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Marketing Course
Our first mini course on the Director Portal on Event Marketing is live. Take this mini course to up-level your event marketing, newsletter, and social media skills. The course takes less than 1 hour to complete. Upon completion you’ll receive an achievement badge on your Director Portal. Log into the Director Portal to access it.

Payoneer Change Fee
On October 19, 2021, we will be collecting a $3.00 USD loading fee from your users when you disburse their payouts. It’s important to note that this loading fee was already introduced in 2018 but was not collected right away across all payment methods. Now we are aligning our fee structure and this fee will start to be collected. Please note that any fees that we missed before this date will be kept by your users, with no retroactive charges.

Chapter Director of the Month


October is DEI Month
In October, we are celebrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion month presented with SVB and Comcast LIFTLabs. During this month Startup Grind emphasizes the importance of diversity more than ever, recognizing and amplifying the stories of leaders in our communities who have previously gone less heard. We encourage you to get involved this month - by hosting an SG event in your city or attending an event at someone else’s! We’ll have special art assets added to your Google Templates any day now!
HQ will be hosting a DEI Summit in partnership with SVB and Comcast LIFTLabs on October 26th. Stay tuned for more information. 

September Office Hours
This month's theme is "Securing High Profile Speakers in your Local Ecosystem"
EMEA Timezone Friendly: September 21, 2021 | RSVP here
America’s Timezone Friendly: September 22, 2021 | RSVP here
APAC Timezone Friendly: September 23, 2021 | RSVP here

Welcoming New Directors
Our next cohort begins September 14th and we’re excited to welcome all of our new Chapter Leaders. Make their experience special and show them what being apart of Startup Grind is all about. We encourage you to make it a mission this week to meet someone new today :) Expand your friend circle and schedule a quick 1:1 chat by registering here on Meetball. 

Chapter Director Referral Program: Investors & Mentors
We’ve had a lot of great success with our investor and mentor matches to startup members. A couple of months ago, we connected one of our startup members, RoomPriceGenie, to an investor in our investor program. RoomPriceGenie recently confirmed to us that they have closed a deal for $275k with that investor!
That being said, we’re running another Chapter Director Referral Program, but this time to bring more investors and mentors into our network. The investors and mentors you refer will be matched with startups based on their preferences and get regular deal flow lists from Startup Grind. If you have any investors or startup mentors/coaches, please refer them! There are no costs or commitments involved whatsoever and all the intros we make will be double opt-in only. You can learn more about this referral program here and start referring investors and mentors our way until September 15! 

North America Summit 
Next week we are hosting our first ever North America Summit on September 15th. Please share this event with your communities.
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- Register for your free ticket here

HQ Updates
- Our beloved Karlie and her husband CJ Valine welcomed baby Willa on August 19 2021.
- The search continues! We’re looking for a Sr. Marketing Manager to join us and take Startup Grind to the next level. Please share!

Chapter Highlights August 2021


Cheers,
Phin, Madeline, Yasemin, Manny, Jess
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, September 21
September Office Hours | EMEA
Virtual Event (Free)
Join us for September Office Hours. Looking forward to connecting! Office hours are a chance for Directors to come together to share tips, ask questions, and reconnect.
 We will be featuring a Director-led talk on "Securing High Profile Speakers in your Local Ecosystem"
Get your ticket
Wednesday, September 22
September Office Hours | The America's
Virtual Event (Free)
Join us for September Office Hours. Looking forward to connecting! Office hours are a chance for Directors to come together to share tips, ask questions, and reconnect.
 We will be featuring a Director-led talk on "Securing High Profile Speakers in your Local Ecosystem"
Get your ticket
Thursday, September 23
September Office Hours | APAC
Virtual Event (Free)
Join us for September Office Hours. Looking forward to connecting! Office hours are a chance for Directors to come together to share tips, ask questions, and reconnect.
 We will be featuring a Director-led talk on "Securing High Profile Speakers in your Local Ecosystem"
Get your ticket
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