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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 is the Chief Strategy Officer at W. Investments & Business Solutions, the founding Investment Principal of GOODStart ECI, and Founding Co-Owner of Legion M Entertainment Inc.
Over 20 years of experience in strategic integrated marketing and business development encompassing social media, media, and entertainment. As a strategic entrepreneur, he has expanded his professional portfolio into fintech investments and the crowdfunding domains.
In public service, Aaron has served as a commissioner for the City of Pasadena. Also, sat on several Executive Boards of private entities.
His personal life consists of being married to his lovely wife Sonceria, a father of six, grandfather, a minister, and a martial artist for over 20 years.
Superpowers: Marketing, Equity Crowdfunding, Public Speaking, Recruitment, Social Media, Producing, Event Organizing, Branding, Business Networking and making friends.