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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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Startup Grind Europe-Asia Connect

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THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-helsinki-presents-startup-grind-europe-asia-connect/ As‌ ‌you‌ ‌all‌ ‌know,‌ ‌Startup‌ ‌Grind‌ ‌‌is‌ ‌all‌ ‌about‌ ‌giving‌ ‌startups‌ ‌universally‌ ‌the‌ ‌education,‌ ‌opportunities,‌ ‌ and‌ ‌access‌ ‌they‌ ‌need‌ ‌to‌ ‌build,‌ ‌grow,‌ ‌and‌ ‌scale‌ ‌their‌ companies.‌ ‌ ‌ For‌ ‌this‌ ‌purpose,‌ ‌we‌ ‌are‌ ‌partnering‌ ‌with‌ ‌Startup‌ ‌Grind‌ ‌Tbilisi,‌ ‌Georgia‌ ‌chapter‌ ‌to‌ ‌organize‌ ‌an‌ international‌ ‌conference‌ ‌that,‌ ‌due‌ ‌to‌ ‌safety‌ ‌concerns,‌ ‌is‌ ‌held‌ ‌100%‌ ‌online!‌ ‌Europe-Asia‌ ‌Connect‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌unique‌ ‌opportunity‌ ‌for‌ ‌startups‌ ‌to:‌ ‌ *‌ ‌Hear‌ ‌from‌ ‌top‌ ‌global‌ ‌speakers‌ ‌and‌ ‌meet‌ ‌other‌ ‌founders‌ ‌from‌ ‌over‌ ‌35‌ ‌countries;‌ ‌ *‌ ‌Participate‌ ‌in‌ ‌networking‌ ‌sessions,‌ ‌including‌ ‌regional‌ ‌founders,‌ ‌investors,‌ ‌and‌ ‌corporates;‌ ‌ *‌ ‌Participate‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌largest‌ ‌startup‌ ‌competition‌ ‌in‌ the‌ ‌world‌ ‌and‌ ‌receive‌ ‌training‌ ‌from‌ ‌Silicon‌ ‌Valley‌ mentors.‌ ‌ ‌ 100+‌ ‌speakers,‌ ‌dozens‌ ‌of‌ ‌them‌ ‌direct‌ ‌from‌ ‌Silicon‌ ‌Valley,‌ ‌will‌ ‌partner‌ ‌for‌ ‌an‌ ‌unforgettable‌ ‌event.‌ ‌It’s‌ ‌been‌ ‌already‌ ‌announced‌ ‌that‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌speakers‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌event‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌the‌ ‌marketing‌ ‌guru,‌ ‌entrepreneur,‌ ‌technical‌ ‌evangelist,‌ ‌and‌ ‌author‌ ‌of‌ ‌numerous‌ ‌books‌ ‌-‌ ‌Guy‌ ‌Kawasaki.‌ ‌ ‌ Don’t‌ ‌forget‌ ‌to‌ ‌take‌ ‌advantage‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌early‌ ‌bird‌ ‌tickets‌ ‌and‌ ‌follow‌ ‌the event‌ ‌Facebook‌ ‌page‌ ‌for‌ ‌more‌ ‌updates.‌ ‌ Agenda --- Speakers Guy Kawasaki - Canva, ex-Apple (Chief Evangelist) Guy is the chief evangelist of Canva, a graphics-design online service, and an executive fellow at the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley. Formerly, he was an advisor at Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of 15 books. Guy has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College. Steve Blank - United States Department of Defense (Defense Business Board) Entrepreneur-turned-educator Steve Blank is the Father of Modern Entrepreneurship. Credited with launching the Lean Startup movement, he’s changed how startups are built. Steve has been part of, or co-founded eight Silicon Valley startups. Steve's last company was E.piphany, an enterprise software company. He teaches at Stanford, Columbia, Berkeley and NYU; and created the National Bill Tai - Treasure Data (Venture Capitalist, Co-founder and Chairman) Kelly Uphoff - Netflix (VP of Content and Marketing Data Science & Engineering) Angelo Del Priore - HP Tech Ventures (Partner) Angelo leads the investment arm for original and iconic Silicon Valley Tech company HP (formerly Hewlett-Packard). He is an experienced Investor, Board Member, and Advisor with a successful track record helping companies grow exponentially across multiple technology segments. Skilled in General Management, Business Development and Negotiations. Justin Hwa - eBay (Head of Commerce Innovations & General Manager) Anna Maj - Truffle Capital (Senior Advisor) Gideon Marks - Google for Startups Accelerator (Anchor Mentor) Zaza Pachulia - NBA (Champion) Carolina Pinart - Nestle (Director, New Generation Technologies) Andres (Andy) Schabelman - Airbnb, Fiverr (Investor) Sanjit Singh Dang - U First Capital, ex-Intel Capital (Co-founder and Chairman) Deborah Magid - IBM Ventures (Director, Software Strategy) Sheel Mohnot - 500 Startups Fintech Fund (Partner) Sheel is founding partner of the 500 startups FinTech Fund. His own startup experience includes 2 successful FinTech exits –a payments company(FeeFighters) and a high-stakes auction company(Innovative Auctions). He's invested into over 80 companies, mostly in the fintech space. Particularly interested in technology businesses that disrupt financial institutions or enable them to act more efficiently. Trae Stephens - Founders Fund (Partner) Trae Stephens is a Partner at Founders Fund, where he invests across sectors with a particular interest in startups operating in the government space. He is also Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Anduril Industries, a defense technology company focused on autonomy and artificial intelligence. Tim Wagner - Momentum Engine (Founder Partner) Zachery Coelius - Coelius Capital (Investor) Zachery Coelius is currently an early stage technology investor and advisor. His notable investments include Cruise Automation (bought by GM for $1B+), Branch Metrics, SkySafe and a