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The End of Net Neutrality: What Will It Mean?

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The End of Net Neutrality: What Will It Mean?

"The future is darker than you think. We urge you to realize. that now, before it's too late" -  David Gorodyansky, Tech Crunch (owned by Oath, owned by Verizon)

Thanks to Breakthrough Radio + Their Sponsors 
Tonight's Grind is Complimentary Net Neutrality gave us freedom of speech, freedom to create, and the freedom connect online. Many say these are rights given to us by our Nation's constitution. The FCC begs to differ.  What this means we don't exactly know, but the potential for unfair market advantages and limitations for small business growth seem evident. 

Talent Regulations

Online Security



questions + answers How do we gain a competitive edge in this market? Do we have the right internet package? What are we missing out on from edge players? It’s like we are in a “company filter bubble”.

Why does our analytics use keep pushing us over our data caps? They change the data cap tiers every month…

Why do the hi-res product photos look blurry on the site? How are customers going to buy what they can’t see? We wasted money on good photography…

Why are our how-to and demo videos buffering so much with low resolutions? Customers can’t see how to use our products and therefore won’t buy. We wasted money on good videography…

(we have a long list of additional questions we will share all month and at the event to help you make sure you are prepared for what is coming)

March is a Pilot for Peer-Lead Dialogues Houston receives compliments from Global and other Startup Grind chapters around the world for testing and trying new things each year. This is only ONE of many pilots you will have the opportunity to be a part of here in Houston.

Every month we invite you to better understand and to embrace Startup Grind’s Values: Give First (before you ask)

Make Friends (not just contacts)

Help Others (before you help yourself)

And to broadcast Startup Grind’s Mission: To Educate, Inspire, and Connect Entrepreneurs

Our global community of 350+ chapters in 115 countries worldwide is here for you. Let us know... How may we best assist you? (I.e. - Can we help facilitate warm introductions to businesses, mentors, and/or investors to grow your startup here or elsewhere?)

Ways You Can Participate this Month: Share Your Solutions! - Startups are invited to become “Entrepreneur Partners” to demo your solutions, meet your team, and build relationships within our ecosystem. Use this time to get the word out about your company's product or service. Our community enjoys hearing about your team's accomplishments, values or even your needs. This is available to a limited number of businesses, Apply Today!

Take Your Seat - We encourage you and your team to attend, connect and learn from the presenters as well as our local community who are in the room with you. Between impactful sessions, you have the chance to spark interesting conversations and make friends.

Support The Cause - Startup Grind Houston's monthly events are an effective and valuable opportunity to share your brand and message with our local entrepreneurial community. Startup Grind’s events regularly attract many Founders, Professionals, and Investors. Influence a captive audience in one of the city's most dynamic environments, filled with decision makers and leaders. Starts at only $250 -- What a bargain! (Connect Here)

Register Now! Discover opportunities to expand your influence.

Aquire current information from industry experts.

Empower your team to listen, learn and grow.


7:00 pm Meet the Entrepreneurs

7:30 pm Peer-Lead Dialogue

8:00 pm Q+A

8:30 pm Make Friends

9:00 pm Adios!



Hosted By

Michele Price, Houston's Chapter 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.

She is the “Voice” of Breakthrough radio, a global business radio show. Make sure when you visit Houston’s chapter you ask her about how she tamed a herd of buffalo in Montana.

Twitter: @prosperitygal Anthony Covington, Houston Co-Director

James Phelan, Partnership Director

Twitter: @WhiteSpaceHOU Global Partner

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The Cannon is more than an office. We are building out a 15 acre campus to serve as the hub for Houston’s entrepreneurial community. Not only will our campus bring together a diverse business community, but it will provide opportunities for companies to raise capital, participate in an incubator program, and attract top talent.

Breakthrough radio delivers weekly knowledgeable expertise and real-life examples for how to master the inner and outer game of business. Breakthrough Radio connects entrepreneurs globally, nationally, regionally and locally.

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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 350 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.


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