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Startup Grind DC Hosts Reggie Aggarwal (Founder of Cvent)

Reggie Aggarwal, Cvent

Everybody has heard of Eventbrite, Meetup, Plancast, and Evite, right? But did you know Cvent is on pace to channel more than $9 billion in event and conference spending in 2013 and is bigger than its next 10 competitors — combined! Founded in 1999, Cvent is now a booming company with 1,000 employees and 10,000 clients in 90 countries. His investors list read like a who's who of Washington's top business leaders from the likes of Steve Case, Marc Andreessen, Jack Biddle, etc and has raised close to $136 million in venture funding. Reggie's path to success is truly a spectacular story of a founder who went up against all odds including being a 33 year old bankrupt entrepreneur living in his parent's basement. And through his sheer tenacity and raw guts he persevered the post dot-com era to become one of the most successful startup companies in the DC area. Now it is rumored that Cvent will be the next IPO company and will definitely have an immediate impact to the startup DC ecosystem. This will be a fireside chat with Reggie as he talks about the founding days of Cvent and the trials and tribulations of the company before overtaking the event management industry by storm. You don't want to miss this opportunity to hear from this rag to riches founder.



6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking

Hosted By Brian Park, Director of Startup Grind

Over 18 years professional experience in web/online/mobile product development. Experience in developing innovative consumer and enterprise collaborative web products and services. Has started three previous startups. Previously worked for AOL and Merrill Lynch. Is a CMUer.
Email: [masked]

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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 35 cities and 15 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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  • Khurrum S.

    Great atmosphere and very inspiring. Great job Brian and I look forward to the next one.

    March 14, 2013

  • Khurrum S.

    Looking forward to it.

    March 12, 2013

  • M R.

    I would like to attend in the future.

    March 11, 2013

  • M R.

    I am an educator seeking to branch out as an entrepreneur.

    March 11, 2013

  • Andre B.

    Hello I am new to the group, I look forward to the meeting next week!
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    March 9, 2013

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    A former member

    Working on a mobile iOS startup ShoutOut! Just moved to DC a couple weeks ago looking forward to meeting the local grinders.

    March 8, 2013

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    March 1, 2013

  • Krishna "Kris" P.

    Looking forward to an interesting/ exciting event!

    1 · February 28, 2013

  • Taylor R.

    Add me on linkedin!

    February 28, 2013

  • Oz

    .: Outroop has been selected to be a showcased start-up at Tech Cocktail's DC Mixer & Startup Showcase on Thursday February 28th, 2013. Please stop by our booth if you are in DC next week.

    February 24, 2013

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