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About

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 has ever had and we host monthly events and a couple of parties each year. Hope to meet you at an event soon!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, December 13

Holiday Party

Party

Join us for our annual (free) holiday celebration! We'll be at WeWork Embarcadero's beautiful space. Tickets will not last, so sign up (and bring a friend) while you can. "Ticket to entry" for the holiday party is a toy to our toy drive. Please bring an unwrapped toy for a child in need and we will spread the holiday joy to more people.

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Tuesday, February 13

Global Conference

Conference

Startup Grind's Global Conference is the event for startups everywhere. Over 7,000 entrepreneurs will meet in Silicon Valley for 2.5 days of sessions led by top CEOs and influencers, dynamic networking events, meetings with investors, access to invaluable resources, and more. Pre-registration will take place on Feb 12. Main conference will take place on Feb 13-14.

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Past Events

Chris O'Neill (Evernote)

Chris O'Neill (Evernote)

Melody McCloskey (StyleSeat)

Melody McCloskey (StyleSeat)

Steve Huffman (Reddit)

Steve Huffman (Reddit)

Anthemos Georgiades (Zumper)

Anthemos Georgiades (Zumper)

SUMMER PARTY (STARTUP GRIND BAY AREA)

SUMMER PARTY (STARTUP GRIND BAY AREA)

QASAR YOUNIS (Formerly YC, TalkBin)

QASAR YOUNIS (Formerly YC, TalkBin)

Holly Liu (Kabam)

Holly Liu (Kabam)

Balaji Srinivasan (21.co, Andreessen Horowitz)

Balaji Srinivasan (21.co, Andreessen Horowitz)

Global Conference

Global Conference

Startup Program Global 2017 Inductees

Startup Grind + Galvanize Holiday Party (Galvanize)

Startup Grind + Galvanize Holiday Party (Galvanize)

Arrival Movie Night (Startup Grind)

Arrival Movie Night (Startup Grind)

Jim Scheinman (Maven Ventures)

Jim Scheinman (Maven Ventures)

Vladimir Tenev (Robinhood)

Vladimir Tenev (Robinhood)

Summer Party (Startup Grind Bay Area)

Summer Party (Startup Grind Bay Area)

Mike Maples Jr (FLOODGATE)

Mike Maples Jr (FLOODGATE)

Steve Case (The Third Wave)

Steve Case (The Third Wave)

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

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

LIVE Online Talks (Global Conference)

LIVE Online Talks (Global Conference)

None (None)

None (None)

STARTUP GRIND HOLIDAY PARTY (STARTUP GRIND)

STARTUP GRIND HOLIDAY PARTY (STARTUP GRIND)

Adam Nash (Wealthfront)

Adam Nash (Wealthfront)

Christine Tsai (500 Startups)

Christine Tsai (500 Startups)

Chamath Palihapitiya (Social Capital)

Chamath Palihapitiya (Social Capital)

Tony Xu (DoorDash)

Tony Xu (DoorDash)

Summer Party (hosted @ Medallia)

Summer Party (hosted @ Medallia)

Michael Seibel (Y Combinator; Twitch)

Michael Seibel (Y Combinator; Twitch)

Amy Pressman & Borge Hald (Medallia)

Amy Pressman & Borge Hald (Medallia)

Bill Clerico (WePay)

Bill Clerico (WePay)

Josh Elman (Greylock)

Josh Elman (Greylock)

Startup Grind 2015

Startup Grind 2015

Largest Startup Holiday Party (of All Time)

Largest Startup Holiday Party (of All Time)

Kanishk Parashar (Coin)

Kanishk Parashar (Coin)

Charles Hudson (SoftTech VC)

Charles Hudson (SoftTech VC)

Manu Kumar (K9 Ventures)

Manu Kumar (K9 Ventures)

Adi Tatarko (Houzz)

Adi Tatarko (Houzz)

Dave Goldberg (SurveyMonkey)

