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Startup Grind is a connected online and offline network of vibrant startup communities to help fuel innovation, economic growth and prosperity at the local level. While Startup Grind was founded in Palo Alto, California, our extended network of Startup Grind chapters are located around the world. Start a Chapter in your city or school!
We believe in making friends, not contacts. We believe in giving, not taking. We believe in helping others before helping yourself. We are truly passionate about helping founders, entrepreneurs and startups succeed. We intend to make their startup journey less lonely, more connected and more memorable.
Startup Grind is a global startup community powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. Pasadena Chapter's monthly and special events are designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs, innovators, students and professionals.
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Aaron B. Wheeler, Public Speaker and Mentor is the Executive Strategist Advisor & Blockchain Consult at W. Strategic Business Development, Founding Director of StartUp Grind of Greater Pasadena and Board Member at Innovate Pasadena focusing on the development of entrepreneurial endeavors, professional growth, education, and job creation. Founding Investment Principal of GOODStart ECI,, a Principal at Coast II Coast Coffee Roaster, and founding co-owner of Legion M Entertainment.
Over 20 years of experience in strategic marketing, community and business development encompassing social media, media, and entertainment. As a strategic entrepreneur, connector, and consultant, expanding his professional portfolio into fintech investments, Blockchain & Digital Currency consulting and the crowdfunding domains.
In public service, Aaron currently serves as a Business & Entrepreneur Academy Advisory Board member for the Pasadena Unified School District . He has also served as a commissioner for the City of Pasadena, as well, has sat on several Executive Boards of private entities. Aaron has the honor in continuing to serve the community and assist in championing freedom of speech and expression by heading community development and media training for Pasadena Media.