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Startup Grind, the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 2,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 600 chapters within 125+ countries, with 19 cities in China and counting.

The cornerstone of our community is regular events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators, and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, we nurture startup ecosystems through events, media, and partnerships, helping millions of entrepreneurs build their businesses, connect with strategic partners, and secure funding.

Active in Shanghai since 2013, Startup Grind is the city’s most active and vibrant startup community, gathering entrepreneurs, platforms, corporates, VCs and other thought leaders to help fuel innovation, economic growth, and prosperity.

Startup Grind 是世界最大的独立创业社区,在全球约125个国家的600多个城市中积极地启蒙、激励和连接着200多万创业者,其中在中国19个城市设有分会。

Startup Grind 定期举办社区活动,邀请成功的创始人、创新者、教育者和投资人,分享他们在创业道路上学到的经验与教训。从硅谷成立迄今,Startup Grind通过活动、媒体和伙伴关系培育着初创生态系统,帮助数以百万计的创业者拓展业务,对接战略合作伙伴,并获得投资。

自2013年成立起,作为上海地区最活跃、最有活力的创业社区,Startup Grind 上海分会不断聚集着创业者、平台、大企业、风投和其他思想领袖,致力于推动创新、经济增长和繁荣!

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Global Conference 2021

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THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-shanghai-presents-global-conference-2021/ A home for startups everywhere. Now more accessible than ever before. Nothing can replace human interaction, but the power of online allows us to bring the education, access, opportunities and inspiration of Startup Grind’s Global Conference to startups around the world. Our new virtual and choose-what-you-pay model makes this year’s event more accessible for startups globally than ever before. Join us and 15,000 others for conversation and collaboration around tech, startups, and the future of innovation. Before purchasing a Full Access ticket, we want to know if you are a: Student, startup, part of the media, or looking to secure a free scholarship ticket.  Check out the application process and find out the various perks for each group. Agenda --- Speakers Jeff Lawson - Twilio (Founder + CEO) Jeff Lawson is the founder and CEO of Twilio. A serial entrepreneur and a software developer, Jeff co-founded Twilio in 2008 to bring communications into the world of software. He is also the author of Ask Your Developer, a new playbook for unleashing the full potential of software developers in any organization, showing management how to unleash this workforce to enable growth, solve a wide range of business problems and drive digital transformation. Michelle Zatlyn - Cloudflare (Co-founder, President + COO) Michelle Zatlyn is co-founder, President and COO of Cloudflare, the Internet security, performance, and reliability company on a mission to help build a better Internet. Cloudflare is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: NET). Prior to co-founding Cloudflare, Michelle held positions at Google and Toshiba and launched two successful startups. Noah Kerner - Acorns (CEO) Born in New York City’s east village, Noah Kerner is the CEO of the micro-investing app Acorns and co-founder of the shareholder rights startup Say. His background is colorful: 4X entrepreneur, Co-author of "Chasing Cool” with the former CEO of Barneys, and former DJ for Jennifer Lopez. In his 20s, Noah built the leading creative agency for the young adult market, Noise. Tamar Yehoshua - Slack (Chief Product Officer) Tamar Yehoshua oversees product strategy and development, design, and research at Slack. Previously, Tamar was a Vice President at Google holding product and engineering leadership roles on Google’s most important products, including Search, Identity and Privacy. Prior to that, she was the Vice President of Advertising Technologies at Amazon’s A9. Benoit Dageville - Snowflake (Co-founder + President of Product) Benoit co-founded Snowflake and currently serves as President of the Product division. Benoit is a leading expert in parallel execution and self-tuning database systems. Prior to founding Snowflake, Benoit was with Oracle for over 10 years as a lead architect for parallel execution in Oracle RAC and a key architect in the SQL Manageability group. Lucy Liu - Airwallex (Co-founder + President) Lucy Liu is President and Co-founder at Airwallex. She is responsible for the company’s branding and operations. Before establishing Airwallex in 2015 with her co-founders, Lucy was an investment consultant in CICC (China International Capital Corporation) and served as a board director of Hong Stone Investment Development Limited, a Hong Kong