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Startup Grind PWC Hosts: Les Trachtman (Founder Transitions)
THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW The Most Important Things A Founder Must Understand About His or Her Inevitable Transition Out of the CEO Role Most founders don’t ever expect to become a refugee from their own company. But startup company statistics show that they should. Les Trachtman discusses why it’s critical to both the founder’s ego and her pocketbook to consider life after founding early in their company life cycle. Agenda 6:00 pm: Networking and Food 7:00 pm: Fireside Chat 8:15 pm: Networking 9:00 pm: Wrap Up and Departure --- Speaker Les Trachtman - Founder Transitions (Founder+Author) Les has been a second CEO six times. He wrote the Amazon Bestseller Don’t F#*k It Up – how founders and their successors can avoid the clichés that inhibit growth. His early career is the subject of a Harvard Business School case study entitled: Les is More Times Four. He teaches, writes and speaks about entrepreneurs, founders and successors Host Dan Woerheide - Startup Grind Prince William County (Director) Founder, Veteran, Entrepreneur specializing in helping veteran-led businesses and organizations grow with simple marketing solutions that eliminate confusion, and increase profits. --- Global Partner Google for Startups ( Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Partners CenterFuse ( Whether you’re starting a small business or you’re a solopreneur, there’s a new idea in DC-area coworking – CenterFuse in Historic Downtown Manassas, Virginia. We’ve captured the energy of this eclectic city in our unique business accelerator. Here, the ideas are as fresh as the Farmer’s Markets, the passion as fiery as the tacos across the street, and the convenience as distinct as the whistles from the nearby Amtrak and VRE trains. Synergy Events and Media LLC ( Synergy Events & Media is a full-service boutique event planning firm, we plan, manage, and execute quality events that are guaranteed to provide you and your guests with an unforgettable and unique experience. We rise to the occasion and turn your expectations into a spectacular experience. We are passionate about planning and ensure your event receives the utmost attention to detail no matter the scope or size. Cogent Law Group ( Our advice is rooted in entrepreneurial experience. Energized by working with fast-growing clients, with our unique team and low-overhead model, we deliver top-tier services without the big-law rates. We provide innovative solutions and seek opportunities to connect clients with our network of providers, organizations, and investors. Specializing in business law, with a particular focus on startup organization and capitalization, intellectual property, blockchain/crypto/fintech, and immigration. --- 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 ( or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind ( --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW

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Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in 500 cities and 150 countries featuring successful founders, innovators, & investors.

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