Capital Region NY



Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community actively connecting more than 1,500,000 entrepreneurs in over 600 cities in 125 countries.  We're breaking down the walls of entrepreneurship one connection at a time, and invite founders, leaders, and influencers that are changing what entrepreneurship looks like in the city and across the globe to share their stories on our stage!

This is a multi-faceted event series that connects professionals, educates aspiring founders, and inspires the next generation of innovators. 

We educate and inspire business owners and others wanting to learn innovative best practices to get more customers, reduce costs and grow their companies.

More than networking, we provide an environment where relationships, not connections, are formed. You're not a spectator at our events. You get to ask the questions that matter to you the most. 

Our speakers have been featured in Forbes, Essence, CBI Insights, and Entrepreneur Magazine just to name a few esteemed trade publications.


Upcoming events

Jun 14, 2023

Virtual Conference

Product & AI Summit

Join us at Product + AI Summit on June 14th, 2023 to explore the ever-changing, uberly-important role of AI in product development and what it means for startups.

Past events

In-Person Conference

Global Conference 2023

Livestream Event (Free)

Founders Fundraising: Lessons from the Front Lines

Virtual Event (Free)

Scott Livingston, CEO, Livingston Securities: Financing the Nanotech Revolution

Virtual Event (Free)

Jump Into Web 3! Thomas Salgues (Fomoboyz.eth), CEO/Co-Founder, Nfinity Labs


Patrice Perkins

Capital Region NY Director
The Word Architect

Global sponsors


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