Startup Grind North Bay Hosts Dave Mosby (Keiretsu Forum Academy)


Dave Mosby, Keiretsu Forum Academy

CEO of four companies; started and grew three companies, took over and grew a public company market cap by 25x in 2 ½ years, co-author of highly acclaimed book, The Paradox of Excellence: How great performance can kill your business; keynote speaker at leadership programs for companies including SallieMae, Bunge North America, Qualcomm, and more; pioneer launched and grew new products/services from mainframe utilities to SaaS productivity tools; architect- restructured and positioned three businesses for sale. Today, Dave is leading the global growth of Keiretsu Forum Academy, where Keiretsu Forum investor members lead relevant, timely, and useful classes that help entrepreneurs accelerate access to capital, expertise, and other resources they need to grow their businesses; help investors accelerate their access to confident investment decisions; and, innovation centers accelerate their access to productive commercialization for their innovations.




6:30 Networking and Food
7:30 Fireside Chat
8:30 Networking


Hosted By John Stayton, Director of Startup Grind North Bay

After fifteen years in high technology industrial marketing, John desired to leverage his business background by developing a profession that would serve the environment and society. In 2000, he cofounded the world’s first graduate program in sustainable business that, in 2002, became known as the GreenMBA. The GreenMBA at Dominican University of California is a rigorous two-year program that transforms students’ abilities to advance environmental and social initiatives in any type of organization. John was GreenMBA Program Director for eight years. In 2010, John cofounded the Venture Greenhouse and now serves as its Director. He is also a sustainable enterprise consultant and a doctoral candidate at Grenoble Ecole de Management.  John received his MBA in International Business from Dominican in 1995. John teaches the capstone Strategic Enterprise Planning course in the GreenMBA program, and has taught Organizational Behavior, Internet Marketing, Eco-Commerce Models, Systems Thinking and Sustainable Local Enterprises.
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Hosted By Matthew Gaulding, Director of Startup Grind North Bay

I provide support to the Director of the Venture Greenhouse in office and facility management, web-site maintenance, event logistics, billing/payments, research and stakeholder engagement. Also makes Startup Grind possible.
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @@VentureGreen

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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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  • Anastasia S.

    Darn it, had to change my RSVP to "no" as mom has been ill so I'll be caring for her. Hope to be at the next one and hope this one is a huge success!

    September 4, 2013

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