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Startup Grind Minneapolis Hosts Wade Gerten (8th Bridge & Fluid)

Startup Grind Minneapolis

Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (CDT)

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Wade Gerten, 8th Bridge & Fluid

Wade Gerten is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at 8thBridge and Chief Marketing Officer at Fluid.  8thBridge, which was acquired by Fluid, a Goldman Sachs-backed e-commerce agency and solutions company in April of 2014, provides a Social Discovery platform to brands that want to empower people to discover new product ideas from each other, inspire the creation of crowd-sourced content, and gain a far deeper understanding of their customers. Wade was most recently the Vice President of Product Strategy for Oracle Retail. Best Buy, Walmart, Tesco, Nordstrom, Carrefour and over 200 other leading global retailers accelerated their business growth with merchandise optimization solutions developed under Wade’s leadership during his 10 year tenure at Retek and Oracle Retail. Wade helped grow Retek from 20 employees in 1995 to the largest retail-specific enterprise software company. Retek was acquired by Oracle in 2005 for $630 million.

Agenda   6:30 Networking and Food
7:30 Fireside Chat
8:30 Networking

Hosted By

Joe Famalette, Minneapolis Chapter Director

Joe Famalette has immersed himself into the entrepreneurial world from a young age. Joe is the founder and CEO of OneMusicPortal, a music platform simplifying the discovery process for influential fans and undiscovered artists. He manages a 25 person team with departments ranging from software development, operations and marketing internships.  Driven and determined, Joe fought through the challenges that every new business leader faces when they set out to change the world.  His journey has brought him to Startup Grind and he is excited about the inspiration and resources it can provide for Minnesota’s community of entrepreneurs.

Email: joe@startupgrind.com | Twitter: @JoeFamalette

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What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 100 cities and 42 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 StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
130 S Macalester Street
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (CDT)


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Startup Grind Minneapolis

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 StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.
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