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Global 2022 + Director’s Summit IRL
We're excited to officially announce that the 2022 Global Conference + Director's Summit will be back in person next year, February 28 - March 4, 2022, in Redwood City, California! Save the date.
Important: To help us with our planning, please complete this form, even if you do not intend to attend.
We will be announcing the Global Conference next month publicly so please keep this exciting news amongst yourselves for now.

July Office Hours
Join this month’s Office Hours to learn from our Sales and Partnerships team on how to acquire sponsorships for your Chapter. This will be followed by Q&A and time for connecting with other fellow Chapter Directors & Co-Directors.
EMEA Timezone Friendly | July 13, 2021 | RSVP here
The America's Timezone Friendly | July 14, 2021 | RSVP here
APAC Timezone Friendly | July 15, 2021 | RSVP here

Startup Program
Congratulations to all of you for rallying your communities during the Chapter Director Referral Program that closed last week. We received a total of 213 referral applications to the Startup Membership thanks to all of you! A special shoutout to Chapter Directors Arzish Azam, Naimul Abd, and Dhruvil Parikh for bringing in the most startup referrals. Though the referral program is now over, please continue to refer startups to the membership. There are invaluable resources available to them there.

Community Corner


Community Connection
Our community has been requesting more opportunities to connect with one another on a more social level. Per Clingweld, former Chapter Director of Stockholm is initiating some short, facilitated, 1-on-1 meetings for both get-to-know and catchup-purposes.
We’ll be using Meetball, a brand new 1-on-1 video meeting service with automatically facilitated video meetings. He has set it up to run twice a week starting July 9th until July 30th.
To get started:
1. Join our Director Community group here.
2. Book one or many time slots that suit your schedule.
3. If you show up, Meetball will pair you up with other Directors for quick video 1-on-1s.
Note: Make sure to use a desktop/laptop when joining meetings.

Cross-Promote Inactive Chapters
If you wish to cross-promote your event on another Chapter here is the list to review inactive Chapters. Please email ford@startupgrind.com in order to get temporary team member access in order to record the event. 

Chapter Director of the Month


Director Portal
Have you checked out the Director Portal yet? Please update your profile so we can complete building out our internal directory making it easier for you all to connect. It is also a great opportunity to get certified and complete the Chapter Director Certification course. It should take you roughly 60 minutes to complete. To learn more about getting access, read this article. 

June Chapter Highlights

 HQ Happenings
- Summer Hours: HQ will be closed every Friday for the month of July
- Alex Gordon-Furse will be on paternity leave as he awaits the birth of his new baby! If you have inquiries on the Startup Program please reach out to our newly promoted Senior Manager of the Startup Program, Naman at naman@startupgrind.com. 

Cheers,
Phin, Mads, Yasemin, Jess, Manny, Abbie
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, July 13
July Office Hours | EMEA
Virtual Event (Free)
Join us for July 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 also have Jelle Kajim, Partnerships Manager at Startup Grind sharing best practices on how to attract and sell sponsorships.
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Wednesday, July 14
July Office Hours | The America's
Virtual Event (Free)
Join us for July 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 also have Wendy Brown, Senior Partnerships Manager at Startup Grind sharing best practices on how to attract and sell sponsorships followed by Q&A.
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Thursday, July 15
July Office Hours | APAC
Virtual Event (Free)
Join us for July 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 also have Gigi Morrar, Partnerships Development Lead at Startup Grind sharing best practices on how to attract and sell sponsorships followed by Q&A.
Get your ticket
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