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.
Lucinda Honeycutt is a freelance writer and web designer nestled in the mountains of western North Carolina. She's a tech geek, foodie, and research junkie. She writes about a little bit of everything.
As a startup, you're focused on getting your message out there and getting a solid footing in your industry. But, if you ever want to get out of that startup phase -- growth has to come. And, sometimes, that growth can come on too fast and cause growing pains. While growing pains are a good problem to have, you likely won't have them unless you've got some killer lead generation strategies in place.
A few middle-aged executives sit down at our conference table. Reports on marketing trends and competitive analysis are spread across the mahogany tabletop. We shake hands and trade a few casual remarks. Then, after a few sips of coffee, the first one to speak blurts out: