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.
Francesco is a Business Administration student and innovation advisor devoted to the startup world. He started to coding when he was 9 years old and he spent
following years inside cyber security and to following his dreams, after winning the national powerlifting championship he understand that he was fighting for another competition: life. In the last years he attended to different projects and simulations inside HQ of UN (NY) and international business games. After an extreme startup education program, EIA with Stanford, Berkeley UC, Google and others Silicon Valley partners, and according to his values - create value and be the change that you wish to see in the world - he decided to apply to bring a Startup Grind chapter in Calabria, believing in the great values and power of this community to make a great impact inside south Italy.
After his graduation in Business Administration, he is keeping to study Business Administration and Management. In his country, he showed his commitment to politics becoming Party Secretary of “Giovani Democratici”, he is Responsible for legality and justice of “ Giovani Democratici Provincial Federation of Cosenza” and he is rep student at the University of Calabria. He also works as administration officer within a freight business. His slogan is: “you must be the change you want to be”.
Marco is an undergraduate student in Business Administration, Digital Marketing Manager at TEDx Cosenza and a member of TED Translators Team. Since he finished the High School he started to develop a great passion for Marketing and online consumer behavior, now he’s trying to create his spot in the Business World.
His other interests are cosmology, politics, and traveling.