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The Journey of a "Mad Scientist"

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The Journey of a "Mad Scientist"

This June’s Startup Grind is exploring the paths of innovators; of creators; of the harbingers of change. We all find ourselves somewhere atop a peak or occasionally in a valley, sometimes we move at breakneck speed only to come to a GRINDING halt. No matter where we find ourselves on our journey, our monthly fireside chats are designed to be your “safe-haven” where we can share and learn together from each other’s experiences. Save the date now for Wed., June 21st (7:00-9:00pm)!

Every month we encourage you to understand and embrace our values: Give First (before you ask)

Make Friends (not just contacts)

Help Others (before you help yourself)

And broadcast our Global Mission: To Inspire, Educate and Connect Entrepreneurs

Start thinking now about who you know in a STEM position (startup or enterprise) whom you believe would enjoy hearing from a peer, but also who may care to share their experiences with others.

What are your professional development goals?

How would you like to improve your position or to grow your own business?

What problems are you or your business facing right now?

Our local & global community is here. How may we assist you?

Ways You Can Participate: In the Spotlight (Apply Here) -Our “Entrepreneur Partners” (Startups, Growth & Enterprise businesses) are kicking off the event. They are Energy founders & team members wanting to share their accomplishments, values or needs with our attendees. These groups will also be exhibiting their companies after our signature Fireside Chat. This opportunity is available for up to 6 businesses, Apply Today!  (This role requires an entrepreneur partner ticket $100.00 )

Listen & Learn - Beyond inspiration, what are you willing to do to achieve your “what’s next” moment? As entrepreneurs we have answers show up after taking several types of actions. Those actions can occur from something you do after learning, after having that “Ah-ha” moment, or after applying what is shared by our guest in the chair. Our guest, Karl Lin, Founder & CEO of Sepcor (LinkedIn Bio) has had several of “those moments” while on his professional… adventure! (Purchase Tickets Here)

Spread the Word - Our monthly events are an effective and valuable opportunity to share your brand and message with Houston’s entrepreneurial community. Startup Grind’s events regularly attract many influential Founders, Professionals, and Investors. We have several options available, starting at only $250. (Connect Here)

Register now: Discover your “I can do that!” moment from our spotlit “Entrepreneur Partners” as they share their ideas or needs that -BAM- makes you think.

Listen to your peer’s real life experiences and learn how to handle situations, or to navigate your trailblazing journey.

Apply the candid advice to your startup right now that is offered by the expert in the chair. 

“Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Steve Jobs

Go ahead and chose your preferred ticket level. Grinder (Limited seating) $20.00 until June 4 (or when sold out), $35.00 until 5pm June 21st, $45.00 at door, or be an Entrepreneur Partner (reserved seating & Spotlight/exhibiting) for $100.00.


7:00 pm Spotlight Entrepreneur Partners

7:30 pm Fire-side chat

8:00 pm Q&A

8:30 pm Make Friends

9:00 pm Adios!


Karl Lin - Sepcor

Hosted By

Michele Price, Houston Director

<a>"Life-Long Entrepreneur and Fractional CMO"</a>, taking a growth-focused approach toward solid and innovative results through visually delicious presentations, team challenges that propel innovation, and ideas that lead to full-fledged experiences. Connect with Michele to build an audience for your business, and convert prospects into customers via landing page solutions that enable revenue for your startup.

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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 or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.


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