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Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 2,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 600 chapters. We nurture startup ecosystems in 125+ countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Amazon Web Services. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs build their businesses, connect with strategic partners, and secure funding.


To educate, inspire & connect area entrepreneurs.


Help others before we help ourselves, give before we take, make friends not contacts.


Founded in March 2019, the northeast region Jacksonville, FL chapter of Startup Grind acts as the connective tissue between all the great resources in our community.

As such, we are here for those who are trying to navigate the landscape of great resources available. We also serve to contribute to the conversation as we all work to grow our entrepreneur and startup ecosystem.


There are some incredible people, public and private organizations, and nonprofits working very hard to ensure the entrepreneurial and startup ecosystem is well supported. Whether companies, founders, and entrepreneurs are in the ideation stage, fundraising, looking for talent, or whatever stage of their endeavor, there's some incredible support available.


The northeast region consists of seven counties with 1.8 million residents and Jacksonville, FL is located in Duval County. We have 4 Fortune 1000 companies, 20 major banks, insurance and investment service firms, 80+ industry headquarters, 100+ aviation skilled defense contractors, second highest concentration area for veterans, 20+ hospitals, 4 logistics sectors, 3 major railroads, 1 private space port on the east coast, 10 airports, 3 major interstates (I-10, I-295, I-95) reaching 94 million residents in an 11-hour drive.

According to Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce JAX USA https://jaxusa.org/ division industries are:

• Advanced Manufacturing

• Advanced Transportation Logistics – Air, Ground, Sea, and Rail

• Financial Services

• Health + Biomedical

• IT + Innovation


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