How it began...

Startup Grind was founded in 2010 in Silicon Valley when Derek Andersen and a few other entrepreneurs working in the same office space got together to talk about the challenges, struggles, and excitements of launching a startup. This quickly became a monthly tradition that soon began to grow in attendance. What began as an informal meeting with a group of friends quickly became something much greater when they began to invite successful founders to share their knowledge and experience. Still, the magic remained in the conversations that were had after the event ended.

Startup Grind chapters are located in 600 cities (and counting!) across 125 countries. We are passionate about helping founders, entrepreneurs, and startups succeed by making their startup journey less lonely, more connected, and more memorable.

Startup Grind Leeds is bringing the power of our global network to boost the local ecosystem.

Our Mission is to create a greater sense of local-inclusive community to facilitate connections between startups and business organisations. We achieve that by creating the space for the founders at any stage of their journey to share the challenges and achievements and inspire one another.

Our strong tech orientation enables us to focus on sectors that are already strong in the Leeds and Yorkshire region as well as CleanTech, FinTech, Blockchain, and AI, and opening up in-depth conversations around other emerging sectors.

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If you would like to partner or sponsor or support an event, join the team, or have any other inquiries, please contact SG Leeds Chapter Directors at felix.gyamera@startupgrind.com or christopheer.rabbitt@startupgrind.com 

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Felix Gyamera

Chapter Co-director

Patrycja Maksymowicz

Chapter Director
sclr labs

Christopher Rabbitt

Startup Grind Leeds

Mayla Santiago

Startup Ambassador

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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)

How to use TikTok to grow your business in 2024

In-Person Event

Cracking the Growth Code - A practical guide to more efficient growth

Virtual Event (Free)

Scaleup Mastermind

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