Startup Grind Hosts John Gumbley

Oct 24, 2017, 10:00 PM – Oct 25, 2017, 1:00 AM

As the temperatures cool, Startup Grind Montreal heats up with special guest John Gumbley, a Montrealer who built a nightclub empire, having launched and run some of the most successful nightclubs in the city such as Orchid, Rouge, the Main, Muzique and Bord'Elle! When we hearc John Gumbley speak at this year's InfluenceMTL, we knew we wanted him to headline our second Fireside Chat of 2017!

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About this event

When we heard John Gumbley speak on the Hospitality Panel at this year's InfluenceMTL, we knew we wanted him to headline our second Fireside Chat of 2017! 

Having launched and run some of the most successful nightclubs in the city, such as Orchid, Rouge, the Main, Muzique and Bord'Elle, John Gumbley built a nightlife empire with Montreal establishments bringing in 400,000 visitors annually and employing over 300 staff. His trend-setting clubs have welcomed the likes of Prince, Avicci, Guns and Roses, Drake, Black Eyed Peas, Rhianna, Chris Brown, Laid Back Luke, Jamie Foxx, Russel Simmons, Robert Deniro, LL cool J, Jazzy Jeff, Vin Deisel, Cypress Hill and many more!

But there is so much more to John, which is why October's Startup Grind is going to be one to remember!

With so many successes under his belt, John took the plunge into other spheres of entrepreneurship. He is a successful real estate investor, took his own a pizza franchise from 3 stores to 10 in only 18 months, organizes and brokers real estate deals, and co-founded a hip and exciting specialty travel company named XS Cancun. He then founded JEGantic, a one stop shop to help others create new businesses, and Orange Tree Media, to oversee and develop all the brands in the group in when it comes to digital and design.

So join us October 24th to network with some of the coolest players in Montreal's business community over food and drink and the sexy W Hotel along with a fascinating and insightful Fireside Chat with the multi-talented John Gumbley!

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October 24 – 25, 2017
10:00 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


10:00 PMNetworking and Food
11:00 PMFireside Chat
12:00 AMOpen networking with John Gumbley


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