Scott PurcellLas Vegas local Scott Purcell will be the special guest at this month’s Startup Grind (, a global startup community designed to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs in a casual atmosphere in more than 50 cities.

The Vegas Startup Grind is 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14, at UNLV’s Business Startup Center, located in the Student Union Building, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $10 in advance, $25 at the door and $5 for UNLV students. To purchase, visit

Purcell has had a significant influence on the music industry since the inception of the Internet. He founded a company that was the leading music distribution service, built the music streaming and downloading services for Sony and Universal Music Group, and was the Internet liaison for the Recording Industry Association of America.

Organized by SocialRadius, a Las Vegas-based social media marketing and traditional PR firm, and UNLV, attendees can enjoy the fireside chat with Purcell and SocialRadius’ CEO, Michael Terpin, along with networking with founders, innovators, educators, investors and more. Plus free soda and pizza!

Startup Grind features successful entrepreneurs who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. The monthly fireside chat interviews, 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 journey ahead. Call 702-410-7818 or visit for more information.