Our Story in 60 Seconds

We host monthly events for entrepreneurs and startups in Cape Town and Johannesburg
Our goal is to Connect, Educate and Inspire you!

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.

Started by Derek Andersen and Spencer Nielsen in February 2010 in a small office in Mountain View California, the original goal to bring together friends who would help each other has spread across the world.

I’m thrilled to announce that Startup Grind added it’s 100th Chapter! Read in TechCrunch and USA TODAY. Our values of helping first, giving more than you take, and making friends have connected entrepreneurs in 42 countries. This is thanks to all of you and our amazing team of 300 people around the world. 

– Derek Anderson (Founder)

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