Dave Goldberg (SurveyMonkey)

Mary Grove (Google for Entrepreneurs)

Mary Grove (Google for Entrepreneurs)

Chrys Bader-Wechseler (Secret)

Chrys Bader-Wechseler (Secret)

Trip Hawkins (Electronic Arts, If You Can)

Trip Hawkins (Electronic Arts, If You Can)

Startup Grind 2014

Startup Grind 2014

Largest Startup Holiday Party (Of All Time)

Largest Startup Holiday Party (Of All Time)

Semil Shah (Executive/Advisor)

Semil Shah (Executive/Advisor)

Patrick Llewellyn (99designs)

Patrick Llewellyn (99designs)

Mike Maples, Jr. (FLOODGATE)

Mike Maples, Jr. (FLOODGATE)

Bill Maris (Managing Partner Google Ventures)

Bill Maris (Managing Partner Google Ventures)

Vinod Khosla (Khosla Ventures)

Vinod Khosla (Khosla Ventures)

Jessica Livingston (Y Combinator)

Jessica Livingston (Y Combinator)

Nolan Bushnell (Atari & Chuck E Cheese)

Nolan Bushnell (Atari & Chuck E Cheese)

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

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

Matt Rogers (Nest)

Matt Rogers (Nest)

Startup Grind 2013 Conference

Startup Grind 2013 Conference

Bing Gordon (Parter @ Kleiner Perkins)

Bing Gordon (Parter @ Kleiner Perkins)

Eric Eldon (Co-Editor of TechCrunch)

Eric Eldon (Co-Editor of TechCrunch)

Charles Huang (RedOctane, Guitar Hero)

Charles Huang (RedOctane, Guitar Hero)

Dave McClure (500 Startups)

Dave McClure (500 Startups)

Ann Miura-Ko (Founder of Floodgate Capital)

Ann Miura-Ko (Founder of Floodgate Capital)

Adam Lashinsky (Author of Inside Apple)

Adam Lashinsky (Author of Inside Apple)

Jason Putorti (Founder of Votizen)

Jason Putorti (Founder of Votizen)

Patrick Collison (Founder of Stripe)

Patrick Collison (Founder of Stripe)

Steve Blank (Author of The Startup Owners Manual)

Steve Blank (Author of The Startup Owners Manual)

Bo Fishback (Founder of Zaarly)

Bo Fishback (Founder of Zaarly)

Ben Silbermann (Founder of Pinterest)

Ben Silbermann (Founder of Pinterest)

Kevin Rose (Digg)

Kevin Rose (Digg)

Rod Swanson (EA)

Rod Swanson (EA)

Scott Heiferman (Meetup)

Scott Heiferman (Meetup)

Jeff Clavier (SoftTech VC)

Jeff Clavier (SoftTech VC)

Ben Parr (Mashable)

Ben Parr (Mashable)

Tony Conrad (True Ventures)

Tony Conrad (True Ventures)

MG Siegler (Techcrunch)

MG Siegler (Techcrunch)

Anthony Soohoo (CBS Interactive)

Anthony Soohoo (CBS Interactive)

Naval Ravikant (AngelList)

Naval Ravikant (AngelList)

David Cowan (Bessemer Venture Partners)

David Cowan (Bessemer Venture Partners)

Jason Calacanis (Mahalo)

Jason Calacanis (Mahalo)

Jeff Smith (Smule)

Jeff Smith (Smule)

Ben Galbraith (Palm)

Ben Galbraith (Palm)

Rod Swanson (EA)

Rod Swanson (EA)

Chad Harrington (DataScaler)

Chad Harrington (DataScaler)

Team

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The Biggest Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) of 2017

This year has been the breakout year for blockchain-focused startups. With massive gains on the top 100 cryptocurrencies, early investors within the community are re-investing in projects of all kinds.
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Favorite Startups from TechCrunch Disrupt 2017

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.
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