Founded in 2012 our mission is to educate, inspire & connect the entrepreneurs in the Chicagoland area.

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Upcoming events

Jul 30, 2024

In-Person Event

8th Annual Pitch Battle & Summer Launch Party

Join us for the biggest party of the summer and the most unique pitch competition ever held! All startups who have launched, planning to launch, probably should launch, dream of launching, contemplating to launch, have friends who launched, wondering if they should launch, or wish they actually had a startup to launch are invited to THE 8th Annual Summer Launch Party & Pitch Battle.


Rajiv Nathan


Sid Khaitan

Chapter Coordinator

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About Startup Grind

This is Startup Grind. We are the world’s largest startup community.

Our Mission

To give startups everywhere the education and opportunities they need to build, grow, and scale their companies.

Our Values

We believe in making friends, not contacts. We believe in giving first, not taking. We believe in helping others before helping yourself.

Tools & Discounts for Startups

Take advantage of resources and offers provided by organizations we know and love, designed to help you navigate the startup journey.

Global Conference

Our annual flagship event in Silicon Valley brings together thousands of startup teams, investors and organizations from all over the world.

Join the Startup Membership

This membership gives you free access to networking, events, mentorship, office hours, and other exclusive opportunities curated by Startup Grind HQ.

Past events

In-Person Event

Landing Investor Meetings with Shayna Harris of Supply Change Capital

In-Person Conference

Global Conference 2024

Past Event

Snowflake Startup Demo Day

In-Person Event

The 2nd Annual Chicago Health & Sportstech Showcase

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