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Startup Grind ft. Michele McKeone
THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-philadelphia-presents-startup-grind-ft-michele-mckeone Digitability's award-winning work-ready training program was created by Michele McKeone, M. Ed., a special education teacher who taught students with a wide-range of cognitive and behavioral needs at South Philadelphia High School for more than seven years. While teaching she realized that students with disabilities were pigeonholed into unemployment or underemployment. Her observation mirrored the 70% unemployment rate for people with cognitive disabilities. Michele recognized that in order for her students to achieve their independence and obtain employment, they would need to overcome society's immense social and psychological barriers to achieve their independence. Agenda 5:30 pm: Registration Begins 6:30 pm: Fireside Chat Begins 7:15 pm: Fireside Chat Concludes 7:30 pm: Networking Begins 8:30 pm: Event Concludes --- Speaker Michele McKeone - Digitability (Founder) Michele McKeone, M. Ed is an award-winning thought leader in the neurodiversity community. As the Founder + CEO of Digitability, she launched a new model that fully prepares people with neurodiverse needs for our tech-driven and highly social workforce. Host Anthony Maher - 1776 (Chief Growth Officer & Head of Incubation) I was a First Team All-American soccer player in college where I developed a drive and an attitude to compete and always improve. I refined those skills as a 10 year professional soccer player and became obsessed with winning. When I retired in 2012, I applied those skills to entrepreneurship, building several companies and brands. I'm now on a mission to leverage real estate as a platform for entrepreneurial growth. In Q4 2017, my company, Benjamin’s Desk, merged with 1776 to form the largest network of entrepreneurial incubators in the United States. --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Local Sponsorss Pepper Hamilton (https://www.pepperlaw.com/) With more than 425 lawyers in 13 offices across the United States, Pepper Hamilton uses the unique skills and talents of their people, the breadth of their practices, and the depth of their experience to deliver powerful solutions to clients’ legal and business issues. The firm was founded in 1890. Capstone Group (https://www.capstoneinsgroup.com/) "We assist our clients in protecting the assets that matter most to them. Our firm has a unique legacy that shapes our identity today and provides the foundation for tomorrow. The leadership team brings decades of professional experience, both within and outside of the insurance industry. This combination enables us to provide the highest quality of insurance and benefits solutions, delivered in a personalized, caring approach. Through this combination, we possess the industry know-how with the compassion that is unparalleled in the insurance industry." Partner Helm Creative Studio (http://helmcreativestudio.com/) At Helm Creative Studios, we believe in you, and your vision, and your journey. We are dreamers, and we look forward to dreaming with you about how you can share your story. Whether by video or photo, we look forward to partnering with you to accomplish your dreams! Our goal is to take your vision and translate it from beautiful ideas into beautiful pixels. --- 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-philadelphia-presents-startup-grind-ft-michele-mckeone

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Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 35 cities and 15 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.

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