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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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Comedian, Entrepreneur & Writer - A fireside chat with Natasha Pearl Hansen

Washington Avenue Advisors

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-lansing-presents-comedian-entrepreneur-writer-a-fireside-chat-with-natasha-pearl-hansen/ About Speaker: Natasha Pearl Hansen is a comedian, actress, producer, writer, podcast host, adventurer, & entrepreneur. Much of Natasha's humor both on-stage and in her writing focuses on her life's personal aspects, including her own failures, her family, and her engagement. She is currently shopping several tv series with her management team at Black Box Management, and her podcast "Future Role Model" is in its third year with the Comedy Pop Up Network. Being a complete tech and branding nerd, Natasha has created and curated her own comedy tours for nearly six years, partnering with brands and creating integrated brand relationships four tour partnerships, leading her to yearly solo sold-out shows in unique places such as St Croix island, and a tour across Scotland, England, Germany, Czech Republic, France, Spain, and Italy in 2019.  About Startup Grind: Startup Grind is the world’s largest community of startups, founders, innovators, and creators. We bring like-minded yet diverse individuals together to connect, learn, teach, help, build, and belong. We do this daily through our local events, flagship conferences, startup programs, partnerships, and online media + content - collectively reaching over 3.5 million individuals worldwide. Agenda 5:30 PM: Networking 5:45 PM: Sponsors Shoutout 6:00 PM: Fireside Chat 6:45 PM: Q/A --- Company Lingco Language Lab (https://lingco.io/) Lingco is an adaptive language learning platform for schools. It uses artificial intelligence to determine student competencies in vocabulary and grammar structures so it can give actionable insights to instructors, allowing them to structure their course to best help their students reach proficiency and be successful. Moderator Reuben Levinsohn - Startup Grind Lansing (Director,) Reuben has been an entrepreneur since college at MSU when he bought a national home improvement franchise and grew it to over 40 employees. He also began acquiring commercial and residential real estate investment properties. After selling the business he became a financial advisor. Recently Reuben has co-founded and invested in local startups including Blue Owl Coffee, Lingco, and WiGo trips. Hosts Reuben Levinsohn - Startup Grind Lansing (Director,) Reuben has been an entrepreneur since college at MSU when he bought a national home improvement franchise and grew it to over 40 employees. He also began acquiring commercial and residential real estate investment properties. After selling the business he became a financial advisor. Recently Reuben has co-founded and invested in local startups including Blue Owl Coffee, Lingco, and WiGo trips. Shay Manawar - Startup Grind Lansing (Co-Director,) --- 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 Loomis Law Firm (https://loomislaw.com/) he Loomis Law Firm is committed to providing expert, innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex legal problems. For over 65 years, we have served as trusted advisors to Michigan businesses from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, helping them navigate the challenges of an ever-changing legal, regulatory and business environment. Lansing Area Economic Partnership (LEAP) (http://www.purelansing.com/) The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is a coalition of area leaders committed to building a prosperous and vibrant region where businesses can thrive. To do this, they help entrepreneurs start new businesses, help existing businesses grow, and attract new businesses to the region. LEAP is the economic development organization proudly representing the tri-county region of Ingham, Clinton and Eaton counties in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Partners 2001 (https://www.blueowlcoffee.net/) Premium coffee house with three locations in the Lansing area. Washington Avenue Ventures (https://www.wa.ventures/) Washington Avenue Ventures is a Management Consulting and Venture Capital firm that specializes in creating solutions for business problems at any stage. --- 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-lansing-presents-comedian-entrepreneur-writer-a-fireside-chat-with-natasha-pearl-hansen/

A Fireside Chat with Tim Colonnese (Founder of KTM Industries and CEO of Green C

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-lansing-presents-a-fireside-chat-with-tim-colonnese-founder-of-ktm-industries-and-ceo-of-green-cell-foam/ Over the past 23 years, Tim has been KTM’s President and CEO, building the company into an industry-leading producer of environmentally sustainable packaging, with its headquarters located in Holt, Michigan, and a satellite manufacturing facility in Reno, Nevada. Mr. Colonnese has received awards from Governors Engler, Granholm, and Snyder during his tenure at KTM. KTM’s Green Cell Foam is used in the packaging of hundreds of companies across North America to protect pharmaceuticals, foods, wines, electronics, and many other products during shipping (www.greencellfoam.com). He lives in Haslett, MI with his wife, Paige. They have two daughters, Carly and Caitlin. More coming soon!  Agenda 5:30 PM: Networking 5:45 PM: Sponsors Shoutout 6:00 PM: Fireside Chat 6:45 PM: Q/A --- Moderator Reuben Levinsohn - Startup Grind Lansing (Director,) Reuben has been an entrepreneur since college at MSU when he bought a national home improvement franchise and grew it to over 40 employees. He also began acquiring commercial and residential real estate investment properties. After selling the business he became a financial advisor. Recently Reuben has co-founded and invested in local startups including Blue Owl Coffee, Lingco, and WiGo trips. Hosts Reuben Levinsohn - Startup Grind Lansing (Director,) Reuben has been an entrepreneur since college at MSU when he bought a national home improvement franchise and grew it to over 40 employees. He also began acquiring commercial and residential real estate investment properties. After selling the business he became a financial advisor. Recently Reuben has co-founded and invested in local startups including Blue Owl Coffee, Lingco, and WiGo trips. Shay Manawar - Startup Grind Lansing (Co-Director,) --- 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 Lansing Area Economic Partnership (LEAP) (http://www.purelansing.com/) The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is a coalition of area leaders committed to building a prosperous and vibrant region where businesses can thrive. To do this, they help entrepreneurs start new businesses, help existing businesses grow, and attract new businesses to the region. LEAP is the economic development organization proudly representing the tri-county region of Ingham, Clinton and Eaton counties in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Loomis Law Firm (https://loomislaw.com/) he Loomis Law Firm is committed to providing expert, innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex legal problems. For over 65 years, we have served as trusted advisors to Michigan businesses from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, helping them navigate the challenges of an ever-changing legal, regulatory and business environment. Partners 2001 (https://www.blueowlcoffee.net/) Premium coffee house with three locations in the Lansing area. Washington Avenue Ventures (https://www.wa.ventures/) Washington Avenue Ventures is a Management Consulting and Venture Capital firm that specializes in creating solutions for business problems at any stage. --- 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-lansing-presents-a-fireside-chat-with-tim-colonnese-founder-of-ktm-industries-and-ceo-of-green-cell-foam/

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