Hunting for Silver Linings w/ Dominic Orowua, Founder of Founders Initiative Africa (FIA)

Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM UTC

Join Startup Grind Grand Rapids’ Chapter Director Corey Hart and Yorgo Katsanos, Associate at Beneventure Partners 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: Dominic Orowua, Founder of Founders Initiative Africa (FIA).

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
Startup & Scaleup Advisor @coreythehart

Yorgo (George) Katsanos
Associate, Beneventure Partners


June 14th, we are pleased to host Dominic Orowua, Founder of Founders Initiative Africa (FIA). Dominic 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 ecosystem builders, entrepreneurs, and investors can help them

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM UTC


11:00 AMPodcast Interview