Peter Salib

Peter Salib is a Columnist at Grit Daily. He has been going to CES in Las Vegas consecutively for the past seven years since the age of 21 and is an avid attendee of events nationwide. Having attended hundreds of events, he is now a co-founder of Event Integrity, the first integrity-based, vetted marketplace for event professionals. He also frequently works with startups to consult and advise on media, strategy, events, and fundraising. His dog, Scruffy, was featured on the Today Show with Kathy Lee & Hoda and was dubbed "Scruffy the Wonder Dog."

A “budding” environment sprouts the latest crop of cannabis startups

Adding to the growing legal cannabis market, the latest state to legalize recreational cannabis is Illinois. Last year, investors poured $10 billion into cannabis throughout 2018 and it’s projected to grow to $16 billion this year. That’s a lot of green, to grow and sell some green if you know what I mean. Pioneering a young industry, entrepreneurs are bringing science, design, and ingenuity to cannabis and hemp. Creators are coming out with all sorts of products, gadgets, consumables,...

Artist collectives are transforming city spaces into Disney-like attractions and the Internet wants in on it

Fantasy worlds have always attracted people fascinated by the sense of wonder and awe created by imaginative minds and skilled labor of master craftspeople. Large scale theme parks with attractions like Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter that transport you to entirely immersive environments take hundreds of millions of dollars to build. With huge footprints and extremely high costs, there are not many options to have such an experience that...

This insider has been tracking stealth startups. Now it’s time to reveal them.

With the seemingly ubiquitous pool of VC funding for the tech industry, many startups sprint to prove product-market fit and gain traction. This is what investors want to see after all –along with many other factors and considerations. A winner can emerge from anywhere and early discovery is key. Taking modern approaches to things like the way companies conduct customer research and feedback, eating healthy, quick and fresh meals, and urban food delivery, the companies on this list are...

NYC’s Startup Community is Booming, Thanks to TechDay NYC

Nationally speaking, hosting an event in Las Vegas means it’s a pretty serious event. In New York, hosting an event in the iconic Jacob Javits Convention Center is a sign of growth, especially when the event outgrows its legacy venues. That phenomenon held true for TechDay NYC, which we’ve covered previously, completing a massively successful 8th annual event in NYC, showcasing over 300 exhibiting startups, hosting thousands of attendees, and setting the stage for dozens of insightful...

Car Ad Start Up Grabb-It Makes a Splash with F-35 Fighter Jet Ads Atop RideShare Cars

San Francisco-based Grabb-it took a bit of a different “turn” — no pun intended — when it comes to vehicle ads. And it caught the attention, oddly, of Lockheed Martin, one of the biggest names in defense-tech. What Grabb-it does is simple. It turns a car’s rear windows into full-on color displays for ads and news distribution. On Grit Daily’s first look, its ads are eye-catching, portable, and sleek. But what differentiates it from its competitors is not just...

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