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Startup Grind Washington DC Hosts Congressman Jared Polis (TechStar, ProFlowers)

  • Feb 11, 2014 · 6:30 PM


Congressman Jared Polis, TechStar, ProFlowers

Congressman Jared Polis is the cofounder of TechStars, BlueMountain, and ProFlowers.  A Democrat, Polis is the member of the United States House of Representatives for Colorado's 2nd congressional district, serving since 2009. He is a former member of the Colorado State Board of Education.  Polis along with his parents founded, an online greeting card website, which he sold to Excite@Home three years later in a deal worth $780 million. In 1998, he launched the online florist company ProFlowers that expanded to become Provide Commerce, Inc., acquired in 2006 by Liberty Media Corporation.




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


Hosted By Brian Park, Washington DC Chapter Director

Over 18 years professional experience in web/online/mobile product development. Experience in developing innovative consumer and enterprise collaborative web products and services.  Has started three previous startups, including one that had $17 million in revenues. Previously worked for AOL and Merrill Lynch. Is a CMUer.
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @brianbpark


Local Partners

DC Premiere Tech Hub Coworking Space

MGA is a full-service tenant consulting firm. We represent startups, entrepreneurs and long-established groups with the same passion and purpose: To ensure that your organization’s commercial real estate decisions, in leasing or sales, fully support both your short-term operational needs, and your long-term business objectives. At MGA, we take a distinctly comprehensive approach to the commercial real estate brokerage business, and pride ourselves on forging strong, long-lasting relationships with our clients. Firms that entrust their real estate needs to MGA can rest assured that they have gained a singularly dedicated advisor and advocate for years to come.


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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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    February 11, 2014

  • Rick

    Hi, I have an emergency at work and can't attend. If you'd like my ticket please post here and I'll email a PDF to you.

    February 11, 2014

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