Virtual Panel Discussion to Revive Greater Lansing Coffee Scene! (

April 21, 2020, 11:00 PM UTC – April 22, 2020, 12:00 AM UTC

Startup Grind Lansing is hosting two of the finest Lansing area entrepreneurs, Reuben Levinsohn of Blue Coffee, and Fathy Shetiah of Biggby Coffee, to discuss the revival of our coffee industry during and post-Pandemic. Registration is free and open to the public!

About this event

The panel discussion is the first of many interactive conversations between our region's most successful entrepreneurs. Startup Grind Lansing aims to shed light on each of our community business sectors during the pandemic by inviting guests facing its direct impact. Our conversations will focus on innovative solutions and community mobilization. It is time to roll-up our sleeves!

Our guests for April 21, 2020, panel discussion are: 

Fathy Shetiah is the owner and operator of 26 BIGGBY COFFEE locations, cross-cultural communications agency 7C Lingo, and fresh new Mediterranean fast-food restaurants Tabooli.

Reuben Levinsohn is a partner at Washington Avenue Advisors and has co-founded and invested in local startups, including Blue Owl Coffee, Lingco, and WiGo trips.

Exclusive application for 1:1 Mentorship with an AWS expert

As a Startup Grind community member, you are invited to apply for our exclusive AWS + Startup Grind Mentorship Program as part of Mentorship Month.

Selected applicants will have the opportunity to participate in a one-on-one mentor session to get guidance on how to grow and develop your business and allow you to get first-hand advice from experts in your field. We offer 5 distinct mentoring tracks that you can choose from, including Fundraising, Product, Marketing, Sales, or Strategy & Ops, and you will get paired with an AWS expert in the field of your choice. All sessions are held remotely, and the program is completely free for all participants.

Apply today

Check out what happened



April 21 – 22, 2020
11:00 PM – 12:00 AM UTC


11:00 PMWelcome Guests and Attendees
11:15 PMPanel Discussion
11:45 PMAudience Q/A