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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 :) )

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Craig Kaplan

Venture Partner: and

Jason Manasse


Sanjeev Rao

Co Director

Kiana Nicio


Grace OConnell

Event Coordinator

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About Startup Grind

This is Startup Grind. We are the world’s largest startup community.

Our Mission

To give startups everywhere the education and opportunities they need to build, grow, and scale their companies.

Our Values

We believe in making friends, not contacts. We believe in giving first, not taking. We believe in helping others before helping yourself.

Tools & Discounts for Startups

Take advantage of resources and offers provided by organizations we know and love, designed to help you navigate the startup journey.

Global Conference

Our annual flagship event in Silicon Valley brings together thousands of startup teams, investors and organizations from all over the world.

Join the Startup Membership

This membership gives you free access to networking, events, mentorship, office hours, and other exclusive opportunities curated by Startup Grind HQ.

Past events

In-Person Conference

Global Conference 2024

In-Person Event

March SG-MB event - Useclassify, Hoppn, and more

In-Person Event

February SG-MB event - 5 Local Execs: 2 Kellers, Foxworthy, Kim and Mohajerin

In-Person Event

First StartupGrind-MB event of 2024! This *Wednesday* @ Unita-MB @ 4:15.

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