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 250 cities and 100 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.
I'm a passionate entrepreneur and CEO of Dekopon Solutions, a web design company. I love running, competing in OCR's, specifically Spartan Races, and spending time with my family. I believe the best way to learn is go out and meet individuals who have experience and take as much as you can. That's why I wanted a local Startup Grind chapter in the Lehigh Valley and I hope many friends are made!
Mark Bavisotto is a Partner in an Application development and Consulting company Successive Technologies.
He's also the Regional Director for America East at Startup Grind and runs the local Chapter in Raleigh/Durham.