Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. It is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in 250 cities and 100 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.
Startup Grind is a connected online and offline network of vibrant startup communities to help fuel innovation, economic growth and prosperity at the local level. While Startup Grind was founded in Palo Alto, California, our extended network of Startup Grind chapters are located around the world. Start a Chapter in your city or school!
We believe in making friends, not contacts. We believe in giving, not taking. We believe in helping others before helping yourself. We are truly passionate about helping founders, entrepreneurs and startups succeed. We intend to make their startup journey less lonely, more connected and more memorable.
Computer Science Engineer passionate about technology and entrepreneurship. I am currently the Dean of CITIPA and the President and co-founder of Astur Valley. I have wide experience in building communities, managing teams and helping companies grow. I am co-founder of multiple initiatives: Startup Grind Asturias, local group in Asturias of Agile Spain Community and Google Developer Asturias. I'm also a research engineer in University of Oviedo and an IT project manager with more than 15 years of experience.
Vinton Cerf (Google VP and who is recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet") said: "In Asturias, they transformed a coal mining area into a Silicon Valley with 600 companies and 2,000 IT and telecommunications engineers.They've gone from "carbón" to "ratón". In English, that means from "coal" to "mouse".