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.
The Bay Area is where Startup Grind began. With our first event taking place over 5 years ago, we've since hosted over 100 events with founders and investors from Lyft, Houzz, Eventbrite, Pinterest, GitHub, Postmates, Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures to name a few.
The San Francisco chapter is run by the Startup Grind HQ team.
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Karlie is the VP of Partnerships + Marketing at Startup Grind. She focuses on the planning and production of Startup Grind's Global Conference, bringing thousands of entrepreneurs to the Silicon Valley every February (more at startupgrind.com/conference). In addition to the event, she also runs strategic partnerships and sponsorships for the brand globally. Previously, she ran all major conferences at Inc. Magazine while living in New York City. She now lives in San Francisco.
Lindsay manages Events & Partnerships at Startup Grind. She focuses on Startup Grind's Global and Europe Conferences, bringing thousands of founders and thought leaders together for networking, education and inspiration. She also heads up local events and content for the San Francisco and Silicon Valley Chapters. Lindsay holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from UCLA. She now lives in San Francisco.
Judy is the "Marketing Entrepreneur” at Startup Grind. Grew up in Taiwan, New Zealand and San Francisco, Judy is passionate in helping global entrepreneurs to change the world. Judy focuses on promoting Startup Grind’s Global Conference to thousands of founders, thought leaders and entrepreneurs. In addition, she also runs the affiliate partnership and student programs. (Drop her a note to learn more!) Previously, Judy worked at Palm, Inc. (acquired by HP), Medallia and Cheil Worldwide (Samsung). Judy holds a B.A. in Economics from UC Berkeley and MAM/MBA from Yale SOM and NUS.
A businesswoman and entrepreneur, Deanna Rampton is Editor-in-Chief and content writer at Startup Grind, a community of over 300 Chapters in 120 countries designed to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs. Editor Due.com a company helping startups invoice for their work, and Editor Entrepreneur.com.
Instacart with its same-day grocery delivery concept would have never failed in the eCommerce industry. Their business has become so widespread that the demand for an instacart clone has risen rapidly.
The winner of TechCrunch Disrupt 2017 Startup Battlefield is Pi. They developed a device that allows smartphones and other devices to charge wirelessly . Amazingly, they were able to demonstrate this on stage in front of a live audience. In comparison, in the previous week, Apple annouced their wireless charging pad, Mophie, which is clearly an inferior product. Along with the bragging rights, Pi received a $50,000 cash prize.
I come from a family in India where women don't work because they're expected to stay at home. I persevered day and night to come to the US on a college scholarship, built two startups from my dorm at Mount Holyoke College, started and scaled a movement #GoAgainsttheFlow to educate 1 million women on careers in tech and entrepreneurship. An SVP at LinkedIn took notice and recruited me straight out of college.