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StartUp Grind Denver's End of Year Party!

AC Kitchen at the AC Hotel by Marriott Denver Downtown 750 15th Street , Denver, (map)


StartUp Grind Denver's End of Year Party!

Celebrate the end of the year and the holidays with Startup Grind at the new AC Hotel by Marriott Denver Downtown!  Put on your best holiday party attire or come as you are. Spanish inspired appetizers, 2 tickets for wine and/or beer are included in your ticket price and happy hour prices on other drinks will be available all night. Door prizes will also be given out including a future one night stay at the AC Marriott!  There will be a special valet parking rate for $10 for the event.  The Hotel is offering a discount rate of $179 for anyone who would like to stay the night. Click on the link to make reservations:


6:00 pm Party Begins

9:00 pm Wrap up

Hosted By

Doug Thorner, Denver Chapter Director

Doug Thorner is the Denver Chapter Director for Startup Grind. In addition Doug is the Cofounder/President at Drumfire Sales Search. Drumfire is solving the sales equation - process software and people for emerging technology products and services. Doug is passionate about startups and helping them build and grow their business.

Doug has over 15 years of human capital and business development experience, and has successfully launched the US offices of two international firms and spearheaded multiple new ventures regionally. He has provided RPO solutions for startups to Fortune 500 companies, and has a proven track record of developing new business and cultivating long-term strategic relationships.

Doug has written and contributed to various articles focused on job creation and the economy and is frequently a guest speaker and panelist at related events.

Sabina Zolot, Event Manager, SG Denver

Sabina Zolot is the Denver Event Manager for Startup Grind. Sabina has over 16 years of event management experience both professionally for organizations such as Hillel of Colorado and the Anti-Defamation League and as a volunteer for organizations including Boulder Community Health and Colorado State University Alumni Association. She has planned and managed a wide range of events including more intimate events such as professional organization and networking events, trainings and meetings and large events including golf tournaments and fundraising lunches and dinners with over 400 people. Sabina also managed a travel company and researched and planned trips for small businesses and individuals. Most recently Sabina has worked on projects for Vail Resorts and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 200 cities and 98 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.


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