Hunting for Silver Linings w/ Hessan Adnani of Startup Grind Nicosia, Cyprus

Grand Rapids
Mon, Dec 28, 2020, 10:00 AM (EST)

About this event


Never before did investors, founders, entrepreneurs, and leaders of even the smallest companies think that having a command of and understanding of:

  • epidemiology
  • economics
  • public policy
  • public health
  • history
  • psychology
  • sociology
  • financial markets
  • science
  • technology
  • language
  • engineering
  • mathematics

and more!

... and tracking where they all intersect from moment to moment would ever be so important to how they, their family, their team, their firm survives just the next couple days... and the next couple weeks... and the next couple months, let alone plan for next year.

The fact is that most entrepreneurs today didn’t have to lead through the great recession, they weren’t CEOs during the dot com bubble, they likely didn’t study the economic impacts of the World War I and Spanish Flu one-two punch on the global economy.

How are they to be expected to do anything but follow their guts or the reactionary examples of their peers?

The pandemic has been and will continue to be the great global leveler.

As leaders, entrepreneurs, and business leaders we should be informed, rational, analytical, and rigorous in our thinking.

No one has a crystal ball, but if we look closely, we might be able to find the silver linings that are around every cloud as we work to emerge from this pandemic stronger.


Corey Hart | LinkedIn
Chapter Director, Startup Grind
Co-founder & CMO, Telebehavioral Health.US

Yorgo (George) Katsanos
Managing Director, Beneventure Partners


Monday, December 28, we are pleased to host Hessan Adnani of Startup Grind Nicosia, Cyprus. Hessan will give us some insight on how the epidemic is affecting the startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem in his 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


Director at Startup Grind

Nicosia, Cyprus



Monday, Dec 28
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)

Brought to you by

  • Corey Hart

    Corey Hart

    Startup Grind Grand Rapids

    Chapter Director

    See Bio
  • Maya Heibel

    Maya Heibel

    Startup Grind

    Startup & Venture Capital Intern

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