Welcome to Startup Grind Memphis!

Are you an entrepreneur looking to start or grow your business? Then it's time to join the Startup Grind Memphis community. Our mission is to help founders and innovators succeed by providing resources and opportunities to learn, connect, teach, build, and belong.

We believe in the power of collaboration and support. It's not easy being a founder or innovator, but you don't have to do it alone. Our community is full of inspiring people who can provide advice, mentorship, and support from their own experiences. We hold monthly events where you can share ideas, get inspired, and make meaningful connections. We embrace a culture of sharing ideas, inspiring each other, and working together to make a real impact on startups. Our monthly events feature speakers from successful startups, entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors who share their stories and advice. 

Startup Grind Memphis isn't just about networking - it's an opportunity to belong to something bigger. We believe in learning, teaching, and sharing knowledge, so everyone can reach their potential. Together we can build an environment that encourages creativity and growth.  If you're just getting started in your career as an entrepreneur or founder, we'll provide a platform to gain valuable insights and advice. And if you're already successful in business, here you'll find the perfect opportunity to share knowledge and get inspired. Belonging to the Startup Grind community is more than just attending a few events – it's about creating true connections with like-minded individuals on their journey to success. Join us today and become part of this ever-growing network that's redefining success on its own terms.

So don't wait any longer—join our vibrant community today! Register for events, take part in meetups, connect with fellow entrepreneurs, and become part of the Startup Grind Memphis family.

Our Values

❤️ We believe in making friends, not contacts.

🎁 We believe in giving, not taking.

👍🏾 We believe in helping others before helping yourself.

Join Thrive with Startup Grind Memphis

Thrive is a special community for startups only ♥️

Our mission is to create an ecosystem of collaboration, growth, and support for aspiring entrepreneurs across Memphis. We believe in the power of connection and the immense possibilities that come from lasting relationships with like-minded individuals.  

As part of our community, you'll have access to a wealth of resources, opportunities, and connections that will help you take your business to the next level. We believe in a culture of collaboration and camaraderie here, and we can't wait to see what amazing things you create. 

Together we can thrive! Apply here- this is absolutely free!

*Memphis, TN/Memphis MSA-based startups will be given first priority to access the community!

Become a part of Startup Grind Memphis-join the team!

We're growing our team! To expand our programming, we're adding to our team.  Founders of startups are welcome to apply!  It's an excellent opportunity to work with startups, showcase your skills, and upskill your resume.  We're a local chapter with global connections!

Apply here

 What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is the world’s largest community of startups, founders, innovators, and creators. We bring like-minded yet diverse individuals together to connect, learn, teach, help, build, and belong. We do this daily through our local events, flagship conferences, startup programs, partnerships, and online media + content, reaching over 3.5 million individuals worldwide. Want to learn more? Check out and join the Startup Grind community to receive the latest updates on events, opportunities, and special offers


Upcoming events

Sep 27, 2023

Virtual Event (Free)

Startup office hours w/ Ryan Smith (Qualtrics/Utah Jazz) + Derek Andersen (SG)

Join Startup Grind founder Derek Andersen as he takes questions from founders on challenges they're facing in their startup. For the past 15 years Derek has been building communities. He is the co-founder/CEO of Bevy, a SaaS product that helps companies build virtual and in-person communities.

Past events

In-Person Event

From Dust to Dollars: Reimagining Your Profit Potential

In-Person Event

How to Roar in A Lion's Den: Leadership & Underestimated Founders

Conference [RSVP/Free]

Product & AI Summit

In-Person Event

fundHer: Advancing Women-Led Startups in Memphis

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LaKeisha Harrison

Memphis Chapter Director

Brandy McCarley

Chapter Leadership Team
Culture Index

Vedra Finch

Chapter Leadership Team

Melissa Nelms

Chapter Leadership Team

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