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.
Brian is currently the Washington DC Director of Startup Grind/Fishbowl Labs currently residing at The Alley powered by Verizon. He is also the Director of Product at Real Time Cases. He was also the former COO of Startup Grind globally overseeing a 1,200 volunteer network. He has over 18 years professional experience in web/online/mobile product development. Experience in developing innovative consumer and enterprise collaborative web products and services. Has started three previous startups, including one that had $19 million in revenues. Previously worked for AOL and Merrill Lynch. Is a CMUer.
Curator of Collisions, Entrepreneurship Advocate, Startup Catalyst
As Loudoun County’s Small Business & Entrepreneurship Manager, I focus on supporting small businesses and growing the entrepreneur ecosystem in Loudoun. My previous experience in marketing and program development assists me in communicating the opportunities in Loudoun both inside, and outside of our region.