How to Survive the Startup Grind
Startup Grind is a startup conference that educates local entrepreneurs, investors and innovators. It is a three-hour event that begins and ends with a networking session. This allows attendees to sample startup companies and form meaningful connections with others. While the conference is centered around startups, everyone is welcome, from newbies to seasoned entrepreneurs. Here are some tips to help you prepare for the Startup Grind. Listed below are some tips that will help you survive the event.
The success of Startup Grind comes from solving a problem. Derek Ross spent years working for EA on other projects before he decided to launch a game called Startup Grind. He had difficulty getting his startup off the ground, so he left the company. While trying to find other solutions, he realised that a startup community could help him. After all, it was his own personal problem that he had to solve. Startup Grind has since become a global network of events, mentors, and educational resources for startups in 200 cities across the globe.
Startup Grind Maryland has just announced a new partnership that includes Frederick and Baltimore Directors Jeff Freedman and Columbia Co-Director Sean Sutherland. The Maryland chapter will host a Startup Showcase on September 28, featuring startups from every innovation hub in the state. All of the Maryland chapter’s events, such as networking events, will be hosted collectively by Startup Grind Maryland, rather than individually. If this new collaboration takes off, the organization hopes to expand its impact in the state and beyond.
The Startup Grind membership comes with perks that go beyond discounted discounts from its partner companies. Members receive mentorship opportunities, access to curated content, and introductions to investors. The startup community offers members the opportunity to meet one another, share best practices and even showcase their own brands. Membership is free, but requires an application. It’s worth checking out, though. You’ll be glad you did. If you’re not yet a member, I encourage you to apply!