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.
Serial Entrepreneur | Marketer | Speaker | Startup Lover
Andrea is the Chapter Director of Startup Grind Milano and is in the Top 10 list of the Most Engaged Marketers 2015 in Italy issued by LinkedIn.
He is a full-time entrepreneur currently focused on reinventing the worlds of Corporate Learning, TeamBuilding & Group Recruiting, bringing them from slides to Experiences. He is the Founder & CEO (Amministratore Delegato) of Machiavelli Company S.p.A.
Lorenzo gets his hands dirty with operations and biz dev, working with startups, SMEs and corporates thanks to working experiences in US, Europe and Middle East. Project Leader in the Global Shapers Community Milan and ex Aiesecer. Frugal innovation addicted, rugby player and he loves snowboarding in the Alps.
Communication Consultant| journalist| Ilaria is PR Manager of Startup Grind Milano. She is a full time communication consutant for startups and tech companies. She writes as a contributor on "il Sole24Ore", an Italian national daily business newspaper.
Co-founder at MarsBased & Director at Startup Grind BCN and Regional Director at Startup Grind. Developing business & Ruby on Rails. Ex-Deloitte, VASS, ESN. Speaks Catalan, Spanish, Italian, German & English - learning Greek. Travels around the world while delivering first-class web & mobile applications with his all-remote development consultancy MarsBased.
MD, Europe at Startup Grind. Marian is also Founding Partner at IPM Growth, a VC company investing in technology scale-ups from the Central & Eastern Europe. He is an advisory board member at T-Mobile Czech Republic & Telekom Slovakia. Ex-Orange, ex-Reebok.
Marian was featured in New Europe 100 (organised by Financial Times, Google, Respublica and Visegrad Fund), the list of outstanding challengers who are leading world class innovation from Central and Eastern Europe.
Our first event in Milan was hosted on October 28 with Enrico Gasperini, President and Founder of Digital Magics. Here you watch the video of the interview and see pictures of the event. It's in Italian so make sure to brush up before watching.