First StartupGrind-MB event of 2024! This *Wednesday* @ Unita-MB @ 4:15.

Jan 18, 12:15 – 2:00 AM

Unita Manhattan Beach, 516 N. Sepulveda, Manhattan Beach, 90266

StartupGrind MB's 1st meetup of our monthly 2024 series continues to spotlight South Bay CxOs and their latest ventures in Tech, CPG and Nonprofit ventures.

In-person event
Fireside Chat

About this event

Unique to StartupGrind-Manhattan Beach, our 2023 series of events focuses on our seasoned local professionals here in the South Bay and host multiple new CEOs sharing their new ventures:

Our event will start with a short roundtable of these  local CxOs sharing their latest launches:  CEO Dmitry Kolagayev will share Makeke's vision to boost brand profitability and sustainability through collaborative AI merchandizing and planning technologies. CEO  Dmitrii Gorbanov will share Bennudata's vision of creating digital Disaster Recovery Plans, keeps them up-to-date, and tests their execution.

We've developed a tradition of having local leaders share their latest Brand Launches -  if you would like to share your Beverage or Food brand this week, please get in touch with Kap, Sanjeev, or Manasse!

This week:  our local friend Karl - CEO of Amroth distributors will be featuring KISS spirits

Fireside chat featured guest:  


Come meet your neighbors doing incredible work!

Photo  Get this image on: Flickr 

Creator: Pedro Szekely 

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Thursday, January 18, 2024
12:15 AM – 2:00 AM UTC


Networking, drinks
Networking with local CxOs and their launches!
Fireside chat
Post-event Networking


  • Craig Kaplan

    StartupGrind Manhattan Beach


  • Jason Manasse

    StartupGrind Manhattan Beach



  • Craig Kaplan

    Venture Partner: and


  • Jason Manasse


  • Sanjeev Rao

    Co Director

  • Kiana Nicio


  • Grace OConnell

    Event Coordinator

Global sponsor

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Dell Technologies


Unita Manhattan Beach logo

Unita Manhattan Beach

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