Startup Grind Houston Hosts Steve Guengerich

*The following is an excerpt taken from the Startup Grind, Houston Chapter

"Capital Hidden in Plain View"

Date: April 8, 2015, 6pM-9PM

Location: Houston Technology Center, 401 Pierce Street, Houston, TX 77002

In order to meet the demand for information about becoming an entrepreneur, a great deal has been written on the basics of new venture formation, product ideation, and start-up finance. However, as with so much of life, the reality of entrepreneurship is more nuanced.

In particular, one of the more elusive areas is new venture funding, especially for first-time founders. In this chat, Steve Guengerich, a principal with Powershift Group will speak about the sources of funding that are lesser known for new ventures. Venture builders, informal affinity groups, and event-based investor networks are some examples that are rarely discussed but may, in fact, be even better fits for getting a new venture to market.

Join Guengerich as he provides some examples this "dark web" of capital, not unlike the vast "dark web" on the internet, that is hidden in plain view, and as he talks about how to gain access to these sources of capital.


6:00 PM - Rapport Building and Food

7:00 PM - Fireside Chat

8:00 PM - Q&A and Group Discussion

Join us and learn where your capital is waiting in plain view.

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 or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.