Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. It is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in 250 cities and 100 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.
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.
I'm a cofounder of Flywheel Coworking, in the Innovation Quarter of Winston-Salem. Our New Ventures Club offers members acess to our global community of coworking spaces and startups. Our New Ventures Club Investor Circle funds an annual business challenge and accelerator for startups. We focus on the acceleration of our member's businesses, whether they are consultants, freelancers, startups or corporate teams. We are constantly organizing events and prgramming so stimulate new business creation.
Steve is a native to Winston-Salem with a background in web design and digital marketing. He's very involved in the city's entrepreneurial community and is host to Startup Grind and IdeaTAP at Flywheel within the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. He owns a marketing consulting company, LlanoMedia, and is also a part of the Center for Creative Economy. His interests include all things creative, the entrepreneur world, street food, craft beer, and being goofy with his six year old daughter.
The Winston-Salem chapter of Startup Grind hosted their second fireside chat on Thursday, June 11th at Flywheel Cowork in Winston-Salem, NC. Their featured speaker for our second fireside chat was Jeff Toewe, a specialist in digital and mobile startups. Jeff has 20 years of experience in mobile and digital marketing, leading the strategy and development for global mobile telecoms, mobile & digital marketing firms. Jeff has recently played a strategic role with Binary Parcels, and has contributed to the design of multiple ground-up solutions now valued in the hundreds of millions. He has led or contributed on seven USPTO filings related to promotions, real-time data, mobile identity & risk modeling.