Startup Grind is the world's largest startup community, Our mission is to give startups everywhere the education and opportunities they need to build, grow, and scale their companies. We host monthly events featuring the brightest minds of the Hamburg startup ecosystem, including successful local founders, innovators, educators, supporters and investors who share their best advice, personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

At Startup Grind, we believe everyone is equal and has a story to share. In fact, this is something we encourage, because we believe that open conversations are the key to unlocking the strength of diverse teams.

We believe in making friends, not contacts. We believe in giving first, not taking. We believe in helping others before helping yourself. And we do believe that with the help and support of others, startups from Hamburg can really make an impact.

Upcoming events

Jun 14, 2023

Virtual Conference

Product & AI Summit

Join us at Product + AI Summit on June 14th, 2023 to explore the ever-changing, uberly-important role of AI in product development and what it means for startups.

Past events

In-Person Conference

Global Conference 2023

Livestream Event (Free)

Founders Fundraising: Lessons from the Front Lines

Past Event

SG Women's Summit: Female Fundraising, Leadership, and the Future of the Web

Past Event

Global Conference 2022


Dirk Ploss

Chapter Director
Oscar & Paul Beiersdorf Venture Capital

Este Oosthuizen

Organization Heroine
Beiersdorf AG

Stephanie Statz

Community Manager