Presented with AWS, Communicating in the Upside Down: An Epic Ask Me Anything w/ Eric Hultgren

About this event

Startup Grind Grand Rapids is proud to host Eric Hultgren, Director of Social Media & Content for MLive Media Group as the speaker for our Tuesday, April 14, 2020, virtual event.

In this virtual and EPIC ASK ME ANYTHING, Eric will help founders, startups, team and business leaders craft their comms strategy and responses to the events unfolding unpredictably around them, and with a horizon of uncertainty.

Our teams, our staffs, our partners, our investors, and our customers are all looking to us for answers. What do we tell them? Or if not what, how?

Responsible for all client social media accounts management and content development for MLive, Eric will help us determine long-term comms strategy while staying relevant to issues of today and across all audiences.

ABOUT ERIC

Eric is a driven market leader focusing on how human beings can connect pragmatically using technologies available right now.

In addition to being the director of social media and content marketing for the MLive Media Group, he is the CEO of a non-profit that takes at-risk children to experience performing arts.

For him, "everything is marketing" is not just a catchphrase, but a lens through which he views the world around him.

ABOUT MLIVE MEDIA GROUP

MLive Media Group is the sister company to MLive, with ten local newsrooms, eight publications and Michigan’s number one news and information site MLive.com – for almost 200 years their journalists have provided the residents of Michigan with locally relevant news, sports and entertainment coverage.

EVENT DETAILS

Where: ONLINE

When: Tuesday, April 14, 6:00-6:45pm

AWS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM OFFER

As a Startup Grind community member, you are invited to apply for our exclusive AWS + Startup Grind Mentorship Program. This program is only offered to Startup Grind members through our Mentorship Month community events, and it will pair you with an AWS leader, customer, or community hero in your field or area of expertise.

Selected applicants will have the opportunity to participate in a one-on-one mentor session to get guidance on how to grow and develop your business and allow you to get first-hand advice from experts in your field.

We offer 5 distinct mentoring tracks that you can choose from, including Fundraising, Product, Marketing, Sales, or Strategy & Ops, and you will get paired with an AWS expert in the field of your choice. All sessions are held remotely, and the program is completely free for all participants.

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WHAT IS STARTUP GRIND

Startup Grind is a global startup community across 125+ countries and over 600 chapters all working to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs.

Our monthly fireside chat provides ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections, and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.

The focus of the Grand Rapids chapter is to build community and help entrepreneurs navigate their journey and to access the tremendous resources available to them in Grand Rapids, West Michigan, throughout the state and beyond.

ABOUT OUR SPONSORS

A huge thank you to Brewery Vivant for sponsoring our event. A Certified B-Corp., Brewery Vivant has met the verified high standards in social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. Take a look at their website to learn about how exactly they do this, especially with their strong focus on sustainability.

And continued thanks to Tommy Allen and Rapid Growth Media. One of our first champions, Rapid Growth Media and Startup Grind Grand Rapids are working together on a series of articles that relate the content of the Fireside Chats with local leaders to what these leaders see we need in Grand Rapids and West Michigan to help the area evolve into a world-class ecosystem for entrepreneurs at all levels and in every neighborhood.

ABOUT OUR HOME VENUE

While this talk will be virtual, we will return when possible to our home venue, Little Space Studio, which was born from the dream of being able to work around people in the creative industry. A professional space to meet, co-work, collaborate, teach, design, experiment, and play. Built with humans at the center of the conversation.

WANT TO HELP?

Want to sponsor this event or our chapter? Contact Corey Hart, Chapter Director at corey@startupgrind.com

Want to speak at a future event? Contact Corey Hart, Chapter Director at corey@startupgrind.com

Have a venue and want to host a future event? Contact Corey Hart, Chapter Director at corey@startupgrind.com

Exclusive application for 1:1 Mentorship with an AWS expert

As a Startup Grind community member, you are invited to apply for our exclusive AWS + Startup Grind Mentorship Program as part of Mentorship Month.

Selected applicants will have the opportunity to participate in a one-on-one mentor session to get guidance on how to grow and develop your business and allow you to get first-hand advice from experts in your field. We offer 5 distinct mentoring tracks that you can choose from, including Fundraising, Product, Marketing, Sales, or Strategy & Ops, and you will get paired with an AWS expert in the field of your choice. All sessions are held remotely, and the program is completely free for all participants.

Apply today


When

Tuesday, Apr 14
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

Brought to you by

  • Corey Hart, Startup Grind

    Corey Hart, Startup Grind

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

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  • MEGAN NORTON

    MEGAN NORTON

    Startup Grind Grand Rapids

    Co-Director

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  • John Verbrugge

    Communications Director

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