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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)

Growing a bank in the heartland > The Heartland Bank story

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-columbus-presents-growing-a-bank-in-the-heartland-the-heartland-bank-story/ Scott McComb will discuss story of launching and growing a bank. Agenda 5:30 PM: Friend making and food/drinks 6:00 PM: Conversation with Scott 7:00 PM: More friend making --- Speaker Scott McComb - Heartland Bank (Chairman & CEO) Gregory Scott McComb is Chairman & CEO of Heartland Bank in Whitehall, Ohio. Heartland Bank Scott joined Heartland in 1999 after being an entrepreneur for over 10 years. Host Ryan Frederick - AWH (Principal) --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Sponsorss 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. Get Devs (http://www.getdevs.com) We focus on hiring top talent and managing first-rate facilities so our clients can focus on managing product and deliverables. Partners AWH (http://www.awh.net) Builders of exceptional digital products to drive business for select growth companies. Rev1 Ventures (http://www.rev1ventures.com) 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. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 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 (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-columbus-presents-growing-a-bank-in-the-heartland-the-heartland-bank-story/

Heartland Ventures: Customer Driven Venture Capital

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-columbus-presents-heartland-ventures-customer-driven-venture-capital/ Max Brickman, Managing Director, Heartland Ventures will discuss Heartland's unique model of investing in and connecting coastal startups with midwestern customers. Agenda 5:30 PM: Friend making and food/drinks 6:00 PM: Conversation with Max 7:00 PM: More friend making --- Speaker Max Brickman - Heartland Ventures (Managing Director) Max Brickman is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with a passion for expanding technological innovation into smaller, underrepresented Midwestern communities. Host Ryan Frederick - AWH (Principal) --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Sponsors 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. Partners AWH (http://www.awh.net) Builders of exceptional digital products to drive business for select growth companies. Rev1 Ventures (http://www.rev1ventures.com) 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. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 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 (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-columbus-presents-heartland-ventures-customer-driven-venture-capital/

L Marks: The Business of Enterprise Innovation

Rev1 Ventures

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-columbus-presents-l-marks-the-business-of-enterprise-innovation/ Mike will discuss how L Marks helps enterprises innovate and their expansion into North & South America with Columbus as the hub. Agenda 5:30 PM: Friend making and food/drinks 6:00 PM: Conversation with Mike 7:00 PM: More friend making --- Speaker Mike Logozzo - L Marks (Head of Americas Region) Mike is the head of the Americas Region for L Marks, covering US, Canada, & Latin America. He is a former strategic & transformation leader at BMW Financial Services. During his 18-year tenure, Mike was responsible for business operations, innovation, and best practices integration at the automotive company’s Americas Regional Services Center in Columbus, OH & the headquarters in Munich, Germany. Host Ryan Frederick - AWH (Principal) --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Sponsors 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. Partners AWH (http://www.awh.net) Builders of exceptional digital products to drive business for select growth companies. Rev1 Ventures (http://www.rev1ventures.com) 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. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 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 (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-columbus-presents-l-marks-the-business-of-enterprise-innovation/

Past events (71)

North Market: More Than A Public Market

Rev1 Ventures

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