Hunting for Silver Linings w/ Jose Betancur of Startup Grind Medellín, Columbia

Dec 11, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 AM

Grand Rapids

Join Startup Grind Grand Rapids’ Chapter Director Corey Hart as we host an event series featuring check-ins with entrepreneurs and Startup Grind Chapter Directors from all corners of the world. Joining us for this event: Jose Betancu Startup Medellín, Columbia

Virtual event


About this event


Never before did founders, entrepreneurs, and leaders of even the smallest companies need to think that their command of and understanding of:



public policy

public health




financial markets






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 a 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 the markets operate virtually 24 hours, and across the globe. As markets open and close, and as their outcomes across all asset classes inform the decisions of every entrepreneur on the ground, we can at least see around the bend and do our very best to make the best decisions we can for our businesses, teams, and families.


Corey is a serial entrepreneur and startup/founder coach & mentor. He currently serves as the CMO & Co-founder of Telebehavioral Health.US, and as Director of Operations for Systemic UNRACISM & MPRWD Business Magazine.


Friday, December 4, we are pleased to host Jose Betancu Startup Medellín, Columbia. Jose 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.


10AM EST - 10 minutes of global market updates across all asset classes

10:10AM EST - We spend the rest of the hour checking in with entrepreneurs, founders, and 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. 

Check out what happened


  • Corey Hart

    Startup Grind Grand Rapids

    Chapter Director

  • Maya Heibel

    Startup Grind

    Startup & Venture Capital Intern

  • Jose Alejandro Betancur

    Startup Grind Medellín

    Chapter Director




Friday, December 11, 2020
1:00 AM – 2:00 AM UTC


Podcast Interview


  • Corey Hart

    Startup Grind Grand Rapids

    Chapter Director

  • Maya Heibel

    Startup Grind

    Startup & Venture Capital Intern


  • Corey Hart, Startup Grind

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Renee De Haan

    Principal Financial Group

    Chapter Co-director

  • Vanessa Mahoney

    Chapter Co-Director

  • Margaret Periard

    Startup & Venture Capital Intern

  • Whitney Allred

    WhitMarie Media

    Social Media Manager

  • Sophie Gu

    "Hello My Name Is..." Producer

  • Alexandra Renée Poelstra



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