dozen other startups. He is an advisor to twenty companies including Hellosign, Swarm (bought by Integral Ad Sciences), Balanced Payments (Stripe) and many others. Mr. Coelius is also four-time entrepreneur. Peter Komorník - Slido (Co-Founder/CEO) Peter is the co-founder & CEO of Slido, an audience interaction platform that transforms the world of meetings and conferences. Since 2012, Slido has been used at over 400,000 events including customers such as SXSW, World Economic Forum, BBC, etc. Peter currently also leads the Product team at Slido, where he is spearheading the transformation towards more customer-centric product development. Derek Andersen - Startup Grind (Founder & CEO) Derek Andersen ​is the Founder & CEO of Startup Grind, a 400,000 person entrepreneurial community with 200 chapters in 85 countries run by more than 1,000 volunteers. Startup Grind's mission is to help every entrepreneur in the world. It's core values are giving before you take, helping others first, and making friends. Fang Yuan - Baidu Ventures (Director of Investments) Ted Schilowitz - Paramount Pictures (Futurist) Chris Burry - USMAC (Co-CEO) Scott Rafer - Pantastic (CEO) Scott Rafer is the Advisor at Technicolor Ventures since July 2014. After 20 years running software startups, Scott is focusing on being the sidekick to a few great founders in marketing automation, marketplace seller services, and e-commerce delivery. He is also co-founder and/or director at Mashery (acquired by Intel), ShopPad, Boomset, Boostable, Delivr, and Zemanta. Stewart Rogers - Grit Daily (Managing Editor) Stewart Rogers is a journalist, public speaker, author, startup founder, musician, and digital nomad. Rogers is best known for his speeches and work on mental health in the tech industry. As Managing Editor at Grit Daily, he checks the pulse of AI, VR, AR, blockchain and other emerging technologies, and as co-founder of Badass Empire he helps digital professionals become awesome at business. Bill Reichert - Pegasus Tech Ventures (Parnter) Bill has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and operating executive. Since joining Garage in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies. Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture-backed technology startups Hosted By Kelvin Chikezie, Chapter Director Digital Marketing Expert | Social Media Strategist | Digital Growth Hacker | Business to Customers Genius | Customer Obsessed | Growth Disruption | Obsessed Mindset | Marketing Consultant | Creative Thinker | Entrepreneur Mindset | With over 3 Years of Practical Working experience in Digital Marketing, Brand and Customer Experience, Business to Customers, Growth Hacking, Brand Experience Management across Europe, Middle East and Africa (Finland, Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo and other parts of Middle East) Co-founder of a Finnish Tech Marketing company (digitalgrowthboost.com) and a passionate Technology and startup lover. Paramartha Sajjana Narendradhipa, Co-Director Strong passion in leadership development, partnership development, business development, digital marketing, technology, travel, and videography. A digital entrepreneur with a growth hack mindset, as well as a global citizen with broad international mindset, traveling 42 countries, and connected to a worldwide network.⁣ ⁣ Former student leader, and one of the most active students in the university, both in academics, and extra-curricular activities. A recipient of many student awards, have been exposed to various fields and experiences, trained in, and possess a varied range of skill set. Hard working, always ready for a challenge, versatile, fast to learn and adapt to new knowledge, skills, ideas, and environment. Love problem-solving creatively, with strong logic. Mature, responsible, punctual, excellent time and project management.⁣ ⁣ Born in Indonesia in 1989, raised in England, lived in Malaysia and Finland.⁣ British English native speaker. IELTS: Listening 8.5, Reading 8.5, Writing 7.0, Speaking 8.0 | Overall 8.0⁣ ⁣ Former student of Master of Science (Technology) majoring in⁣ Computer Vision and Signal Processing at the University of Oulu, Finland.⁣ Graduate of Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) conducted in collaboration with Abertay⁣ University, UK, specializing in Software Engineering with final CGPA 3.62 (4.00). Galina Butsyak, Head of Customer Experience and Networking Tiko Mamuchashvili, Tbilisi Chapter Co-director I believe that impossible is not a fact but just an opinion. I strive with my life to be free and make a change! Bringing communities together, popularizing tech, human relations and people as top priorities is my desire and goal. --- 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 PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-helsinki-presents-startup-grind-europe-asia-connect/

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