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Monday, May 2 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Startup Week Opening Night Program

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An evening of discussion about learning to build, building big, building here, and exiting.

Matt Scantland, co-Founder and CEO of CoverMyMeds, will open the evening with a keynote address focused on pursuing bold ideas and building high scale companies in Columbus. 

Ryan Frederick will interview Jon Grimm in a special edition of Columbus Startup Grind with a focused examination of Jon's experience exiting his company Knotice. 

The evening will conclude with a special dual-interview of Robert Smith and Dhani Jones - former OSU and Michigan star football players who enjoyed successful careers and who are now pursuing a number of entrepreneurial endeavors.

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Ryan Frederick

Principal, AWH
Ryan is currently a Principal at AWH, Columbus Director of Startup Grind, Advisor at Rev1 Ventures, Advocate for i.c.stars|*Columbus, and Co-Founder of <BLK hack>. | | He has helped companies grow from inception, to viability, through to sustainability. During the evolution of these companies, Ryan has served on company boards and been instrumental in capitalization activities. He has also helped companies to expand to international markets. Ryan brings a unique blend of business acumen and technical knowledge to help companies and customers to achieve their objectives. He enjoys the process and challenge of starting and growing a... Read More →
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Jonathan Grimm

Entrepreneur in Residence, Jumpstart
Jon joined the Youngstown Business Incubator and the Jumpstart Entrepreneurial Network as an information technology and software Entrepreneur-In- Residence in April of 2015. Jon assists entrepreneurs build their businesses by identifying priorities, raising capital and executing to milestones. Jon joined YBI with 30 years of experience in entrepreneurship, technology and business skills. Most recently Jon was the CFO/COO and an investor in Knotice, which was sold to IgnitionOne in March of 2014. Knotice was a digital marketing software and services firm in the data management arena which grew significantly over a ten year period. Prior to Knotice, Jon was an investment banker, private equity investor and management consultant. | Jon attended the University of Colorado where he earned his BS degree in Mechanical/Industrial engineering and BA in History. After three years of working at... Read More →
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Dhani Jones

Co-Founder, Qey Capital
Dhani is an entrepreneur, a creator, a connector and investor. He is the co-founder of Qey Capital. | Before co-founding Qey, Dhani created several ventures nationally. He launched BowTie Cause which has evolved from a philanthropic initiative to a clothing and apparel producer and distributor. As a founding partner of VMG Creative and Proclamation, both brand management marketing firms, Dhani has lead the business development efforts through implementing processes and strategies that are built for long-term success. The focus in the success of Qey have become paramount as he sees the need for successful and scalable... Read More →
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Matt Scantland

Co-Founder/CEO, CoverMyMeds
Matt Scantland is CEO and Co-Founder of CoverMyMeds, the nation’s largest electronic prior authorization platform. By automating the prior authorization process, CoverMyMeds help patients get the medication the need to  live healthier lives. Through its innovative product and partnerships with the... Read More →
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Robert Smith

Founder, Fan Health Network
Robert Smith is a former All-Pro athlete, broadcast professional, author, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. | Robert is an Ohio native and Buckeye great who retired after an 8-season NFL career to pursue his passion for science, personalized medicine and business. He regularly appeared on ESPN as a expert analyst until... Read More →

Monday May 2, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Chase Basecamp at Vue - Main Stage 95 Liberty St Columbus, OH 43215

Attendees (330)