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Startup Grind is the world's largest startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. It is powered by Google for Startups.

We host monthly events and are based in more than 500 cities in 125 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.

We aim to build a connected network of vibrant startup communities to help fuel innovation, economic growth and prosperity at the local level.

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.

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Upcoming events (5)

Achieving Greatness: Fredrik Cassel, Creandum & Heini Zachariassen, Vivino

THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT, BOOK YOURS HERE: https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-london-presents-making-companies-great-fredrik-cassel-creandum-and-founder-of-vivino-heini-zachariassen/#/ Fredrik Cassel is one of Europe’s most experienced investors and one of only a few European investors on The Midas List - the Global list of best Venture Capital investors. He is General Partner at Creandum a VC company that is known for being among the first investors at Spotify, Vivino, KRY, etc. At Creandum, Fredrik is an early backer of several companies that have grown to dominate their respective markets, among others Spotify, KRY / LIVI, depop and Kahoot!. Focusing on B2B- and B2C companies disrupting large markets, often with marketplace models, he also leads or has led Creandum’s work with Virta Health, Shapr3D, Xeneta, Careship, Soundtrack Your Brand, Cint (sold to Nordic Capital), Videoplaza (Ooyala), 13th Lab (Facebook) and Autobutler (PSA Group). We will also talk to Heini Zachariassen about the journey of Vivino, world's largest wine marketplace with 42 million users. Heini is Vivino’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Largely credited with bringing a technology revolution to the wine industry, Heini founded Vivino because he was frustrated by not knowing which wine to buy. It’s been his passion project ever since. During his tenure, Vivino has grown into a community of 43 million users, raised $66 million in funding and rolled out a worldwide wine marketplace. Prior to starting Vivino, Heini co-founded several startups, including global internet and mobile security company BullGuard. Heini leads the team from Vivino’s headquarters in San Francisco, where he resides with his wife and three children. Join our talks with Fredrik and Heini, ask them what you want to know and meet them virtually. Agenda 6:00 PM: Welcome, Important Startup News 6:30 PM: Virtual Fireside chat 7:15 PM: Q & A 7:30 PM: Virtual business networking 8:00 PM: Finish THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT, BOOK YOURS HERE: https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-london-presents-making-companies-great-fredrik-cassel-creandum-and-founder-of-vivino-heini-zachariassen/#/ We are the community for the world's entrepreneurs. We educate, inspire, and connect 2,000,000 entrepreneurs in 500 cities around 125 countries.

Extremely Successful Founders Series: Virtual Talk

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Every month we invite founders of very successful companies or investors to share with us what they have learn when building their companies and how they did it. We hosted founders/CEOs of companies: - Eventbrite - Shazam - Metrobank, Monzo, Revolut, Starling Bank - Skype - Just Eat, Deliveroo - Transferwise - LastMinute.com - TechCrunch - Slack - Stripe and others. Join us, learn from their insights and apply them at your company. Agenda 6:15 PM: Welcome 6:30 PM: Virtual Fireside chat 7:15 PM: Q & A 7:30 PM: Virtual business networking 8:00 PM: Finish We are the community for the world's entrepreneurs. We educate, inspire, and connect 2,000,000 entrepreneurs in 500 cities around 125 countries.

Extremely Successful Founders Series: Virtual Talk

Online event

Every month we invite founders of very successful companies or investors to share with us what they have learn when building their companies and how they did it. We hosted founders/CEOs of companies: - Eventbrite - Shazam - Metrobank, Monzo, Revolut, Starling Bank - Skype - Just Eat, Deliveroo - Transferwise - LastMinute.com - TechCrunch - Slack - Stripe and others. Join us, learn from their insights and apply them at your company. Agenda 6:15 PM: Welcome 6:30 PM: Virtual Fireside chat 7:15 PM: Q & A 7:30 PM: Virtual business networking 8:00 PM: Finish We are the community for the world's entrepreneurs. We educate, inspire, and connect 2,000,000 entrepreneurs in 500 cities around 125 countries.

Extremely Successful Founders Series: Virtual Talk

Online event

Every month we invite founders of very successful companies or investors to share with us what they have learn when building their companies and how they did it. We hosted founders/CEOs of companies: - Eventbrite - Shazam - Metrobank, Monzo, Revolut, Starling Bank - Skype - Just Eat, Deliveroo - Transferwise - LastMinute.com - TechCrunch - Slack - Stripe and others. Join us, learn from their insights and apply them at your company. Agenda 6:15 PM: Welcome 6:30 PM: Virtual Fireside chat 7:15 PM: Q & A 7:30 PM: Virtual business networking 8:00 PM: Finish We are the community for the world's entrepreneurs. We educate, inspire, and connect 2,000,000 entrepreneurs in 500 cities around 125 countries.

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