As Startup Grind Pretoria we are the largest, most progressive and innovative monthly gathering of entrepreneurs within The City of Tshwane. Our monthly events series highlight the success and failure of startups in Pretoria. 

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 2,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 600 chapters. We nurture startup ecosystems in 125+ countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Startups.

The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs build their businesses, connect with strategic partners, and secure funding.

We focus on business events that include Fireside Chats, MasterClasses, Workshops, Trainings, Seminars and Conferences.

Startup Grind Pretoria Values

• We believe in making friends, not contacts.

• We believe in giving, not taking.

• We believe in helping others before helping yourself.

Check out our events and be sure to ask about partnership, sponsorship, volunteer or collaborative opportunities with our community. And if there is something we can do for you or help you with don't hesitate to reach out. Let's make the Startup Grind a little bit smoother for everyone.

No membership needed, and open to anyone from skilled entrepreneur, through to those that are in corporate and wanting to know more.

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Upcoming Events


Past Events

Upcoming events


In-Person Conference

Global Conference 2024

The annual gathering of startups who are building the next big thing, investors looking to do their next deal, and teams who are bridging the gap between large organizations and the next generation of innovation.


In-Person Event

Unlock the Secrets of Small Business Success with Allon Raiz (CEO of RaizCorp)

Join us for an evening of insight and inspiration as we host a captivating fireside chat with Allon Raiz, the visionary founder and CEO of RaizCorp. His regarded globally as a pioneer and maverick in the business incubation industry. Raizcorp which, according to The Economist, is the only genuine incubator in Africa, and currently supports in excess of 500 businesses.


In-Person Event

Leveraging Public Speaking in Entrepreneurship with Eric Kaila

Unleash the power of communication for business success! Learn how mastering public speaking can elevate your personal brand, connect with clients, partners, and investors, and secure funding. From crafting compelling narratives to conquering stage fright, discover how to inspire teams, expand influence, and amplify impact.


Monde Zuma

Chapter DIrector

Herman Sangiwa (Startup Grind)

Chapter Co-Director

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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

In-Person Event

Celebrate Human Rights Day with Fresh Air, Fun & Fellow Entrepreneurs!

In-Person Event

Derrick Ndzavi discussing Business Advisory, Mentorship & Business Development

Virtual Event

Strategy & Business Model Development MasterClass with Monde Zuma

Virtual Event (Free)

Startup Office Hours w/ Ryan Smith (Qualtrics/Utah Jazz) + Derek Andersen (SG)

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