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.
Karlie is the Director of Global Events + Partnerships at Startup Grind. She focuses on the planning and production of Startup Grind's Global Conference, bringing thousands of entrepreneurs to the Silicon Valley every February (more at startupgrind.com/conference). In addition to the event, she also runs strategic partnerships and sponsorships for the company as a whole. Previously, she ran all major conferences at Inc. Magazine while living in New York City. She now lives in San Francisco.
As part of the Startup Grind team, Lindsay coordinates the San Francisco & Silicon Valley Chapters, and helps plan and produce 3 major conferences in London, Los Angeles, and Silicon Valley reaching over 8,000 entrepreneurs. Before joining one of the world's largest startup communities, Lindsay helped clients of Variety and Moxie Communications achieve their marketing goals. She learned the ins of the event production industry over 3 years creating non-profit galas and fundraisers with 5B Events. Lindsay holds of B.A. in Communication Studies from UCLA. She now lives in San Francisco.