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.
Nora Palladino is tech marketing and public relations passionate. After some years at multinationals and call centers, she pivoted her career to the government area and then to private sector again. At the end of 2008 she was invited to join the team of Undersecretary of Investments at the City Government. There she developed the launching platform of the Technology District of the City of Buenos Aires. During her management role, the Technology District succeed to get over a hundred of companies moving to the south of the city and generating 2400 new jobs. In 2011 she was invited to join NXTP Labs as a first employee. She collaborated in the creation of the first acceleration programs, and ever since, helped startups to grow.
For over four years she has worked to help women to succeed in tech áreas working with employees first and entrepreneurs, afterwards. She volunteers at Vital Voices, Women 2.0 and Ellas2.0.
Her most beloved credentials are being Ale's wife and Bruno's mom.
Next February 24th Startup Grind reboots Buenos Aires scene. Meet Juan Melano, founder of Comenta.tv, which was recently acquired by Wayin. Comenta TV actively provides on-air Twitter integrations for some of the hottest TV shows in Latin America and Brazil and provides actionable insights to its biggest TV networks across 11 countries and 3 continents. In Comenta TV, Wayin picked up a company with an essential mix of broadcast and measurement technologies not found elsewhere in the market today.