Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area



Welcome to the original Startup Grind Chapter established in February 2009 when nine people showed up in Mountain View California to brainstorm, hang out, and eat cheap pizza. This Chapter has hosted some of the best entrepreneurs Silicon Valley and the Bay Area has ever had. We host an event per month, ranging across all industries and topics for bootstrapped through Series B founders. Stay tuned for new events, venues, and more. We hope you'll join us! 

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Past Events


Upcoming events


Community [External]

Startup School: GenAI

Learn how to use Google AI to build conversational apps with four-weeks of in-depth virtual training from Google experts.


Community [External]

Snowflake Dev Day: Upskill in data & AI

Explore tech demos of the latest in AI & ML technologies, hear from industry experts, get a badge at an AI Bootcamp, and much more. Learn, connect and play at Dev Day.


In-Person Event

SG Women’s Summit

Join us as we close out Startup Grind's Women's Month in June with a bang! To honor the inspiring events held by our global chapters, Startup Grind HQ is hosting an empowering in-person summit for women in entrepreneurship and leadership. Hosted at a fantastic venue in the heart of San Francisco's Financial District.


In-Person Event

Startup Grind Pitch Battle

Join us for the Startup Grind Silicon Valley Pitch Event, where emerging startups take the stage to showcase their innovative ideas to a panel of top investors and industry leaders. This dynamic event offers invaluable networking opportunities, insightful feedback, and the chance to connect with the vibrant startup community. Don't miss this exciting evening of innovation & collaboration.

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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 Conference

Global Conference 2024

In-Person Event (Free)

Female Founders Night

Virtual Event (Free)

How to use TikTok to grow your business in 2024

In-Person Event (Free)

AI Developer Workshop with Google's AI Tools @ Google

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