United States of America

Grand Rapids

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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.


To educate, inspire & connect area entrepreneurs.


Help others before we help ourselves, give before we take, make friends not contacts.


For our West Michigan / Grand Rapids chapter of Startup Grind, we act as the connective tissue between all the great resources in our community. We are a resource for those who are trying to navigate the landscape of great resources available and contribute to the conversation as we all work to grow our entrepreneur and startup ecosystem.

Want to speak?

Want to host, partner with or sponsor one or more of our events?

Want to help coordinate our events?

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

Upcoming Event

Past Events

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

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

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

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

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