What we're about

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs globally in partnership with 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 funding.

Start a Chapter in your city! - http://www.startupgrind.com/start

Sponsor an event! - https://www.startupgrind.com/sponsor

Have a Startup? your startup & meet investors at a regional conference through our Startup Program - http://bit.ly/sg_meetup_startup_first

OUR VALUES

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.

Upcoming events (2)

Brain Training: How to accelerate your learning & the future of EdTech

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-berlin-presents-brain-training-how-to-accelerate-your-learning-the-future-of-edtech/ Dear Startup Community, Over the last years, there has been a massive expansion of the education system with schooling and universities becoming more accessible to a wide range of people around the world. However, with a world of readily searchable knowledge at our fingertips, traditional learning systems are also challenged more than ever. Students are increasingly looking for new innovative ways to help them manage the formidable tools at their disposal, rather than memorizing every detail. A more "active learning" in a practical setting is increasingly becoming attractive, bringing us to the question of how our education system can equip the younger generation for the challenges of tomorrow? Together with our friends from Startup Grind Edinburgh and ThePowerMBA, we will look at the future of education and highlight how startups in that space can disrupt the ecosystem. We will look at this topic from an entrepreneurial and investor perspective and welcome our three great speakers:    Together with our friends from Startup Grind Edinburgh, we will look at the future of education and highlight how startups in that space can disrupt the ecosystem. We will look at this topic from an entrepreneurial and investor perspective and welcome our three great speakers:   - Melinda Matthews (CEO at CodeClan) - Rafael Gozalo Corral (Co-Founder at ThePowerMBA) - Felix Klühr, Principal at HV Capital Join us on December 2nd at 6.30 pm (CET) for an interactive panel discussion. Do you have any particular questions that you would like us to address in the panel? Send your questions to [masked] and we are happy to share them with our speakers.  We are also curious to hear from your insights - so please join us and share your lessons learned with the community. We look forward to seeing you virtually! Your Startup Grind Berlin Team Agenda 7:30 PM: Welcome 7:45 PM: Panel Discussion 8:45 PM: Questions & Answers 9:00 PM: End of Event --- Panelists Melinda Matthews - CodeClan (CEO) Melinda Matthews Clarkson has spent her 28 year career as a leader in technology. She is currently the CEO of CodeClan where she leverages her passion for people and her business skills to drive growth into the Scottish Digital Economy. She has held roles as a VP of Sales, Global Executive of Business Development & Enablement, Director of Marketing and VP of Alliances and Partnerships. Rafael Gozalo - ThePowerMBA (Co-CEO and Founder) Rafa Gozalo, an international reference for successful entrepreneurship, is the link between all 4 founding members of ThePowerMBA. He’s the cousin of Kike Corral, the CMO. He met Hugo Arevalo, a successful young entrepreneur while studying at university and later on in his career worked alongside Borja Adanero, during his time as a consultant. Most importantly, Gozalo would later lead them in creating what has become a benchmark in online business education. Felix Klühr - HV Capital (Principal) Felix is a Principal at HV Capital, formerly HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, and is always seeking companies with big ambition and the drive to transform the European technology landscape. On a daily basis, he reflects on the role of VC. He channels this awareness and responsibility towards his personal interactions with portfolios, entrepreneurs and teams. Moderators Sara Nicolás - ThePowerMBA (Head of PR and Institutional Partnerships) With a solid academic background in Business and 9 years of professional experience working as a consultant in the USA, Europe, South East Asia and Latam, Sara currently leads public relations and institutional partnerships for ThePowerMBA. Declan McLaughlin - Startup Grind Edinburgh (Chapter Director) A young & motivated man willing to educate, inspire and empower those around him in taking full responsibility for their health. The founder of Dec McLaughlin Nutrition. Hosted