Startup Grind is the world’s largest community of startups, founders, innovators, and creators.

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

We are passionate about the forces that strengthen our community and our chapters worldwide. We believe our investment in community-building is what drives our startups toward continued success. Each of us lives and breathes our values and relentlessly strives to do better everyday. What makes us different is our commitment to global citizenship, and our goal to lead by example in this space. As Global Citizens, we take pride in knowing our global presence in every community has a direct impact on the livelihoods of the people living there. 

The Startup Grind Princeton Chapter promotes the NJ and regional startup ecosystem and holds fireside chats, workshops, pitch events, and parties. We strive for inclusion and making the startup and venture community more accessible. David Stengle, the chapter director, is the only Startup Grind Director to receive both the Startup Grind Lifetime Achievement Award and the Startup Grind Inclusivity Award. Princeton is consistently one of the most active chapters worldwide.

Upcoming events

Oct 19, 2023

In-Person Event

Blockchain Investing in 2023

Join us as we host Coco Kee and hear her take on the current state of blockchain and blockchain investing.

Jan 18, 2024

In-Person Event

The Flop Folder - How to lose your investors $50M+

Grinders, I had the privilege of hearing Rita speak and she mentioned her flop folder - a collection of failed innovations that lost at least $50 million. This captured my interest and she graciously agreed to share some juicy bits with us. She is a world leader on innovation with many accolades. Join us in January to kick off 2024 with some cautionary tales.

Feb 1, 2024

In-Person Event

The 10 legal issues every founder needs to know masterclass

Dina Brewer, a lawyer who has been working with startups for the past 30 years, will talk about the legal issues that all founders should know. Starting with how and where you should incorporate, from founders' agreements to early-seed financing, she will touch upon the primary legal documents that all founders will use to create and grow their company.

Past events

Virtual Event (Free)

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

In-Person Event (Free)

Startup Grind Princeton Summer Party!

In-Person Event

Revolutionizing Fertility Care with Sama

Virtual Event

Workshop - Unlock the power of ChatGPT

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