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Startup Grind Kansas City Hosts Tim Barton (CEO at Freightquote)

Startup Grind

Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

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Join us January 17th when we welcome Tim Barton, Holding a BA in Business from the University of Kansas and an MS in Finance from Louisiana State University, Tim began his career in 1992 as President and Co-founder of UWI Association Programs, a telecommunications company concentrated on long distance affinity programs for commercial trade associations. UWI grew organically and through acquisitions into publicly traded Network Long Distance before selling to IXC Communications/Broadwing in June, 1998. In August of 1998, Tim founded Freightquote.com and has since grown the business past $500 million in annual revenue and more than 1,000 employees. Freightqote.com, the largest online freight broker, serves freight shipping customers’ needs across North America by specializing in customized freight solutions, including less than truckload, truckload, intermodal and air freight options. Along the way, Tim has been recognized as a true innovator through several prestigious honors, with Entrepreneur Magazine’s listing in the top five of their “Hot 100 ranking”, Ernst and Young rewarding him with “Entrepreneur of the Year”, Forbes Magazine’s “Best of the Web” rankings and most recently by Ingrams’ Magazine’s listing of “Kansas City’s Best Places to Work For.” In 2010, Freightquote.com was listed in KC Business’ “Top 10 Companies”, InformationWeek’s top 500, Ingrams’ Kansas City’s “100-Fastest Growing Companies” and Kansas City Business Journal’s “Top 150 Private Companies.” Tim currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Center for Education Reform in Washington DC, and as a Member of the Board of Advisors for the University of Kansas School of Business. When he’s not working on further innovations in shipping technology, Tim can be found competing in triathlons.  


6:00 - Networking and Pizza

7:00 - Fireside Chat

8:00 - Questions and More Networking


Startup Grind is a 30-city event series hosted in 13-countries that educates, inspires, and connects entrepreneurs. Rooted in the heart of Silicon Valley, Startup Grind brings the world's greatest founders and investors to tell their stories on stage and share it with our global startup community. There are brilliant entrepreneurs everywhere so start learning and networking with them at your local Startup Grind community. 

For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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Daniel Linhart - Director of Startup Grind Kansas City

Daniel is a small business owner in Kansas City, Missouri. He co-owns and operates Cremalab, a web and mobile development company that works alongside startups and entrepreneurs to build online products. He joined in 2010 as Partner and COO, overseeing all of the firm’s day-to-day operations, business strategy, and general management. His previous experience in account management, entrepreneurial spirit, and educational background brought fresh insight, organization, and direction to the company. Since joining in 2010, Daniel has been a key catalyst in the growth, efficiency, and sustainability of the company, leading to year-over-year growth and profitability. Daniel’s key responsibilities include operations, administration, business strategy, and organizational leadership.

Twitter: @dlinhart






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1815 Central Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

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Startup Grind

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 http://startupgrind.com/singapore or tweet us @StartupGrindSGP!

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