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Michael Dermer (The Lonely Entrepreneur)

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    252 Nassau Street, 2nd floor, Princeton, NJ (map)

    40.352348 -74.651245


    Michael Dermer (The Lonely Entrepreneur)

    Michael is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, lawyer and founder/author of The Lonely Entrepreneur. The Lonely Entrepreneur® is a methodology that helps entrepreneurs with the one issue we all face – the struggle. It empowers entrepreneurs to thrive in the pressure, chaos and burden of being an entrepreneur by changing our perspective from those that stifle our progress to those that empower us to thrive. The Lonely Entrepreneur methodology addresses our perspectives on the many personal and business issues we face that prevent us from making progress.

    Whether it is money, people, investors, communication, staying focused, basic management, culture, time management, negotiation – the difference between success and failure is our perspective.

    The Lonely Entrepreneur methodology was discovered from the perfect storm Michael faced at IncentOne. He left a promising law career with a prestigious New York law firm to fix the healthcare system by starting IncentOne – the first company to provide financial rewards for healthy behavior. 


    6:30 pm Networking

    7:30 pm Fireside Chat

    8:15 pm Q & A

    8:30 pm Wrap Up

    Hosted By Bert Navarrete, Princeton Director

    Bert Navarrete is an experienced investor and co-founder of the coworking space and digital health accelerator, Tigerlabs. Prior to Tigerlabs, Bert was a co-founder of a startup that built interactive sports applications for Connected TVs and second screen devices. Previously, Bert was responsible for M&A and venture investments at Internet Capital Group (ICG). Prior to ICG, Bert was an Investment Partner at Mitsui & Co., where he led Mitsui’s New York Technology Investment Group. Bert has served on the board and was an advisor on several notable investments, including CapitalIQ (NYSE: MHP), The Wedding Channel (NASDAQ: KNOT), (, and Synacor (NASDAQ: SYNC). Bert was also a founding member of Merrill Lynch’s first seed-stage venture fund.

    Hosted By David Stengle, Princeton Co-Director

    My passions include startups, data science, and coffee.

    I live in downtown Princeton with my wife, Karin, and our two children.

    Twitter: @davidstengle

    Hosted By Trish Ryan, Princeton Co-Director


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    Google for Entrepreneurs - Final

    Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products.

    Local Sponsors

    Comcast Business

    Comcast Business provides advanced communication services, including Internet, Voice, Video and Ethernet, for cost-effective, simplified communications management.


    Tigerlabs is an entrepreneurship center with coworking space for professionals, entrepreneurs, and startups. We are also a seed stage venture capital fund that focuses on B2B SaaS companies in the digital health sector.


    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 170 cities and 65 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.

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  • William N.

    I am looking for someone at the startup grind help me make a power point presentation. Need techinical support. Thanks.


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