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Besides having the greatest sports team in the US, Boston is also home to one of the fastest-growing startup ecosystems in the world. With a community of talent coming from MIT, Harvard, BU, BC, Babson, Brandeis, Hult, Northeastern, and dozens of other great academic institutions in combination with biotech research coming out of the major hospital-universities ecosystem and corporate technology firms, new teams are forming every day to innovate the startups of tomorrow. Boston is home to successful startups turned corporations such as TripAdvisor, DraftKings, Care.com, GasBuddy, Carbonite, New Balance and many more and boasts a strong support ecosystem with accelerators such as MassChallenge and TechStars and dozens of co-working and collaborative spaces around the city. 

Yes, there are meetup events and networking events almost every night of the week you can go to. But StartupGrind is so much more than an event, it is a community that can help you along your entrepreneurial journey. We know starting a business is hard and our team is filled with entrepreneurs ourselves, so we are building Startup Grind Boston as an environment you can not only learn from and be inspired by our incredible speakers, but also learn from and support each at and between events. 

Check out our events and be sure to ask about partnership, sponsorship, volunteer or collaborative opportunities with our community. If there is something we can do for you or help you with - please don't hesitate to reach out. Let's make the Startup Grind a little bit smoother for everyone.

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Global Conference 2021

Food for thought: building a scalable gourmet food venture with Carlos Ventura (Feast & Fettle)

Finding your Niche as an entrepreneur for good with Will Graylin, (OV Loop)

How not to be kicked out by your investor (Victoria Yampolsky, The Startup Station)

Scaling through partnerships and licensing (Charles Johnson and Lauri Baker from PUCS)

Finding product market fit with Dave Katzman (Head of CX at Onshape PTC)

Zen Mode: the Future of Wellness w/ Robyn Parets (Pretzel Kids) and Chris Lucas (Ompractice)

Coming Clean with Troy Alexander (TROY Skincare)

Connected to Goodness: Creating VALUE with David Meltzer (Sports 1 Marketing)

Transforming and turning around startups with Mike Boyle (RCM Technologies)

The Startup Community Way with Brad Feld (Foundry Group)

#SGHouston: What It Takes to Close $15M During a Pandemic? Come Ask Co-founder Derek Andersen

The future of work with Adam Alpert (Co-Founder and CEO of Pangea.app)

Decoding and democratizing Ai for startups with Christopher Stephenson (Topos Labs)

Summer Virtual Party featuring Marian Leitner (Archer Roose) on crafting the next generation of wine

How to establish thought leadership (Brian Morgan, Thinking Deeply and Writing Clearly)

Innovating for good: How biotech changemakers are leading the way - Dr. Elizabeth O'Day (Olaris)

The future of technology and the role of Ai in business - Frederic Van Haren (HighFens)

Bootstrapping your Business Success (Sankeetha Selvarajah, Arun Seelam & Stephan Thieringer)

Innovation: Successfully Delivering the "New" Client Expectations with Norm Brzycki (Dash Strategic)

The Power of Perseverance and Resilience with Marques Ogden (NFL player and author of Success Cycle)

#SGvirtual: Balancing Personal and Company Branding for Founders- Parna Sarkar-Basu (Brand and Buzz Marketing)

Perfecting your product development with Jeff Champagne (Director of Business Development at MPR)

Secrets of Fundraising with Sal Daher (Walnut Ventures, MIT Angels)

SG Boston Lunch at Startup Grind Global Conference (Silicon Valley)

On Pitching with Dan Rossignol, Octane Venture Labs

Overcoming Key Obstacles for Startup Success- Steve Pappas (SVP of Panviva)

Internal vs External Growth: panel with Dan Levin (ViralGains) and Karen Walker (Compaq, OneTeam)

Empowering new leaders with Rohre Titcomb (Female Founders Alliance & Professional Ultimate Player)

Innovating for Education w/Liam Pisano (EduLab Capital Partners) & Jackson Boyar (Mentor Collective)

Scaling for Growth with Fhiwa Ndou (Lambda School and MassChallenge)

How to land publicity without a big ticket agency: Ashley Crouch (Appleseed Communciations & Author)

Hiring and finding the right candidates for your Startup (Panel with Workable and JANE.hr)

Startup Grind Boston Summer Extravaganza at Night Shift Owl's Nest

Treble Demo Webinar (networking with StartupGrind Boston)

Building on Startup Success: Fireside chat with Dave Friedman (CEO of Knox Financial)

Corporate Innovation and the Future of Digital Payments with Sarah McCrary (CEO of GasBuddy)

How to stand out when pitching VCs- Ziad Moukheiber, Lex Zhao, Rob McCall

Prepare 4 VC Interschool Pitch Competition (Online

Fundraising by IPO and the future of bioprinting

The Future of Your Identity: Blockchain in Retail (Samantha Zirkin, Point 93)

How to Create a New Industry with Julie Meringer (Your Call Football, Forrester Research)

Reshaping the Fitness Industry with Robert Shapiro (SplitFit, BodyScapes)

Pressure Cooking- Fireside Chat with Andre Rush (Chef for Miltary, West Point and the White House)

StartupGrind Startup Week Party at Howl At The Moon

Fireside Chat with Mic Williams (Founder of Boston Harbor Angels)

Fireside chat with Laurel Taylor (Crushing Student Debt as CEO of FutureFuel.io)

Boston StartupGrind Relaunch Party at Howl at the Moon

Future of Wearable Technology with David Cohen-Tanugi (Co-founder EMBR Labs, Forbes 30 Under 30)

Nick Meyer (Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship)

Semyon Dukach (One Way Ventures / Techstars)

Seed Stage Investment: Parul Singh (Founder Collective)

Fireside Chat with Chase Garbarino (VentureApp / Streetwise Media)

Howard Love (Angel Investor / Author -Free Copy of his Book)

Jamie Goldstein (Pillar)

Jodi Goldstein (Harvard iLab)

Summer Party (at AC Hotel Boston North)

Diane Hessan (Former CEO Startup Institute / Founder Communispace)

Eric Paley (Founder Collective)

Emily Reichert (Greentown Labs)

Melissa Withers (RevUp by Betaspring)

Ben Einstein (BOLT)

John Harthorne (MassChallenge)

Maxim Lobovsky (Formlabs)

David Rose (Ditto Labs)

Andrew Parker (Spark Capital)

Steve Blank (The Four Steps to the Epiphany)

Wayne Chang (Crashlytics/Twitter)

David Cancel (Performable, HubSpot)

Johnny Monsarrat (Hard Data Factory)


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