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 250 cities and 100 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.
Memphian by choice, Mississippi raised, born on the east coast. I am a retired medical laboratory scientist turned entrepreneur. I currently am the co-founder of two startups. I also facilitate a 10-week pre-accelerator that helps entrepreneurs test their assumptions about their business ideas, I am also a doctoral candidate studying policy analysis. I participate on community and non-profit boards. My deep passion and committment to the Memphis community keeps me motivated to work hard to help others thrive!
When I'm not helping my community or entrepreneurs I relax by listening to music, watching reality tv (a guilty pleasure, lol), traveling as much as I can and laughing every chance I get. Beyonce is my spirit animal and Janet Jackson is my fairy Godmother.
Cowork Memphis, Memphis’s newest coworking and event venue space, will host the latest installment of Startup Grind Memphis featuring guest speaker Jay Martin, CEO of Juice Plus+®, in a fireside chat on March 27 at 6:30 pm.