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.
Formerly a 10+ Year Professional Soccer Player, Anthony is a startup real estate entrepreneur and community builder. He's passionate about building companies with amazing people and creating as much value and impact as possible. Currently, Anthony is the Co-Founder & CEO of Benjamin’s Desk, Philly's premier coworking community for mobile professionals, entrepreneurs, and startups. Along with his brother Mike and BD Leadership Team, Anthony recently launched FirstBase, a startup real estate brokerage that helps match startups with the best office brokers and then powers them with discounted services when they find their office home. A lover of all things Philly, you can typically find Anthony, his wife, and their three boys at a PHL playground near you!
Mark Bavisotto is a Partner in an Application development and Consulting company Successive Technologies.
He's also the Regional Director for America East at Startup Grind and runs the local Chapter in Raleigh/Durham.