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.
Patrik is a young professional who began his career in telecommunications as a sales consultant. From that time he stepped in to a few technology startups where he was responsible for sales and project management. Finally he built his own business where he introduced new innovative US products to the Czech market (sold in 2015). To gain more corporate experience he worked for one of the TOP telecommunications provider in the Czech Republic and currently he is working at KPMG, where he is focused on Business Development activities.
Gabriel began his professional career in the Slovak Atlantic Commission, an NGO organizing Globsec - one of the top 5 conferences on security and foreign policy in the world. His next career stop was at Arthur D. Little management consultancy, where he worked on projects in energy industry, transportation and eGov. Before starting StartupGrind Prague, he worked for a Prague based VC fund Metatron Global.
Startup Grind Prague hosted one of the most successful individuals from the Czech startup scene, Ondřej Fryc. Thanks to this event, Prague became a member to a global community of entrepreneurs, who share not only their success stories, but also mistakes from business and life. Ondřej shared his view on the current boom of investments into startups and a story that is behind his new project – investment fund Spread Capital.