The End of Net Neutrality: What Will It Mean?

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 12:00 – 2:00 AM UTC

Net neutrality's recent repeal could potentially set off a tsunami that pulverizes the digital landscape as we understand it. The outcomes could drastically impact all of our daily lives, from business leaders to garage tinkers. Our goal is to uncover possible effects (short and long-term) and to discover offsetting solutions to this destabilizing regulation.

In-person event

About this event

"The future is darker than you think. We urge you to realize. that now, before it's too late" -  David Gorodyansky, Tech Crunch (owned by Oath, owned by Verizon)

Thanks to Breakthrough Radio + Their Sponsors 
Tonight's Grind is Complimentary

Net Neutrality gave us freedom of speech, freedom to create, and the freedom connect online. Many say these are rights given to us by our Nation's constitution. The FCC begs to differ.  What this means we don't exactly know, but the potential for unfair market advantages and limitations for small business growth seem evident. 

  • Talent
  • Regulations
  • Online Security
  • Operations
  • Strategies

questions + answers

How do we gain a competitive edge in this market? Do we have the right internet package? What are we missing out on from edge players? It’s like we are in a “company filter bubble”.

Why does our analytics use keep pushing us over our data caps? They change the data cap tiers every month…

Why do the hi-res product photos look blurry on the site? How are customers going to buy what they can’t see? We wasted money on good photography…

Why are our how-to and demo videos buffering so much with low resolutions? Customers can’t see how to use our products and therefore won’t buy. We wasted money on good videography…

(we have a long list of additional questions we will share all month and at the event to help you make sure you are prepared for what is coming)

March is a Pilot for Peer-Lead Dialogues

Houston receives compliments from Global and other Startup Grind chapters around the world for testing and trying new things each year. This is only ONE of many pilots you will have the opportunity to be a part of here in Houston.

Every month we invite you to better understand and to embrace Startup Grind’s Values:

Give First (before you ask)

Make Friends (not just contacts)

Help Others (before you help yourself)

And to broadcast Startup Grind’s Mission:

To Educate, Inspire, and Connect Entrepreneurs

Our global community of 350+ chapters in 115 countries worldwide is here for you. Let us know... How may we best assist you? (I.e. - Can we help facilitate warm introductions to businesses, mentors, and/or investors to grow your startup here or elsewhere?)

Ways You Can Participate this Month:

Share Your Solutions! - Startups are invited to become “Entrepreneur Partners” to demo your solutions, meet your team, and build relationships within our ecosystem. Use this time to get the word out about your company's product or service. Our community enjoys hearing about your team's accomplishments, values or even your needs. This is available to a limited number of businesses, Apply Today!

Take Your Seat - We encourage you and your team to attend, connect and learn from the presenters as well as our local community who are in the room with you. Between impactful sessions, you have the chance to spark interesting conversations and make friends.

Support The Cause - Startup Grind Houston's monthly events are an effective and valuable opportunity to share your brand and message with our local entrepreneurial community. Startup Grind’s events regularly attract many Founders, Professionals, and Investors. Influence a captive audience in one of the city's most dynamic environments, filled with decision makers and leaders. Starts at only $250 -- What a bargain! (Connect Here)

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Empower your team to listen, learn and grow.

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  • Peer-Lead You

    + Me



Thursday, March 15, 2018
12:00 AM – 2:00 AM UTC


12:00 AMMeet the Entrepreneurs
12:30 AMPeer-Lead Dialogue
1:00 AMQ+A
1:30 AMMake Friends
2:00 AMAdios!


  • Michele Price

    Breakthrough Business Strategies

    Houston's Chapter Director

  • James Phelan

    Village Insights

    Partnership Director