Launch Startup Grind
In Your City

Startup Grind is the world’s largest startup family, full of entrepreneurs, investors, and community builders, now spanning over 70 countries. The Director of every city hosts monthly events that bring a influential founder or investor in for a fireside chat to educate, inspire, and connect the startup community under the Startup Grind banner. Our global community is powered by partners like Google for Entrepreneurs, IBM, and the Kauffmann Society.

For many of our community leaders, a role as a Director has created incredible personal and professional exposure, countless business and mentorship opportunities, and a renewed sense of positive impact in their work. Active Chapter Directors are also invited as VIP guests to the annual Global Startup Grind Conference in Silicon Valley. By applying to become a Director, you’ll be joining over 150 cities across the world in helping ambitious people with ideas build more effective, more connected, and more impactful ventures. The best Startup Grind Directors are...

  • Driven to foster a community in your city and a passion for connecting entrepreneurs looking to improve themselves.
  • Have a great growing network and already involved in the local (no matter how small or big) startup community.
  • Ready to consistently host monthly fireside chats throughout the year with impressive speakers that will both educate and inspire.

We are taking applications for local chapter directors in cities around the world.  By directing and hosting a monthly Startup Grind event and providing inspirational speakers, great networking opportunities and a welcoming atmosphere, you can become a local leader for your startup community. We are especially looking for new Directors in US and European cities like:

US: Albuquerque, Charlotte, Cleveland, Pittsburg, Milwaukee, Oklahoma City, and New Orleans.

Europe: Bern, Birmingham, Brussels, Bucharest, Cologne, Florence, Hamburg, Leeds, Lyon, Manchester, Milan, Prague, Rome, and Vienna!

Directors are welcome no matter what their home city is. We'd love to work with you.


Phin Mpofu

“The sheer first hand insight and knowledge I have gained from Startup Grind fireside chats is incredible.”

Become a Chapter Director

Once you fill in this form, you’ll receive an email confirmation, after which we’ll email you the next steps to become a Chapter Director.