Startup Grind Hosts Neal Murthy



Neal Murthy, Nefer Games

Neal Murthy's expertise lies in the use of intuitive and creative techniques in organizational development and strategy. He is the Chairman of Haven Holdings, through which he holds stakes in over 150 early-stage companies. In parallel with this, he is an active partner in three startups - Nefer Games, a game company, RailEyes, a media service company, and BellEdison, a telecommunications device company. 

Prior to his current activities, Neal was the CEO of the enterprise SaaS company Qukku. Prior to this, he was the co-founder and managing director of the start-up consultancy, Indalo Solutions, through which he personally advised over 300 start-ups worldwide. 

Previous positions also included work as an oil-and-gas consultant and the former founder/director of The Nefer Group, a boutique management consultancy. In addition to his work as a consultant and entrepreneur, Neal has been a lecturer in finance/economics, management, and entrepreneurship at the University of Houston since 2003. Neal holds a bachelor's in economics/mathematics, master's in finance and economics, and an MBA from the Bauer College at the University of Houston. 



6:00 Rapport Building and Food 
7:00 Fireside Chat 
8:00 Dynamic Q&A

Hosted By Michele Price, Houston Chapter Director

A "Life-Long Entrepreneur", Michele delivers forward-thinking solutions with entrepreneurial style leadership. She is a fractional CMO with the ability to turn vision into actionable strategy quickly, then oversee successful implementation, that's garnered clients powerful results. Michele offers startups, affordable CMO leadership, delivering growth when it matters.

Michele is the “Voice” of Breakthrough radio, a global business radio show. 7 years Breakthrough radio has delivered content to help entrepreneurs master the inner and outer game of business.  Make sure when you visit Houston’s chapter, you ask her about how she tamed a herd of buffalo in Montana.


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Wed, Dec. 9, 2015
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. US/Central


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4203 Montrose Blvd #100
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