By Mareike Popp, Director Verena Scheffczyk, Co-Director Martina Köhler, Marketing & Communications Eva Nguyen, Event & Organ Team My academic and professional experiences are focused on the disciplines of IT and business, but I am also passionate about entrepreneurship and startups. In my spare time, I enjoy to travel and to discover new cultures and hidden gems. Tjun Mok, Event & Organ Team Monika Mia Klaric, Marketing • M.Sc. Business student • Management @ La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia • Passion for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Startup ecosystems and new Technologies • Always up for new challenges :) • “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!” Marin Bojii, Event & Organ Team Entrepreneur --- Global Partner AWS (https://sgtr.cc/3l7YGK4) AWS Activate benefits are designed to give you the right mix of tools & access to expertise so that you can be successful with AWS while optimizing performance, managing risk & keeping costs under control. Join some of the fastest-growing startups in the world who have successfully built their business using AWS. With up to $100,000 in FREE AWS Cloud credits, mentorship, training & AWS technical support from AWS Activate, you can build nearly anything you can imagine & get up and running fast. Presenting BMH BRÄUTIGAM & PARTNER Rechtsanwälte mbB (http://bmh-partner.com/en/) BMH BRÄUTIGAM & PARTNER is a Berlin based corporate law firm that advises entrepreneurs, founders and investors from Germany and abroad. The team delivers quick, smart solutions, whether for incorporations and structuring, financing rounds and convertibles, or international roll-outs and exits. BMH Bräutigam advises on option programmes, IP/IT, data protection and regulatory matters. Partners Kalipso Labs (https://www.kalipsolabs.com/) Kalipso Labs is a service provider that supports companies and startup founders to create new content (i.e. blog articles) as well as converting existing content into new formats (such as videos). To be more flexible, the team offers a "content-on-demand" service whereby companies can submit an unlimited number of content request for a flat monthly fee. Deutsche Bank Innovation Labs Berlin (http://labs.db.com/) Deutsche Bank Innovation Labs are a focal point for innovation with a simple, practical role: connecting startups to decision makers within Deutsche Bank. In this way, Deutsche Bank is helped to adopt emerging technology solutions that enhance, improve and reimagine the way they serve their clients. Gründerszene (https://www.gruenderszene.de/) Gründerszene ist die Plattform der deutschen Digitalwirtschaft. Als bekannteste Medienmarke von Vertical Media bietet Gründerszene Onlinemagazin, Karrierebereich, Netzwerk-Events und Konferenzen wie Spätschicht und Heureka. Mit tagesaktuellen News und Hintergründen, Fach- und Videobeiträgen sowie Analysen und Reportagen erreicht Gründerszene 1,2 Million Unique User im Monat und liefert die relevantesten Informationen rund um die Digitalwirtschaft. Techstars Startup Digest (https://www.startupdigest.com/) Techstars Startup Digest is the personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in your community and around the world. A @techstars Startup Program. German Startups Association (https://deutschestartups.org/en/) The German Startups Association was founded in 2012 and is the representative of startups in Germany. Our unique bottom up approach is reflected in all that we do. Headquartered in Berlin with fourteen regional representations, we are constantly growing. Bringing together more than 700 startups from various sectors and in all stages and over 50 corporate members and business angels to create synergies between old and new economy. It is our aim to advise on legislation, connect founders, startups, and investors to create a broad network within an entrepreneurial friendly environment. By fostering these relationships, the German Startups Association builds bridges between global startup hubs, nations and continents. We undertake research both on a national and international level to create much needed evidence for the importance of startups and foster active international exchange with startup tours to New York, Tel Aviv and the Silicon Valley. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 600 cities and 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. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind. --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-berlin-presents-brain-training-how-to-accelerate-your-learning-the-future-of-edtech/

