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 200 cities and 85 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.
Ellie Martin is Co-founder of Startup Change Group. As an author and writer, her works have been featured on Yahoo, Wisebread, AOL, among others. She currently splits her time between her home office in New York and Israel
If you’re an entrepreneur or startup owner, you’ve always got one eye on the balance sheet. Sometimes, it can feel like throwing money into a black hole. That’s why making the most of every cent is crucial when you’re getting a business off the ground.
In 2011, Stanford senior Lucas Duplan started mobile-payments app Clinkle, and proceeded to raise $30 million -- the largest seed round in Silicon Valley history -- from the likes of Andreessen Horowitz, Peter Thiel, and Richard Branson.