Brad Feld, Investor, Entrepreneur, Author, Public Speaker and Co-Founder of Techstars

Aug 26, 2020, 9:30 PM – Aug 27, 2020, 12:30 AM

Join us for our epic Summer Closing event including a critical fireside chat on the future of entrepreneurship and startup community building in these disruptive times. We are proudly hosting Investor, Entrepreneur, Author, Public Speaker and Techstars Co-Founder Brad Feld. The fireside chat will be followed by Startup Duels, a 1 on 1 style mini global startup championship. Can you take the heat?

Virtual event

About this event


As this event is co-hosted with other chapters, we have only few seats to grab. Please register NOW to secure your spot.

  • Who: Brad Feld, Investor, Entrepreneur, Author Public Speaker and Co-Founder of Techstars. Among his most notable investments are Zynga, MakerBot, Fitibit, Vengo, Buffer, Calm, HoneyBook, Opendoor, Pigeonly, Poshmark and countless others.
  • Where: Virtual (link will be emailed)

* This event is happening in Florida and is hosted and organised by Startup Grind Fort Lauderdale, hence the funny timingStartup Grind Yerevan is proudly co-hosting this incredible event with lots of other Startup Grind chapters around the world. We want to bring our local community the opportunity to learn from Brad and to ask him your questions directly.

You can support the organising chapter and get a chance to host your own breakout room during the networking session or be one of the first to ask your question to our speaker :

What can we learn from Brad?

  • How the current crisis will impact the future of Startups Ecosystems
  • Should Startups adapt to the new normal or stay the course?
  • What tools and techniques ecosystem builders can apply to be more effective in the new reality.
  • What startup funding trends is he seeing emerging?
  • Brad will also be discussing his latest book: The Startup Community Way.



Startup Pitch sudden death matches. May the best Startup win!

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.

Check out what happened


  • Brad Feld

    Foundry Group



  • Marc Lissade

    Startup Broward

    Executive Director



August 26 – 27, 2020
9:30 PM – 12:30 AM UTC


9:30 PMNetworking & Startup Duel Prep
10:00 PMFireside Chat with Brad
10:45 PMAudience Q & A
11:00 PMStartup Duel Introduction & Rules
11:05 PMLet The Games Begin!
12:15 AMFinal Duel
12:25 AMWinners Announcements & Farewells


  • Narine Kotikyan


    Chapter Director

  • Gohar Malumyan



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