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Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in 200 cities and 85 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, & investors.

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Upcoming events (2)

How fintech is changing personal finance with Michal Smida (Founder, Twisto)

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://goo.gl/1NUv4Q Everyone is very welcome to the next Startup Grind Prague powered by Google for Startups! In April we'll host Michal Smida (CEO & Founder, Twisto). The event will take place at OPERO (Salvátorská 931/8, Prague, 11000). Limited number of tickets are available here: https://goo.gl/1NUv4Q Agenda: 18:30 - Open Doors (registration + networking) 19:00 - Fireside Chat with Michal 20:00 - Networking About Michal: Michal Smida is the founder and CEO of a fintech company Twisto and a member of Forbes 30 under 30. He lived 11 years abroad in Russia, Great Britain and the US. He began his professional career in London where he joined Barclays Capital investment bank after graduating from King’s College. When he returned to the Czech Republic in 2013, he founded Twisto – the first Czech service for immediate purchase of online goods with the possibility of delayed payment. Twisto has more than 90 employees in Prague, Warsaw and Bratislava and is backed by leading international investors. This event is brought to you with kind support of CzechInvest, CzechStartups, Google, LDM Production, Tyinternety.cz, Lagardere Travel Service, Philip Morris International, innogy Česká republika, Startup Weekend Prague, StartupJobs.

Female Leaders Month: What can we teach man in business and vice versa?

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-prague-presents-female-leaders-month-what-can-we-teach-man-in-business-and-vice-versa/ Every year in May Startup Grind hosts our #SGWomen Leaders Month — proudly recognizing the accomplishments of successful women leaders all over the world. These women are founders, venture capitalists, engineers, executives and more, who represent our community. They are the women who exemplify profound leadership skills, hard-work, humility, and success and demonstrate their strength with devotion to the work they do everyday. They encourage and inspire us all. Listen to the stories of 3 women who stood behind their dream and have successfully built their team or company from scratch. What is behind their success? Devi Clark (Program Director, Impact Hub King’s Cross) Kim Najman (CMO and Co-founder, Travel a la Carte) Andrea Gontkovicova (Director Commercial Development CZ, SK & HU, Philip Morris) The event will be moderated by Patrik Juránek (Director, Startup Grind CZ). Agenda 6:30 PM: registration + networking 7:00 PM: Fireside chat & discussion 8:00 PM: Drinks and Snacks --- Speakers Devi Clark - Impact Hub King’s Cross (Programmes Director) Devi is Programmes Director at Impact Hub King's Cross, providing support to entrepreneurs start up or grow their businesses, including the UK arm of the Impact Hub Scaling programme which helped 110 social enterprises scale up their businesses across 8 European countries, Feeding the City and the Next Steps Programme. Kim Najman - Travel a la Carte (CMO and Co-founder) Kim Najman’s expertise is in the hospitality industry. Her professional life has centred on the hospitality industry, but she also worked in the private aviation sector before co-founding Travel a la Carte alongside Olga and Ivana. Kim brings her marketing and hospitality expertise to the startup. Kim also works alongside Ivana on a separate venture, at creative agency Arta & Design in Prague. Andrea Gontkovicova - Philip Morris (Director Commercial Development CZ, SK & HU) In 1997, Andrea started her career in Philip Morris International and held various leadership positions within the company at local and regional levels. In September 2009, she started a new role as Director Corporate Affairs and Member of the Board of Philip Morris CR. Andrea works in the field of PMI smokeless products as of 2016. Currently, she acts as Director Commercial Development CZ,SK & HU. Hosted By Patrik Juranek, Country Manager CZ Patrik is a Managing Director for Czech Republic at Startup Grind startup community, who is responsible for the operations of chapters in Prague and Brno. He is also an external consultant for global technology, e-commerce companies and a founding member of LXVI Ventures. Patrik started his career in telecommunication and management consulting as a consultant at KPMG. From that time he stepped in to a few technology startups where he was responsible for sales and project management. Finally he built his own business where he introduced new innovative US products to the Czech market (exit in 2015). In 2016 Patrik co-founded Startup Grind Prague, part of the largest community platform for entrepreneurs in the world and built community of 1800+ members in Prague. In November 2018 he also contributed to the establishment of the Startup Grind chapter for Brno and the Moravian region. Anna Liprtová, Head of Marketing --- 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 CzechInvest (http://www.czechinvest.org/en) The main objective of The Business and Investment Development Agency CzechInvest, is to advise and support existing and new entrepreneurs and foreign investors in the Czech Republic. Grow with Google (https://grow.google/) Grow with Google offers free training and tools to help you grow your skills, career, or business. Explore programs and register for an in-person workshop. Lagardere Travel Retail (http://www.lagardere-tr.cz) The Group's business strategy is to create a strong and unique relationship between the customer and the content offered. Lagardere Travel Retail has over 160 years of experience, operating in more than 30 countries, 150 airports and 700 railway stations. Lagardere Travel Retail, a.s. since 1999 and is a major player in the retail travel market. Innogy (https://www.innogy.cz/) With a number of solutions and pilot projects, innogy is making an active contribution towards modern methods of energy supply. Whether you’re a company or a household customer – you too can help shape the energy transition and make it a success. Philip Morris (https://www.pmi.com/markets/czech-republic/cs/about-us/overview) We are an affiliate of Philip Morris International, tobacco company that is leading a transformation in the tobacco industry to create a smoke-free future and ultimately replace cigarettes to the benefit of adults who would otherwise continue to smoke, society, the company and its shareholders . PMI is building a future on a new category of smoke-free products that, while not risk-free, are a much better choice than continuing to smoke. Partners Tyinternety (http://tyinternety.cz) Již od roku 2009 informujeme o online dění. LDM Production (https://ldmproduction.cz/) We organize events of all kinds. With our organizing team, we will beautify your event in the smallest detail. ROCKAWAY HACKATHON (https://hackathon.rockawaycapital.com/) Rockaway is challenging Czech and foreign developers to compete in a hackathon in Prague focused on practical solutions to problems in the area of e-commerce. Google Launchpad (https://developers.google.com/startups/accelerator/europe/) Within Europe, Launchpad Accelerator is currently working with startups from Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland. If you are from one of these countries, we encourage you to apply! If not, please stay tuned as we expand to new countries and regions. Forbes (http://forbes.cz) Světový magazín o byznysu, podnikání, penězích a úspěchu. Founder Institute Prague (https://fi.co/events/prague) The Founder Institute is an American business incubator, entrepreneur training and startup launch program that was founded in Palo Alto, California in 2009. StartupJobs (https://www.startupjobs.cz) We connect you with startups and awesome companies with big vision and ambitions. If you are looking for something more than just a job, you are in the right place. Find a job that will make sense to you. We are place where startups and awesome companies are looking for a special kind of people. Those who are trying to change the world. Starting own company is not for everybody, but everybody can join someone who do and help him. --- 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-prague-presents-female-leaders-month-what-can-we-teach-man-in-business-and-vice-versa/

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