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Startup Grind Utah Hosts Mika Lawson (Mikarose)


Mika Lawson, Mikarose

Mika Lawson started to "reinvent modesty" 8 years ago as she founded Mikarose Clothing Company. Mika was born in Hati and grew up in New York. Her clothing line can be found at Costco, in her own Mikarose Fashion Store, and boutiques around the world. She recently was featured as one of the top 10 coolest Entrepreneurs of Utah Valley.




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


Hosted By Doug Leonard, Director of Startup Grind Utah

Doug Leonard is a security researcher set to graduate BYU’s Master’s of Information Systems program April 2015. His high school class voted Doug as the most likely to get "even" with a perpetrator if his identity were to ever be stolen. Doug cracks passwords in his spare time and is a member of BYU’s Offensive Security Team. Doug solicits himself as a homebrew hacker with passion for entrepreneurship and education.

Email: [masked] | Twitter: @dleonard00

Global Partners

Google for Entrepreneurs Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products.


Local Partners

Grasshopper A Turn the world into your office with Grasshopper, the entrepreneur’s phone system trusted by over 150,000 customers. With a toll free or local number and features like unlimited extensions, professional greetings, voicemail via email and a dial by name directory, Grasshopper helps your small business sound professional and stay connected from anywhere.

Izeni Izeni is a Utah-based software development firm specializing in custom design and development of web, mobile, desktop, and telephony applications. With over 15 years of experience, Izeni builds high-end technical solutions perfectly tailored to your business, helping you create the technology you need to succeed.

Holland & Hart Holland & Hart LLP delivers integrated legal solutions to regional, national, and international clients of all sizes. Holland & Hart is a full-service law firm of more than 440 lawyers in 15 offices across the Mountain West and in Washington, D.C.

Jive Jive Communications provides enterprise-grade Hosted VoIP and Unified Communications to businesses and institutions. Jive is rapidly becoming the standard for business communications worldwide.


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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 100 cities and 42 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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