Inclusive Entrepreneurship Panel Ft. Bjorn K. Simmons, Kela Ivonye, Kelli Jones and Tendai Charasika

February 22, 2018, 11:00 PM UTC – February 23, 2018, 2:00 AM UTC

February's fireside chat sponsored by PNC Bank at Gravely will be led by Brit Fitzpatrick, head of Business Development & Marketing at 1804 and founder of MentorMe. Joining her at the hearth: Bjorn K. Simmons - Hillman Accelerator Managing Director Kela Ivonye - MailHaven Founder & CEO Kelli Jones - Be Nimble & Disrupt Indy Founder Tendai Charasika - SuperFanU CEO

About this event

Startup Grind is returning our most popular venue ever, Gravely Brewing Co. Per usual, bevvies and apps on us. Sponsored by PNC Bank, February's fireside chat will feature a panel of our region's top entrepreneurs, who will share their journeys as entrepreneurs of color.  

- Bjorn K. Simmons, Managing Director at Hillman Accelerator
- Kela Ivonye, Founder & CEO of Mailhaven
- Kelli Jones, Founder & CEO of Be Nimble and Founder of Disrupt Indy
- Tendai Charasika, CEO of SuperFanU

Brit Fitzpatrick, 1804's head of Business Development & Marketing and founder of MentorMe, will lead our discussion

Check out what happened



February 22 – 23, 2018
11:00 PM – 2:00 AM UTC


11:00 PMHappy Hour
12:00 AMFireside Chat
1:00 AMNetworking


  • Adam Robinson


  • Lisa Bajorinas

    Lisa Bajorinas LLC

    Entrepreneur Advisor

  • Keionna Baker

    Team Member

  • Chase Barmore


    Team Member

  • Kevin Gibson

    Team Member