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Monday, June 11


Startup Grind Dayton Presents: How preparing for Shark Tank helped Charles, Charlynda, and Tom
Limited Capacity seats available

Three local startups have spent countless hours preparing to be on the ABC hit show Shark Tank. Two of these entrepreneurs made the cut and were viewed by millions across the country, but all benefited from going through the rigorous process.

Charles Nick: President, Third Wave Water, a mineral packet that creates the optimum water for brewing coffee.
Charlynda Scales: Founder, Mutt's Sauce, an all-purpose, tomato-based signature sauce.
Tom Burden: CEO, Grypmat, a multi-purpose tool tray that will keep your tools in place.

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Charles Nick

President, Third Wave Water
Charles Nick is passionate about entrepreneurship and aviation with experience with the following organizations: NASA, Boeing, the US Air Force, The Spaceship Company and more. He has studied business and lean principles for the past 5 years and when he discovered how to apply lean... Read More →
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Charlynda Scales

Servant Leader, Mutt's Sauce LLC
Charlynda Scales is a dynamic motivational speaker, Air Force Veteran, social media influencer, and the founder and CEO of Mutt’s Sauce, LLC, a company that makes “the sauce for every meal.” Mutt's Sauce was the Grand Prize Winner of Bob Evan's Farms' 2017 Heroes to CEOs Contest... Read More →

Monday June 11, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Founder Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402
Tuesday, June 12


Building a World Class Tech Hub in the Midwest
Limited Capacity seats available

Kurt Hoppe is the Global Head of Innovation – Mobility & Connected Services at General Motors. In this keynote, Kurt will use Future of Mobility examples spanning Connected Car, Urban Mobility, Electrification and Autonomous Vehicles in his discussion on building a world-class tech hub in the midwest.

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Kurt Hoppe

Global Head of Innovation – Mobility & Connected Services, General Motors
For more than 15 years, Kurt Hoppe has focused on emerging product and service innovation at the intersection of Connected Consumer IoT devices, digital services and Tier-1 service providers, developing and launching award-winning value-added services for more than 75 million users... Read More →

Tuesday June 12, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Founder Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402
Thursday, June 14


HER Talks: Female Founders
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Empower HER as we close out Thursday of Startup Week with the stories of some amazing entrepreneurs! 

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Carly Barrett

The mighty Carly Barrett will be sharing stories with us.To get to the point, and make things short and sweet, here is the breakdown. Carly formed Carly Short Photography 8 years ago after college and worked years on her own, learning the ins and outs of the business. After a few years of shooting weddings solo, she realized that it isn't very much fun to do things alone. She recruited her best friends to take part in this photography journey.Not... Read More →
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Katie Hoffman

Katie Hoffman, CMBB, CSMC is the Founder and President of Ritemind Stress Less Workshops acompany dedicated to providing Stress Intelligence training to individuals and organizations. Katie isBoard Certified in Mind-Body Bridging; a therapy model for working with PTSD out of Salt... Read More →

Thursday June 14, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Founder Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402