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Breaking down the walls of entrepreneurship one connection at a time. Meet founders, influencers, and leaders in the city! A multi-faceted event series that connects professionals, educates aspiring founders and inspires the next generation of innovators. We invite founders, leaders, and influencers that are changing what entrepreneurship looks like in the city and across the globe to share their story on our stage! More than networking, we provide an environment where relationships, not connections, are formed. You're not a spectator at our events. You get to ask the questions that matter to you the most and speak to them directly! Our speakers have been featured in Forbes, Essence, Entrepreneur Magazine just to name a few esteemed trade publications. 

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Become a part of Startup Grind Memphis-join the team!

We're growing our team! To expand our programming, we're adding to our team.  Founders of startups are welcome to apply!  It's a great opportunity to work with startups, showcase your skills, and upskill your resume.  We're a local chapter with global connections!

Open positions:

- Marketing Design/Promotion

- Event Setup & Management

- Introducing the Event/Slide Manager

- Q&A Manager

- DJ

Apply here! Want to volunteer but don't think you fit any of these positions? No, problem! Apply anyway! There is room for all!

Startup Grind Memphis is a part of Startup Grind, a global community of over 600 chapters across the world. 

#SGMemphis #KeepGrinding

Upcoming Events

Past Events

SG Memphis Virtual Pitch Battle

Invest in Building Community: Relationships > Networking

5 Step Social Media Strategy (Easy Marketing for the Non-Marketer)

Equity, Compensation + Cap Tables with Carta

Content Marketing for Your Startup with Hubspot

Changing Reality: Creating, Educating, and Entertaining in VR/AR (#SGWomen Month)

SG Town Hall: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Livestream

Branding vs. Brand Positioning with Kenneth Worles [Three(i) Creative Communications]

We are hosting Slingshot Memphis (Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019)

Venture Capital & How to Get it:Scott Kupor, Managing Partner,Andreessen Horowitz Lunch & Livestream

Finding a Mentor, Perfecting the Model Workshop

Find Time For Your Side Hustle with Penelope Fisher (Found & Fitted)

Live Your Best Life & Create Your Culture with Jack Simon

Blockchain 101

How to be a Social Entrepreneur with Rhonnie Brewer (Socially Twisted)

We are hosting TJ Jefferson (Fresh Touch Publicity) + #SGWomen + #FemaleFounder

Startup Grind Memphis Presents Jameelah Jordan, Founder of Mozak App

Austin Baker (HRO Partners)

Edward Bogard (SoGiv)

Dana James Mwangi (Cheers Creative)

Hardy Farrow (LITE Memphis)

Eric Mathews (Start Co.)

Greg Jordan (Graph Story)

Jerome Hardaway (Frago)

Chef Phillip Ashley Rix (Phillip Ashley Chocolates)

Layla Tabatabaie (BarterSugar)

Chris Cooper (GWIG)

Brandon Thomas (Guilt Free Pastries)

Kim Heathcott (Clarion Security)

Taylor Berger (TCB)

Jay Martin (Juice Plus)

Michael Nunn (S2N Design)

Kat Gordon (Muddy's Bake Shop)


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