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.

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Upcoming events

Mar 11, 2024

In-Person Event

Ignite Change: Build Generative AI for Non-Profits

We want programmers interested in structured pro bono work on generative AI projects for local startups. Join us to hear more about NJ AI initiatives, including a reverse pitch event and our AI Conference in April.

Mar 27, 2024

In-Person Event (Free)

Startup Grind Princeton & NJ Big Data Alliance Generative AI Reverse Pitch

We're doing a reverse pitch event for generative AI. Non-profits interested in using AI can pitch their AI needs. We'll pick two or three and match them with pro bono AI teams to do small projects.

Mar 28, 2024

In-Person Event

Impact Investing with Syridex Bio Founder & Managing Director Squire Servance

Squire Servance is the Founder and Managing Partner of Syridex Bio, an impact-driven, life sciences-focused investment firm geared toward investing in and developing therapies that accelerate global health equity. As Managing Partner, he oversees the firm’s operations, growth strategy, investments decisions, and fundraising execution.

Apr 12, 2024

In-Person Event (Free)

Startup Grind hosts AI Max Summit

🚀 Dive into a Day of Innovation: Join us at our One-Day Startup & AI Expo! Embark on a journey of entrepreneurship at our startup conference! Experience a dynamic blend of inspiration, education, and networking opportunities to propel your startup to new heights.


David Stengle

Princeton Chapter Founder & Director

Stan Berteloot

Nytro Marketing

Michael Szubrowski

Time is Me

David Page

New Road Media

John Snee

Program Director
Startup Grind Trenton

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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

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Founding and Growing Marketsmith, Inc. w/ Monica Smith, CEO & Founder

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The 10 legal issues every founder needs to know masterclass

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

In-Person Event (Free)

Startup Grind Princeton 2023 Holiday Party

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