Manhattan Beach


The world has changed dramatically as a result of the pandemic - a global change in the way we live, work, and think. Today, more than ever, our friends, family, and neighbors are exploring new directions in their lives. I started StartupGrind-MB more than 3 years ago to better connect our local community of entrepreneurs, investors, and startup initiatives - to foster new friendships within our own neighborhood. With this series we’ll continue to create new friendships and explore how our community of seasoned professionals are changing their lives and their work. Our goal is to become closer together and foster optimism, hope, and innovation in our own backyard.

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Shoutout to Oso Porto - local artist with amazing gear.   OsoPorto-referral-link -   

(We buy OsoPorto gear as gifts for our featured speakers - the above link gives us a discount on that gear :) )

Upcoming events

Jun 14, 2023

Virtual Conference

Product & AI Summit

Join us at Product + AI Summit on June 14th, 2023 to explore the ever-changing, uberly-important role of AI in product development and what it means for startups.

Jun 15, 2023

In-Person Event

4 South Bay CxOs in the Spotlight, and featuring Fika.VC Investor Jeff Diamond

StartupGrind MB's 7th meetup of our monthly 2023 series continues to spotlight South Bay CxOs and their latest ventures in Tech, CPG and Nonprofits. This month we wrap up the event with a fireside chat with Jeff Diamond, Fika investor with a long history of building and leading operational teams in LA.

Past events

In-Person Event

5 South Bay CxOs in AI, Web3, and in CPG, featuring our Redondo President of PMA.LA, Ethan Cole

In-Person Event

Earth Day Special: 5 South Bay CxOs focused on ESG & Special Guest: SVP @ LA's Cleantech Incubator

In-Person Conference

Global Conference 2023

In-Person Event

4 Local CEOs plus General Partner of Hermosa-Based LvlUp Ventures Brandon Maier


Craig Kaplan

Venture Partner: and

Jason Manasse


Justyn Williams

Community Builder

Kari Sarkar

Director Partner

Global sponsors

Local sponsors