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Update: Startup Grind: I'm Going to Los Angeles!!!

On Sept. 2nd, I had a Skype interview with Startup Grind (Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, and they educate, inspire and connect 40,000 founders in over 200 cities) and it went great.

I explained to the interviewer that I am a two-time cancer survivor and inspirational speaker. I also expressed that I connect my realities and experiences to the digital world of the inFAMOUS video game franchise and superhero Cole MacGrath.

She told me there were thousands of applicants who applied and they only select a few hundred. She also told me that she was going to put in a good word for me to the committee, and I should receive an e-mail if my application got accepted.

She ended our conversation by saying what I have to offer is powerful, inspiring and different.

On Sept. 2nd at 8:35 pm, I got an e-mail stating that my company “CalmandStrong” got accepted!!!

The e-mail read: The selection was extremely competitive so we took a little more time to decide. Having said that…


CalmandStrong has been selected as one of the companies to showcase at our Startup Grind 2016 SoCal Conference to be held September 27th at the marvelous Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

We would like to extend this as a formal invitation to showcase.

Since I was one of the companies selected, I will receive:

Demo Table in Exhibit Hall

Digital Branding within

Visibility to their Network of 200+ investors

$120,000 IBM Cloud Credit

1,000 Potential New Customers

An Opportunity to Guest Blog with

Additional benefits include:

Quickfire Pitch on Stage

Onsite branding at the Conference

Facilitated Connections to their 200+ Network Investors

Social Media Mentions to their 300k Followers

Mention in Newsletter to their 100k Readers

Possible Selection to 500 Startups

A Guest Blog Post with

The conference will be held on Sept. 27th, 2016 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm in Los Angeles, CA at the Skirball Cultural Center.

I was more than excited when I got the e-mail confirmation from Startup Grind. I thank God for this blessing and Startup Grind for selecting me to attend their start up conference.

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