Startup Grind


About Startup Grind

Startup Grind is the largest global community of startups dedicated to providing the education, connections, and opportunities needed to build and grow their companies. 

Startup Grind is a fee-based membership organization with an influence that spans 600+ cities and 125+ countries, featuring a vast network of over 4 million startups. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Startup Grind hosts 600+ chapters with 1,700+ chapter team members worldwide. 

Startup Grind offers many benefits to its members, including an exclusive Slack community where members partake in global conversations and connections. Startup Grind is home to 100+ mentors and has facilitated 2,000+ double opt-in introductions to potential investors, fostering mentorship and exposure on a worldwide scale. Startups are matched with investors selected from a global database. Members stay updated with curated bi-weekly member newsletters, virtual workshops, and roundtable events. Members enjoy access to members-only opportunities, including exhibition and event priority access. Additionally, Startup Grind offers exclusive partner offers and discounts.

Startup Grind membership is application-based and comes at no cost. Only tech-driven startups from MVP to Series A stages are considered for startup membership. As a requirement, startups must have a working website to apply. Startup Grind also offers student and partner membership options. Prospective members may apply to join online. 


Startup Grind Facts

Year Founded


Member Count

1,000,000 - 10,000,000

HQ Location

Palo Alto, CA

Requires Invitation


Accepts Applications


Has a Mobile App


Offers Publishing Privileges


Annual Membership Fees