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Startup Grind Charleston Hosts Lee Deas (Founder of Obviouslee Marketing)

The Harbor Entrepreneur Center 1505 King St Ext Suite 110 , Charleston, (map)


Startup Grind Charleston Hosts Lee Deas (Founder of Obviouslee Marketing)

A native to Charleston, SC, Lee resettled here to start Obviouslee Marketing in 2005, because if Conde Nast considers it the “Top Destination in the World,” it must be an all right place to permanently set-up shop.

Obviouslee Marketing uses a secret blend of strategy and creative to conquer all challenges: sell more products; reach more consumers; go national; change minds; drive revenue and build relationships by handcrafting unique and meaningful solutions.

As the Grand Imaginator for OM, Lee works with the team on the marketing strategy and integrated solutions for the agency’s clients. She believes in exploration, imagination and collaboration. Her personal tagline was “Lee Can Change Your Image,” until she realized that Lee Jeans had trademarked it.

Connecting people and dots is what she does in her sleep. While she’s awake, at work, she’s a big thinker, a change agent, a buzz starter, advocate of the “no asshole policy” and a loyal businessperson. Bringing folks together is what she does best, whether it’s cultivating relationships with clients, friends, or partners, or hiring the best, brightest, and nicest people around. She’s happiest in strategy meetings, brainstorms, kickoffs, planning sessions and team huddles. She may be steering the ship, but she still likes to party with the crew.

She is also a partner in two start-ups, Citibot and Island Coastal Lager and an active member of the Board of Directors for Palmetto Goodwill and past board member for Lowcountry Local First and Parliament, the group behind Pecha Kucha.


6:00 pm Networking and helping others

6:30 pm Fireside Chat

7:30 pm Networking


Lee Deas - Obviouslee Marketing (Founder)

Hosted By

Jeremy Berman, Charleston Director

passionately building @inkind_us and @startupgrindchs

Twitter: @jeremyberm Daniel Drolet, Charleston Co-Director

Chairman and CEO of Liquidax Capital, LLC; a Sponsor and Manager of Private Equity Innovation Funds.

Twitter: @danieldroletsr Mike Hartwell, Charleston Co-Director

Marketing & Brand Strategist + UX Designer at eHouse Studio.

Twitter: @mkhartwell Baird Hall, Wavve, Inc. Charleston Co-Director

Dee Hamill, TOW DATT (The One Who Does Allll The Things)

Jesus. Startups. Wine. Community. Coworking. Beer. Techstars. Startup Weekend. 1 Million Cups. Startup Grind. Startup Digest. #Givefirst

Twitter: @1MC_Chs Global Partner

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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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