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Startup Grind Ottawa Hosts David S Rose Gust

7/31/2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

David S. Rose is an Inc. 500 CEO, serial entrepreneur and super-angel investor who has founded or funded over 80 pioneering companies. He has been described by BusinessWeek as a “world conquering entrepreneur”, by Forbes as “New York’s Archangel”, and by Red Herring magazine as “patriarch of Silicon Alley”. From his initial involvement with the first online communities in the 1970s, through founding one of the first personal computer training companies in the 1980s, one of the first wireless data information networks in the 1990s, and the first global angel investing platform in the 2000s, David has been at the forefront of innovation and entrepreneurship.

David is the founder and CEO of Gust, which operates the international standard collaboration platform for startup financing, used by over 40,000 investors and 200,000 entrepreneurs in 95 countries. Gust is the official collaboration platform of NASVF. He is also Managing Director of Rose Tech Ventures; Founder and Chairman Emeritus of New York Angels; and Associate Founder and Founding Track Chair for Finance, Entrepreneurship and Economics at Singularity University, the Google/NASA-sponsored post-graduate program in exponential technologies. David has a BA from Yale, an MBA from Columbia and a D. Eng. (hc) from Stevens Institute of Technology.

AGENDA 6:00 Networking and Food

7:00 Fireside Chat

8:30 Networking

HOSTED BY

Cheryl Draper, Director of Startup Grind Ottawa

Cheryl has been living the startup life since 2008 when she co-founded Boxseat Suite Management. She has spent more than a decade in Events, Marketing & Partnership Activation and currently, is the Lead Organizer for Startup Weekend Ottawa, Curator at StartupDigest & StartupGenome and is leading the Startup Communities Ottawa project - I guess you could say she cares a lot about the startup ecosystem in Ottawa.

Email: cheryl@startupgrind.com | Twitter: @cheryldraper

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LOCAL PARTNERS

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Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures.

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 40 cities and 20 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.

Disclaimer: Startup Grind event ticket sales are non-transferable, non-refundable, and final. If an event is cancelled due to weather, speaker availability, or any other unforeseeable event you will be refunded automatically. If a speaker moves the event date you will have 48-hours to request a refund if you are unable to make the new event date. Please direct any additional ticketing issues to customerservice@startupgrind.com.

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