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Startup Grind February Recap

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It is great to see the Lansing Startup Community growing month over month.

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Startup Grind February Recap

  1. 1. February Recap STARTUP GRIND LANSING 2015
  2. 2. MEDIA We are thrilled to see the momentum building and the community forming. Startup Grind is about educating and connecting entrepreneurs. These media assets help achieve those goals. Recorded speaker interview (1 hour) Photo Album (146 photos) Behind the scenes video ( 1 < minute) Lansing State Journal Article (retweeted to 30K+ people)
  3. 3. AUDIENCE It was awesome to have a diverse crowd at our second meeting consisting of both growth companies and mature companies! GROWTH COMPANIES Our attendees were largely from companies with 1-5 employees from the Lansing area. We promote directly and indirectly to this demographic as well as to the Lansing business community at large. MATURE COMPANIES Additionally, many larger companies were represented like MSUFCU, Peckham, and State of Michigan 47 Attendees Okemos 6% East Lansing 9% Holt 13% Other 19% Lansing 53% Location Industry IT 32% Other 32% Marketing 16% Mgmt. Consult 7% Photo 7% Public Relations 6% 100+ employees 22% 1-5 employees 59% 6-25 employees 19% Company Size Female 29% Male 71% Gender
  4. 4. AUDIENCE It was awesome to have a diverse crowd at our second meeting consisting of both growth companies and mature companies! GROWTH COMPANIES Our attendees were largely from companies with 1-5 employees from the Lansing area. We promote directly and indirectly to this demographic as well as to the Lansing business community at large. MATURE COMPANIES Additionally, many larger companies were represented like MSUFCU, Peckham, and State of Michigan Attendee Feedback I greatly enjoyed last night. The values and principles that you are trying to instill are very much in line with how I try to run my practice. I look forward to coming to more events - I already purchased my tickets for next month! It was great. I look forward to coming next month. Great choice for entertaining interview. I like the format. I did like Startup Grind. I'll be back. Great job with the event! We already signed up for next month's grind, thanks again! I thought it was really cool. It was a nice change from some of the demo/pitch events that are usually held. Love the event! Thanks for doing this :) Thank you so much for inviting me to Startup Grind. I met such inspiring business owners and it was great meeting other folks on the same path. Kudos to you for 'holding a space' for this!
  5. 5. What is Startup Grind? An event series increasing entrepreneurial success Monthly Events Bringing together innovators and tech leaders to inspire them OFFICIAL GLOBAL PARTNER Derek Andersen Founder & CEO (Formerly of Electronic Arts, OutGawk Media, Vaporware Labs)
  6. 6. EVENT FORMAT TYPICAL AGENDA 6:00 PM - COMMUNITY & FOOD 7:00 PM - FIRESIDE CHAT 8:00 PM - NETWORKING FIRESIDE CHATS Informal discussions with local business, tech and thought leaders on lessons learned during their road to building a great company. Past speakers have included these leading innovators:
  7. 7. FOR MORE INFORMATION Please Contact David Smith Director david@startupgrind.com (517) 944-1872 startupgrind.com/lansing

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