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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 (1)

Fireside Chat with SkillPop CEO Haley Bohon

Center for Design Innovation

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-winston-salem-presents-fireside-chat-with-skillpop-ceo-haley-bohon/ Haley Bohon graduated in 2012 from NC State with a degree in mechanical engineering. After stints with Newell Rubbermaid and Passport as a Project Manager, Haley was looking for a way to socialize outside the normal circles and continue to broaden her interest areas with quick in-person development. She found out a lot of other people had the same need. The idea for SkillPop was formed. SkillPop is one of Charlotte's fastest growing startups fresh out of the Techstars Austin program. SkillPop believes that the best learning happens in-person, and strives to create environments where trying a new skill is social, accessible, and engaging. You shouldn’t have to spend huge amounts of time or money just to try something new or build your skills, so they make it simpler. Haley has tapped into a huge unmet need by delivering quick doses of learning in popular skill areas through community partners like coworking spaces and local professionals. Whether you’re learning about watercolors, marketing or anything else, SkillPop classes are designed to stretch you beyond the ordinary. Their teachers are established local experts looking to share their skills, and each class is bite-sized and focused so that you leave with the tools and knowledge to start pursuing your passion. SkillPop recognizes the importance of deep community involvement, so courses are held pop-up style in unique locations throughout the city. They keep class sizes small to help you get the most out of the class and encourage easy connections in a new environment. What’s important to Haley? Come find out why she has set her north star around these cultural pillars: Celebration is important Being scrappy is important – get things done – Experiment and learn There is a solution for every problem Do work that matters Make earning accessible SkillPop was founded on 2015. Working out of a home office for the first 12 months and bootstrapping into a self-funded revenue flow, Haley has been fiscally conservative and used classic lean methods to build/test/learn. With a team of eight people, the company is now ready to scale with an upcoming seed round fundraise, leveraging the connections she acquired through the Techstars program. Speaking of which, we will explore in depth her experience in the accelerator and the benefit she got out of the experience. Agenda 5:30 PM: Networking Meet innovators and entrepreneurs from around the Triad. Spend time with the featured speaker! 6:00 PM: Fireside Chat Lessons and instructive stories from successful entrepreneurs 7:00 PM: More networking Food, drinks and more fun. --- Speaker Haley Bohon - SkillPop (CEO and Founder) As a practicing mechanical engineering graduate from NC State, Haley was looking for a way to socialize and continue to broaden her horizons and interest areas with quick in-person development. She found out a lot of other people had the same need. The idea for SkillPop was formed. SkillPop is one of Charlotte's fastest growing startups fresh out of the Techstars Austin program. Host Peter Marsh - Flywheel Coworking (Cofounder) --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Partners Flywheel Coworking (http://flywheelcoworking.com/) Flywheel is a coworking space located in the heart of the Wake Forest Innovation Quater in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. Our mission is to accelerate the sucess of our community of members. We help startups, freelancers, and consultants get connected to each other and globally through Startup Grind. Our membership plans are tailored to the specific needs of each of the over 100 companies that belong to Flywheel. New Ventures (http://www.newventuresnc.com/) Flywheel New Ventures 2016, LLC is a membership based investment organization of local entrepreneurs in the Triad Region of North Carolina. All members are active investors who select the competition winners and make subsequent investments. The funds raised by this organization are for the purpose of funding the New Ventures Challenge, the Flywheel New Ventures Accelerator, and for investing in selected startups. Flywheel Foundation (http://flywheelcoworking.com/) The Flywheel Foundation exists to promote early stage entrepreneurship, create startup business resources, and accelerate technical training in software development in the Triad Region. We organize targeted educational programming and events designed to feed the idea pipeline and stimulate startup team formation in the region. The Foundation is interested in promoting startup culture and software development training targeted at minorities, women, and economically disadvantaged populations. --- 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-winston-salem-presents-fireside-chat-with-skillpop-ceo-haley-bohon/

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