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Startup Grind Orlando's Summer Launch Party
THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW All startups who have launched, planning to launch, probably should launch, dreaming of launching, contemplating to launch, wondering if they should launch, wishing they actually had a startup to launch in 2018 are invited to Startup Grind Orlando's Summer Launch Party. How it works... The Startups: We will give 7 startup founders the mic for 3 minutes, so they can tell the world about the problem they solve, their solution, their secret sauce, the market opportunity, their traction, and their team. There will be investors, so be prepared to answer questions! The Investors: In the room, we will have 2 special guest judges there to give insights and feedback on each pitch. They will help founders understand what worked, what could be done better and what it takes to land an investment from an investor like them. Everyone Else: You play a huge role in this. You get to vote on the startup you liked the best and pick the winner. The Winning Startup. Not only does winner earn street cred and pride from winning Startup Grind Orlando's 2018 Summer Launch, but they will also win some great prizes and goodies from local vendors PLUS a free month of coworking at .the amazing Catalyst Spaces! Agenda 6:00 pm: Networking and Food 6:45 pm: The Main Event 8:30 pm: Networking --- Hosted By Steve Alexander, Orlando Director Steve Alexander is a serial entrepreneur, champion for the Orlando startup community, Founder & CEO of MVRK, and a veteran experiential technology consultant to Fortune 500 companies and global brands. Steve is also a graduate of the University of Central Florida, co-founder of Startup Orlando, and proud toddler dad. Aubree Rider, Orlando Co-Director Aubree Rider is the Co-Founder of Orlando-based accounting firm, The Heroes Group, and proud graduate of the University of Central Florida (UCF). The Heroes Group is a first of its kind accounting firm bringing a fresh approach to all things finance focused on supporting startups, small businesses and freelancers. Aubree loves traveling (especially to the beach) and a good book. --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs ( Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Local Sponsorss Catalyst ( Catalyst is a new 7,000 sq. ft. industrial-chic collaborative shared workspace for entrepreneurs, startups, freelancers, and independent creative class professionals on the 5th floor of the One South Orange Building at 1 South Orange Avenue in the heart of downtown Orlando. Designed to spark business innovation and growth, Catalyst's diverse members have opportunities to network, exchange ideas and get input from investors and mentors, who can provide access to the talent, relationships, and capital needed to launch and scale up their careers and businesses. A top-to-bottom renovation on the fifth-floor of the building has created a light, airy space with 20-foot ceilings, exposed brick walls and sleek ergonomic furnishings. Amenities to foster networking and growth include: high-speed fiber-optic internet service; craft coffee bar; technology-enabled conference rooms; and a choice of open workspaces or glass-enclosed offices. Members benefit from being a short stroll from SunRail stops, parking, Lake Eola Park, restaurants, bars and entertainment. iTernative ( iTernative is Orlando's best white label IT solution that provides in-house IT support and outside consultancy. OTAB ( We are a community of like-minded individuals that are focused on connecting in order to inspire and collaborate for the continued growth of the Orlando tech community. OTAB is all about the people, the ideas, the support, the collaboration and the culture. The Heroes Group ( The Heroes Group is an accounting firm with a passion for startups and small business owners. Our customers are our Heroes, and we are their Sidekicks, providing accounting, tax compliance and payroll services at an affordable rate. Our goal is to empower entrepreneurs so they can make proactive decisions for the growth of their business. MVRK ( MVRK - an innovation collaborative. We're creatives, inventors, innovators, developers, designers, marketers, producers, geeks. We're the experts when it comes to experiential technologies and innovation. Let's create something awesome together! Ten10 Brewing ( We are glad to be a part of Orlando, Florida's Craft Beer market. Situated in the Mills50 District. We are not just another Brewery! Great Beer, good food and friends are just the beginning. We believe that in order for beer to taste well it needs to be made with pure, clean ingredients We also use a brewing system that exemplifies the same. Orlando Tech Association ( With so much activity in and around the tech industry in Orlando, it makes sense that members of the tech community should take an active role in supporting growing companies and promoting regional activity. That is the primary purpose of Orlando Tech. We’re connecting technology companies across the region through events, news, and an active network of individuals working to support industry growth. We believe that a welcoming environment with a vibrant, creative culture will attract talent and support innovation. --- 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

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1 South Orange Avenue Suite 502 · Orlando, FL

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