Who We Are
Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 2,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 600 chapters. We nurture startup ecosystems in 125+ countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Startups.
The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local
founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road
to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has helped millions
of entrepreneurs build their businesses, connect with strategic partners, and secure
The Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is Startup Grind’s first globally recognized University Chapter. Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 1,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 250 cities.
• We believe in making friends, not contacts.
• We believe in giving, not taking.
• We believe in helping others before helping yourself.