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 250 cities and 100 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.
Tom's passion is mentoring, advising, and funding tech and biotech startups. Tom has engaged with hundreds of startups, at all stages, from concept to exit. Today, Tom is Co-Founder and President of SmartHealth Activator, an incubator for biotech startups activating extraordinary biotechnology to solve mankind's greatest health challenges.
I have this crazy vision of a workplace where your manager is your coach– she is the person who helps develop your skills and unlocks your full potential.
I founded Raise The Bar to help companies be intentional about their leaders. We empower managers with the four essential habits to be better leaders of people.
David Kalt the founder of Reverb.com and Co-founder of optionsXpress, the online marketplace for guitars, gear and musical instruments, and the owner of the Chicago Music Exchange, one of the world’s best-known vintage guitar dealers. He is a technologist and serial entrepreneur, and will be the featured guest at the next Startup Grind Chicago, happening November 18.