Garry Johnson III (First Founder's Accelerator)

February 25, 2019, 10:30 PM UTC – February 26, 2019, 12:30 AM UTC

Meet Garry Johnson III. Garry is the founder of the First Founder's Accelerator, a 12-week startup bootcamp preparing underrepresented entrepreneurs in Delaware for success in the innovation economy. As a startup founder himself, he has a passion for designing for a more inclusive world and enjoys empowering others who want to do the same.

About this event

Meet Garry Johnson III, founder of multiple startups and companies: a social venture contributing to a more inclusive innovation ecosystem within New Castle County and beyond. One aiming to create functional and fashionable clothing for individuals with disabilities, and another creating opportunities for a more accessible and equitable tech industry.

Garry Johnson is a graduate of the University of Delaware where he received a B.S. in Exercise Science in 2017 and an M.S. in Entrepreneurship & Design in 2018. As a senior at UD, he started an annual pitch competition called 'I Have a Dream' to empower young men of color in Wilmington. In 2018, he won's first Pitch Competition held at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, was awarded StartUpAfrica's Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and graduated from Founder Gym, a program training underrepresented founders around the world in understanding how to raise venture capital and build great startups. He's recently been featured as one of the Delaware Business Times' 'People to Watch in 2019.'

Startup Grind is more than a speaking event, it's a chance to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs, innovators and creators. After the speaking portion, the stage will be open to the audience to ask for services, help with project, etc. Think of this as a town square meeting, open to everyone.

Our Values

We believe in making friends, not contacts.

We believe in giving, not taking.

We believe in helping others before helping yourself

Refreshments will be served.

Startup Grind Wilmington is hosting its second event February 25th at Goldey-Beacom College, located 20 mins outside of the City of Wilmington, DE. 4701 Limestone Road, Joseph West Jones Center, Rollins Atrium.

Please join us for an engaging evening with like-minded innovators and entrepreneurs!

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10:30 PMDoors Open + Networking
11:00 PMFireside Chat + Q/A w/Garry Johnson III
12:00 AMOpen Stage + Networking