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Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 1,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 200 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 98 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has now hosted 5,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.
Former Director of Incubation Programs and Operations, Dominick has is no stranger to our Tallahassee community and no stranger to Domi Station. Serving as one of Domi Stations first residence, Dominick, now serving as Entrepreneur in Residence at Domi Station, is back on his entrepreneurial trail. Dom is bringing his energy and focus to the ACT House Fellows and his new venture Simply Sweet P.Read More
Former Director of Incubation Programs and Operations, Dominick is no stranger to our Tallahassee community and no stranger to Domi Station. Serving as one of Domi Stations first residence, Dominick, now serving as Entrepreneur in Residence at Domi Station, is back on his entrepreneurial trail. Dominick Ard’is, or Dom as he’s known around the coworking space, is a dynamic individual with a rich experience assisting startups and people achieving their greatest win or rather, MVP.
Ard’is, a Florida A&M University and Florida State University grad, founded and operated a startup in Civic Tech in 2012 before an abrupt halt in 2014. During this time, he also taught leadership and professional development at Florida A&M University. Hustling through those experiences have had a lasting impression on his career and its’ trajectory. After leaving his startup, Dominick closed out Mayor Marks and led his transition team, before leaving to a world of commercial consulting with Booz Allen Hamilton where along with his team, he consulted Fortune 50 and 100 companies. In love with facilitating and diffusing ideas into viable concepts, Dominick is a certified User Experience (UX) Architect and has been an instrumental force in Tallahassee’s entrepreneurial ecosystems. When not in Tallahassee, Dominick is facilitating and cultivating entrepreneurial communities in the South and North east, consulting start-ups and the leaders of them through dynamic change. When he is back home, he is bringing his energy and focus to the ACT House Fellows and his new venture Simply Sweet P.