Mastering the Tao of Talent (Practical hands-on + Fire-side Chat)

Jun 13, 2018, 11:30 PM – Jun 14, 2018, 1:30 AM

The Cannon Houston, 1336 Brittmoore Rd., Houston, 77043

Many of us know that finding and developing the talent for your company is a challenge. Come meet Paul Kwiatkowski of GroupRaise, the Founder who is successfully doing just that, right now, in Houston. .

In-person event

About this event

In May we spoke with Kerry Rupp about successful funding strategies. Hypothetically, now that your business has money, NOW WHAT?

Money is a Means to an End. It's Time To Master the Tao of Talent

What are you going to spend it on? TALENT!

- Building or refining your product? Talent.

- Expanding your marketing? Talent. 

- Building your team? Talent. 

Your Employees are a form of talent. Your Investors are a form of Talent. Your Advisors and Vendors are forms of Talent. Your Customers are a form of Talent. Your Community is a form of Talent. It appears that Éverything, in some shape or form, comes down to Talent!

Paul Kwiatkowski Knows People

Paul and his team have built Group Raise into a successful growth-stage company that activates relationships and community. As a founder, he chose a philosophy and has remained committed to it.  He always favors action over in action. We suggest you act... Register today!

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Check out what happened


  • Paul Kwiatkowski

    Group Raise



June 13 – 14, 2018
11:30 PM – 1:30 AM UTC


Meet the Entrepreneurs
Fire-side chat
Make Friends


  • TBA .




  • Michele Price

    Breakthrough Business Strategies

    Houston's Chapter Director

  • James Phelan

    Village Insights

    Partnership Director

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Dell Technologies


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Rice University

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Grant Source

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