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Startup Grind OC/Irvine is dedicated to helping our local entrepreneurial ecosystem thrive. We host events that help educate, inspire, and connect local startup founders, service providers, entrepreneurs, and those who love them. Please join our mailing list, connect with us on Meetup.com, and contact us if you'd like to be involved, too!

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Past Events

Global Conference 2021

Start the New Year with A Boost!

By Any Means - Hackathon Judging / Finals

UX Design Workshop & By Any Means Hackathon Kickoff

Charles Johnson - Reinventing the Commercial Industry, One Pause at a Time

From Retail to E-Commerce and Building a Modest International Life-Style Brand

Always Be Closing Pitch Battle

STARTUP GRIND SUMMER SERIES: Day 4; Events From Zero to Virtual in 60 days

STARTUP GRIND SUMMER SERIES: Day 3; Finding Your Balance in Uncertain Times

Sustainable Farming & Health

Startup Grind Summer Series: Day 1, Black Founders Navigating Today's Crisis: Where Do we Stand?

Xandra Laskowski, Founder/CEO, OSEA Angel Investors & Xolas

The Patrón Way (Online Event)

Women Navigating an Evolving Workplace

Entrepreneurship and Mental Health; The Psychological Price

Mentorship Month presented with AWS featuring Shelley Iocona and Hue Nguyen

Carey Ransom, President OC4 Venture Studios

Ann Carpenter, CEO - Co-founder of Braid Theory

How to Invest in Marketing that Makes a SPLASH!

Tech The Halls


CyberSecurity and Data Protection for Startups

A Deep Dive into Google Analytics Presented by Google

Always Be Closing - Pitch Competition

EvoNexus, MENTOR & tDM - How to Develop an AI Roadmap for Startups and SMB

From Y Combinator to Irvine: Doug Hoang, Founder/CEO Enflux

Summer Party Featuring Special Guest Bryan Gonzalez (7th Crown)

Decoding a Career in Tech; A Woman's View

Entrepreneurs and Mental Health: Breaking Down the Stigma

Biotech and Digital Health Mixer

Kristoffer & Victor Co-Founders of Nui

Startup.AI Workshop - Why your startup should be .AI

Noel Durity (Twist It Up Comb)

Hue Nguyen (Co-Founder GDBRO Burger, Contestant on Food Networks The Great Food Truck Race)

Steve Glaveski (Collective Campus, Lemonade Stand, Author)

Tech The Halls - Holiday Party

Sal Aziz (Adaptive Media, Bouquet Bar)

Naushad Huda (Vincit, I Like This Grape)

Michael Won, Co-Founder/Marketing Exec

Paul Hadfield, CEO / Co-Founder of Revzi

Summer Party!

Nina Ojeda, Founder & CEO of PRÊTE

Michael Ungaro (Co-Founder, Kings of Fi$h & Principal, San Pedro Fish Market Enterprises)

DJ Swanepoel, Founder & CEO of Aimtell

We are hosting Zack Swire (Good Grains)

Dr. Kyle Murphy (Founder, Tech & Innovation Exec, Entrepreneur)

Fireside Chat with Andy Nguyen, Afters Ice Cream

OC MasterMinds Group Coaching Strategy Meeting

Lane Rankin (Illuminate Education)

Tina Aldatz (Savvy Travelers)

Sean Ellis (GrowthHackers)

Justin Choi (Nativo)


Chris Avellone (Video Game Designer)

Andrew Bermudez (Digsy)

Chef Shirley Chung (TWENTY EIGHT Restaurant)

Jeff Jackel (BuzzMob)

Nikki Barua (BeyondCurious)

Grant Brown (Rant, Inc.)

Olenka & Adam Polak (myLINGO)

Joseph McCarthy (iPourIt)

Giancarlo Maniaci (Tapit & Smoji)

Damien Steel (OMERS Ventures)

Jeff Cruttenden (Acorns)

Danny Sullivan (Search Engine Land)

Doug Francis (weedmaps.com)

Tom Leahy (ONEHOPE Wine)

Hayes Drumwright (Trace3)

Travis Rosser | Kenny Rueter (Kajabi)

Christian Scheder (XPAL Power)

Marc Averitt (Okapi Venture Capital)

Winnie Sun (Sun Group Wealth Partners)

Cory Hudson Jones (Cryptozoic Entertainment)

Feyzi Fatehi (Corent Technology)

Peter Polydor (ERGO Capital Partners)

Chris Hawkins (SignNow)


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