Startup Grind Celebrates Google’s #40Forward Startup Initiative in May

In an effort to find new ways to advance female entrepreneurs, Google for Entrepreneurs has committing $1 million in aggregate to 40 startup-focused organizations, with their new program #40Forward.

Startup Grind is proud to be one of those organizations. And the month of May is dedicated to women entrepreneurs and women in tech.

To support this, Startup Grind Vancouver is hosting a special event with Meredith Powell, startup advisor and founder of The Next Big Thing. The event is being held at Mobify’s new office space in Yaletown on Thursday, May 15th at 6:30pm.

Over 100 attendees are expected to come out and be a part of this event. There will also be a special guest host joining us for this event: Erin Shaw, a prominent TV host, writer and producer. She will be interviewing Meredith for the fireside chat.

Tickets are going fact: purchase yours here and save 20% with promo code: “TECHVIBES.” And if you’re one of the first 40 people to register for the event will receive an exclusive Google for Entrepreneurs #40Forward T-shirt.

Meredith started out with a successful career in the film industry, then founded three brand management and business strategy agencies in the fast-paced fashion industry, opening showrooms across the US & Canada, all before the age of 27.

Meredith is the Creator of women’s speaker series, Founders Collective, a dedicated tech startup mentor, founding Advisory Board member to RAW Beauty Talks, and seed investor to multiple women-founded businesses.

With deep global experience leading trends & scaling brands rapidly from zero to millions of dollars in revenue, she’s built her career on spreading ideas and knowing “The Next Big Thing” when she sees it.

Startup Grind is proud to be part of the Google for Entrepreneurs #40Forward challenge. They’re one of the forty startup communities taking new approaches to increase the representation of women in our community by 25% in 2014. The data tells us that diverse teams make better decisions, have higher ROI, and higher IPO’s.

Let’s move #40Forward.