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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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The Ups and Downs of the Tech World | Amanda Lannert CEO of Jellyvision

THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-chicago-presents-the-ups-and-downs-of-the-tech-world-amanda-lannert-ceo-of-jellyvision/ As the CEO of Jellyvision, Amanda Lannert orchestrated a pivot from a services agency to a profitable software-as-a-service company, grown the team from 100 to 400 employees, increased customer count by 250%, navigated through a layoff and refocused the team through the COVID 19 pandemic while also providing insights as a board member for many prominent Chicago tech startups. She's seen it all. In this fireside chat, Jellyvision CEO Amanda Lannert shares her experience on the ups and downs the working and leading in the tech world. Where: Virtual When: November 17th, 6:00-7:15 PM CST 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. Agenda 6:00 PM: Connecting Connecting and Virtual Cocktails 6:15 PM: Fireside Chat Education and Inspiration from the Source! 7:00 PM: Closing Traditions Questions, Shouts for Help, and Pitches --- Speaker Amanda Lannert - Jellyvision (CEO) Amanda Lannert is the CEO of Jellyvision and an active leader in Chicago’s startup community, serving as a board member of SpotHero, KnowledgeHound, Popular Pays, and Equilibria. Amanda is also an investor and board member at Hyde Park Angels. Since taking over Jellyvision in 2011, Amanda has played a key role in growing the company's customer count by 250% in the last three years. Hosted By Tom Denison, Founding Chicago Director Tom's passion is mentoring, advising, and funding tech and biotech startups. Tom has engaged with hundreds of startups, at all stages, from concept to exit. Today, Tom is Co-Founder and Chief Relationship Officer of SmartHealth Catalyzer, which is the hub for Midwest Biotech Venture Creation, building biotech startups around extraordinary biotechnology being developed at Midwest Universities and Research Hospitals. Aaron Levy, Chicago Co-Director I have this crazy vision of a workplace where your manager is your coach– she is the person who helps develop your skills and unlocks your full potential. I founded Raise The Bar to help companies be intentional about their leaders. We empower managers with the four essential habits to be better leaders of people. Madeline Ulivieri, Co-Director Madeline serves as the Community Manager of the Americas and Co-Director of the Chicago chapter. --- 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!). Google for Startups (https://sgtr.cc/3gH3T9B) Google for Startups is Google’s initiative to help startups thrive across every corner of the world. We bring the best of Google's products, connections, and best practices to enable startups to build something better. Partner Industrious (https://www.industriousoffice.com/startup-grind/?utm_source=partnership&utm_medium=local&utm_campaign=chicagostartupgrind) Industrious, the largest premium flexible workspace provider in the U.S., pairs thoughtfully-designed spaces with hospitality-driven services and amenities to offer scalable workplace solutions for companies of all sizes and stages. 6 Chicago locations: Fulton Market, River North, Gold Coast, West Loop, Wicker Park, Evanston. --- 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-chicago-presents-the-ups-and-downs-of-the-tech-world-amanda-lannert-ceo-of-jellyvision/

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