- About Us
Game-changers, curious investors, world-class speakers, the leading brands for startups - we’ve got it all.
Global 2020 is the most important event for startups, tech leaders, and big brands at the forefront of innovation. 10,000 people from around the globe converge on Silicon Valley for 2-days of nonstop education, inspiration, and invaluable networking spanning 10 stages, 100+ sessions, and social events. Whether you’re a large enterprise, a founder in the midst of the grind, or an innovator looking for what’s next - there’s something for everyone.
The community speaks for itself. The experience is one of a kind.
“From interesting content to the quality and diversity of the attendees, Startup Grind is the truth.”
“You feel lucky to be here after a full year of hard work. Celebrating for a minute, then rolling up your sleeves to focus on whatever comes next.”
“Just do it. You’ll get way more value out of it than the cost of the ticket.”
“It’s the best entry point into the startup world”
Be one of 300 startups selected from our Startup Program to exhibit during the conference. Invaluable exposure and countless networking opportunities with hundreds of potential investors, customers and partnersHear From Our Startups Apply to Exhibit
“Startup Grind definitely filled a void for startups like us who are on their way to growth stage and gave us a great platform to meet with investors, to meet and listen to other startup founders, and be introduced to new opportunities with partners.”
- IOTAS, Growth Startup of the Year (2019)
See 2020 agenda at a glance
Fox Theater - 2215 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063
Monday Feb.10 - Pre-registration (we recommend picking up your badge early)
Tuesday Feb. 11 - Main Conference Day 1 + Pub Crawl (evening)
Wednesday Feb.12 - Main Conference Day 2 + Closing Happy Hour
Special discounted Full Access ticket rate for all students currently enrolled in an accredited high school, college or university program. Student ID or transcript may be required upon request. Complete this application if you are interested in receiving the student discount.
Journalists reporting for a major media outlet or private bloggers with a considerable audience are encouraged to come as press to cover the event. Fill out this application for a Media Ticket and we’ll get back to you if there is a fit.
Absolutely! You can enter and exit the event at your leisure as long as you are wearing your Startup Grind wristband, which acts as your ticket after registration.
There will be hundreds of investors in the audience — many who’d love to meet you. You’ve just got to find them, so turn on your networking game! Approach it with the intention of making friends first (before pitching hard), we find it works better.
Yes. The app allows you to view the venue + conference schedule to create your own personalized agenda for the day, message fellow attendees, set up meetings on-site, and exchange contact info with our startups and partners. We will let you know when the app is ready closer to the conference, stay tuned!
We appreciate your enthusiasm, but we ask our guests to stick to business cards at most. Other solicitation will not be permitted on-site.
If you want to do more to promote your product/service, you can join us as a sponsor. Please email us if you’d like to reach the Startup Grind audience. We’d love to work together.
Whatever makes you comfortable! Typically attendees are casual to business-casual. Consider the types of people you’ll be meeting - it’s always positive to make a good first impression.
Unfortunately, we will not be sponsoring visas for attendees to the Startup Grind Global Conference.
Any other questions? Email us or tweet @startupgrind on twitter.
San Francisco (SFO), Oakland (OAK) and San Jose (SJC) - closest to furthest. Each airport offers different public transportation options. We usually find the cheapest tickets via Google Flights
Given their close distance to the conference, we can suggest looking in to rooms at:
We also suggest looking in to Airbnbs in the surrounding area or close to the Caltrain line for less expensive options.