Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. It is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in 250 cities and 100 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.
Startup Grind is a connected online and offline network of vibrant startup communities to help fuel innovation, economic growth and prosperity at the local level. While Startup Grind was founded in Palo Alto, California, our extended network of Startup Grind chapters are located around the world. Start a Chapter in your city or school!
We believe in making friends, not contacts. We believe in giving, not taking. We believe in helping others before helping yourself. We are truly passionate about helping founders, entrepreneurs and startups succeed. We intend to make their startup journey less lonely, more connected and more memorable.
JR is a graduate student in the MBA program and a former swimmer at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. Nearly two years ago, JR and one of his teammates, Ian, started an aerial photography business through the Get Started U Program at Domi Station. This, in combination with experience working for Apple, has sparked his interest in entrepreneurship and business. JR saw Startup Grind as a way to dive into a thriving entrepreneurial scene in Tallahassee. Through this, he hopes to foster a local community where connections are made, stories are told, and people are inspired.