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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.

The monthly events are open to anyone interested or involved in startups and there are no annual or membership fees.

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Taking on Industry Giants to Disrupt Stagnation with Jaya Rao, Co-founder + COO

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-silicon-valley-presents-taking-on-industry-giants-to-disrupt-stagnation-with-jaya-rao-co-founder-coo-molekule/ Molekule is one of the few Silicon Valley startups that exists to solve a critical global issue. Before they even considered becoming a company, Molekule's technology was 20 years of R&D - once they realized the power of this air purification tech, they worked incredibly hard to bridge that gap from academic research to commercialization to bring it to the masses. Jaya is not just a founder, she is an advocate for clean air everywhere. Her passion for educating consumers on the importance of clean air and their health has catapulted this company forward - and she's not just the "ideas" person. She was integral in raising funding, pitching VCs while pregnant and even having major contractions during one of their investor meetings! She's seen the company grow from an idea a father had to help his son, to a fast-growing Silicon Valley company that's a true David and Goliath scenario - this company is taking on some of the biggest brands in the world. Agenda 6:00 PM: Drinks, snacks + making friends 7:00 PM: Fireside Chat with Jaya Rao 7:45 PM: Audience Q+A --- Speaker Jaya Rao - Molekule (Co-founder + COO) Co-founder + COO, Jaya Rao, is a passionate clean air advocate determined to bring cleaner air to homes and beyond, scaling the technology and the company to make a global impact. Along with her father and brother, Jaya started Molekule, a company committed to changing the way we think about our health through the air we breathe. Hosted By Lindsay Markel, Event + Partnerships Manager (HQ) Lindsay manages Events, Content & 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, innovators, thought leaders and entrepreneurs. In addition, she runs the affiliate partnership and student program. (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 School of Management and National University of Singapore. 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. Brendon Lauster, Program Coordinator Grace Lancaster, Event Coordinator Grace manages speakers and event logistics at Startup Grind's Global and European conferences. She also helps run local events for the San Francisco and Silicon Valley chapters. Grace is a Bay Area native, born and raised in Oakland. She holds a B.A. from UC Santa Barbara. --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem (http://www.oracle.com/startup/scaleup.html) In the global marketplace, one size does not fit all. That is especially true for today’s vibrant, diverse and competitive startup ecosystem. Oracle is reimagining enterprise and startup relationships through true partnerships that foster collaboration and codevelopment while inspiring global innovation. Oracle’s mission is to build a thriving global startup community to drive the digital economy based on collaborative partnerships that enable next-generation growth, business development, and drive cloud-based innovation for startups throughout all stages of growth. The Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem works with startups at various stages from founders in university-affiliated incubators to early stage to scaleups. Sponsors HanaHaus (https://hanahaus.com) HanaHaus is a café and community workspace fostering a vibrant culture of innovation. Run by SAP, HanaHaus creates a sense of community by bringing people together and offers a space where they can connect and explore new ideas and technologies. --- 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-silicon-valley-presents-taking-on-industry-giants-to-disrupt-stagnation-with-jaya-rao-co-founder-coo-molekule/

Awesome Monthly Speaker Events!

Silicon Valley Bank

Great speaker events!

Awesome Monthly Speaker Events!

Silicon Valley Bank

Great speaker events!

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Awesome Monthly Speaker Events!

Silicon Valley Bank

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