Startup Grind Durham Hosts Poornima Vijayashanker (


Poornima Vijayashanker,

Poornima was a founding engineer at, taking the product from prototype to launch, and then eventually being acquired by Intuit. She initially came up with the name and helped Aaron build the prototype. After Mint was acquired by Intuit, Poornima decided it was time to go from being a founding engineer to a founder! She started BizeeBee, out of a passion for yoga, which grew out of a 6 year practice. BizeeBee helps fitness businesses with customer management, and currently services private instructors and studios around the country. Most recently, Poornima has been invited to teach as a visiting professor at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering.  




6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking


Hosted By Deepak Gopalakrishna, Director of Startup Grind Durham

Founder @RxAnalytics, ex-CEO NovoLipid. PhD in genetics. Tarheel. Collegiate tennis player and CrossFit Games competitor
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @DeepakInDC

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What is Startup Grind?

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 or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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