based investment company. Parker Conrad - Rippling (Co-founder + CEO) Parker Conrad believes that sometimes you’re the fire hydrant, sometimes you’re the dog. He speaks from experience -- he graduated from Harvard after flunking out, beat testicular cancer at 24, founded three companies, and left two of them. Today he leads Rippling, the only platform that unifies every employee system across departments to truly automate administrative work. Markus Villig - Bolt (Founder + CEO) Markus Villig is the founder and CEO of Bolt (formerly Taxify). Bolt is the leading European mobility platform that’s focused on making urban travel more affordable, convenient and responsible. The company’s services range from ride-hailing to micromobility with e-scooters and electric bikes to food and package delivery. Hosted By Erik Walenza-Slabe, Shanghai Director Erik is a long term resident of Shanghai, where he pursues his passion for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as CEO of IoT ONE. Erik helps companies develop and implement their Industrial Internet strategies by providing insight into markets, technologies, use cases, business models, and ecosystems. Companies work with IoT ONE to track adoption trends, identify hidden risks and opportunities, build partner networks, and plan their IoT adoption strategies. As Co-chair of the American Chamber of Commerce Technology and Innovation Committee, Erik works with members and partners to develop and exchange best practices for innovation strategy and technology trend mapping. He has interviewed over 50 CEOs, VC partners, and domain experts to build one of Shanghai’s largest networks of entrepreneurs and investors. And he regularly advises early stage entrepreneurs and provides introductions to help small teams leverage external resources to drive their growth. If you want to track the risks and opportunities that the Industrial Internet poses to your company, or are just visiting Shanghai and want to meet the entrepreneur community, please reach out. I'll do my best to make your visit a success. Rebecca Liang, Co-Director A dot connector that understands human nature, SME and Entrepreneurs need along with China Tech/Digital trends. A failed startup co-founder, that understands startups journey, believe in the power of community. Able to assemble the right team that fits the mission, passionate about big data, analytics and how their application can help businesses to make ROI-Driven decisions. Mia Sun, Team Member Guang Qin Sun (Mia) graduated from University of Macau and Erasmus University Rotterdam with a Master degree in Finance. Mia used to work in a boutique corporate finance firm in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, serving Chinese overseas investments. Currently Mia is working in the investment banking industry in Shanghai, and is focusing on the Chinese outbound mergers & acquisitions for Chinese state-owned enterprises and private companies. In Mia's day to day work, she has been connected with various PEs, VCs, as well as successful Chinese entrepreneurs. Tatia Chao, Team Member Marian Danko, Team Member Marian Danko is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for innovation and technology. As a Founder and CEO of weHustle, which is a platform for innovators, Marian is working on building and aggregating resources much needed for the ecosystem players to grow. Three years of partnering up and working with 20+ tech and entrepreneur communities in China led Marian to launch TECOM Conf, an annual event celebrating the power of the community. TECOM Conf Shanghai 2019 brought Marian to Forbes China. In 2019 Marian also won Yicai Brilliant award. With over 9 years of China experience Marian has deep understanding in a startup ecosystem, which makes him a frequent speaker and panelist at many entrepreneurship and innovation related events. Yunfei Ma, Team Member Liya Shi, Team Member Sihao Kuo, Team Member Diwei Chen, Team Member Sunny Ting, Co-Director Sunny is part of the BI X Shanghai team, driving digital health ideas to become a reality. Brought up through a multi-cultural upbringing with a pharmaceutical and technical background, Sunny is able to bring different people together to create new ideas, solutions, and partnerships, actively advocating for new business and customer-centric values. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 600 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 or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind. --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-shanghai-presents-global-conference-2021/

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