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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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Launch Party - Summer 2019!

General Provision Downtown

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-ft-lauderdale-presents-launch-party-summer-2019/ How it works... The Startups. We will give 7-10 startup founders the mic for 3-minutes so they can tell the world about the problem they solve, their solution, their secret sauce, the market opportunity, their traction, and their team. There will be investors, so be prepared to answer questions! The Investors. In the room, we will have 2-3 special guest judges there to give insights and feedback on each pitch. They will help founders understand what worked, what could be done better and what it takes to land an investment from an investor like them. Everyone Else. You play a huge role in this. You get to vote on the startup you liked the best and pick the winner. The Winning Startup. Not only does the winner earn street cred and pride from winning Startup Grind's 2019 Summer Launch, but they will also win some great tools to help their business. Who: Founders, Co-founders, Team Members & Startup Enthusiasts What: Launch Party - Summer 2019 Where: General Provision Downtown - 300 SW 1st Ave #155, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (easy access by Train, Bus, Bicycle & Car) When: Wednesday, June 26th, 6:00 pm -9:30 pm Why: Inspire, Educate, Connect Want to LAUNCH your business? Email your deck to [masked] Agenda 6:00 PM: Connect Food and Beer 7:00 PM: Startup Pitches 8:45 PM: Voting 9:15 PM: Announce Winner --- Hosted By Dr. Lascelle A. Sweetland, Fort Lauderdale Chapter Director Managing Director and founder of Laspainc. Position researches, markets, recruits, plans, and manages development of new and expanding small businesses; creates and implements research strategies to support small business economic development efforts, including compiling and analyzing data; supports small business efforts by providing research, data, and marketing the Community Development efforts; develops and implements marketing strategies and establishes relationships with the small business/development community; assists in negotiating agreements and educates the community and stakeholders about new companies; and represents the CDA’s in target related industry meetings, trade shows, and presentation. Founder of The i-LAB Startup Foundation which provides support in the areas of academic outreach, venture capital engagement, workforce development, connecting business and government, and cross border collaboration focused on improving consumer experience through disruptive innovation. A program to incubate the creation of more than 100 startups a year. Marc Lissade, Co-Director Marc is a developer and digital marketing expert with more than a decade of small business consulting under his belt. A proud graduate of the FAU College of Business Leadership & Entrepreneurship inaugural program, Marc also holds multiple degrees in finance, computer science, marketing and management. Marc's drive to spread the startup gospel far and wide is instructed by his extensive experience as a startup co-founder and entrepreneur. Georgette Chedra, Co-Organizer Dany Lacroix, Digital Marketing Strategist Dany is a digital marketing strategist with 5+ years of experience specializing in startups. Her passion is developing cutting-edge campaigns for different products and innovative marketing strategies. Dany’s knowledge of internet market strategy, local search strategy and web marketing analytics help achieve results for her clients. Michael DeJesus, Chapter Development I received two degrees from Miami University (Ohio): B.S. Supply Chain & Operations Management and B.A. Psychology with Neurobiology Focus. I have since moved to Fort Lauderdale as a partner with SetDev Software Development, a custom software consulting firm that specializes in building unique, complex software products in the form of Web Apps, Mobile Apps, Websites, and SaaS Platforms. We have been operational for 4 years growing as a startup ourselves without external funding. We have transitioned from a music streaming app company into a full-stack custom development firm. I serve as the Director of Sales for the company, connecting with potential clients and spearheading the initial product design process, analyzing painpoints and opportunities to add value for clients, identifying the most vital processes/offerings to improve, and then marrying technical capabilities with tangible business goals. SetDev makes the product development process as painless as possible for their Startup Clients by addressing three common worries: Time, Money, & the Product itself. We have an extremely quick and agile development process, with an average time of 3.5 months from start of planning and design phase to delivery of functional product. No longer will you wait 6-8 months to get your project out, worrying about a competitor emerging or missing deadlines for your investors. Every startup must keep an eye on price of development & perhaps the biggest worry for this is scope creep. We've all seen it, a project estimated to take 150 - 250 hours at the beginning starts to take more and more time, either ending up at the far high end of the estimate or even exceeding the estimated hours & cost. For our customers peace of mind, when we make an estimate we take the average of the estimate & commit to that final price. We say 150 - 250 hours, you pay for 200 hours. End of story. No surprise fees, additional hours, or other added costs. That is our guarantee. And finally, product. We are product people ourselves. We love our technology and will not put forth any work that does not completely satisfy our standards and our clients'. Know that your idea, your product, your baby will be built to the highest standards. Our team is 100% US based and we will not outsource your work overseas where quality of work can diminish. Want to talk about your tech startup idea? Give me a call anytime. (859) 556 - 9345. --- 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 General Provision (http://generalprovision.com) Product Hunt South Florida Product Hunt surfaces the best new products, every day. It's a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations. Product Hunt Pitch Night was designed with one idea in mind: Collaboration breeds innovation. We meet every other month to accomplish this goal. Join us as we feature some of the stars of the startup scene in South Florida. Techstars Startup Weekend Fort Lauderdale (http://communities.techstars.com/usa/fort-lauderdale/startup-weekend/14625) Startup Broward Gulf Stream Brewing Company (https://gulfstreambeer.com/) Gulf Stream Brewing Company has a driving passion for consistently providing the highest quality craft beer possible, while exploring different styles and unique flavors that push traditional boundaries. They reclaim waste water used during the brewing process, donate spent grain to local farms for feed, and actively support the Coastal Conservatory Association, so future generations can enjoy the same beautiful surroundings that we live in today. Partners Laspainc (https://www.laspainc.com/) Specializes in (1) Business Attraction, Expansion and Retention; (2) International Business Development; (3) Entrepreneurial Training and Development; (4) Capital Access (5) Strengthening support for small business participation in procurement; and (6) Providing technical assistance and resources to support small businesses. Designed to attract, retain targeted industry businesses, attract capital investment, exploit new market opportunities through economic and small business development.​​ iLab Startup Foundation (https://www.ilabstartup.org/) The mission of iLab Startup is to foster entrepreneurship globally through the 5 pillars of iLab Startup: mentoring, networking and education, funding and incubation. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community. iLab Startup's focus area is to generate enable the next generation of entrepreneurs. "Innovation happens at the intersection of technology and creativity." Startup Broward (http://startupbroward.org) Startup Broward is a county-wide organization dedicated to supporting and expanding the Broward Startup Ecosystem by coordinating efforts between both public and private sector organizations and local entrepreneurs as well as spurring local economic growth through innovation boosting initiatives. Startup Digest Fort Lauderdale-Broward County (https://www.startupdigest.com/digests/broward-county) Techstars Startup digest Fort Lauderdale/Broward County is the ultimate curated newsletter of the most dynamic local startup events, startups and people. Every other week, they feature key upcoming startup events, highlight an outstanding startup and profile a notable ecosystem achiever. If you want to keep your fingers on the pulse of our growing startup ecosystem, you want to join their mailing list. You can also submit your startup or your event inclusion consideration for upcoming releases. Product Hunt South Florida Product Hunt surfaces the best new products, every day. It's a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations. Product Hunt Pitch Night was designed with one idea in mind: Collaboration breeds innovation. We meet every other month to accomplish this goal. Join us as we feature some of the stars of the startup scene in South Florida. --- 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-ft-lauderdale-presents-launch-party-summer-2019/

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