Startup Grind Penang is focused on empowering the local startup community in Penang as well as the whole of Malaysia.

We are a global startup community: 4 million startups in 600 cities and 125 countries worldwide. Giving startups the education, opportunities, and access they need to build, grow, and scale their companies. We believe in making friends, not contacts.

Startup Grind was founded in 2010 when our founder, Derek Andersen got some friends and fellow entrepreneurs together to crack the same problem they were all facing: the growing challenges of launching a company. What became clear was these obstacles were extensive and stretched far beyond their group. Their gatherings soon spurred a local startup movement that attracted founders and experts from every industry, all coming together to share their advice and inspirations for early entrepreneurs. Eventually, vibrant Startup Grind communities (“chapters”) began developing in Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, London, New York, Beijing, and many more.

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Upcoming Events


Past Events

Upcoming events

20 jul 2024

Virtual Event (Free)

Go-to-Market & Scale

In this Feedback Session, Mentors will provide Founders with feedback on their current go-to-market plans and progress, and cover topics like marketing messaging, unit ecomomics, customer acquisition, and more.

30 ago 2024

Virtual Event (Free)

Legal & Equity

In this Feedback Session, startup lawyers and CEOs will explain various legal agreements, startup legal components (such as equity), cap tables, how to protect intellectual property, the best practices for managing a law firm, and more. As usual, Mentors will also provide Founders with ratings and feedback on their startup pitch and progress.


Royston G King

Chapter Director
Rotol Group

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About Startup Grind

This is Startup Grind. We are the world’s largest startup community.

Our Mission

To give startups everywhere the education and opportunities they need to build, grow, and scale their companies.

Our Values

We believe in making friends, not contacts. We believe in giving first, not taking. We believe in helping others before helping yourself.

Tools & Discounts for Startups

Take advantage of resources and offers provided by organizations we know and love, designed to help you navigate the startup journey.

Global Conference

Our annual flagship event in Silicon Valley brings together thousands of startup teams, investors and organizations from all over the world.

Join the Startup Membership

This membership gives you free access to networking, events, mentorship, office hours, and other exclusive opportunities curated by Startup Grind HQ.

Past events

Virtual Event (Free)

Pitch Mastery

In-Person Event (Free)

Building a community around your interest/passion

Virtual Event (Free)

Revenue & Business Models

Virtual Event (Free)

Customer Development

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