Fireside Chat with Ruby Bonilla

Feb 29, 10:30 PM – Mar 1, 1:00 AM

The Lobby Club, 17 East Front Street, Trenton, 08608

Join us for Startup Grind Trenton's very first Fireside Chat! John Snee will interview Ruby Bonilla; a local founder from central New Jersey who is building the Transparent Salary Project

In-person event
Fireside Chat

About this event

The Transparent Salary Project is a career assistance platform, which is blowing up with requests from people of all demographics and ages. The platform focuses on under-represented groups obtaining accessible and actionable career development tactics. Free help is offered to pregnant mothers, U.S. Veterans, and U.S. based schoolteachers.

Ruby started her company very humbly on social media to see if there was interest. The company's page is now blowing with over 4,000 requests! She cold-applied to our local startup accelerator program, Trenton Makes Startups, to build out her idea more. We've been working with her ever since to launch the MVP, which will be a digital platform for users. This is a very exciting chance to witness a founder who clearly has discovered a disruptive product that people enjoy, but is still in the beta testing phase, hence the name, Transparent Salary Project. Who knows what this could become!

Ruby's success in the salary space mirrors a larger narrative unfolding in Trenton—an ecosystem coming into its own, driven by entrepreneurs with a unique sense for identifying and solving real-world problems. We always knew that if a startup community was created in New Jersey's state capital then it would blow up. This founder must be VC backed! She is a symbol of the broader transformation occurring in Trenton's startup scene as well. The city's journey towards becoming a flourishing hub of innovation is well underway. We've always been the #EastCoastSiliconValley... We just didn't know it yet.

Startup Grind Trenton is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with the Lobby Club, who has agreed to be one of our venue sponsors! The Lobby Club has graciously offered us their space free of charge, demonstrating their commitment to supporting the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. In reciprocation, we encourage all attendees to indulge in their diverse selection of drinks and delicious food. By doing so, we not only foster a positive relationship with our venue sponsor but also contribute to the thriving local business community. Cheers to sparking Trenton's first startup ecosystem! 

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February 29 – March 1, 2024
10:30 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


  • John Snee

    Startup Grind Trenton

    Chapter Director

  • Lindsay Codispoti

    Social Media Manager

  • Darnell Storey

    Alphamega Media

    Event Entertainment

  • Ruby Bonilla


  • David Stengle

    Startup Grind Princeton Director

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