Startup Program

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Which startup are you?

Global Conference
Europe Conference

Startup Exhibition Levels

Whether you are bootstrapped, have raised a seed round of under $3 million or are growing past $3M and Series A, we’ve got options for you.



Under $3M in Funding



  • 4 full access tickets + ‘startup’ badge
  • Demo table - one day
  • On-site branding + logo on our website
  • Visibility to our 8,000+ attendees
  • 4 VIP tickets to Opening Night
  • Startup Grind badge for your website
  • Social media coverage to our 1M+ followers
  • Opportunity for 25-100% scholarship of your exhibition, in partnership with Radix Startup League. Select checkbox on application form for more information


$3M+ Funding*



  • 6 full access tickets + ‘startup’ badge
  • Premium position demo table - one day
  • On-site branding + logo on our website as ‘Featured Startup’
  • Visibility to our 8,000+ attendees
  • 6 VIP tickets to Opening Night
  • Startup Grind badge for your website
  • Guaranteed position on panel discussion about growth
  • Coverage in a blog post on Startup Grind Medium
  • Social media coverage to our 1M+ followers

Lean Startup?

Still want to bring your team but not quite ready to exhibit? Buy our Lean Startup ticket package and get a special discount.

The resources and opportunities we received then and are continuing to receive today - potential investors, new customers, brand recognition - as part of our participation in Startup Grind has been invaluable.

Adam Harris - Packlane 2018 Startup Program Winner (Global)

The Startup Program gave us a chance to pitch to the largest audience we have ever had both in quantity and quality. Even more importantly, it helped us prepare for this and our future pitches with amazing experts and introduced us to a new community of great companies. I would greatly recommend it to all early stage companies.

Mikhail Dubov - Co-Founder & CEO, Chattermill 2018 Startup Program Winner (Europe)
About Our Program
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Countries Represented

The Startup Program identifies fast-growth, high potential, early-stage companies built by founders we think have what it takes to get to the next level.

We work with our community of 2 million entrepreneurs across 400 cities, both online and offline (at our flagship conferences), connecting, educating, and supporting them throughout their business. We develop strategic partnerships with brands, governments and any other type of organization looking to reach startups and provide resources to this highly-curated community.

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Countries Represented


The Top 50 companies from each startup program are welcomed into Accelerate: Startup Grind’s invite-only community designed to give fast-growth startups from across the world the tools + resources they need to accelerate their business.

Accelerate Startups Receive:

Exhibition Benefits, PLUS:

  • >3 investor meetings curated by Startup Grind
  • Mainstage pitch opportunity
  • Access to "Startup Day" - a pre-conference event for Accelerate teams
  • Nomination for "Startup of the Year" Award
  • Additional partner introductions and opportunities

Additional Benefits All-Year Round:

  • Partner meetings/matchmaking
  • Exclusive partner offers
  • Community portal/alumni program - opportunity to access fellow startups + Startup Grind Global Chapter Directors (post news, company updates, support requests, etc.)
  • Featured in a blog post on Startup Grind Medium
  • Free attendance to Startup Grind events in your city
  • Fast-track access into "Growth" Exhibition at next event
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Selected Startups


Investor Meetings

Past Winners
  • Murgency
  • pickmysolar
  • wefarm
  • helpergo
  • EquityX
  • Packlane
  • Chattermill

Past Participants

  • Accel
  • 500
  • GC
  • GGV
  • upfront
  • YC
  • allraise
  • norwest
  • seedrs
  • localglobe
  • Salesforce
  • Precursor
  • andreessen
  • And Many More...

  • 1-tc
  • 2-forbes
  • 3-Inc
  • 4-Business
  • 5-Venture
  • And Many More...

  • 1-Google
  • 2-Oracle
  • 3-Intuit
  • 4-SVB
  • 5-Stripe
  • And Many More...