How to Secure Stakeholder Buy-in With Your Voice

Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 4:30 – 5:15 PM UTC

Founders, you will deliver hundreds of pitches and presentations looking to generate trust and buy-in for your startup. That is why we are bringing you, topic experts this year, to up-level your skills and influence. This June is #SGWomen month. We're bringing you a brilliant professional speaker and trainer to share with you actions you can take to improve your buy-in influence.

Virtual event

About this event

We are thrilled to present Kirsten Rourke, a renowned expert in communication strategies, as our guest speaker. 

With her concise and bold voice infused with empathy, Kirsten will provide a fresh perspective and invaluable insights on how to revolutionize your pitches, stage presence, and behind-the-mic engagements to cultivate strong influence and garner buy-in from stakeholders, propelling your startup's growth.

In this thought-provoking session, Kirsten Rourke will guide you through a transformative journey, unveiling the secrets of effective communication that resonate with diverse audiences. 

By exploring new lenses and understanding the power dynamics at play, you'll gain the early-stage tools necessary to elevate your voice, build lasting connections, and foster inclusivity within your startup's narrative.

Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just embarking on your startup journey, this event promises to inspire and equip you with actionable strategies to engage stakeholders authentically and compellingly. 

Join us at Startup Grind Houston as we come together to create a sense of belonging for marginalized voices in the startup space, igniting positive change and propelling our entrepreneurial dreams forward. 

Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from Kirsten Rourke and unlock your startup's full potential.

Connect with Kirsten via Linkedin and start using your voice to capture the attention of potential new stakeholders for your startup. The best place to uncover if working with her is right for you >>

Check out what happened


  • Kirsten Rourke

    Rourke Training



  • Michele Price

    Breakthrough Business Strategies

    Houston's Chapter Director

  • James Phelan

    Village Insights

    Partnership Director