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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 1-2 virtual events per month, ranging across all industries and topics. All our events are open to all, so we hope you'll join us.

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Past Events

Global Conference 2021

The Art of Engaging Meetings + Events

People Before Profit: Tips for a Long Lasting Business with Tristan Walker

Startup Sales Playbook, from an Ex-Founder & VP Sales

Black Leaders Month: Funders, Founders, and Innovators

Rethinking Education: Embracing Online Learning

The Business Benefits of Storytelling with All Raise's Visionary Voices

Self Awareness in a Crisis with Yancey Strickler, Co-founder @ Kickstarter

Equity, Compensation + Cap Tables with Carta

Content Marketing for Your Startup with Hubspot

Managing Your Startup's Cash Flow with Brex

Global Conference

Fireside chat with Justin Kan

Taking on Industry Giants to Disrupt Stagnation with Jaya Rao, Co-founder + COO (Molekule)

Global Conference

Allen Gannett (TrackMaven)

Sameer Dholakia (SendGrid)

Sarah Guo (Greylock)

Marc Tarpenning (Tesla)

Summer Party

Amit Kumar (Accel)

Emily Melton (DFJ, All Raise)

Niko Bonatsos (General Catalyst)

Global Conference

Holiday Party

Chris O'Neill (Evernote)

Melody McCloskey (StyleSeat)

Steve Huffman (Reddit)

Anthemos Georgiades (Zumper)


QASAR YOUNIS (Formerly YC, TalkBin)

Holly Liu (Kabam)

Balaji Srinivasan (21.co, Andreessen Horowitz)

Global Conference

Startup Program Global 2017 Inductees

Startup Grind + Galvanize Holiday Party (Galvanize)

Arrival Movie Night (Startup Grind)

Jim Scheinman (Maven Ventures)

Vladimir Tenev (Robinhood)

Summer Party (Startup Grind Bay Area)

Mike Maples Jr (FLOODGATE)

Steve Case (The Third Wave)

Alex Austin, Scott Nolan (Branch Metrics, Founders Fund)

LIVE Online Talks (Global Conference)

None (None)


Adam Nash (Wealthfront)

Christine Tsai (500 Startups)

Chamath Palihapitiya (Social Capital)

Tony Xu (DoorDash)

Summer Party (hosted @ Medallia)

Michael Seibel (Y Combinator; Twitch)

Amy Pressman & Borge Hald (Medallia)

Bill Clerico (WePay)

Josh Elman (Greylock)

Startup Grind 2015

Largest Startup Holiday Party (of All Time)

Kanishk Parashar (Coin)

Charles Hudson (SoftTech VC)

Manu Kumar (K9 Ventures)

Adi Tatarko (Houzz)

Dave Goldberg (SurveyMonkey)

Mary Grove (Google for Entrepreneurs)

Chrys Bader-Wechseler (Secret)

Trip Hawkins (Electronic Arts, If You Can)

Startup Grind 2014

Largest Startup Holiday Party (Of All Time)

Semil Shah (Executive/Advisor)

Patrick Llewellyn (99designs)

Mike Maples, Jr. (FLOODGATE)

Bill Maris (Managing Partner Google Ventures)

Vinod Khosla (Khosla Ventures)

Jessica Livingston (Y Combinator)

Nolan Bushnell (Atari & Chuck E Cheese)

Dan’l Lewin (Cofounder @ NeXT, CVP @ MSFT)

Matt Rogers (Nest)

Startup Grind 2013 Conference

Bing Gordon (Parter @ Kleiner Perkins)

Eric Eldon (Co-Editor of TechCrunch)

Charles Huang (RedOctane, Guitar Hero)

Dave McClure (500 Startups)

Ann Miura-Ko (Founder of Floodgate Capital)

Adam Lashinsky (Author of Inside Apple)

Jason Putorti (Founder of Votizen)

Patrick Collison (Founder of Stripe)

Steve Blank (Author of The Startup Owners Manual)

Bo Fishback (Founder of Zaarly)

Ben Silbermann (Founder of Pinterest)

Kevin Rose (Digg)

Rod Swanson (EA)

Scott Heiferman (Meetup)

Jeff Clavier (SoftTech VC)

Ben Parr (Mashable)

Tony Conrad (True Ventures)

MG Siegler (Techcrunch)

Anthony Soohoo (CBS Interactive)

Naval Ravikant (AngelList)

David Cowan (Bessemer Venture Partners)

Jason Calacanis (Mahalo)

Jeff Smith (Smule)

Ben Galbraith (Palm)

Rod Swanson (EA)

Chad Harrington (DataScaler)


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