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.
Shupe is the Chapter co-director for Startup Grind Lusaka. Startup Grind is the Largest Independent startup community that actively connects educates and inspires founders, innovators and educators in over 200 cities. She works for World Vision International and recently co-founded a startup company Wamya Cleaning services. With her passion for entrepreneurship, she is focusing on getting founders connected, inspired and educated.
Sandras is director for Startup Grind Johannesburg and Lusaka. He is the CEO and founder of Africa Trust Academy and Pranary and has worked with corporates and entrepreneurs in South Africa and Zambia. He has a BSc Computer Science and an MBA from University of Cape Town. He has experience in mobile payments, banking, insurance, IT and education. Sandras is passionate about connecting African entrepreneurs to the world and global entrepreneurs to Africa. Sandras lives in Cape Town, South Africa.