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Startup Grind Charleston hosts the founders of Distil Union, Nate Justiss and Lindsay Windham
DISTIL UNION Nate Justiss and Lindsay Windham formed Distil Union in 2011 as an outlet to bring their own product ideas to the market, with the goal of simplifying our everyday lives. The design duo uses Kickstarter to vet product ideas and raise the money needed in order to go into production, and have successfully funded seven new products on the crowd-funding platform.
NATE JUSTISS Co-Founder + Industrial Designer
Nate is the designer of award-winning and life-simplifying products. After a start in the marine design industry at Boston Whaler and Scout Boats, Nate designed, invented, and guided the development of over 100 products for Digital Lifestyle Outfitters, Philips Electronics, WeatherFlow and others. He approaches every design or problem by questioning all assumptions, which often leads to unique and innovative solutions.
LINDSAY WINDHAM Co-Founder + Art Director
Before living life as an entrepreneur, Lindsay enjoyed working as a neuroscience researcher, librarian, screen printer and graphic designer. In Distil Union's 4th year, she managed Objective Design Shop: a temporary store filled with curated modern-design goods from around the globe. The pop-up shop was housed within the Distil Union studio on Upper King Street, allowing the team to connect face-to-face with the community and foster conversations about products and design.
6:00 pm Networking and helping others
6:30 pm Fireside Chat
7:30 pm Networking
Nate and Lindsay - Distil Union (Founders)
Jeremy Berman, Charleston Director
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Twitter: @jeremyberm Daniel Drolet, Charleston Co-Director
Chairman and CEO of Liquidax Capital, LLC; a Sponsor and Manager of Private Equity Innovation Funds.
Twitter: @danieldroletsr Mike Hartwell, Charleston Co-Director
Marketing & Brand Strategist + UX Designer at eHouse Studio.
Twitter: @mkhartwell Baird Hall, Wavve, Inc. Charleston Co-Director
Dee Hamill, TOW DATT (The One Who Does Allll The Things)
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The Harbor Entrepreneur Center has one goal: create collision throughout the entrepreneur community of Charleston.
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What is Startup Grind?
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 200 cities and 98 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.