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.
Peter is the Founder/CEO of StrategyHack, running marketing strategy hackathons for startups and professional marketers. He has a diverse background with 8+ years experience spanning engineering, social good and technology startups. In his spare time, he enjoys day dreaming and cross country skiing.
Josh co-director at Startup Grind NYC and manages early-stage concepts at Verizon's Open Innovation lab. His specialty is creating opportunities for intrapreneurship and working with speciality teams to prototype and test new ideas. In his spare time, he teaches seminars on intrapreneurship and corporate innovation.
John is the Digital Director of Voyager HQ, a club for travel innovators. Voyager brings together startup founders, investors, and corporate partners in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. John also cohosts 5to9, a podcast inspiring people for a conversation on how they fulfill their passions with creative projects outside their 9to5 jobs. John is a lover of music, art, and film, and a design and programming enthusiast.
As a startup business owner, have you ever asked yourself how your company can overcome a much larger funded competitor? You may be imagining your competitors using all their capital to hire developers, an aggressive sales team, building out a savvy Mad Men-level marketing department, and getting involved in the next three largest global markets. Can you go up against this Goliath? Yes - and more ably than you'd expect. Our big tip here: using the community and personal attention found at coworking spaces, you can compete with larger businesses by using resources available on-demand at arm's length from your hot desk.