Join us for our first Startup Grind event in the VirBELA virtual platform, a joint promotion by all SoCal chapters!
We will be hosting this series all summer long in VirBELA's Open Campus, highlighting interesting business stories to help get us through these times from startups who are making a difference.
Our summer series hosted virtually in VirBELA, kicks off with "Black Founders Navigating Today's Crisis: Where Do We Stand?" featuring sports tech pro Playbook Five CEO/ Co-Founder Jason Robinson moderated by Startup Grind Hollywood Director Jameela Jackson. This thought-provoking fireside chat will discuss challenges & solutions for Black founders during the pandemic and heightened racial injustice.
Co-Founder + CEO
Jason is Co-Founder & CEO of Playbook Five, a tech startup that leverages virtual reality to provide coaches and athletes an instructional solution beyond the realm of a traditional sports playbook. He is a Los Angeles native and former college athlete who was football team captain for Boise State, #3 ranked team in the country during his time there.…
Jason is Co-Founder & CEO of Playbook Five, a tech startup that leverages virtual reality to provide coaches and athletes an instructional solution beyond the realm of a traditional sports playbook. He is a Los Angeles native and former college athlete who was football team captain for Boise State, #3 ranked team in the country during his time there. Playbook Five is a revolutionary product currently being used by football programs and athletes at all levels including high schools, colleges and NFL linebacker Malcolm Smith. Jason was recently featured on a segment of KTLA's morning show discussing how Playbook Five is increasing Football Intelligence.
Bonafide Media Co. | Startup Grind
Founder + CEO | Director, SUG Hollywood
Jameela Jackson is a bustling entrepreneur and media personality building community at the intersection of the tech & entertainment industries. The Los Angeles native grew up in Pasadena and balances life as a single parent and an accomplished PR & Brand strategist, speaker/moderator, and tech community leader.
Jameela has led the Hollywood chapter of Startup Grind for almost 5 years, working to bridge the gap between local entertainment and technology startup communities as well as provide resources for both the industry's aspiring entrepreneurs and creatives. As Director of the Hollywood chapter, she also moderates the chapter's monthly fireside chats, which features the business world’s most prominent thought-leaders, influencers and innovators. Prior to that, Jameela led a successful PR career in the entertainment industry–she has managed high-profile Publicity & Marketing campaigns and events for iconic brands like Disney, FOX, Sony, Toyota and more, as well as private events for celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Russell Simmons and more. Earlier on, she worked in the music industry and as a personal assistant for singer/songwriter Robin Thicke and actress Paula Patton.