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Startup Grind Charleston Hosts Dan Schneider (Founder of SIB)

The Harbor Entrepreneur Center 1505 King St Ext. Suite 200 , Charleston, (map)

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW Dan Schneider is a serial entrepreneur whose unconventional style has built multiple companies into success stories. He is founder and CEO of the SIB family of companies, all of which aim to reduce expenses for companies in a variety of industries. </p>At age 16, Schneider dropped out of high school and began working in B2B sales for the mobile phone industry. Sensing an opportunity in a rapidly-growing industry, Schneider struck out on his own and founded his first business, Main Street Cellular, at age 18. In doing so, he became the youngest person ever to be signed to a direct retailer contract by any mobile phone company. Main Street Cellular quickly expanded to 12 retail locations in the greater Philadelphia region. Schneider later formed Main Street Assets, an international wholesaler working with major cellular companies to liquidate excess inventory. After two years, the new venture grossed more than $35 million in total revenue. </p>Recognizing the importance of minimizing overhead costs, Schneider founded SIB Fixed Cost Reduction in 2008. SIB Fixed Cost Reduction specializes in reducing monthly expenses for companies. SIB only shares in the savings they find, and clients are not billed until savings are realized. SIB now has offices in Charleston, South Carolina and New York City and has analyzed over $3B in spend across more than 50,000 locations nationwide. This expertise across a variety of industries and audit categories allows SIB to effectively rectify billing errors and negotiate lower pricing for clients without changing vendors or service levels across dozens of spend categories, including telecom, utilities, waste removal, bank fees, maintenance contracts, and more. </p>In 2015, Schneider launched SIB Lighting after acquiring a Florida lighting company. As part of SIB’s mission to reduce clients’ expenses, SIB Lighting is a full-service LED lighting consultancy that specializes in saving money for large facilities through the installation of energy-efficient lighting and lighting control systems. </p>In 2016, Schneider co-founded mōvī healthcare. mōvī is a software application to help hospitals and senior living facilities to better manage and track their patients’ non-emergency medical transport services, preventing billing errors and saving money. </p>In 2018 Schneider expanded the company even further by acquiring a stake in what is now SIB Legal Bill Review, which helps organizations manage their legal invoices and identify overcharges and billing errors, ensuring that clients are receiving maximum value from their legal service providers. </p>Known for his straightforward candor and his non-traditional approach to business, Schneider and his companies have been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, CNN, Forbes, Fox News, MSNBC, Business News Daily, Investor’s Business Daily, NPR, CBS Radio and more. He splits his time between New York City and Charleston, South Carolina, where he is actively involved in the community as a board member for Push-Up &amp; Up, a charity promoting physical fitness and raising funds for educational programs targeting at-risk youth, and Operation Home, a charity devoted to increasing home safety and accessibility for the elderly and disabled.&nbsp;</p>


6:00 PM: Networking and Food

7:00 PM: Fireside Chat

8:00 PM: Networking



Dan Schneider - SIB (Founder)

Dan Schneider is a serial entrepreneur whose unconventional style has built multiple companies into success stories. He is founder and CEO of the SIB family of companies, all of which aim to reduce expenses for companies in a variety of industries.

Hosted By

Jeremy Berman, Charleston Director

passionately building @goodunitedorg and @startupgrindchs

Baird Hall, Wavve, Inc. Charleston Co-Director

Dee Hamill, TOW DATT (The One Who Does Allll The Things)

Jesus. Startups. Wine. Community. Coworking. Beer. Techstars. Startup Weekend. 1 Million Cups. Startup Grind. Startup Digest. #Givefirst

Simon Fraser, Team Member

Andrew Askins, Team Member


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Google for Startups (

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Ceterus (

Filling a niche in the market, Ceterus empowers small business entrepreneurs with a complete accounting solution. Using professional accountants and software automation, Ceterus’ Edge platform provides entrepreneurs with comprehensive reports—detailing past performance and competitive analysis—along with customer support, saving business owners time and money. More than just a tool, Ceterus is a hands-off bookkeeping solution.


The Harbor Entrepreneur Center (

The Harbor Entrepreneur Center has one goal: create collision throughout the entrepreneur community of Charleston.


RealSimon Media (

RealSimon Media helps businesses document their story with video and communicate with their customers using social media advertising.

Slice (

Zing Zheng (

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Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 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 or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.




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