Description

Startup Grind is the largest community for startups in the world. Founded in 2010, nowadays it has over 5M members from 125+ countries. The community gathers founders, entrepreneurs, innovators, and creators, with the goal of bringing together like-minded, diverse individuals and promoting inclusivity in a non-judgmental space designed for everyone to learn, grow, and evolve.

Startup Grind hosts local chapters many times per month in cities all around the world, as well as virtual events. They also host two annual events for startups: the Global Conference (with the Startup Summit) and the Europe Conference. The community crafted the events to allow founders to network with key players in their field, learn from expert speakers, get mentorship opportunities, and participate in workshops and roundtable events.

The community has a membership for students, startups, and partners. The student membership has the goal of bringing together entrepreneurial-minded students from universities from all over the world, to connect and inspire each other on virtual events. They also get curated educational content, mentorship opportunities, and get to connect to companies they want to work with.

On the other hand, if you belong to an early-stage, tech-driven startup, you are eligible to join the startup membership. Members of the startup membership get access to the annual Startup Summit. They can also participate in a private platform to connect and learn with other members.

Additionally, members of the startup membership get special discounts from Startup Grind's partners, mentorship opportunities, and curated content. Lastly, they can also enjoy introductions to investors, and showcase their brands.

The memberships are free, but you have to pass an application process and get accepted to join the community.

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Details

  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2010
  • Founders:

    Derek Andersen

  • Amount of members: 5,000,000
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Online Platform: Own Platform
  • Job board: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Method: In Person, Virtual

Benefits

Startup membership:
For early-stage, tech-driven startups. The membership allows you to get access to curated content, mentorship opportunities, network events, introductions to investors, and a private platform to interact with other members.

Student membership:
For entrepreneurial students interested in the startup landscape. The membership allows you to access learning and networking events with other students from universities from all over the world, as well as hiring opportunities and mentorships with leading experts in the tech industry.

Join the largest startup community:
Startup Grind is the largest startup community in the world. With over 5M community members from 125+ countries around the world, there are many chances of finding a local chapter in or next to your city for you to participate.

Global, diverse and inclusive community:
Startup Grind's values are all about embracing diversity and being inclusive. That's why they were able to grow on such a scale. You can find a safe, non-judgmental space in the community to be yourself, grow and evolve.

Get special discounts and offer from Startup Grind's partners:
The startup membership allows you to gain access to a myriad of perks from Startup Grind's partners, companies that provide a direct benefit for early-stage startups.

Requirements

You have to pass an application process to access any membership. For the startup membership, you have to run a startup that's in its early stages, from MVP to Series A. The startup has to be in the tech industry (service-based businesses are not a good fit).

Place

    Global

    • Canada
    • United States
    • China

    Latin America:

    • Mexico
    • Brazil
    • Haiti
    • Costa Rica
    • Colombia
    • Bahamas
    • Honduras
    • Dominican Republic
    • El Salvador
    • Uruguay
    • Ecuador
    • Peru
    • Venezuela
    • Paraguay
    • Argentina
    • Bolivia
    • Guatemala
    • Jamaica
    • Chile
    • Trinidad and Tobago

    Europe:

    • Spain
    • Andorra
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • United Kingdom
    • Romania
    • Republic of Moldova
    • Denmark
    • Ukraine
    • Azerbaijan
    • Turkey
    • Poland
    • Ireland
    • Russian Federation
    • Serbia
    • Sweden
    • Estonia
    • Georgia
    • Hungary
    • France
    • Portugal
    • Switzerland
    • Finland
    • Luxembourg
    • Malta
    • Norway
    • Iceland
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Bulgaria
    • Lithuania
    • Armenia
    • Albania
    • Croatia
    • Czech Republic
    • Belarus
    • Gibraltar
    • Netherlands
    • Slovakia
    • Greece
    • Belgium
    • Cyprus

    Middle East:

    • United Arab Emirates
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Israel
    • Bahrain
    • State of Palestine
    • Oman
    • Jordan
    • Qatar
    • Islamic Republic of Iran
    • Lebanon

    Africa

    • Nigeria
    • Gambia
    • South Africa
    • United Republic of Tanzania
    • Morocco
    • Kenya
    • Sudan
    • Angola
    • Egypt
    • Liberia
    • Cape Verde
    • Côte d'Ivoire
    • Tunisia
    • Chad
    • Somalia
    • Lesotho
    • Zambia
    • Cameroon
    • DR Congo
    • Uganda
    • South Sudan
    • Zimbabwe
    • Botswana
    • Burundi
    • Ethiopia
    • Guinea
    • Rwanda
    • Swaziland
    • Mauritius
    • Togo
    • Senegal
    • Eritrea
    • Benin
    • Algeria

    Asia Pacific:

    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Pakistan
    • India
    • Bangladesh
    • Vietnam
    • Malaysia
    • Singapore
    • Japan
    • Mongolia
    • Taiwan
    • Cambodia
    • Kazakhstan
    • China
    • Maldives
    • Indonesia
    • Hong Kong
    • Republica of Korea
    • Uzbekistan
    • New Zealand
    • Myanmar
    • Philippines

Meetings

Members of Startup Grind enjoy several events per month. These events are of diverse nature, both virtual and in-person, both to learn and to network. The events are different according to your membership level.

As a member of the Startup membership, you get access to Startup Grind's own private platform to interact with like-minded, diverse founders and entrepreneurs in the tech industry. You also have virtual workshops, roundtable events, and mentorship opportunities.

On the other hand, as a member of the Student membership, you can participate in virtual happy hours, hackathons, roundtable discussions, and mentorship sessions to learn and collaborate with other entrepreneurial students and top companies looking to hire new rising talents.

Learning Events

Many times per month, Startup Grind hosts virtual and in-person events all around the world, dedicated to educating startup founders and entrepreneurs. Members of the startup membership have access to virtual workshops and in-person roundtable events with expert speakers, leaders, and investors. These events are an excellent opportunity to network as well.

On the other hand, the community hosts an annual Global Conference where the "Startup Summit" takes place. It's an intensive one-day Bootcamp for pre-seed, seed, and Series A startups. The Startup Summit includes workshops and roundtables on topics for early-stage startups and scaleups, such as marketing, fundraising, sales, leadership, products, and teams. This event is ideal to network as well. The next Global Conference will be from February 28 to March 2, 2022, in Silicon Valley.

Lastly, Startup Grind host another annual event, the Europe Conference, a similar event but for European startups and founders. 2021's Europe Conference was completely virtual.

Networking Events

Members of the Startup program can interact with each other in the community's own platform. This online platform is a place where members can introduce themselves and get to know other members of the group. Inside the community, there is also a space to self-promote your startup and meet founders of other startups.

Students have also networking opportunities to leverage, such as virtual happy hours, where they get to know university students from all over the world. Startup Grind also helps them to connect with VCs, executives, and top companies looking to hire entrepreneurial students.

On the other hand, the Global Conference and the Europe Conference, annual events organized for Startup Grind, are also great opportunities to connect with like-minded people and to expand your professional network

Content Library

Startup Grind has a curated content library with blog posts, videos, and a podcast. They are excellent educational resources for early-founders and students entrepreneurs.

Benefits with other companies

By being a member of Startup Grind's startup membership, you get exclusive offers and deals from their partners: Oracle, Zendesk, American Express, Mailchimp, Dell, Fiverr, Udemy, among others.

Quote

"Startup Grind has given us a huge boost through their online and in-person education program, a bunch of connections for media exposure, investor connections, and networking opportunities. They're like a secret superpower for our team." -Leitha Matz

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