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Who: Brad Feld, Investor, Entrepreneur, Author Public Speaker and Co-Founder of Techstars
What: Fireside Chat, Startup Duels
Where: Virtual (link will be emailed)
When: Thursday August 27th, from 6:30 AM - 9:30 AM (JST)
We are proud to host Brad Feld for our Summer Closing event. Brad has accumulated decades of experience building and funding startups, mentoring and training founders as well as community builders. His insights are priceless and very much needed during these unprecedented times.
If you are a community builder, this is your chance to personally query Brad about your challenges.
If you are involved in a Startup Ecosystem in any capacity, engaged in entrepreneurship or are considering becoming an entrepreneur can you really afford to miss this event?
Right after the Fireside Chat we will be hosting Startup Duels, a fun 1 on 1 style mini startup championship with participating startups from around the globe. Bragging rights and in kind prizes will be up for grabs for the Crowd Favorite and Best Startup.
Show off your startup to the global community, duel with the best of the best and earn some bragging rights as well as amazing prizes by participating in our Startup Duels competition this upcoming Wednesday August 26th. The Startup Duels mini-championship pre-qualification stage is open to all startups (preferably vetted by a local Startup Grind chapter). Only 16 startups will make the cut to the main stage. Will that be yours? Application Deadline August 19th.
Applicable Prizes, Rules and Resources are available here.
Apply using our Startup Registration Form.
Brad Feld has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur for over 20 years. Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of TechStars.
Brad Feld has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur for over 20 years. He lives in Boulder, Colorado and Homer, Alaska with his wife and is on a quest to run a marathon in every state in the US.Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of TechStars.In addition to his investing efforts, Brad has been active with several non-profit organizations and currently is chair of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, co-chair of Startup Colorado, and on the board of UP Global. Brad is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship and writes the widely read blogs Feld Thoughts, Startup Revolution, and Ask the VC.Brad holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brad is also an avid art collector and long-distance runner. He has completed 23 marathons as part of his mission to finish a marathon in each of the 50 states.
Startup Grind Tokyo
Nayana is an applied mathematics and computing graduate. She started her career by developing intuitive platforms but, her passion for local food and village self-dependency made her take up the entrepreneurial route. She is now actively involved in the development of next-generation hybrid communication networks for rural India. She is also setting up a digital enablement and interfacing platform that makes getting businesses online cost-effectively. This platform would simultaneously help create jobs in developing and underdeveloped countries. Her principles for developing a business model are sustainability, ecological harmony and empowerment to the vulnerable sections of the society.