A summit for startups weathering the storm.
The startup grind is all about rising against adversity, challenging and motivating your team to innovate and persevere, finding the upside of downturns - there is no better time to put these into practice. We’re hosting an event to help guide you along the way.
This summit will bring the startup community together for impactful sessions around weathering the startup storm. Experts will speak about managing cash flow and finances, mental health, productivity, and the “Great Resignation”. VC’s will give a glimpse into the venture landscape for startups right now, plus we’ll touch on DAO’s and other opportunities for funding. In addition to content built to help support startup teams, you’ll be in the company of thousands of others who are going through something similar.
Come for content, meet someone who you can help or who can help you. We hope to see you there.
This is a hybrid event.
The virtual program will begin at 9:00am PT and include mainstage speaker sessions, workshops, the Accelerate Exhibition and virtual networking opportunities.
The in-person portion of the event begins at 4:30pm PT. Following the virtual program, we'll be gathering @ Werqwise in Downtown San Francisco for a fireside chat with Hamish Mckenzie, Co-founder of Substack and Startup Grind & Bevy CEO, Derek Andersen. The event, presented with American Express, will close with a networking party including a tasty spread of appetizers and cocktails, plus swag on the way out. Purchasing an in-person ticket gives you full access to the virtual program as well.
Presented with American Express
American Express offers world-class Charge and Credit Cards, Gift Cards, Rewards, Travel, Personal Savings, Business Services, Insurance and more. Our Corporate Program for Startups provides you with powerful backing and working capital, plus all the benefits, business tools, and guidance that comes with American Express. From idea to IPO and beyond, we’re with you for the long haul.
We also have a virtual Accelerate exhibition for startups who want to showcase and pitch to the community. You can find out more about the opportunity and apply here.
Bevy / Startup Grind
Co-founder & CEO
Co-founder & Chief Writing Officer
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Chief Marketing & Business Officer
Hamish McKenzie is the co-founder and Chief Writing Officer of Substack, the subscription platform for independent publishers. A writer and former journalist himself, Hamish previously worked in communications for Kik and was lead writer for Tesla. He also worked as a freelance journalist and as a reporter for various publications, including PandoDaily, where he covered startups and technology. Hamish is the author of Insane Mode: How Elon Musk’s Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil. He is based in San Francisco.
Holly Liu is co-founder of the mobile gaming company, Kabam, a world leader in AAA mobile games. Her work has contributed to record revenue growth for Kabam year over year from $0 to $400 million in 2014, which has led to Kabam’s valuation of $1 billion in 2014. She led the design for Kabam’s award-winning Kingdoms of Camelot franchise, which has grossed more than $250 million in less than four years. She was also the founding mobile designer for extension Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North, which was the top grossing app on iOS in 2012. Currently, Holly is Chief Development Officer leading the development of Kabam internationally through key relationships and industry presence, focusing primarily on China. In addition, she continues to develop global cultural initiatives within Kabam.
Jamilah is a phenomenal Sales Manager. Her client-focused, hands-on approach and attention to detail ensures she always delivers the optimum product / service for her clients. She is positive, thorough, energetic and a pleasure to work with. She is able and willing to go the extra mile to close a deal and then follows up to ensure success for her clients.
Karlie is Startup Grind’s, Chief Marketing & Business Officer. Karlie was Startup Grind's third employee and has been with the organization for ~9 years. She now leads the day-to-day operations of the organization and is responsible for overseeing revenue and growth, all sales and marketing initiatives, and building strategic partnerships. With 10+ years of marketing and events experience, she also leads the production of Startup Grind's flagship Global Conference, taking place in Silicon Valley every spring. Karlie is a new mom and lives with her husband and baby girl in Northern California.
Stephanie is a Partner at Portage Ventures – a global fintech-focused venture capital firm investing in innovative financial technology companies. She is passionate about funding the next generation of financial services entrepreneurs and currently serves on the boards of Albert, Atomic Financial and Conquest Planning.
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