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Christopher Richards

About Me

Chris Richards is a recent graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and business. He was the Founder and Chapter Director for the Atlanta Startup Grind before relocating back to Oregon to launch a new chapter of the Startup Grind here in Portland.  He's currently running Cellar Door, a digital marketing consulting company, and the Social Media Manager for ChooseATL, a campaign from Nebo Agency and the city to represent Atlanta as a creative and digital epicenter.   When not finding new clients for a growing digital agency he has a passion for everything digital and pretty much anything that gets him outside from snowboarding to kayaking. 

My blog posts

Startup Grind Portland presents Dave Allen Director, Artist, & Music Industry Advocate at Beats Music 6/30 6-9pm at Puppet Labs

  The Google for Entrepreneurs powered event the Startup Grind launched successfully with an amazing inaugural event last month. The talented Michelle Rowley, PIE Graduate & Mentor as well as Founder & Executive Director at Code Scouts and Cultivate & Co. came out to speak at the gorgeous Tillamook Station, an art gallery and workspace. Our second month of Startup Grind Portland is coming up next Monday the 30th from 6 to 9 pm at the recently funded Puppet Labs with Dave Allen, former Director at Creative Agency North & Currently Director, Artist & Music Industry Advocate at Beats Music an arm of the recently purchased Beats by Dre brand.  These events are powered by Google for Entrepreneurs but are funded by each director around the country until local sponsorship can be obtained with the ultimate goal of creating an outlet for succesful entrepreneurs, innovators, and educators to come and share their story with up-and-coming young entrepreneurs here in the Portland community. We are currently looking for companies interested in being event sponsors, venue sponsors, food sponsors, and alcohol sponsors, because what fun is an event without a little liquid courage. I have a great PDF I can send over to anyone interested that outlines the amazing benefits you can get from sponsoring ranging from tables at the event down to free tickets, but I can't stress enough how much companies spend each year in advertising hoping to get their message in front of a crowd of people like the Startup Grind attracts month after month. This is also a chance for companies to help out a new and growing chapter of Startup Grind and form a relationship early on with the entrepreneurial community of Portland without being required to sponsor six to twelve months at a time.  Please use and share the code "SGPDXDC" for 50% off of the current ticket price and if anybody has any other questions, concerns, or just wants to chat more about the event feel free to shoot me an email at crichards@startupgrind.com.
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Startup Grind Portland presents Dave Allen Director, Artist, & Music Industry Advocate at Beats Music 6/30 6-9pm at Puppet Labs

  The Google for Entrepreneurs powered event the Startup Grind launched successfully with an amazing inaugural event last month. The talented Michelle Rowley, PIE Graduate & Mentor as well as Founder & Executive Director at Code Scouts and Cultivate & Co. came out to speak at the gorgeous Tillamook Station, an art gallery and workspace. Our second month of Startup Grind Portland is coming up next Monday the 30th from 6 to 9 pm at the recently funded Puppet Labs with Dave Allen, former Director at Creative Agency North & Currently Director, Artist & Music Industry Advocate at Beats Music an arm of the recently purchased Beats by Dre brand.  These events are powered by Google for Entrepreneurs but are funded by each director around the country until local sponsorship can be obtained with the ultimate goal of creating an outlet for succesful entrepreneurs, innovators, and educators to come and share their story with up-and-coming young entrepreneurs here in the Portland community. We are currently looking for companies interested in being event sponsors, venue sponsors, food sponsors, and alcohol sponsors, because what fun is an event without a little liquid courage. I have a great PDF I can send over to anyone interested that outlines the amazing benefits you can get from sponsoring ranging from tables at the event down to free tickets, but I can't stress enough how much companies spend each year in advertising hoping to get their message in front of a crowd of people like the Startup Grind attracts month after month. This is also a chance for companies to help out a new and growing chapter of Startup Grind and form a relationship early on with the entrepreneurial community of Portland without being required to sponsor six to twelve months at a time.  Please use and share the code "SGPDXDC" for 50% off of the current ticket price and if anybody has any other questions, concerns, or just wants to chat more about the event feel free to shoot me an email at crichards@startupgrind.com.
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