Startup Grind Europe-Asia Connect

Needs a location

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-berlin-presents-startup-grind-europe-asia-connect/ As‌ ‌you‌ ‌all‌ ‌know,‌ ‌Startup‌ ‌Grind‌ ‌‌is‌ ‌all‌ ‌about‌ ‌giving‌ ‌startups‌ ‌universally‌ ‌the‌ ‌education,‌ ‌opportunities,‌ ‌and‌ ‌access‌ ‌they‌ ‌need‌ ‌to‌ ‌build,‌ ‌grow,‌ ‌and‌ ‌scale‌ ‌their‌ companies.‌ ‌ For‌ ‌this‌ ‌purpose,‌ ‌we‌ ‌are‌ ‌partnering‌ ‌with‌ ‌Startup‌ ‌Grind‌ ‌Tbilisi,‌ ‌Georgia‌ ‌chapter‌ ‌to‌ ‌organize‌ ‌an‌ international‌ ‌conference‌ ‌that,‌ ‌due‌ ‌to‌ ‌safety‌ ‌concerns,‌ ‌is‌ ‌held‌ ‌100%‌ ‌online!‌ ‌Europe-Asia‌ ‌Connect‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌unique‌ ‌opportunity‌ ‌for‌ ‌startups‌ ‌to:‌ ‌ *‌ ‌Hear‌ ‌from‌ ‌top‌ ‌global‌ ‌speakers‌ ‌and‌ ‌meet‌ ‌other‌ ‌founders‌ ‌from‌ ‌over‌ ‌35‌ ‌countries;‌ ‌ *‌ ‌Participate‌ ‌in‌ ‌networking‌ ‌sessions,‌ ‌including‌ ‌regional‌ ‌founders,‌ ‌investors,‌ ‌and‌ ‌corporates;‌ ‌ *‌ ‌Participate‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌largest‌ ‌startup‌ ‌competition‌ ‌in‌ the‌ ‌world‌ ‌and‌ ‌receive‌ ‌training‌ ‌from‌ ‌Silicon‌ ‌Valley‌ mentors.‌ ‌ ‌ 100+‌ ‌speakers,‌ ‌dozens‌ ‌of‌ ‌them‌ ‌direct‌ ‌from‌ ‌Silicon‌ ‌Valley,‌ ‌will‌ ‌partner‌ ‌for‌ ‌an‌ ‌unforgettable‌ ‌event.‌ ‌It’s‌ ‌been‌ ‌already‌ ‌announced‌ ‌that‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌speakers‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌event‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌the‌ ‌marketing‌ ‌guru,‌ ‌entrepreneur,‌ ‌technical‌ ‌evangelist,‌ ‌and‌ ‌author‌ ‌of‌ ‌numerous‌ books‌ ‌-‌ ‌Guy‌ ‌Kawasaki.‌ ‌  ‌ Don’t‌ ‌forget‌ ‌to‌ ‌take‌ ‌advantage‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌early‌ ‌bird‌ ‌tickets‌ ‌and‌ ‌follow‌ ‌the event‌ ‌Facebook‌ ‌page‌ ‌for‌ ‌more‌ ‌updates.‌ ‌ Agenda --- Speakers Guy Kawasaki - Canva, ex-Apple (Chief Evangelist) Guy is the chief evangelist of Canva, a graphics-design online service, and an executive fellow at the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley. Formerly, he was an advisor at Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of 15 books. Guy has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College. Gideon Marks - Google for Startups Accelerator (Anchor Mentor) Anna Maj - Truffle Capital (Senior Advisor) Top 10 Women in FinTech 2020. Anna Maj is a FinTech, Innovation Leader. Expert for the EU European Innovation Council. Senator at the World Business Angels Investment Forum. Recognized as one of the TOP 10 Women in FinTech 2020; Top 25 Women Leaders in Financial Technology 2019 and the Top 100 Women in FinTech globally. Having worked for both banks and fintech startups she connects the two worlds. Justin Hwa - eBay (Head of Commerce Innovations & General Manager) eBay Commerce Innovations is an innovation studio focused on building new platforms, products, and businesses that augment and enhance the shopping experience on- and off-eBay. Catch.app carried the mission of finding a way to help eBay address the millennial customer group Angelo Del Priore - HP Tech Ventures (Parnter) Angelo leads the investment arm for original and iconic Silicon Valley Tech company HP (formerly Hewlett-Packard). He is an experienced Investor, Board Member, and Advisor with a successful track record helping companies grow exponentially across multiple technology segments. Skilled in General Management, Business Development and Negotiations. Carolina Pinart - Nestle (Director, New Generation Technologies) Carolina helps scale adoption of new technologies across this 300,000 person organization. The challenge is to accelerate going from concepts to end-to-end digital products supporting Nestlé use cases. Strategy + Delivery + Customer focus + Team work. Among other things she heads acceleration of use cases for Artificial Intelligence within the company. Bill Tai - Treasure Data (Venture Capitalist, Co-founder and Chairman) Amy Peck - EndeavorVR (Founder & CEO) Founder & CEO of EndeavorVR, a leading global VR/AR (XR) strategy & consulting firm. Amy is a recognized thought-leader and speaks globally on the