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Funding Month
We have partnered with Oracle for Startups and AMEX to present Funding Month. Funding has been a well-attended and requested event throughout the pandemic. Let’s leverage this and bring some inspirational and educational content to your ecosystems. Check out the playbook here and art assets have been added to your google slide templates. Please ensure you are logged in with your SG account in order to get access.

May is #SGWomen Month
This is our 8 year anniversary of hosting our annual SGWomen Month; where we proudly recognize the accomplishments of successful women leaders all over the world. We’ll be sharing the playbook on Slack next week. #SGWomen Month is proudly presented by Silicon Valley Bank and Google for Startups so we’ll have dedicated art assets and a global marketing page.

May Town Hall with Derek
Join us for our quarterly town hall call with the Startup Grind CEO & Co-Founder Derek Anderson.
When: May 12th, 2021.
Time: 7 AM PST | 3 PM GMT (UK) | 10 PM BJT
RSVP here

April Office Hours
Office Hours have a new look! Each month we'll be inviting a speaker to share a presentation on best practices in ways to help up-level yourself and your Chapter. This is a great opportunity to meet other Directors, ask questions, share challenges and best practices. HQ will also be sharing some tea on what's happening internally.
April's Theme is " Building your network from the ground up"
EMEA Timezone Friendly | April 13, 2021 | RSVP here
The America's Timezone Friendly | April 14, 2021 | RSVP here
APAC Timezone Friendly | April 15, 2021 | RSVP here
Check out some of the glowing reviews from last month's office hours with Naimul Abd (Director of Stockholm) on "Relaunching a Chapter"



New Director Portal
We are officially moving our community off of Mighty Networks and onto a new platform we are referring to as Director Portal. Be on the look out as we’ll be making this transition next month.

Becoming a Certified Chapter Director
If you are an existing Chapter Director and have not completed the cohort training we are now launching an ongoing training course where you can up-level your skills and get a refresher on how to host world class events and become officially certified. We’ll be launching it next month when we transition our community over to the Director Portal which is where the course will be offered.

Invoicing Sponsors: Updated Process
Moving forward when you generate a sponsor invoice on the dashboard please also fill out this form. If you do not receive the invoice from our finance team within 5 days please email ford@startupgrind.com.

Chapter Data Accuracy
The Chapter Dashboard is the Community Team’s north star! When you are adding events to the dashboard and checking in attendees please ensure you are checking in the attendees that actually showed up. When we work with sponsors the Chapter Dashboard is the first place we turn to so if you are not reporting your events correctly you may miss out on a sponsorship opportunity.

New Startup Membership Platform: Refer your Startups!
Based on feedback from our startup members and from some of you, we have moved to a brand new membership platform that gives our startups easy access to their membership benefits, private networking groups, member directory and exclusive SG content. If you’d like to find out more and refer startups to this free membership, click here.

HQ Happenings
- You have been requesting more transparency around what HQ and the Community Team is working on.
Suggestion for change? Submit here
- Startup Program launching new membership platform & getting rid of MN
- HQ has a new mission statement you’ll now see across our new About Me page
- Startup Program rolled out industry based chapters for members. Learn more about it here

March Chapter Highlights
Check out how our Chapters performed last month. Each and every one of you make an impact on our Global Community. We’re so excited to see what you accomplish this month!

Cheers,
Phin, Madeline, Yasemin, Jess, Manny
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, April 13
April Office Hours | EMEA
Directors (SGVirtual)
Join us for April Office Hours. Looking forward to connecting! Office hours are a chance for Directors to come together to share tips, ask questions, and reconnect.

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Wednesday, April 14
April Office Hours | America's
Directors (SGVirtual)
Join us for April Office Hours. Looking forward to connecting! Office hours are a chance for Directors to come together to share tips, ask questions, and reconnect.

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Thursday, April 15
April Office Hours | APAC
Directors (SGVirtual)
Join us for April Office Hours. Looking forward to connecting! Office hours are a chance for Directors to come together to share tips, ask questions, and reconnect.

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Wednesday, May 12
Townhall with Derek Anderson
Fireside Chat (SGVirtual) [Free]
Townhall with Derek Andersen + The Community Team
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