US-based Kiwi Claudia Batten will openly admit she is digitally obsessed. From an early successful law career in New Zealand , Claudia launched herself into the extremely competitive entrepreneurial US environment. She has been a founding member of two highly successful entrepreneurial ventures. Starting with Massive Incorporated, a network for advertising in video games, she helped pioneer “digital” as a media buy. Massive was sold to Microsoft in 2006, where Claudia then spent 3 years scaling the in-game network. In 2009 she co-founded Victors & Spoils, the first advertising agency built on the principles of crowdsourcing. After two years in market, V&S was majority acquired by French holding company Havas Worldwide.
Claudia is a passionate advocate for what she calls the Squiggly Line, the often uncomfortable path to achieving exceptional outcomes. She is a regular speaker on the future of marketing, the impact of connectivity, and on building businesses of the future. Batten’s experience has informed her business savvy, while her appetite for new challenges, unerring sense of timing and intuitive handle on the pulse of the industry guarantee that she will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come.
6:00 Networking and Food 7:00 Fireside Chat 8:00 Networking
Hosted By Anthony Palizzi - Director, Director of Startup Grind Denver
Anthony is a dynamic and results-focused leader with over 20 years of progressive experience in building communities, teams, revenues, profits, and business growth. He enjoys working with people that are passionate, empathetic, smart and innovative. Anthony follows simple rules: treat others as you want to be treated, listen attentively, learn from your failures, and celebrate your successes and be thankful. Anthony has been very fortunate to be a part of eight start-ups, two of which he co-founded. Currently he is focusing his energy with his partner on growing the second venture, eIntero, an online marketplace for software development. Outside of his faith, family, and friends, pioneering new beginnings is his passion. Email: [masked] | Twitter: @eIntero
Hosted By Colleen Kazemi, Startup Grind Denver Co-director
Colleen is passionate about making connections between people and businesses. Colleen is an Angel Investor, Digital Marketing Expert, and has supported her Husband at his Probiotics Manufacturing Startup, where she helped him hire staff and discover funding through the power of her network. She believes that if you spend time in your local Community connecting and creating meaningful conversations with the people around you, that you will create powerful connections that will strengthen and benefit everyone. Colleen is a Denver native and is excited to be part of Startup GRIND Denver so she can help educate, inspire, and connect local and global entrepreneurs. Email: [masked]
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For Developers. By Developers. We Get IT! At eIntero, our mission is to create a Comm-YOU-nity that transforms the way we work. eIntero provides a marketplace where our Members collaborate to deliver valuable, scalable, and reliable software solutions. By leveraging the power of our software development ecosystem, eIntero’s integrated Comm-YOU-nity produces better results, faster and for less. Discover what inspired collaboration can do for you.
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Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in 200 cities and 85 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, & investors.
The monthly events are open to anyone interested or involved in startups and there are no annual or membership fees.