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Mastering the Tao of Talent (Practical hands-on + Fire-side Chat)

The Cannon Houston 1336 Brittmoore Rd. , Houston, (map)

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW In May we spoke with Kerry Rupp about successful funding strategies. Hypothetically, now that your business has money, NOW WHAT?</p> </p><h3>Money is a Means to an End. It's Time To Master the Tao of Talent</h3>What are you going to spend it on? TALENT!</p>- Building or refining your product? Talent.</p>- Expanding your marketing? Talent.&nbsp;</p>- Building your team? Talent.&nbsp;<br></p> </p>Your Employees are a form of talent. Your Investors are a form of Talent. Your Advisors and Vendors are forms of Talent. Your Customers are a form of Talent. Your Community is a form of Talent.&nbsp;It appears that Éverything, in some shape or form, comes down to Talent!</p> </p><h3>Paul Kwiatkowski Knows People</h3>Paul and his team have built Group Raise into a successful growth-stage company that activates relationships and community. As a founder, he chose&nbsp;a philosophy and has remained committed to it.&nbsp; He always favors action over in action. We suggest you act... Register today!</p><br></p><h3>Every month we invite you to better understand and to embrace Startup Grind’s Values:</h3>Give First (before you ask)</p>Make Friends (not just contacts)</p>Help Others (before you help yourself)</p><br></p><h3>And to broadcast Startup Grind’s Mission:</h3>To Educate, Inspire, and Connect Entrepreneurs</p>Our global community of 300+ chapters in 110 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?)</p><br></p><h3>Ways You Can Participate this Month:</h3>Ready, Set, Action! - Every month we invite local “Entrepreneur Partners” (Funded Startup, Growth &amp; Enterprise Business Leaders) within our local ecosystem to kick off the event. Use this opportunity to get specific answers to your idea or product. Our community also enjoys hearing about your accomplishments, values or needs. Entrepreneur Partners are invited to exhibit products and/or services before our signature Fireside Chat. This opportunity is available for a limited number of businesses, Apply Today!</p>Listen &amp; Ask - Are you a member of our local entrepreneurial ecosystem? We encourage you to come meet, learn from and have the chance to ask questions of one of Houston's most inquisitive business minds who enjoys solving problems (LinkedIn Bio).</p>Share Your Talent - 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 influential Founders, Professionals, and Investors. We have several options available, starting at only $250. (Connect Here)</p>Register Now!</p><br></p>


6:30 pm: Meet the Entrepreneurs

6:45 pm: Practical/Hands-On

7:15 pm: Fire-side chat

7:45 pm: Q+A

8:00 pm: Make Friends

8:30 pm: Adios!



Paul Kwiatkowski - Group Raise

"I solve problems. Sometimes even problems that ought not be solved. But often I won't know until I do it anyway, so that's a risk I'm willing to take. I always favor action over inaction." Paul is co-founder & CTO of Group Raise with a three-sided market and a tremendous amount of experiences for you to learn from.


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