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Startup Grind Hosts Bill Diffenderffer
THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE ( Startup Grind Hosts Bill Diffenderffer Bill will discuss his experiences starting everything from Skybus (an ultra low cost airline) to Silvercar (a unique rental car company). Agenda 5:30 pm Food, drinks & friend making 6:00 pm Fireside Chat with Bill 7:00 pm More friend making Speaker Bill Diffenderffer - Skybus | Silvercar | ReHeva Botanicals (Serial Entrepreneur, Attorney, Professor) Hosted By Ryan Frederick, Columbus Director Ryan has had the privilege of being part of several startups and growth companies. He has helped companies grow from inception, to viability, through to sustainability. During the evolution of these companies, Ryan has served on company boards and been instrumental in capitalization activities. He has also helped companies to expand to international markets. Ryan brings a unique blend of business acumen and technical knowledge to help companies and customers to achieve their objectives. He enjoys the process and challenge of starting and growing a company. Ryan (@ryanfrederick) is currently a Principal at AWH (@AWHNET), Columbus Director of Startup Grind (@startupgrindcmh), Advisor at Rev1 Ventures (@rev1ventures), Advocate for i.c.stars|*Columbus (@icstarscolumbus), Co-Founder of (@black_hack), and leader ProductCamp Columbus. Twitter: @ryanfrederick ( Global Partner ( Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Sponsors ( Dickinson Wright is a growing, full-service law firm of experienced, creative, diverse and dedicated legal professionals. Our lawyers are respected by their peers, honored by industry endorsements and recognized through significant appointments to bar associations and the judiciary system. But, the most important thing to us is the respect we’ve earned from our clients. For more than 137 years, we’ve put our clients first. ( King Memory is a fast growing company ecommerce company and has been named to the Inc. 5000 and is Columbus Business First Fast 50 company. ( Heartland Bank has long been known for being a strong community bank and community partner--one in which we know our customers by name, because our team members are an active part of your community…where sound banking principles are practiced by bankers with unquestionable integrity. ( Like many of the companies we serve, we were founded in central Ohio. After more than half a century, we are the area’s largest independent accounting and consulting firm, with offices in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and New York. While our size permits us to serve even the most complex organizations, our independence allows us to keep all decision‐making authority in one place. GBQ’s entrepreneurial spirit is most evident in the close personal attention provided by our associates. They deliver a no‐nonsense approach with local expertise and a broad range of consulting skills—a combination that saves you both time and money. Discover why forging a relationship with GBQ could be one of your very best business decisions. Partners ( Builders of exceptional digital products to drive business for select growth companies. ( We’re a venture development organization: part VC, part accelerator – with the expertise and connections to fuel startup success. In fact, we’re the first and only organization in the region that provides this unique blend of services, connections, and funding to help entrepreneurs increase their probability of success. 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 200 cities and 98 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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Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in 200 cities and 85 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, & investors.

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