Start a Chapter

Congratulations on taking the first step in learning more about joining our incredible community of startup ecosystem leaders.

Running a Startup Grind Chapter in your city, town or university can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your personal and professional career. It is of course not easy, but we equip you with the tools, resources, knowledge and support network to help you build a successful local Startup Grind Chapter.

Cohort Intakes
We only accept Chapter Directors on 1 of 2 cohorts we run per year. We are currently inviting applications for our H2-2020 Cohort which will commence on 21 September 2020. We recommend completing your application in a timely manner as interviews will be taking place from 24 August 2020. There are usually several people who apply for each Chapter, so we take into consideration how long it took you to complete your application.

1.) Request to be an applicant by registering and filling in the Application Form
2.) You will then be sent an email with next steps
3.) Complete all 7 of the steps
4.) Once completed, we will reach out to you to arrange a video conference interview via (interview emails will be sent from 24 August 2020)
5.) If your Application and Video Interview are successful, you will be notified that you have been accepted onto the Cohort with your official training and classes for your Chapter Directorship beginning on 21 September 2020. If your Application is denied, we’ll let you know.

The H2-2020 Cohort applications close on 23 August 2020. Interviews will take place between 24 August 2020 & 11 September 2020. The Cohort officially starts on 21 September 2020

Chapter Directors at Global 2020

Chapter Types

Educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs by becoming a Startup Grind Director. Join hundreds of other leaders from 125+ countries and make a long-lasting impact in your community!

There are 3 types of Startup Grind Chapters; one for larger metro areas, one for smaller cities and one for universities. Each has its own set of requirements, details below.

Startup Grind Classic (SG)

As a Classic Startup Grind Chapter (SG) Director you will host monthly events with successful founders, CEO’s and entrepreneurs from all sorts of different industries and run the largest entrepreneur community in the world in your city.  You will sell tickets to each event and provide food to attendees so they can make it a full night.

Gain influence and make a long-lasting impact in your community!

Startup Grind X (SGx)

Entrepreneurship is universal. We want to educate every single entrepreneur on Earth and even though smaller cities might not be able to sustain a full monthly event series, almost any city can connect with our network through our Startup Grind X program.

As a Startup Grind X (SGx) Director you will host smaller and free events happening less frequently (5+ events/year) but still have an immense impact on the startup ecosystem of the city you live in.  No need to worry about providing dinner, these are more informal gatherings.

Startup Grind U (SGu)

Still at the university? Eager to do more with your free time? Passionate about creating opportunities for people in your community (yourself included)?

Join the Startup Grind global network as one of our Startup Grind University Directors to power up your resume and gain an unforgettable experience that will unlock a number of opportunities for you and your university.

As a Startup Grind U (SGu) Director you will host free events throughout the school year (5+ events/year) with successful founders, entrepreneurs and academics at your university to educate, inspire and connect your classmates, faculty members and all the other aspiring entrepreneurs.

Requirements & Benefits