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The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs build their businesses, connect with strategic partners, and secure funding.

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Upcoming events (4)

Tech Slam

Flywheel Coworking

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-winston-salem-presents-tech-slam/ Live tech demos, no PPT allowed! Brought to you by Flywheel Coworking and hosted by Bobbie Shrivastav, CEO of Benekiva. Bobbie has been in the technology field since 2004 and specializes in digital transformation, process optimization and re-engineering. She is currently affiliated with over 3 start-ups and a thought leader on entrepreneurship, startups, digital transformation, project management, women in tech, and claims automation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       What: Live technology demos. Who: We are connecting Technology Leaders and Innovators with Designers, Developers, and Builders of technology-driven software and hardware solutions. When: We start at 7:30AM! That is a time of the day that is self-selecting. You can bet that people who attend are serious about the use of their time. No tire kickers! Why: Because we need to convene our community, share our successes and focus on and support companies with high growth potential. Qualifications: • No Powerpoints • Working Demos Only • Triad Focus (50 mile radius) • All applying companies will be required to demo in advance of participation acceptance                                                                                                                                                                                                                       We are focused on live demos, not Powerpoints. That means that the companies have crossed the “great divide” in startup land between having a concept and building a functional product. Tech Slam 'N Eggs will be filled with people you have never met before. Bringing new people into the mix is a critical step in assuring growth and forward motion. But it is the quality of people that makes the greatest difference, such as technology leaders, accredited investors, and successful serial tech entrepreneurs. The quality of the connections is a real-time litmus test. Our assumption is that our region has deep pockets of innovative technology and talent that can benefit from the cross pollination by bringing awareness, interest and visibility to data driven and product enabled solutions. We are encouraging organizations to seek local solutions, partner with each other to solve problems, and create a thriving tech startup economy. Agenda 7:30 AM: Start Grab a plate of breakfast, get to know someone new! 8:00 AM: Tech Demos Begin Three designers, developers, and builders will pop the hood on their working tech . --- Speakers Developer #1 - Could Be You Developer #2 - Could Be You Developer #3 - Could Be You Hosts Bobbie Shrivastav - Benekiva (CEO) Bobbie has been in the technology field since 2004 and specialize in digital transformation, process optimization and re-engineering. She is currently affiliated with over 3 start-ups and a thought leader on entrepreneurship, startups, digital transformation, project management, women in tech, and claims automation. Carl Turner - Swipeby (Founder, CEO) Carl Turner is the Founder of Swipeby, a curbside service app that brings “Drive-Thru” convenience to local restaurants. You may have seen the big blue signs popping up outside of your favorite restaurants. A graduate of Wake Forest University ('17), Carl decided to stay in Winston-Salem to start his journey as a startup founder. --- Global Partner Partner Offers (https://sgtr.cc/30ISrF1) When starting or growing a business, there’s no shortage of important decisions you need to make. We’re here to help with that. Our Preferred Partner Matrix is a highly-curated set of resources and offers provided by organizations we know and love, designed to help you navigate the startup journey. Whether you’re just getting started, hiring your first few employees, or scaling globally – there’s something here for you (and we’ll be adding something new each month!). Presenting Flywheel Foundation (https://www.flywheelcoworking.com/flywheel-foundation/) The Flywheel Foundation is dedicated to promoting a healthy entrepreneurship ecosystem through education, research, events, innovation challenges and business accelerators. We accelerate home-grown economic development - in just five years of operation we have supported sixty-two companies, and more than 50% have received growth financing, are rapidly hiring new employees, and are entering the commercial real estate market. 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. --- 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-winston-salem-presents-tech-slam/

