Lauren Thompson Miller (Rust Patrol)

Nov 10, 2016, 12:00 – 3:00 AM

Starting as co-founder and CEO for A-76 Technologies a startup founded at Rice University and winning the Rice Business Plan competition, Lauren has taken her success in the Energy, Oil, and Gas industry and taken a drastic pivot into the retail product space. Come learn how listening to the unexpected from customers opened the doors to a multi-million dollar answer.

In-person event

About this event

HOW Will You Handle the Drastic Pivot When Necessary?

Our focus for November is helping you recognize when shifting your gears will prevent your startup from dying.

We learned all about the J curve this summer with Howard Love. Now we will explore the pivot.  You will hear how Lauren was able to identify a hidden value in her product's usage. She will share what it looked like at each stage, what was easily recognizable and what had to be uncovered to be beneficial in decision making.

As startup entrepreneurs, you will face a plethora of unknowns. Our mission at each month's Startup Grind's original fire-side chat is taking you beyond the surface conversation on that month's topic. We are tasked with bringing you straight forward conversations that help you be a better leader for your startup business.

Lauren will help you by taking you through what she was able to accomplish and how it has created success for Rust Patrol. 

Bring you team November 9th and invest in preparing you all for success. Serving your customers, your team, and the world with your solution.

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  • Lauren Thompson Miller

    Rust Patrol



Thursday, November 10, 2016
12:00 AM – 3:00 AM UTC


12:00 AMQuick Hello & Drink
12:15 AMInteractive Problem Solving
12:50 AMGrab a bite + your seat
1:00 AMFire-side chat
2:00 AM2 Minute pitch
2:10 AMDynamic Q+A
3:00 AMWrap up + Go Home!


  • Michele Price

    Breakthrough Business Strategies

    Houston's Chapter Director

  • James Phelan

    Village Insights

    Partnership Director

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