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Startup Grind Kalamazoo Hosts Charles Fierke (Abraxas)

Startup Grind Singapore

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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Charles Fierke, Abraxas

Charles Fierke is a partner at Abraxas (formerly Team Support Services) where he focuses his energies on innovative solutions, having more than 17 years experience in database management, software production and IT/IS deployment.  Founded in 2000 and based on Milham road in Portage, Abraxas provides document and records management services to companies operating in highly regulated industries (e.g. legal industry, health industry, etc.) -- which are mainly Fortune 100 companies and legal firms.  Prior to joining Abraxas, Charles spent several years focusing on the advancement of legal discovery services and the development of a competitive solution for document imaging, coding and hosting. With a passion for education, he devotes his time to sharing his information management knowledge and experiences with industry leaders and clients.

Agenda   6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking

Hosted By

John Mueller, Kalamazoo Chapter Director

John Mueller is an assistant professor at Western Michigan University (WMU) in Kalamazoo where he teaches entrepreneurship. Prior to working on his PhD in Entrepreneurship at the University of Louisville, he started and ran several businesses in the software industry, including His work experiences have allowed him to live and work in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  He enjoys being involved with exciting businesses in the startup community.  


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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 50 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 or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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When & Where

Maestro (2nd floor, above Food Dance)
401 East Michigan
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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Startup Grind Singapore

Startup Grind is the world’s startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting founders in over 170 cities.

We nurture startup ecosystems in 63 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs.

The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

Founded in Silicon Valley by Derek Andersen, Startup Grind has now hosted 2,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010.

To date, Startup Grind has helped 170,000 entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.

Startup Grind Singapore was founded in May 2012, we are one of the active grass-root startup communities in Singapore.

More info at or tweet us @StartupGrindSGP!

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