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.
Betty is Africa Regional Director for Startup Grind and runs the Nairobi chapter. Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting founders in 200 cities. She worked at Fezah as Business Operations Lead in Nairobi. Fezah is a Ugandan startup that provides the simplest way to book a musician, band or DJ for your events. Previously, Betty co-founded Valuraha, a technology startup aimed at spreading financial literacy.
Known among his peers as "Guru", "Businessman". Olagoke Tobi is a staunch tech evangelist, armed to the teeth with vast knowledge in the Technology and Marketing sphere. He lead a team of 6 to the finals in the 2017 Google Online Marketing Challenge which opened him to live marketing campaign for a Tech Company in Lagos Nigeria. He doubles as the director of I.T in the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (CIMA) Undergraduate Club at the Prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University. He is currently developing a career in Front-End Development and Growth Hacking for which he has certifications from the prestigious Universities through the Cousrera online platform with more front-end and digital marketing certifications in view. He love to talk tech, observe trends in the tech world and a strong believer in Jesus Christ.