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Jen Groover, Empowered
Jen Groover has been tagged by SUCCESS Magazine as a “One-Woman Brand”, a “Creativity and Innovation Guru”, and a leading “Serial Entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur Magazine. Jen Groover’s name has quickly become synonymous with innovation, entrepreneurship and evolution. She has gone from guest hosting television spots, to inking deals with some of the industry’s biggest heavyweights. Jen recently made history at the New York Stock Exchange, as member of the first all-female group to ring the opening bell, representing women’s leadership and economic independence. Her influence and leadership has aligned her with amazing brands, such as USANA Health Sciences, Avon, Verizon and SkyMall, for which she acts as a spokeswoman. Her success skyrocketed with the creation of the Butler Bag (http://www.butlerbag.com), the world’s first compartmentalized handbag, and has not stopped since. Jen spring-boarded the Butler Bag’s success into an entire lifestyle brand, found at a variety of price points and well known retailers, which led to the creation of subsequent lifestyle brands, Leader Girlz, and Empowered by Jen Groover. Leader Girlz (http://leadergirlz.com) teaches young girls the importance of empowerment through play, while the recently launched “Empowered by Jen Groover (http://www.jengroover.com/empowered.html)” brand, including her one hour PBS special and forthcoming book, comprises a variety of consumer products that encompass her quotes and inspire people to live life with passion and purpose. The success and momentum of Jen Groover’s empowerment movement has led to the development of Jen’s upcoming, highly integrated tech platform, “Empowered for Purpose,” which will serve as a foundation for further expansion of the “Empowered by Jen Groover” brand. Jen is a top business and lifestyle contributor and content creator for major television networks such as ABC, CBS, CNBC, NBC, Fox News, Fox Business Newsand The CW. Jen also contributes editorial pieces to several prominent business magazines and online resources including The Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jen-groover/), Entrepreneur Magazine, Positively Positive, The Daily Love, and HealthyStyle NY. Her products, brand and work have been featured in hundreds of media outlets including O! The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, People, US Weekly, SUCCESS and Entrepreneur, to name a few.
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7:00 Fireside Chat
Hosted By Mike Maher, Director of Startup Grind Philadelphia
Mike is a Naval Officer, entrepreneur, and self-proclaimed hustler. He has a passion for anything real estate, and he lives by the motto “Get it done.” Mike is a graduate of the Naval Academy where he played varsity soccer, and he has an MBA from the Villanova School of Business. Currently, Mike is the Founder & CEO of Benjamin’s Desk (http://www.benjaminsdesk.com), Philadelphia’s Premier Shared Office and Coworking Space for Professionals. In addition to his consulting company Principled Business Solutions (http://www.principledbusiness.com), Mike is also the Founder of RealComps (http://www.realcomps.com), a real estate technology startup, as well as the Marketing Director at Sight2Site Media (http://www.s2smedia.net). A lover of all things Philly, Mike is looking to bring Benjamin’s Desk to a city near you. LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/in/mjmaher/) | Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/LtMichaelJMaher) | Email
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The Workplace of the New Economy. Benjamin's Desk is Philadelphia's Premier Shared Office and Coworking Space for Mobile Professionals, Entrepreneurs, and Startups.
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What is Startup Grind?
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 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 (http://startupgrind.com) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (http://twitter.com/StartupGrind).