future of XR. She is a venture partner at the Capital Region AR/VR Accelerator, holds several Advisory Board roles and Co-chairs the VRARA Enterprise Committee. Her own personal mission is to see XR fundamentally improve every aspect of our lives. Tim Wagner - Momentum Engine (Founder Partner) Zaza Pachulia - NBA (Champion) Zaza Pachulia is 2- time NBA champion, Angel Investor and now serves on the business team for the Golden State Warriors. He has made extensive contributions to Georgia in developing the country's basketball coaching and camps, such as: Zaza Pachulia Basketball Academy and Basketball Club Dinamo Tbilisi; investing in projects such as Archi, Snap Fitness, and partnering with Crosty shoes Andres (Andy) Schabelman - Investor (Airbnb, Fiverr) Speaker on building businesses and their culture internationally; integral to early network growth and movement creation @Airbnb and many other sharing economy and travel organizations. Leadership from and of the heart. Aspiring Writer, Perfumist, Actor, Comedian. Collaboration as my Medicine. Sanjit Singh Dang - U First Capital, ex-Intel Capital (Co-founder and Chairman) Sanjit is an Investment Director at Intel Capital. He drives investments in several areas like Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, IoT, eCommerce, Virtual/Augmented Reality, Robotics, etc. He is on the Board of several companies. Deborah Magid - IBM Venture Capital Group Deborah Magid represents IBM’s $25B software business in the company’s Venture Capital Group. Deborah is responsible for sharing insights about emerging markets, technologies, and business models with venture firms and entrepreneurs around the world. Derek Andersen - Startup Grind (CEO) Derek Andersen is the founder and CEO of Startup Grind, a global community that is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs designed to educate, mentor, and connect entrepreneurs. Founded in 2010 from humble beginnings with only 9 people attending his first event, 4 years later Start up Grind has grown to more than 200 cities, in 85 countries around the world. Marvin Liao - Game Groove Capital (Partner) Kelly Uphoff - Netflix (VP of Content and Marketing Data Science & Engineering) Martins Sulte - Mintos (CEO and Founder) Tamaz Giorgadze - Raisin (Founder, CEO) Paul Bragier - Bragiel Brothers (Co-Founder & Managing Partner) Bill Reichert - Pegasus Tech Ventures (Parnter) Bill has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and operating executive. Since joining Garage in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies. Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture-backed technology startups George Arison - Shift (Founder & CEO) George Arison is a Georgian-born American businessman. He is the founder and CEO of Shift, an online, peer-to-peer, marketplace for buying and selling used cars. He has raised $300 Million in funding for Shift, from investors such as Goldman Sachs. George was the first Georgian founder to take a company public. SFT is now listed on the NASDAQ. In 2007, he co-founded Taxi Magic, today known as Curb Luke Kowalski - Oracle (Vice President) Hosted By Mareike Popp, Director Verena Scheffczyk, Co-Director Martina Köhler, Marketing & Communications Eva Nguyen, Event & Organ Team My academic and professional experiences are focused on the disciplines of IT and business, but I am also passionate about entrepreneurship and startups. In my spare time, I enjoy to travel and to discover new cultures and hidden gems. Tjun Mok, Event & Organ Team Monika Mia Klaric, Marketing • M.Sc. Business student • Management @ La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia • Passion for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Startup ecosystems and new Technologies • Always up for new challenges :) • “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!” Marin Bojii, Event & Organ Team Entrepreneur --- Global Partner AWS (https://sgtr.cc/3l7YGK4) AWS Activate benefits are designed to give you the right mix of tools & access to expertise so that you can be successful with AWS while optimizing