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How To Move From Startup CEO To Scale Up CEO*

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Amrita Grewal
TalEx, Inc., Founder and CEO
Jeff Grass
HUNGRY Marketplace, Chairman and CEO

I am an entrepreneur and engaged leader who is motivated by big, game changing ideas that will make our world a better place. I believe purpose-driven, people/customer-centered and goal-oriented organizations will succeed. Big ideas are hard to achieve but I relentlessly pursue them with courage, conviction and positivity.

I am also a husband and father of two incredible children that keep me young and remind me daily to keep things in perspective. I am convinced my son, who has a great sense of right and wrong and an innate desire to help others, will be a real-life superhero one day. My daughter is as independent and fearless as her mother and will be a rock-star at whatever path she chooses in life.

My Career Highlights
Chairman - HUNGRY Marketplace, Inc. (since 2017)
Chairman - buySAFE, Inc. (CEO since 2003, Chairman since 2009)
Chairman - LiveSafe, Inc. (since 2012)
Board of Visitors - James Madison University (since 2015), Board Audit Chair & Executive Committee (since 2017)
Board of Directors - James Madison Innovations, Inc. (since 2011)
Board of Advisors - Financial Education & Literacy Advisors & LifeCents.com - (since 2010)
Member - YPO - Washington DC Chapter (since 2011)
Founder & EVP - PayMyBills.com
Strategy Consultant / eBusiness Builder - McKinsey & Co.
Professor of Finance & Entrepreneurship - JMU
Surety Underwriter, Regional Manager & Intrapreneur - Travelers Group

Pramod Raheja
Airgility, Inc., Co-Founder and CEO
Rick Rudman
Curbio, CEO

Curbio repairs and renovates homes before they list, so they sell quickly and for the best price, without any payment until the home sells. We partner with Realtors® to make every listing a success, focused on speed to market and profitability with a modern, stress-free customer experience.


Learn from a diverse group of seasoned founders on what it takes to move from a startup CEO to a scale up CEO. Topics will include mindset, strategy, and people strategy.

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