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

Jun 14, 2023

Virtual Conference

Product & AI Summit

Join us at Product + AI Summit on June 14th, 2023 to explore the ever-changing, uberly-important role of AI in product development and what it means for startups.

Past events

In-Person Conference

Global Conference 2023

In-Person Event

The 10 legal issues every founder needs to know masterclass

In-Person Event

Learn the Business Model Canvas

In-Person Event (Free)

Startup Grind Princeton End of the Year Party


David Stengle


Elisabet Mas

Startup Grind Princeton

Stan Berteloot

Dots & Lines

David Page

Ambassador supporting ​independent workers in their quest for success

Archana Raghuraman

Google | SAP | Startups

Michael Szubrowski

Time is Me

Global sponsors

Local sponsors


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