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 200 cities and 85 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.
Guillaume De Smedt, "G", as he is otherwise known, is the Global Community Director for Startup Grind. He completed his bachelors degree in Electronic Engineering and is part of the Silicon Cape Board.
Mohamed Chohan is the Managing Director at Startup Grind Durban and the Founder of Actinium Digital Consultancy as well Co-Founder of Carbon Compliance.
Previously he has worked as a Business Development Manager at RSAWEB and has completed a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from UKZN. He has also worked at Smartrac which is a Management Consultancy, Black Ticket Creative Bureau which is a Brand Consultancy and KPMG.
Louise is G's right-hand lady and has been helping make Startup Grind Cape Town a success since August 2013. She loves entrepreneurship and thinks that running her startup is way more fun than the corporate rat-race.