performance, managing risk & keeping costs under control. Join some of the fastest-growing startups in the world who have successfully built their business using AWS. With up to $100,000 in FREE AWS Cloud credits, mentorship, training & AWS technical support from AWS Activate, you can build nearly anything you can imagine & get up and running fast. Presenting BMH BRÄUTIGAM & PARTNER Rechtsanwälte mbB (http://bmh-partner.com/en/) BMH BRÄUTIGAM & PARTNER is a Berlin based corporate law firm that advises entrepreneurs, founders and investors from Germany and abroad. The team delivers quick, smart solutions, whether for incorporations and structuring, financing rounds and convertibles, or international roll-outs and exits. BMH Bräutigam advises on option programmes, IP/IT, data protection and regulatory matters. Partners Deutsche Bank Innovation Labs Berlin (http://labs.db.com/) Deutsche Bank Innovation Labs are a focal point for innovation with a simple, practical role: connecting startups to decision makers within Deutsche Bank. In this way, Deutsche Bank is helped to adopt emerging technology solutions that enhance, improve and reimagine the way they serve their clients. Kalipso Labs (https://www.kalipsolabs.com/) Kalipso Labs is a service provider that supports companies and startup founders to create new content (i.e. blog articles) as well as converting existing content into new formats (such as videos). To be more flexible, the team offers a "content-on-demand" service whereby companies can submit an unlimited number of content request for a flat monthly fee. Space Shack (https://space-shack.com) Space Shack is an innovative Co-Working space and event venue in Berlin. With 3.500 sqm it is one of the biggest independent co-working spaces in Germany and home to tech startups of all kinds of industries, from Fintech to Blockchain to artificial intelligence to EduTech to Digital Arts. Through a cooperation with the ESMT, a top tier Berlin based business school, the space serves a unique platform for interdisciplinary work and fosters synergies and innovation. German Startups Association (https://deutschestartups.org/en/) The German Startups Association was founded in 2012 and is the representative of startups in Germany. Our unique bottom up approach is reflected in all that we do. Headquartered in Berlin with fourteen regional representations, we are constantly growing. Bringing together more than 700 startups from various sectors and in all stages and over 50 corporate members and business angels to create synergies between old and new economy. It is our aim to advise on legislation, connect founders, startups, and investors to create a broad network within an entrepreneurial friendly environment. By fostering these relationships, the German Startups Association builds bridges between global startup hubs, nations and continents. We undertake research both on a national and international level to create much needed evidence for the importance of startups and foster active international exchange with startup tours to New York, Tel Aviv and the Silicon Valley. Techstars Startup Digest (https://www.startupdigest.com/) Techstars Startup Digest is the personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in your community and around the world. A @techstars Startup Program. Gründerszene (https://www.gruenderszene.de/) Gründerszene ist die Plattform der deutschen Digitalwirtschaft. Als bekannteste Medienmarke von Vertical Media bietet Gründerszene Onlinemagazin, Karrierebereich, Netzwerk-Events und Konferenzen wie Spätschicht und Heureka. Mit tagesaktuellen News und Hintergründen, Fach- und Videobeiträgen sowie Analysen und Reportagen erreicht Gründerszene 1,2 Million Unique User im Monat und liefert die relevantesten Informationen rund um die Digitalwirtschaft. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 600 cities and 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. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind. --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-berlin-presents-startup-grind-europe-asia-connect/

Photos (396)