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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 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

Tuesday, September 26

Steve Huffman (Reddit)

Fireside Chat

Steve Huffman is CEO and co-founder of Reddit. For Steve, the love of programming was instantaneous—and everlasting. A native of Virginia, programming has been the only consistent hobby he’s had. Steve turned his passion into a career as co-founder of Reddit and the co-founder of Hipmunk.

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Thursday, October 12

Melody McCloskey (StyleSeat)

Fireside Chat

Melody McCloskey is the co-founder and CEO of StyleSeat, the leading destination for booking beauty and wellness appointments. McCloskey co- founded StyleSeat in 2011 to simplify the process of booking beauty appointments.

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Thursday, November 2

Chris O'Neill (Evernote)

Fireside Chat

Chris O’Neill is CEO of Evernote, where he’s tackling the challenge of turning a beloved globally recognized brand into a productivity powerhouse beyond its already sizeable 200 million member base. Previously, Chris was managing director of Google Canada, where he oversaw Google’s operations in Canada and served on the Americas’ Executive Management Group.

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Monday, February 12

Global Conference

Conference

Startup Grind's annual marquee conference in Redwood City 7k founders, 200+ speakers, 300 exhibiting startups 2-for-1 tickets on sale for a limited time - get your ticket now!

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Past Events

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 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

From the Blog

500 Startup Batch 20 Demo Day: The Summer of Love

The 41 companies of Batch 20 proudly graduated from 500 Startups three month Accelerator program by pitching to an auditorium full of investors on their Demo Day held on May 12, 2017. The startups fell mainly into the categories of Digital Health, FinTech and Civic Tech. With a flair for fun, the theme for the event was the “Summer of Love” and Dave McClure and the 500 Team were dressed up in their groovy getups. 
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This May, Celebrate Female Founders Around the World

Join Startup Grind and Comcast NBCUniversal for 75 events with female founders and investors, all around the world in 30 days.In the last decade, the startup world has been gone from a hip post-college alternative to an outright global phenomenon.
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Why Entrepreneur’s Should Brush Their Teeth

This post is to give you the keys to sanity, good health, and a positive outlook while on the mentally eroding journey in the world of "startupdom."
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