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Summer Party
THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW Join us for our annual (free) summer celebration! We'll be at Silicon Valley Bank Palo Alto's outdoor terrace. Expect great company, drinks + a taco truck :) Tickets will not last, so sign up (and bring a friend) while you can! Agenda 6:00 pm: Doors Open --- Hosted By Lindsay Markel, Event + Partnerships Manager (HQ) Lindsay manages Events & Partnerships at Startup Grind. She focuses on Startup Grind's Global and Europe Conferences, bringing thousands of founders and thought leaders together for networking, education and inspiration. She also heads up local events and content for the San Francisco and Silicon Valley Chapters. Lindsay holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from UCLA. She now lives in San Francisco. Judy Chang, Marketing Manager (HQ) Judy is the "Marketing Entrepreneur” at Startup Grind. Grew up in Taiwan, New Zealand and San Francisco, Judy is passionate in helping global entrepreneurs to change the world. Judy focuses on promoting Startup Grind’s Global Conference to thousands of founders, thought leaders and entrepreneurs. In addition, she also runs the affiliate partnership and student programs. (Drop her a note to learn more!) Previously, Judy worked at Palm, Inc. (acquired by HP), Medallia and Cheil Worldwide (Samsung). Judy holds a B.A. in Economics from UC Berkeley and MAM/MBA from Yale SOM and NUS. Karlie Krieger Valine, CMO Karlie is Startup Grind's Chief Marketing Officer. As the second hire ever, Karlie started with the company in 2013 and now oversees all marketing initiatives for the brand, as well as sales and partnerships. Previously, she ran national conferences and event strategy at Inc. Magazine in New York City. She now lives in San Francisco. Emma Pawlowski, Event Coordinator Emma is an Events Coordinator at Startup Grind. She is based in Manchester, England and works on the European and Global Startup Grind conferences. Emma previously worked at the UK Business Angels Association - working with investors and helping startups become investment ready! --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs ( Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Oracle Scaleup Ecosystem ( Oracle Scaleup Ecosystem is a nonresidential, virtual-style program designed for mature startups and venture capital and private equity portfolio companies to enable hypergrowth and scale. The program allows Oracle to reach more startups regardless of geographic location. Local Sponsorss Silicon Valley Bank ( For more than 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. Learn more at Intuit Developer ( --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 400 cities and 120 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 ( --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW

Silicon Valley Bank

2400 Hanover St · Palo Alto

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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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