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, and contact us if you'd like to be involved, too!

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Jessica Acosta

Director, Startup Grind OC/Irvine
SmartSpace AI

TJ Kinion

Co-Director, Startup Grind OC/Irvine
Sofar Ocean

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About Startup Grind

This is Startup Grind. We are the world’s largest startup community.

Our Mission

To give startups everywhere the education and opportunities they need to build, grow, and scale their companies.

Our Values

We believe in making friends, not contacts. We believe in giving first, not taking. We believe in helping others before helping yourself.

Tools & Discounts for Startups

Take advantage of resources and offers provided by organizations we know and love, designed to help you navigate the startup journey.

Global Conference

Our annual flagship event in Silicon Valley brings together thousands of startup teams, investors and organizations from all over the world.

Join the Startup Membership

This membership gives you free access to networking, events, mentorship, office hours, and other exclusive opportunities curated by Startup Grind HQ.

Past events

In-Person Conference

Global Conference 2024

Virtual Event (Free)

Fundraising 101-ish with Vlad Cazacu, Co-Founder & CEO, Flowlie Technologies

In-Person Event (Free)

Founder Update with Hoda Mehr

Virtual Event (Free)

Startup Office Hours w/ Ryan Smith (Qualtrics/Utah Jazz) + Derek Andersen (SG)

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