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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 (2)

Startup Grind: Reaching Diverse Founders

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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-columbus-presents-startup-grind-reaching-diverse-founders/ Raising capital is incredibly difficult, time consuming, and stress inducing, then you layer on the fact that minorities are receiving a fraction of that capital. In fact, LGBTQ founders only make up 1% of venture deals received annually. What’s being done about? Join us for a talk with Densil R. Porteous who is bringing new leadership and focus to this initiative as CEO of Pride Fund 1.  Agenda 6:00 PM: Welcome and introduction 6:05 PM: Chat with Densil 6:55 PM: Q & A --- Company Pride Fund 1 (https://loud.vc/pride-fund/) Pride Fund 1 is an early-stage and growth venture capital fund with an aim to empower a generation of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs to pursue and obtain their “passion” of owning and operating their own business. Speaker Densil Porteous - Pride Fund 1 (CEO) Densil R. Porteous is CEO of Pride Fund 1 and Founder/Chief Strategist at DePorteous Consulting. Densil, who identifies as gay, has served in executive leadership roles on several local, regional, and national boards while having had a notable career in education administration. Host Lucas La Tour - AWH (Business Development) Lucas La Tour is a life-long learner with passion at the intersection of business development and technology. --- 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!). Presenting Dickinson Wright (http://www.dickinson-wright.com/) 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. Partner AWH (http://www.awh.net) An elite team of product creators and data problem solvers. --- 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-columbus-presents-startup-grind-reaching-diverse-founders/

Founder Forum - Virtual Holiday Party

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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-columbus-presents-founder-forum-virtual-holiday-party/ Quarterly we bring the Columbus startup community together to build and foster relationships to connect and support Founders. Make new relationships and hang out with some old friends. Founder Forum is intended to provide a social environment and time for Founders to get to know each other, support each other, and for the startup community to come together as a whole. The Founder Forum events are content free. No presentations, no talks...just friend making. Agenda --- Hosts Lucas La Tour - AWH (Business Development) Lucas La Tour is a life-long learner with passion at the intersection of business development and technology. Ryan Frederick - AWH (Principal) Ryan has authored a book on increasing the odds of success in creating products, being a Founder, and starting companies called The Founder’s Manual: A Guidebook for Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur. --- 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. Presentings BLK hack Dickinson Wright (http://www.dickinson-wright.com/) 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. --- 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-columbus-presents-founder-forum-virtual-holiday-party/

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