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According to Forbes Magazine:
"The blockchain is the first technology that enables the transfer of digital ownership in a decentralized and trustless manner. In fact, there are companies like Polymath that are disrupting the industry by creating digital tokens that can represent ownership in a company, or DAEX, which is seeking to disrupt the world of digital art by publishing ownership on the blockchain."
But what does that really mean? And what's the deal with all of these coins?
Confused? No worries because we are dedicating our entire August event to understanding what the blockchain is and the future of this technology used in our personal and business lives.
We are excited to partner with Blockchain 901, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating people on all things Blockchain. Blockchain 901 will lead this informative and engaging workshop!
Every Startup Grind Memphis event is designed for you to connect with new people, become engaged with with experts and become inspired by their stories.
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)
Share Your Solutions- Every event starts out with networking and appetizers. 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
Take Your Seat - We encourage you and your team to attend, connect and learn from the speaker 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 Memphis' 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.
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We aren't just a group to join-we are a community! And in our community, you have the opportunity to connect with other professionals and entrepreneurs, meet founders who are impacting Memphis' entrepreneurship ecosystem and have a platform to promote your brand or business. A small investment in our events allows us to use this platform to shine a light on our community members and create more opportunities for founders!
Deidre Chewning continues discovering her passion for data and innovative technology as a co-founder of Blockchain901 where she promotes the use of blockchain as a solution in both the private and nonprofit sector. She has over a decade of professional experience helping organizations gain insights to develop data driven solutions and has led efforts to evaluate programs, projects and process effectiveness through data driven methods. Deidre is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a graduate of the University of Memphis with the degrees of Master of Public Administration and most recently a Master of Science in Information Systems.
Njeri Cooper is a 24 year old entrepreneur. She stared the Global Investment $ociety where she shares her message of investing: “We must invest our minds, our businesses, and our lifestyles in order to become fulfilled as people.” She has also written an ebook that teaches beginners how to invest in crypto without being scammed. Also, Njeri hosts a community of Crypto $avages and consults with clients one-on-one on how to manage a portfolio.
Christine Fahey shares her passion for blockchain technology as co-founder and Executive Director of the local non-profit, Blockchain901. She is an IT professional with over 15 years of experience in systems implementation in the public and private sectors. Christine received a Master of Science degree in Information Systems with a Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence and Analytics from the University of Memphis in 2017. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Temple University in Philadelphia in 1993.
Brian Wentzloff is a developer and fintech/blockchain entrepreneur who has extensive experience with web and blockchain technologies. Brian is a board member of Blockchain901, a Memphis non-profit focused on promoting Memphis as a blockchain and emerging technology hub. He is a 2007 University of Memphis Graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Recording Technology