mon, May 24, 12:00 PM (EDT)

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
Head of Corporate Finance, Cubera International


May 24th, we are pleased to host Declan J McLaughlin, who currently does Business development for BackHug and is Startup Grind Chapter Director of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Declan 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


  • Declan McLaughlin

    Declan McLaughlin

    Startup Grind Edinburgh

    Chapter Director

    A young & motivated man willing to educate, inspire and empower those around him in taking full responsibility for their health. The founder of Dec McLaughlin Nutrition.

    Declan is passionate about his job and wants to help others rediscover a steady life. His Med Chem Masters Degree and the Nutrition Level 1 Certification gave him the skills & authority to coach more than 50+ c...

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  • When

    Monday, May 24
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Brought to you by

    • Corey Hart

      Corey Hart

      Startup Grind Grand Rapids

      Chapter Director

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    • Yorgo Katsanos

      Yorgo Katsanos

      Beneventure Partners


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