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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.
Iryna is a fan of startup culture, entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation. She is a keen supporter of free market and has been working on projects that empower young leaders to start their ventures at an early age. Now she is taking on a new challenge by forming Lviv startup ecosystem in line with most progressive and innovative ideas.
Sergiu is serial entrepreneur and social giver.
As a social giver, Sergiu contributes to the development of Easter-Europe startups ecosystem, being the regional director at Startup Grind.
Also he co-funded Dreamups - the first accelerator and entrepreneurial campus in Chisinau/Moldova.
Testing product concepts and assumptions is critically important to the success of tech startups who bring new technologies to market. To do it properly a sophisticated approach is often required. However, it is a common misconception that you can’t do product testing at a conference, because it is just too complicated.