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Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 2,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 600 chapters. We nurture startup ecosystems in 125+ countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Startups.

The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs build their businesses, connect with strategic partners, and secure funding.

The Grand Rapids chapter, launched in November 2019, is committed to supporting the startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem of West Michigan.

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Reach out to the Chapter Director, Corey Hart at corey@startupgrind.com.

Upcoming Events

Feb. 27, 2020

Workshop: How to Create Your Value Proposition for Unparalleled Competitive Advantage

Workshop

This workshop is specifically designed to meet the challenges startup and emerging brands face when attempting to create relevant differentiation and competitive advantage in the marketplace. Participants come together in a focused environment to craft a strategic positioning for their brand that serves as the foundation for building a brand customers love and can’t live without.

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March 10, 2020

Overcoming Adversity with Creativity & Grit w/ Erika Plunkett (Ama International)

Fireside Chat

Startup Grind Grand Rapids is proud to host Erika Plunkett, Founding Executive Director of Ama International, as the speaker for our March event on Tuesday, March 10 2020. Erika Plunkett is a humanitarian entrepreneur. Looking at the problems children face in developing countries, she creatively thinks of ways to help solve them, focusing on letting the communities themselves become the heroes.

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Past Events

Scaling Teams with a Culture-First Mindset - Chip LaFleur (LaFleur Marketing)

Scaling Teams with a Culture-First Mindset - Chip LaFleur (LaFleur Marketing)

Creating a Business with Authenticity, Resiliency & Integrity - Cara Fedewa Debbaudt (BloomBright)

Creating a Business with Authenticity, Resiliency & Integrity - Cara Fedewa Debbaudt (BloomBright)

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Organizers

Corey Hart

Corey Hart

Startup Grind

Chapter Director
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jaylin golson

jaylin golson

STARTUP GRIND

Development Director
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Stephanie Gonda

Stephanie Gonda

Business Development On Demand LLC

Chief of Staff
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Amber Storteboom

Amber Storteboom

Startup Grind

Social Media and Events Intern
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Jessica Piszker

Social Media & Events Manager