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Startup Grind Utah Hosts Susan Petersen (Freshly Picked)

Startup Grind Lehi

Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MDT)

Lehi, UT

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General Admission Ended $10.00 $1.39
Late-General Admission Ended $15.00 $1.59
At the Door Ended $20.00 $1.79

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Susan Petersen, Freshly Picked

Susan Petersen started making baby moccasins in 2009 after becoming frustrated by the lack of well-designed baby shoes. Working at her kitchen table, on a shoestring budget, Susan persisted through some disastrous attempts until she had created a pair of moccasins that not only looked adorable on chubby little feet, but stayed on little feet as well.

Since then the moccasins have gone through about six design changes. Each change has perfected the look and the fit of the soft-soled shoe. The moccasins you purchase today are durable, well designed, and most importantly: stay on your child’s foot.

Money was tight at the time Susan started and in order to earn money to start her business she got resourceful. Her brother owns a window installation business and in the summer of 2009 she convinced him to let her keep the old windows that he was removing from the houses. She spent a whole summer banging the glass out of the windows because they were encased in aluminum frames. At the end of the summer she took the aluminum window frames to the scrap yard and recycled them to get money. She made $200 dollars and with that literal sweat equity, she started her business.

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

Hosted By

Kyle Shields, Utah Chapter Director

Kyle is currently pursuing a Master of Accountancy at Brigham Young University. A large portion of his time is devoted to learning the ins and outs of tax accountancy, but once the books are closed Kyle can be found working on some new entrepreneurial pursuit, or working with professors on research projects.

Email: kshields@startupgrind.com | Twitter: @MrKyleShields

Hosted By

Doug Leonard, Director of Startup Grind Utah

Doug Leonard is a security researcher set to graduate BYU’s Master’s of Information Systems program January 2015 and is also on course to drop out of said program April 2014. His high school class voted Doug as the most likely to get revenge on anyone who stole his identity. Doug cracks passwords in his spare time and is a member of BYU’s IS Offensive Security Team. Doug solicits himself as a homebrew hacker with passion for entrepreneurship and education.

 

Email: dleonard@startupgrind.com | Twitter: @@dleonard00

Global Partners

Google for Entrepreneurs

Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products.

Local Partners

Adobe

Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Their tools and services allow customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success.

Conjure

Conjure is a Creative Agency made up of media gurus who specialize in branding, photography, video production, marketing strategy, and digital marketing.

Holland & Hart

Holland & Hart LLP delivers integrated legal solutions to regional, national, and international clients of all sizes. Holland & Hart is a full-service law firm of more than 440 lawyers in 15 offices across the Mountain West and in Washington, D.C.

What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 80 cities and 35 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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Adobe
Adobe Way
Lehi, UT 84043

Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MDT)


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Startup Grind Lehi

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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