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.
Doug Thorner is the Denver Chapter Director for Startup Grind. In addition Doug is the Cofounder/President at Drumfire Sales Search. Drumfire is solving the sales equation - process software and people for emerging technology products and services. Doug is passionate about startups and helping them build and grow their business.
Doug has over 15 years of human capital and business development experience, and has successfully launched the US offices of two international firms and spearheaded multiple new ventures regionally. He has provided RPO solutions for startups to Fortune 500 companies, and has a proven track record of developing new business and cultivating long-term strategic relationships.
Doug has written and contributed to various articles focused on job creation and the economy and is frequently a guest speaker and panelist at related events.