This Summer, several Startup Grind chapters come together for the first time on VirBELA virtual platform! We will be hosting a series all summer long, highlighting interesting business stories, founders, and startups.
The Startup Grind Summer Series kicks off with an insightful fireside chat with sports tech pro, Jason Robinson (CEO of Playbook Five), moderated by Startup Grind Hollywood Director, Jameela Jackson (Founder of Hustle x Glow). This will be a thought-provoking conversation about how Black entrepreneurs can move forward and thrive in the climate of today's life-changing 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.
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Ariel Kramer has been working with communications and marketing for the past 10 years. She founded her own boutique PR and Marketing firm, Klover Communications, in 2013 and has served as the Chief Communications Officer of CELLINK, the publicly traded leading 3D Bioprinting company since 2016. She was listed as one of the top 25 women in 3D Printing for her work with CELLINK. Kramer has worked with companies all over the world helping them raise their visibility and establish a strong brand. Aside from her work with communications and marketing, she currently writes for Business Insider and has written for The Wall Street Journal and Huffington Post.