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Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs globally in partnership with Google for Startups.

The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs build their businesses, connect with strategic partners, and secure funding.

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Upcoming events (3)

Startup Grind Phoenix Virtual Pitch Battle

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THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-phoenix-presents-startup-grind-phoenix-virtual-pitch-battle/ Startup Grind Phoenix is hosting a virtual pitch battle on September 30th featuring the top five local startup applicants.  Startup Criteria: A meaningful number of active users (B2B SaaS: Have paying clients,  B2C: user numbers at least in the high 100s/1000s) Be revenue-generating (under 1 million dollars generated in total) The product must have launched There must be a full-time team Who doesn't love cash prizes?  1st place: $1200 sponsored by Hool Coury Law and one year of open seating membership to Galvanize. 2nd place: $500 sponsored by DTPHX with an additional $300 in downtown Phoenix perks 3rd place: $250 sponsored by Startup Grind Phoenix and a 6 month Starter+Study membership to Perimeter83 *The top 5 finalists will receive an initial business consultation meeting as well as a financial action plan from DFG Advisors* To apply, submit a 1-minute pitch video and information here. Application deadline: September 23rd.   Judging will be based on: Value Proposition Market Opportunity Technology Product or Service Team Composition Pitch We can't wait to see who will be the Startup Grind Phoenix Pitch Battle first place winner!  Agenda --- Host Lauren Baxter - Startup Grind Phoenix (Director) Judges Connor Hubach - Hool Coury Law (Attorney) Connor Hubach is an attorney specializing in corporate law, contracts, M&A, securities, regulatory affairs, and IP. He's passionate about Phoenix, ASU, and startups. Jamie Baxter - Qwick (Co-Founder & CEO) Jamie Baxter is the co-founder and CEO of Qwick, a Phoenix-based on-demand staffing company founded in 2018 that connects service industry professionals with food and beverage shifts in real-time. Under Jamie’s leadership, Qwick is rapidly expanding to serve professionals and partners in 20 markets nationwide by 2020. Brenda Schmidt - CEO (Coplex) Brenda Schmidt is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, educator, and CEO of Coplex, a Corporate Startup Studio that partners with corporations to build businesses to create a better future. She is a builder focused on driving innovation through technology with a particular interest in social impact. Ji Mi Choi - Arizona State University (Associate Vice President, Knowledge Enterprise) Ji Mi Choi is an associate vice president at Arizona State University leading Entrepreneurship + Innovation in service to schools and units across the institution and the greater community. --- Global Partner Partner Offers (https://sgtr.cc/30ISrF1) When starting or growing a business, there’s no shortage of important decisions you need to make. We’re here to help with that. Our Preferred Partner Matrix is a highly-curated set of resources and offers provided by organizations we know and love, designed to help you navigate the startup journey. Whether you’re just getting started, hiring your first few employees, or scaling globally – there’s something here for you (and we’ll be adding something new each month!). Presentings Hool Coury Law, PLC (http://www.hoolcourylaw.com) Hool Coury Law is a law firm focused on entrepreneurial success, representing investors and growing ventures from start-up to exit. We cover all aspects of fund formation, angel and venture investing, and corporate representation, contracting, financing, licensing, regulatory work, and mergers and acquisitions. We serve as advisors, counsel, and as a connection resource for hundreds of high growth companies, entrepreneurs, and investors. Downtown Phoenix Inc. (http://dtphx.org/about/downtown-phoenix-inc/) Created in 2013 as a community development group, DPI promotes the continued revitalization of downtown. Through collaboration between businesses, City of Phoenix leadership and community groups, DPI coordinates activities between the Downtown Phoenix Partnership, Phoenix Community Alliance and Downtown Phoenix Community Development Corporation. Partners #yesphx (http://yesphx.com/) #yesphx is a unifying banner for Arizona’s diverse startup community — founders and funds, designers and developers, architects and advertisers, angels and accelerators, institutions and incubators, bankers and bloggers, lawyers and legislators, councils and contests, employees and educators. Seed Spot (https://seedspot.org/) SEED SPOT is an organization deeply rooted in the community. We are a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting all social entrepreneurs creating a product, service, or technology that improves lives or makes the world a better place. We support entrepreneurs by surrounding them with the right access to resources, mentors, business fundamentals, community partners, capital sources, and anything they need to succeed. Galvanize (http://www.galvanize.com) --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 600 cities and 125+ 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. --- THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-phoenix-presents-startup-grind-phoenix-virtual-pitch-battle/

