Startup Grind is back for 2018 so here is a little piece to bring you back up to speed with these awesome community-driven events.
Refresh my memory again, what is Startup Grind?
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. It is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. They host monthly events in 250 cities and 100 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators, and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.
You guessed it Wellington is one of those lucky cities!
So what is Startup Grind Wellington?
Startup Grind Welly’s is your local chapter of Startup Grind, which is a global community for entrepreneurs. In New Zealand, along with Wellington, we have Startup Grind Auckland and both follow the global Startup Grind vision of educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs.
Startup Grind works in a couple of ways, you have local events like Startup Grind Wellington featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Then you also have a big global event that brings the global community together with great speakers, and on top of this, you have the digital networking and learning that happens online.
What goes down at Startup Grind event?
Startup Grind is great because it combines something you know and love, networking with a deep dive interview with someone in the startup realm doing interesting stuff. With a focus on the person as well as the business they are building, Startup Grind interviews tend to dig deep, sidestepping the usual questions to instead unearth the story not yet heard.
Who should be attending?
Startup Grind really does target those in the startup world, perfect for founders, entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurially curious to share stories, insights, and tips. It is also a great event to check in on, keeping your finger on the pulse of your local startup community.
Why should you head along?
We’ll leave this one to Startup Grind Wellington organiser Adela May!
“I signed up to host Startup Grind in Wellington as I believe we have such a unique and buoyant tech ecosystem and Wellington, and within that industry, there is such a thirst to collaborate and learn from each other, and I wanted to give people a platform to do just that. It’s one of the most rewarding and interesting things I have done in my career, I love seeing the community get value from Startup Grind and I am consistently amazed at some of the connections and conversations that spring up at the meet-ups. I would encourage people to attend for that very reason — if you’re looking for somewhere to speak to like-minded people, create and foster relationships, open yourself up to opportunities or just get inspired, this is the perfect place for that.”
I’m in, when’s the next event?!
Wednesday 4th, April.
Startup Grind hosts entrepreneur, early-stage investor, & COO of WhosOnLocation Victoria Armstrong.
"Startup Grind will be chatting to Victoria Armstrong about her entrepreneurial journey and lessons she’s learned along the way. We will quiz her on founding and growing companies, including growth pain points, funding rounds, international product expansion, and more. We will also get her advice on what investors look for in startup investment opportunities."