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.
Since 2013 Kateryna has been actively engaged in startup community development as a co-organizer of iForum, MDDAY, and Startup Weekend. Currently, she is Kyiv community leader at SW. In 2010-2012 she lived in Istanbul to attain MBA degree at Sabanci University with a full merit based scholarship. Prior to that she worked for Extra Large LIR as a manager. Also, Kateryna is a yoga instructor with 10 years teaching experience. Startup Grind is a great platform for communication - something that many of us here in Kyiv miss so much and something that is done in a very open and soulful way in community oriented cultures. Kateryna is very attracted to building communities would it be yoga, or student organization, or IT and entrepreneurship. MBA in Istanbul was much more of a cultural and relations experience rather than a purely logics and maths one.
Sergiu is serial entrepreneur and social giver.
As a social giver, Sergiu contributes to the development of Easter-Europe startups ecosystem, being the regional director at Startup Grind.
Also he co-funded Dreamups - the first accelerator and entrepreneurial campus in Chisinau/Moldova.