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!

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 Event

Startup (Coffee) Grind

Virtual Event (Free)

Early Stage Startups:What You Can Learn From the Startup Grind Global Conference

In-Person Conference

Global Conference 2023

Livestream Event (Free)

Founders Fundraising: Lessons from the Front Lines


Jessica Acosta

Director, Startup Grind OC/Irvine
SmartSpace AI

TJ Kinion

Co-Director, Startup Grind OC/Irvine
Sofar Ocean

Atlás Blake

Community Engagement
Freelance (Open to Work)

Global sponsors

Local sponsors


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