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Marketing Course Launch
August 16th! Mark your calendars! We are thrilled to announce our first mini course on the Director Portal on Event Marketing. 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 on August 16th to complete it. 

Global Conference Launch
We'd love to see you sharing the Global Launch Day tickets, going on sale September 16 for 48-hours only! Keep an eye out on our socials and help us spread the great news with your communities by sharing our content on 9/16! Here is some suggested copy to help you spread the word:
It's Launch Day! We're excited to announce the return of our flagship Global Conference, happening February 28 - March 2 LIVE and IN-PERSON at Redwood City, CA. To kick things off, we're offering a special 48 hour sale! Join us and #startups #innovators #investors from around the world. Hope to see you there: https://startupgrind.tech/conference/

October: 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 by the end of the month.

August Office Hours | Director Summer Party
It’s a summer cohort reunion! Calling all Directors who attended a previous cohort. We will be doing a virtual hang out to connect, check in on how things are going, and get to know one another better. Put on your favourite SG swag, summer hat and don’t forget to have your favourite drink ready to sip!
America's + EMEA Timezone Friendly | August 18, 2021 | 8 AM PDT | 4 PM BST | RSVP here
APAC+ EMEA Timezone Friendly | August 19, 2021 | 8 PM HKT | 1 PM BST | RSVP here

America’s Startup Summit - September 15, 2021
SG's Americas Startup Summit is a half-day event inclusive of educational sessions, workshops, and high-quality networking designed for the top startups in the global ecosystem, with additional benefits for SG Members. To be included in exclusive workshops, invite startups in your community to become a Startup Member! 

Community Corner


Cohort H2-2021
We are now actively recruiting for our upcoming H2-2021 Cohort. We've put together a marketing document and some social media graphics to use and captions you can easily copy and paste (make sure you're logged in with your SG account). Invite your friends to apply now to join us at the world's largest entrepreneurship community: Applications close August 27th: https://directors.startupgrind.com/start-a-chapter/.  

Startup Membership Program Updates
One important pillar of our work at the Startup Membership is increasing access to investors and mentors for our member startups. To do so, we’ve launched another Chapter Director Referral Program, but this time to bring more investors and mentors into our network. These vetted investors and mentors will have access to curated deal flow from Startup Grind, our virtual events, and more. Learn more about this referral program here and start referring investors and mentors our way!


Chapter Director of the Month


HQ Updates
- We are beyond happy to announce the safe arrival of the newest member of our SG family. Last month, our HQ family grew by +1. Alex Gordon-Furse, VP Sales and Startups, and his wife Letty welcomed baby Angus Edward Caspian Gordon-Furse on July 13 2021.
- Thanks to an amazing cohort of summer interns, the stage is now set for our next stage of growth. SG is hiring for a few roles, please help spread the word! If you know anyone that would make a good fit, send them here.

Chapter Community Highlights


See you next week!
Cheers,
Phin, Mads, Yasemin, Manny, Jess

Upcoming Events
Wednesday, August 18
August Office Hours Summer Edition | America's + EMEA
Virtual Event (Free)
It’s a summer cohort reunion. Calling all Directors who attended a past cohort. We will be doing a virtual hang out to connect, check in on how things are going, and get to know one another better. Put on your favourite SG swag, summer hat and don’t forget to have your favourite drink ready to sip!
Get your ticket
Thursday, August 19
August Office Hours Summer Edition | APAC + EMEA
Virtual Event (Free)
It’s a summer cohort reunion. Calling all Directors who attended a past cohort. We will be doing a virtual hang out to connect, check in on how things are going, and get to know one another better. Put on your favourite SG swag, summer hat and don’t forget to have your favourite drink ready to sip!
Get your ticket
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