Columbia MD


We are not just for startups. We're here for all entrepreneurs. 

We're a community of creative and innovative people who are passionate about entrepreneurship. We believe that the strongest foundation for growing phenomenally successful businesses starts with a strong community that educates, inspires, connects, and supports one another. 

We are a community of startups, early-stage, high growth companies, small, medium, and large businesses regardless of industry or market, investors, educators, influencers, and the business you’ve been planning but haven’t started yet!

Our core values and guiding principles 

                 Do one thing that enriches someone’s life every day.

                 >  Give first, don’t take. Help others before ourselves. Make friends, not just contacts.

                 >  Practice honesty, openness, and the free exchange of information.

                 >  We are inclusive and practice diversity. Everyone is welcome, has something to contribute, and an important role to play.

                 >  Collaborate to create the greatest opportunities for all, don’t play zero-sum games.

                 >  Challenge and disrupt the status quo, think differently, find ways through problems. 

This is how we Grind!

So, what's in it for you?

                > practical, real-world education you won't find anywhere else.

                > Inspiration from other successful founders and businesses.

                >  Friendships, partnerships, collaborative opportunities. We don't just collect business cards or play zero-sum games.

                >  Connect with and be part of the largest global community of 3,500,000 fellow entrepreneurs in 650 chapters and 140 countries.

Membership is free, just sign-up on our chapter website. We welcome you and your team with open arms.

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Past Events



Chris Haug

Chapter Director
360 Venture Management Group

Patrick Rockhill

Community Logistics and Data Analytics
Doyle-Logan Systems

Nichole Kelly

CEI, True North Growth Labs

Tariq Najee-ullah

Patent Insider

Mel Litter

CEO, Elemental Consulting
Elemental Impact Solutions

Jason Mantzouranis

COO, Project/Program Manager
Cachet Mode LLC

Connor Boundy

Executive Producer-Web 3 Series
Atlantis Capital

Luke Pillarella

Executive Producer - Web 3 Series
Atlantis Capital, LLC

Sean Sutherland

Chapter Co-Director

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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

Virtual Event (Free)

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

Conference [RSVP/Free]

Startup Summit

Virtual Event (Free)

Bridging the Gap to Web3, Episode 7: The Evolution of Production

Conference [RSVP/Free]

Product and AI Summit

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