Baltimore, Columbia, and Frederick chapters are now Startup Grind Maryland!

Startup Grind Maryland is a dynamic and all-encompassing organization devoted to fueling the fires of Maryland's vibrant startup ecosystem. We are committed to serving founders across the spectrum, from solopreneurs taking their first steps to seasoned entrepreneurs seeking late-stage investment opportunities.

Our mission is to educate, inspire, connect, and provide comprehensive support, resources, and knowledge to founders at all stages of their entrepreneurial journey. Whether you're in the ideation phase or gearing up for a successful exit, Startup Maryland is there to help guide the way.

We understand that building a successful startup takes more than just a brilliant idea; it requires a supportive ecosystem. That's why we work closely with co-working spaces, accelerators, venture capitalists, recruitment experts, and an extensive network of world-class speakers. By bringing together these crucial components, we create a fertile ground for innovation and success.

We believe that every founder deserves access to the knowledge and resources required to transform their ideas into successful businesses. From the inception of an idea to the final exit strategy, we're there to guide, educate, and empower you on your entrepreneurial journey.

Here's what you can expect when you join the Startup Grind Maryland community:

Inclusive Support: We help Startups at all stages. Whether you're a solopreneur with a dream or a seasoned entrepreneur looking for late-stage investments, we're here to help.

Extensive Network: We've established strong connections with co-working spaces, accelerators, venture capitalists, and recruitment experts throughout Maryland. These partnerships ensure that you have access to the right resources, member-only discounts, and opportunities.

Educational Resources: Our network of world-class speakers and experts provides valuable insights and knowledge to help founders navigate the challenging startup landscape. From workshops and seminars to our Founder’s Forum, we offer a range of educational resources to suit your needs.

Community Collaboration: We believe that collaboration is the key to success. Our community fosters an environment of mutual support, where founders can share experiences, seek advice, and form valuable connections.

Ecosystem Growth: By strengthening the bonds between founders, investors, and support organizations, we contribute to the growth of Maryland's startup ecosystem. A thriving community benefits everyone involved.

Whether you're a tech innovator, a social entrepreneur, or a creative mind with a bold vision, Startup Grind Maryland is your dedicated partner. Our goal is to facilitate the transformation of your entrepreneurial dreams into reality, guiding you from the initial spark of an idea to a successful exit strategy.

Join us in this exciting journey and become a part of Maryland's thriving startup ecosystem. Together, we'll shape the future of entrepreneurship in Maryland. Your success is our success, and Startup Grind Maryland is here to ensure your startup story is one for the books.

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Upcoming Events


Past Events

Upcoming events

7 jun 2024

Virtual Event

June: Startup Grind Maryland FOUNDERS FORUM (Founders and co-founders only)

Attention Founders and Co-founders! Starting and growing your idea is tough....damn tough at times. There's nothing worse than feeling alone, confused, isolated, anxious, depressed, searching for answers, and desperate to talk with people who have been where you are and finding few. If you have felt this way, WELCOME to Startup Grind Maryland's Founders Forums.


Chris Haug

Founder | CEO
360 Venture Management Group

Jeffrey Freedman

Chief Efficiency Officer

Patrick Rockhill

Doyle-Logan Systems

Nichole Kelly

CEO, True North Growth Labs

Mel Litter

CEO, Elemental Impact Solutions
Elemental Impact Solutions

Tariq Najee-ullah

Chief Patent Insider
Patent Insider

Jason Mantzouranis

COO, Project/Program Manager - Cachet Mode LLC
Cachet Mode LLC

Connor Boundy

Atlantis Capital

Luke Pillarella

Atlantis Capital, LLC

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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

Virtual Event (Free)

Ask the Expert - Startup Intellectual Properties

Virtual Event

May: Startup Grind Maryland FOUNDERS FORUM (Founders and co-founders only)

Virtual Event (Free)

Ask the Expert - Trailblazer Talks

In-Person Conference

Global Conference 2024

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