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.
Co-founder of Gide (pronounced guide) public affairs. Former tech CMO. Interested in technology, science, marketing, politics. After 10 years as a corporate executive I'm enjoying being part of the startup community.
Startup entrepreneurs are constantly making difficult choices. Hire an attorney or use Legal Zoom? Invest in technology or build infrastructure? Retain control or secure additional funding? Making critical decisions is a daily activity and making marketing choices is especially challenging. It’s universally known that marketing is an essential function of a growing business, but with slim resources how does a startup entrepreneur decide what marketing to pursue and what to save for later? When a the startup is focused on selling to businesses not consumers it’s especially critical to choose marketing tools specifically tailored to business to engage this narrower hard to reach target market.