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.
Costanza Vannutelli is italian, she studied an MBA at Luiss Business School and Copenhagen Business School. After she worked in Strategy Consulting between Buenos Aires and Milan, she moved to Madrid to work as Business Development Manager for two different Startups. Now Costanza is working at Opinno, an Innovation Consulting company, as Project Leader in Madrid helping large corporations to transform through the innovative methodologies used by start-ups and entrepreneurs.
Keen to learn and ready for new adventorous projects. Founder at TestrBox (hardware startups, from idea to the door of mass production). A dedicated TEDx organizer at TEDxIEMadrid. Home Cook, hiker (always improving) and a bit of a photographer. Also the Head of Building at Sonar Ventures.
Co-founder at MarsBased & Director at Startup Grind BCN and Regional Director at Startup Grind. Developer that transitioned to the dark side: business development. Ex-Deloitte, VASS, ESN. Speaks Catalan, Spanish, Italian, German & English. Other interests include: running, travelling, science of learning & languages, productivity, rock music, blogging & tacos.