What we're about

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs globally in partnership with Google for Startups.

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 (2)

Startup Grind hosts Allison Ball: Partner, Hanover Technology Venture Management

Allison joined Hanover in 2020 as an investment partner for Hanover II, continuing our work in supporting exceptional technology entrepreneurs through investment and hands-on action. Allison began her career at Goldman Sachs and went on to lead teams across product, partnerships and operations at Facebook and VSCO. She co-founded Assembly, a post-COVID technology company in the hospitality space, and advises and coaches start-up CEOs and technology leaders on leadership, product development and growth strategy. HNVR is a seed fund and invests with Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer and other top tier funds.  She holds an A.B. from Princeton University. 

Location:

Capital Factory : Pegasus Park

3000 Pegasus Park Dr.

Dallas, TX 75247 

Free Parking Available 

Agenda:

5:30- 6:00 : Networking With Free Pizza & Beer

6:00 - 7:00: Fireside Chat

7:00-7:30+: Networking 

Agenda

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Hosted By

Lee Blaylock, CEO & Chairman

Lee Blaylock is the Co-Founder, CEO and Chairman of ConstructionBevy and Find a Game. Starting his career at Dell (badge #244) for 7 years mostly in R and D, Lee was their 2nd ex-pat and worked two years in Europe. He then went to Oracle, where he left as a consulting group Practice Director. The first company he started, ServiceLane, was venture funded and he sold it to Owens Corning (NYSE: OC). He is the co-founder and former Managing Director and board member of Annandale Capital, an investment firm managing over $800mm in private client assets.

Caroline Baylock, Co-Director

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Global Partner

Silicon Valley Bank (https://sgtr.cc/3cnvcCD)

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.

Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator (http://lift.comcast.com/)

Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs For Entrepreneurs gives talented entrepreneurs access to Comcast NBCUniversal’s renowned network of partners, brands and mentors to foster rapid breakthroughs in media, entertainment and connectivity.

AMEX (https://sgtr.cc/3qXNo0e)

Our Corporate Program for Startups* provides you with powerful backing and working capital, plus all the benefits, business tools, and guidance that comes with American Express. From idea to IPO and beyond, we’re with you for the long haul.

Vanta (https://sgtr.cc/32MjS4f)

Vanta is the easy way to achieve compliance certifications (SOC 2, ISO 27001, HIPAA, PCI, GDPR). Over 2000 fast-growing companies trust Vanta to automate their security monitoring and get ready for compliance audits in weeks instead of months. Simply connect your tools to Vanta, fix the gaps on your customized dashboard, and then work with a Vanta-trained auditor to complete your certification.

Snowflake (https://www.snowflake.com.)

Snowflake delivers the Data Cloud — a global network where thousands of organizations mobilize data with near-unlimited scale, concurrency, and performance. Inside the Data Cloud, organizations unite their siloed data, easily discover and securely share governed data, and execute diverse analytic workloads. Join the Data Cloud.

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.

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Complete your event RSVP here: https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-dallas-presents-startup-grind-hosts-allison-ball-partner-hanover-technology-venture-management-hnvr-1/.

Startup Grind hosts: Samantha Colletti

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Samantha Colletti is a managing director with Silicon Valley Bank. As the Dallas market manager, Samantha and her team provide innovative financial solutions — venture debt, private banking, recurring revenue lines of credit, foreign exchange, treasury management and more —dedicated to serving innovative and institutionally backed companies in North Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Samantha has more than a decade of experience in the financial services and banking industry, covering venture capital, private equity, leveraged buyouts, technology and innovation. Before joining SVB, she was a senior credit analyst with Texas Security Bank and a portfolio manager with ORIX.

Samantha holds a master’s degree in accounting and bachelor’s degrees in economics and business administration in finance from Southern Methodist University. She is an active supporter of the technology and innovation communities in the Dallas metroplex and frequently serves on technology panels and guest lectures for area universities. Samantha is a volunteer mentor for area startups and develops and organizes events for the investor, entrepreneur and innovation communities, in addition to co-founding the Venture Dallas technology conference.

Location Information:

  • Please enter through the main lobby entrance next to the parking lot inside the gate *

Capital Factory Pegasus Park

3000 Pegasus Park Dr Dallas, TX. 75247

Free Parking Available

Agenda:

5:30- 6:00 : Networking With Free Pizza & Beer

6:00 - 7:00: Fireside Chat

7:00-7:30+: Networking 

Agenda

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Hosted By

Lee Blaylock, CEO & Chairman

Lee Blaylock is the Co-Founder, CEO and Chairman of ConstructionBevy and Find a Game. Starting his career at Dell (badge #244) for 7 years mostly in R and D, Lee was their 2nd ex-pat and worked two years in Europe. He then went to Oracle, where he left as a consulting group Practice Director. The first company he started, ServiceLane, was venture funded and he sold it to Owens Corning (NYSE: OC). He is the co-founder and former Managing Director and board member of Annandale Capital, an investment firm managing over $800mm in private client assets.

Caroline Baylock, Co-Director

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Global Partner

AMEX (https://sgtr.cc/3qXNo0e)

Our Corporate Program for Startups* provides you with powerful backing and working capital, plus all the benefits, business tools, and guidance that comes with American Express. From idea to IPO and beyond, we’re with you for the long haul.

Dell Technologies (https://partners.startupgrind.com/dell-technologies/)

Partnering with Dell from the start will allow you to save money in the short and long-term. Dell can provide any product you need, from one computer to an entire enterprise solution, allowing you to get all your hardware and software needs without having to switch from company to company.

Snowflake (https://www.snowflake.com.)

Snowflake delivers the Data Cloud — a global network where thousands of organizations mobilize data with near-unlimited scale, concurrency, and performance. Inside the Data Cloud, organizations unite their siloed data, easily discover and securely share governed data, and execute diverse analytic workloads. Join the Data Cloud.

DuploCloud, Inc. (https://lp.duplocloud.com/partner/startupgrind)

DuploCloud’s no-code/low-code software platform is your DevSecOps expert, speeding time-to-market by translating high-level application specifications into detailed and fully managed cloud configurations. With pre-programmed knowledge of over 500 cloud services, the platform automatically provisions your application utilizing AWS best practices around security, availability and compliance standards.

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.

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Complete your event RSVP here: https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-dallas-presents-startup-grind-hosts-samantha-colletti/.

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Startup Grind hosts: Ameeth Sankaran

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