Tech Slam 'N Eggs

Needs a location

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-winston-salem-presents-tech-slam-n-eggs-2/ Live tech demos! Brought to you by Flywheel Coworking and hosted by Bobbie Shrivastav, Chief Product Officer of Benekiva. Bobbie has been in the technology field since 2004 and specializes in digital transformation, process optimization and re-engineering. She is currently affiliated with over 3 start-ups and a thought leader on entrepreneurship, startups, digital transformation, project management, women in tech, and claims automation. What: Live technology demos. Who: We are connecting Technology Leaders and Innovators with Designers, Developers, and Builders of technology-driven software and hardware solutions. When: We start at 8:00AM! That is a time of the day that is self-selecting. You can bet that people who attend are serious about the use of their time. No tire kickers! Why: Because we need to convene our community, share our successes and focus on and support companies with high growth potential. Qualifications: • No Powerpoints • Working Demos Only • Triad Focus (50 mile radius) • All applying companies will be required to demo in advance of participation acceptance We are focused on live demos, not Powerpoints. That means that the companies have crossed the “great divide” in startup land between having a concept and building a functional product. Tech Slam 'N Eggs will be filled with people you have never met before. Bringing new people into the mix is a critical step in assuring growth and forward motion. But it is the quality of people that makes the greatest difference, such as technology leaders, accredited investors, and successful serial tech entrepreneurs. The quality of the connections is a real-time litmus test. Our assumption is that our region has deep pockets of innovative technology and talent that can benefit from the cross pollination by bringing awareness, interest and visibility to data driven and product enabled solutions. We are encouraging organizations to seek local solutions, partner with each other to solve problems, and create a thriving tech startup economy. Special Presentation Agenda --- Companies OrbitalRX (https://orbitalrx.com/) OrbitalRX provides the all-in-one platform designed by pharmacists for pharmacists to unify data while proactively managing drug shortages, bringing the power of real-time situational awareness in a health system pharmacy-focused workflow. Point Motion (https://pointmotioncontrol.com/) Point Motion develops motion-capture software for health and education institutions, that allows their clients to engage in music based experiences where each interaction within the user experience collects data on the performance of cognitive and motor functions over time. Wellnecity (https://wellnecity.com/) Wellnecity® is a ProActive Benefits Management™ Service for self-insured employers. Our proprietary software and ongoing support help you take control of your spend, eliminate waste, and make better choices. Speakers Adam Orsborn - OrbitalRX (CEO and Cofounder) The opportunities in healthcare to drive efficiency with technology and data science are huge. OrbitalRX is a breakthrough 2017 New Ventures startup focused on pharmacy automation. Imen Maaroufi Clark - Point Motion (Chief Strategy Officer) Imen Maaroufi Clark, is a global thinker and a tech marketer. She has worked in several tech startups and mid-sized companies in Asia, North America and North Africa. Apart from her work, Imen loves participating in hackathons where she gets immersed in the coding community environment and gets to test the newest technologies. Imen loves traveling and she speaks five languages. John Quinn - Wellnecity (CEO) Innovation generator, problem solver, and team catalyst – John Quinn spent the last three decades building new businesses and products inside the largest of U.S. companies, preparing them for success in an increasingly digital world. An industry with challenges that he has fixed before, healthcare has become his passion. His goal is to help healthcare become more consistently high quality, more affordable, and a source of pride for our overall economy. Hosts Bobbie Shrivastav - Benekiva (CEO) Bobbie has been in the technology field since 2004 and specialize in digital transformation, process optimization and re-engineering. She is currently affiliated with over 3 start-ups and a thought leader on entrepreneurship, startups, digital transformation, project management, women in tech, and claims automation. Kevin Doubleday - Fluree (Marketing Communications Lead) Technology public relations and marketing professional with 3+ years of experience ideating and executing high-impact, high-value communication. Kevin works as Marketing Communications Lead for Fluree, DB. Carl Turner - Swipeby (Founder, CEO) Carl Turner is the Founder of Swipeby, a curbside service app that brings “Drive-Thru” convenience to local restaurants. You may have seen the big blue signs popping up outside of your favorite restaurants. A graduate of Wake Forest University ('17), Carl decided to stay in Winston-Salem to start his journey as a startup founder. --- Global Partner Partner Offers (https://sgtr.cc/30ISrF1) When starting or growing a business, there’s no shortage of important decisions you need to make. We’re here to help with that. Our Preferred Partner Matrix is a highly-curated set of resources and offers provided by organizations we know and love, designed to help you navigate the startup journey. Whether you’re just getting started, hiring your first few employees, or scaling globally – there’s something here for you (and we’ll be adding something new each month!). Presentings Dualboot Partners (https://dualbootpartners.com/) Software development Looking Glass Services (https://lookingglass.services/) VR Services Lavoie CPA (http://lavoiepllc.com/) CPA firm specializing in startups Partner 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 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-winston-salem-presents-tech-slam-n-eggs-2/

