Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly Fireside Chats and Events in 350+ cities and 120+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, & investors. Our events are open to anyone interested or involved in startups and there are no annual or membership fees. VCs, Startups and businesses of ALL sizes welcome! LOOKING TO GET INVOLVED? THERE'S SOMETHING HERE FOR YOU! SPONSOR? For sponsor opportunities, download our sponsor deck at WANT TO PARTNER? Every event needs friends to go the distance. If you'd like to volunteer at our events, send an email to We're always looking for greeters, ambassadors, and amazing people to help at the check in table. HOST US: Is SGxCarlsbad coming to our venue next? Reach out to us below if you'd like to host a Fireside Chat with one of our amazing speakers or sponsor our food for the evening. Thank you!

Upcoming events

Sep 27, 2023

Virtual Event (Free)

Startup Office Hours w/ Ryan Smith (Qualtrics/Utah Jazz) + Derek Andersen (SG)

Join Startup Grind founder Derek Andersen as he takes questions from founders on challenges they're facing in their startup. For the past 15 years Derek has been building communities. He is the co-founder/CEO of Bevy, a SaaS product that helps companies build virtual and in-person communities.

Past events

In-Person Event

Sexy Money with Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Angel Investor Jessica Zoraida

Conference [RSVP/Free]

Product & AI Summit

In-Person Event

SGxCarlsbad's Kick Off Event with Kelly Bagla, Esq. for SG Women's Month!

In-Person Conference

Global Conference 2023

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