Charise Flynn

From $0 to $1Million and beyond: Tips and Tricks for High-Growth Success

From fundraising to execution, come learn key tips to accelerate early growth in your startup. As both an early startup COO and angel investor, Charise will share the lessons she has learned over the past 20 years as an entrepreneur. Come prepared with questions as she will dedicate a significant amount of time to answering Q&A.

Date + Time: Thursday @ 4:00 – 5:15

Venue: The Olympic


Charise Flynn brings over two decades of experience scaling tech companies, building and leading large distributed teams, and raising venture capital from top-tier investors. Flynn has also been actively involved in the Midwest startup scene, advising, sitting on boards, and investing in a handful of startups over the last decade. In 2021, she joined The Hummingbirds as COO and co-founder, hitting the ground running with her co-founder, Emily Steele. Together, they closed just over $4.3 million in seed funding, scaled Hummingbirds to over 15 cities nationally, grew revenue 10x in one year, and built a fully distributed team.