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.
Steve Alexander is a serial entrepreneur, champion for the Orlando startup community, Co-Founder & CEO of Therewolf, and a veteran experiential technology consultant to Fortune 500 companies and global brands. Steve is also a graduate of the University of Central Florida, co-founder of Startup Orlando, and proud toddler dad.
Aubree Rider is the Co-Founder of Orlando-based accounting firm, The Heroes Group, and proud graduate of the University of Central Florida (UCF). The Heroes Group is a first of its kind accounting firm bringing a fresh approach to all things finance focused on supporting startups, small businesses and freelancers. Aubree loves traveling (especially to the beach) and a good book.