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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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How to Raise $4 Million Seed Funding for the Future of Work

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While working as an IT Consultant at EY, Jasmine led the Black Professional Network and their volunteering initiatives for the EY Chicago office. She soon realized that the process was extremely manual and it was near impossible for the business to understand how these programs impacted employee retention and productivity without any data. This is where the idea to build Five to Nine, or what she called the ‘Eventbrite for Corporations’ was born.

Fresh off her successful seed funding raise of $4 million, Jasmine will share her journey, the highs, and the lows, and lessons learned along the way.

Where: Virtual

When: June 28th, 4:00-5:15 PM CT

What Else: Join our Slack Channel for updates and Q&A

What is Startup Grind: We're a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs.

Our monthly fireside chat provides 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.

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Company

Five To Nine (https://fivetonine.co/)

Five to Nine helps organizers manage and evaluate internal company programs with ease.

Speaker

Jasmine Shells - Five To Nine (Co-Founder & CEO)

Jasmine is the Co-Founder & CEO of Five to Nine – an event management and evaluation software for program leaders at companies. A few of Five to Nine's customers include Expedia, Amplitude, MasterClass, and Yahoo, among others.
Jasmine was named Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for enterprise technology, a Google for Startups Recipient, and a US Department of State Fellow for teaching entrepreneu…

Hosted By

Tom Denison, Founding Chicago Director

Tom's passion is mentoring early-stage founders. Tom has engaged with hundreds of startups, at all stages, from concept to exit. Today, Tom is Co-Founder, CEO, and Chief Relationship Officer of SmartHealth Catalyzer, which is the hub for Midwest Biomedical Venture Creation, building and seed funding biomedical startups around the most promising biomedical innovations at Midwest Universities and Research Hospitals.

Rajiv Nathan, Co-Director

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Global Partner

AMEX (https://sgtr.cc/3qXNo0e)

Our Corporate Program for Startups* provides you with powerful backing and working capital, plus all the benefits, business tools, and guidance that comes with American Express. From idea to IPO and beyond, we’re with you for the long haul.

Dell Technologies (https://partners.startupgrind.com/dell-technologies/)

Partnering with Dell from the start will allow you to save money in the short and long-term. Dell can provide any product you need, from one computer to an entire enterprise solution, allowing you to get all your hardware and software needs without having to switch from company to company.

Vanta (https://sgtr.cc/32MjS4f)

Vanta is the easy way to achieve compliance certifications (SOC 2, ISO 27001, HIPAA, PCI, GDPR). Over 2000 fast-growing companies trust Vanta to automate their security monitoring and get ready for compliance audits in weeks instead of months. Simply connect your tools to Vanta, fix the gaps on your customized dashboard, and then work with a Vanta-trained auditor to complete your certification.

Snowflake (https://www.snowflake.com.)

Snowflake delivers the Data Cloud — a global network where thousands of organizations mobilize data with near-unlimited scale, concurrency, and performance. Inside the Data Cloud, organizations unite their siloed data, easily discover and securely share governed data, and execute diverse analytic workloads. Join the Data Cloud.

Partner

mHUB (https://mhubchicago.com/)

mHUB is creating the conditions for product innovation to thrive. We’re an innovation hub for physical product development and manufacturing with a diverse membership of over 300 entrepreneurs focused on developing breakthrough products in IoT connected device, consumer products, medical device and more. mHUB’s mission is to galvanize the manufacturing ecosystem of industry leaders and entrepreneurs to drive collaborative product innovation.

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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.

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Past events (112)

mHUB Five-Year Anniversary & Product Showcase

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