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 200 cities and 85 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.
He found his entrepreneurial calling early in life, and after working with top global and Indian consulting companies & finance houses for several years, he left the beaten path to start his own venture - S.M.A.R.T Advisors, an advisory firm focused on helping startups scale and raise capital.
He is a CFA charter holder with nearly a decade of experience in the financial markets. He brings to the table a global perspective on finance and the equity markets, along with his knowledge of diverse industries.
We had the privilege of chatting with Arun Kumar, the founder of Casa Grande (one of Chennai's largest builders). Despite being a builder, he is actually a techie and a serial entrepreneur! His passion is for tech, and he has turned angel investor for several tech startups.
We had the pleasure of chatting with R. Narayanan (a.k.a. Naru) on 25th Oct. He is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, and started one of India's first bubble gum companies among other ventures. It was a fantastic chat, with Naru have "answers to everything" in his own words.
We had the pleasure of chatting with Suresh Kalpathi, a serial entrepreneur turned venture capitalist on the 16th of December. He was the perfect mix of funny, informative, and humbleness (despite his background)!