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

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Upcoming events

Mar 19, 2024

In-Person Event

The 2nd Annual Chicago Health & Sportstech Showcase

See Chicago's top health & sportstech startups on display.


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

The Great Chicago Food Bash 2024

In-Person Event

The 2023 Chicago AI Showcase

Virtual Event (Free)

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

Conference [RSVP/Free]

Startup Summit

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