Hi friend and welcome to Startup Grind Charleston! Our mission is to give startups everywhere the education and opportunities they need to build, grow, and scale their companies.

We believe in:

- Making friends, not contacts.

- Giving first, not taking.

- 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. We follow a simple golden rule: give, rather than take.

If this sounds exciting to you, please join us at our next event or reach out to our team to get involved!

Until then, keep grinding!


Upcoming events

Sep 26, 2023

In-Person Event

Fireside Chat with AJ Richichi, Founder of Sprockets

AJ Richichi is the Founder and CEO of Sprockets, a venture-backed Charleston, South Carolina-based startup that transforms the traditional hiring process into an equitable one for the hourly workforce. AJ drives Sprockets' strategic growth, builds the product vision, and oversees the company's talented and passionate staff.

Sep 27, 2023

Virtual Event (Free)

Founder office hours w/ Startup Grind co-founder Derek Andersen

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. He co-founded Startup Grind, a community of 600

Past events

Virtual Conference

Product & AI Summit

In-Person Event

Fireside Chat with Keith Benjamin, Co-Founder of Uptown Hospitality Group

In-Person Conference

Global Conference 2023

In-Person Event

Fireside Chat with Founders of Free Fly - Jenna, Tanner, and Austin

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