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.
Jeff is a marketing guru and growth hacking expert, having spent the past two decades guiding new products from concept to implementation as well as facilitating the growth of existing products and platforms. A native Baltimorean, he is currently the Chief Digital Officer at Pop Results and Startup Growth Advisors, a growth marketing agency.
Mark Bavisotto is a Partner in an Application development and Consulting company Successive Technologies.
He's also the Regional Director for America East at Startup Grind and runs the local Chapter in Raleigh/Durham.
With a diverse career that initiated over a decade ago at iCrossing, a global digital agency that sold for over $325 million in June of 2010 to Hearst Corporation, Andrew Bart has a deep-rooted understanding of innovative Internet marketing solutions.
As a self-funded entrepreneur, Andrew developed a proprietary supply chain management and lead generation software platform and negotiated a sale of the assets to a global product manufacturer.
Currently, Andrew is an active Venture Capitalist, Advisor, and C-Level Growth Executive to a rapidly growing portfolio of 50+ early and growth stage tech companies spanning 6 continents.