Ibrahim Mesbah and Andreas Ronneseth (RevolutionParts Inc) - Date TBD

RevolutionParts Inc Headquarters

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-phoenix-presents-ibrahim-mesbah-and-andreas-ronneseth-revolutionparts-inc-date-tbd/ **RESCHEDULED for a later date in Spring 2020** Registration will open when the date is set.  Join us to hear the incredible story of how Ibrahim Mesbah and Andreas Ronneseth met at ASU during their undergraduate and graduate studies in computer science, worked at Paypal together, and then united to create RevolutionParts Inc, an eCommerce platform streamlining the process of selling auto parts online. This event will be hosted at the RevolutionParts Inc headquarters on Wednesday, March 25th. (Just a few miles from the ASU campus and right off the light rail). We will kick the event off with dinner, drinks, and networking at 6 pm followed by a lively fireside chat with the two founders at 7 pm.  Since founding RevolutionParts Inc in 2014, Mesbah and Ronneseth have achieved 25% year over year growth and an 11 million dollar a year run rate without any fundraising. They have created strategic partnerships with companies like Doordash and are incredibly skilled at falling in love with problems. How did two software engineers translate hands on keyboard into success?  RevolutionParts Inc was founded with a simple goal: using their decades of experience to revolutionize the automotive parts industry, providing a better way for customers to sell parts online. The automotive industry is primed for a revolution and the team at RevolutionParts Inc is leading that call. Agenda 6:00 PM: Networking, Dinner, and Drinks 7:00 PM: Fireside chat with Ibrahim and Andreas 8:15 PM: Networking and Wrap-up --- Speakers Ibrahim Mesbah - RevolutionParts Inc (CEO and Co-Founder) Ibrahim Mesbah is the CEO and co-founder of RevolutionParts, Inc. After earning his BS and MCS at Arizona State University, Mesbah worked at PayPal as a Senior Manager in software development and won PayPal’s 2009 Technology Leadership Award. Mesbah has led Revolution Parts in winning the 2015 DrivingSales Innovation Cup Finalist award and the 2015 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). Andreas Ronneseth - RevolutionParts Inc (Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer) Andreas Ronneseth is the CSO and co-founder of Phoenix-based RevolutionParts, Inc and a winner of the 2015 “35 under 35”: Innovators of Arizona contest. An ASU grad with a BSE in Computer Systems Engineering and MCS in Computer Science, Ronneseth has led the team in developing new features, back end tools, multiple platform integrations, and a RevolutionParts eBay Motors solution. Host Lauren Baxter - Startup Grind Phoenix (Director) --- Sponsorss Hool Coury Law, PLC (http://www.hoolcourylaw.com) Hool Coury Law is a law firm focused on entrepreneurial success, representing investors and growing ventures from start-up to exit. We cover all aspects of fund formation, angel and venture investing, and corporate representation, contracting, financing, licensing, regulatory work, and mergers and acquisitions. We serve as advisors, counsel, and as a connection resource for hundreds of high growth companies, entrepreneurs, and investors. Downtown Phoenix Inc. (http://dtphx.org/about/downtown-phoenix-inc/) Created in 2013 as a community development group, DPI promotes the continued revitalization of downtown. Through collaboration between businesses, City of Phoenix leadership and community groups, DPI coordinates activities between the Downtown Phoenix Partnership, Phoenix Community Alliance and Downtown Phoenix Community Development Corporation. Partners #yesphx (http://yesphx.com/) #yesphx is a unifying banner for Arizona’s diverse startup community — founders and funds, designers and developers, architects and advertisers, angels and accelerators, institutions and incubators, bankers and bloggers, lawyers and legislators, councils and contests, employees and educators. Seed Spot (https://seedspot.org/) SEED SPOT is an organization deeply rooted in the community. We are a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting all social entrepreneurs creating a product, service, or technology that improves lives or makes the world a better place. We support entrepreneurs by surrounding them with the right access to resources, mentors, business fundamentals, community partners, capital sources, and anything they need to succeed. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 600 cities and 125+ 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. --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-phoenix-presents-ibrahim-mesbah-and-andreas-ronneseth-revolutionparts-inc-date-tbd/

Learn How to Start Your Online Marketing Business in Two Hours!

FREE TICKET Stand Out from The Rest & Learn How to Start Your Online Marketing Business in Two Hours! How To Start Your Online Marketing Business Internet Marketing Workshop PHOENIX MAY- 23rd, 24th & 25th Hilton Hotel 12:30pm 6:00pm Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Hilton Hotel 2929 West Frye Road Chandler, AZ 85224 Renaissance Hotel & Spa 12:30pm 6:00pm Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Renaissance Hotel & Spa 9495 West Coyotes Boulevard Glendale, AZ 85305 The Scottsdale Plaza Resort 12:30pm 6:00pm Thursday, May 25, 2017 The Scottsdale Plaza Resort 7200 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85253 Learn Simple, Proven and Exciting Ways to Build a Successful Business Using Online Marketing Strategies Limited Time Only! REGISTER NOW! https://goo.gl/sB6naE How would you like to learn how to build a business from scratch using the latest online marketing strategies? The formula for creating a business from scratch and using the internet to sell your products, tools and services. We will show you how to license other products if you don't want to create them yourself. How you can get off the ground quickly by tapping into NEW platforms, where all the products & marketing are done for you. How to flood your business with sales every single day from automated traffic that converts leads into sales while you sleep. How to tie everything together, and walk out the room with a bullet-proof plan to hit your online business goals in 2016. DON'T MISS this event. Events like this have the capability of creating a breakthrough for you. We'll tell you all about this when we meet, but just know this event is mindset shifting. BUT only if you attend Make sure you secure your seat right now and we'll see you there ** Choose Your SESSION when you reserve your seat ** Limited Time Only! REGISTER NOW! https://goo.gl/sB6naE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: Q: Would it be possible for me to take a long friend(s) or business partner(s)? A: Yes, this is possible. Do make sure that you register the people you will bring with to the Workshop Q: Do I need any experience in order to understand what is being taught at the Workshop? A: No, we will teach you exactly and step by step how to generate a full-time income in your spare time Q: Does my age, education background matter? A: No, it doesn't. Our oldest student 72 years "young" and definitely not computer savvy Q: Is this event really free? A: Yes, it is absolutely free to come and learn at this event Limited Time Only! REGISTER NOW! https://goo.gl/sB6naE

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