Startup Spring

Apr 17, 2023, 1:00 PM – Apr 21, 2023, 9:00 PM

With a wide variety of different events to choose from including entrepreneurial gatherings, showcase events/spotlights, ecosystem tours and fun activities, we’re confident that this week will offer a ton of value for locals and curious travelers alike.

In-person event
Summit

About this event

Startup Spring

The Startup Spring began as a lightbulb moment. Our idea was for this week’s worth of informative and entertaining experiences that illuminate and celebrate the Boston startup community and its deep and mighty innovation ecosystem. With a wide variety of different events to choose from including entrepreneurial gatherings, showcase events/spotlights, ecosystem tours and fun activities, we’re confident that this week will offer a ton of value for locals and curious travelers alike looking to immerse themselves in everything Boston has to offer.

Surrounding the TechCrunch Conference

Aspiring and fledgling startup founders — don’t let an uncertain economy derail your dream. Knowledge is power, right? Step into your power and learn at TechCrunch Early Stage on April 20 in Boston.

Top founders, VCs and startup ecosystem experts lead workshops and roundtable discussions on topics like funding, product-market fit, pitch decks and growth marketing.

Prepare4VC, a supporting partner for this event, offers founders a sweet discount. If you’re an early-stage startup founder — or aspire to join the ranks — use this link to register and buy a Founder Pass for 40% off! Boston, MA. 04/20

Startup Spring Events

Featuring the following events to bring the community together throughout the week

  • Mon: SuperConnectors & Community As The New Capital
  • Tues: The Sequel to the Story at District Hall Boston
  • Tues: It Takes A Village: Voices of Community at MassChallenge
  • Wed: Boston New Technology Startup Showcase at Venture Cafe Cambridge
  • Wed: Prepare 4 VC Accelerator Demo Day and Community Celebration at Venture Cafe Cambridge
  • Thurs: TechCrunch Early Stage Conference at Hynes Convention Center
  • Friday: Female Founders Breakfast (invite-only)
  • Friday: Coalition Partnerships and Leaders Building Beyond Borders 

Check out what happened

Speakers

  • Oana Manolache

    Sequel

    CEO

  • Rachel McIntosh

    Venture Lane

  • Kylie Bourjaily

    InnoCrew

  • Dr. Sunny Zhang

    Born Global

  • Preeti Adhikhary

    Great Nepali Diaspora

  • Sofia Corcho

    ALPFA

  • Ashley Meideiros

    Innovation Studio

  • Zehra Naqvi

    Republic

  • Ariela Bitansky-Shai

    HaMeetupistiot NY

    Ecosystem Relations

  • Alifiya Valiji

    Workweek

  • Priscilla Schelp

    Networkx

  • Dan Newman

    Startup Boston

Facilitator

  • Senofer Mendoza

    Mendoza Ventures

Moderators

  • Madison Soward

    MassChallenge

  • Marisa Nieves

    Innovation Studio

  • Parna Sarkar-Basu

    Brand and Buzz Marketing

    Founder

  • Simone LaPray

    Statera

Startups

When

When

April 17 – 21, 2023
1:00 PM – 9:00 PM UTC

Agenda

1:00 PMMarathon Monday Watch Party
2:00 PMSuperConnectors & Community As The New Capital

Hosts

  • Jason Kraus

    Prepare 4 VC

    Founder

  • Steve Vilkas

    Prepare 4 VC

    Chief Dot Connector

  • Christopher Dube

    Prepare 4 VC

    Chief Strategy Officer

  • Yevgeny Ioffe

    Mi-Si

    Co-Founder

Organizers

  • Jason Kraus

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Yevgeny Ioffe

    Mi-Si Electronics Design, Inc.

    Co-Director

  • Steve Vilkas

    Prepare 4 VC

    Community Builder

  • Christopher Dube

    Prepare 4 VC

    Community Builder

Global sponsor

Dell Technologies logo

Dell Technologies

Partners

Innovation Studio logo

Innovation Studio

Prepare 4 VC logo

Prepare 4 VC

Venture Cafe Cambridge logo

Venture Cafe Cambridge

Boston New Technology logo

Boston New Technology

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.