Tech Slam 'N Eggs

Flywheel Coworking

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-winston-salem-presents-tech-slam-n-eggs-3/ Live tech demos, no PPT allowed! Brought to you by Flywheel Coworking and hosted by Bobbie Shrivastav, CEO of Benekiva. Bobbie has been in the technology field since 2004 and specializes in digital transformation, process optimization and re-engineering. She is currently affiliated with over 3 start-ups and a thought leader on entrepreneurship, startups, digital transformation, project management, women in tech, and claims automation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       What: Live technology demos. Who: We are connecting Technology Leaders and Innovators with Designers, Developers, and Builders of technology-driven software and hardware solutions. When: We start at 7:30AM! That is a time of the day that is self-selecting. You can bet that people who attend are serious about the use of their time. No tire kickers! Why: Because we need to convene our community, share our successes and focus on and support companies with high growth potential. Qualifications: • No Powerpoints • Working Demos Only • Triad Focus (50 mile radius) • All applying companies will be required to demo in advance of participation acceptance                                                                                                                                                                                                                       We are focused on live demos, not Powerpoints. That means that the companies have crossed the “great divide” in startup land between having a concept and building a functional product. Tech Slam 'N Eggs will be filled with people you have never met before. Bringing new people into the mix is a critical step in assuring growth and forward motion. But it is the quality of people that makes the greatest difference, such as technology leaders, accredited investors, and successful serial tech entrepreneurs. The quality of the connections is a real-time litmus test. Our assumption is that our region has deep pockets of innovative technology and talent that can benefit from the cross pollination by bringing awareness, interest and visibility to data driven and product enabled solutions. We are encouraging organizations to seek local solutions, partner with each other to solve problems, and create a thriving tech startup economy. Agenda 7:30 AM: Start Grab a plate of breakfast, get to know someone new! 8:00 AM: Tech Demos Begin Three designers, developers, and builders will pop the hood on their working tech . --- Speakers Developer #1 - Could Be You Developer #2 - Could Be You Developer #3 - Could Be You Hosts Bobbie Shrivastav - Benekiva (CEO) Bobbie has been in the technology field since 2004 and specialize in digital transformation, process optimization and re-engineering. She is currently affiliated with over 3 start-ups and a thought leader on entrepreneurship, startups, digital transformation, project management, women in tech, and claims automation. Kevin Doubleday - Fluree, DB (Marketing Communications Lead) Technology public relations and marketing professional with 3+ years of experience ideating and executing high-impact, high-value communication. Kevin works as Marketing Communications Lead for Fluree, DB. --- Global Partner Partner Offers (https://sgtr.cc/30ISrF1) When starting or growing a business, there’s no shortage of important decisions you need to make. We’re here to help with that. Our Preferred Partner Matrix is a highly-curated set of resources and offers provided by organizations we know and love, designed to help you navigate the startup journey. Whether you’re just getting started, hiring your first few employees, or scaling globally – there’s something here for you (and we’ll be adding something new each month!). Presenting Flywheel Foundation (https://www.flywheelcoworking.com/flywheel-foundation/) The Flywheel Foundation is dedicated to promoting a healthy entrepreneurship ecosystem through education, research, events, innovation challenges and business accelerators. We accelerate home-grown economic development - in just five years of operation we have supported sixty-two companies, and more than 50% have received growth financing, are rapidly hiring new employees, and are entering the commercial real estate market. 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. --- 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-winston-salem-presents-tech-slam-n-eggs-3/

Winter Party and Chili Cookoff

Flywheel Coworking

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-winston-salem-presents-winter-party-and-chili-cookoff/ It's holiday season. We forgot about our diets when Halloween came! Let's keep this going with our annual Chili Cookoff. Bring your "A" game and cook your best chili. Extra points for ingenuity. We can’t believe another year has gone by, so much has been done in the past 12 months, and we are going to wrap it all up in our Startup Grind End of the Year party - Winston-Salem style! There are moments in life when we need to stop for a second and take a deep breath before we continue with full speed, this party is one of those moments. Wear your ugly sweaters! Come for the chili, stay for the friends.  Agenda 12:00 PM: Party Time! Taste the chilis in Flywheel's social commons. Who will win - Flywheel members, a Winston Starts company, or a mysterious third party?! 1:30 PM: Cookoff Judging Special guest chefs to pick winners. 2:00 PM: Games, Merriment, and Fun! --- Hosted By Peter Marsh, Winston-Salem Director I'm a cofounder of Flywheel, a coworking innovation space operator in North Carolina. Our programs are focused on driving the acceleration of inception stage-businesses. Our New Ventures program funds an annual business challenge and accelerator for startups. We focus on business developmnet for our member's businesses, whether they are consultants, freelancers, startups or corporate teams. We are constantly organizing events and programming to stimulate new business creation. Adrian Smith, Co-Director I learned to juggle flaming torches when I was 12. This skill has translated well into adulthood where I juggle many responsibilities. I'm CEO of Preservation Dyehouse, offering dyeing as a service to textile companies. I'm Program Director for both Flywheel Coworking and Mixxer Makerspace, and I'm Director for New Ventures Accelerator. I love Winston-Salem, my hometown. We have a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, and many partners are committed to working together to support entrepreneurs. As Startup Grind Chapter Director, I oversee Startup Grind Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and Davidson. If you're an entrepreneur in one of those markets, I'd love to meet you! Andrea Howell, Winston-Salem Chapter Team Member Community Manager Keyla Ferretiz, Marketing Coordinator --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Sponsors Flywheel Foundation (https://www.flywheelcoworking.com/flywheel-foundation/) The Flywheel Foundation is dedicated to promoting a healthy entrepreneurship ecosystem through education, research, events, innovation challenges and business accelerators. We accelerate home-grown economic development - in just five years of operation we have supported sixty-two companies, and more than 50% have received growth financing, are rapidly hiring new employees, and are entering the commercial real estate market. 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. --- 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 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-winston-salem-presents-winter-party-and-chili-cookoff/

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