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.
I gained my PR and Marketing skills in several companies and agencies, before I settled for the pulsating startup scene in the heart of Rheineland. Since 2015, I am Head of Communications at STARTPLATZ, the largest startup incubator and accelerator in NRW, Germany. I love sharing my know-how and experiences from several national and international projects and years of work, therefore I also teach entrepreneurs and students in trainings, workshops and uni lectures.