DEC 2018: #Global2019 + #StartupProgram + #YearEndParty


#Webinar1000 - Help us spread the word, let’s hit our 600 Chapter Goal!
#GoogleForStartups - Share some great stories from your chapter
#Global2019 - Tshirt Competition + Free TIckets ending soon!
#StartupProgram - Your chance to showcase your city!
#SGYearEndParty - Art Assets (and inspiration) to be found here
#2019YearPlan - Plan 2019 NOW! - We have Workshop, Panels and more planned
#RegionalConferences - 2 down, 1 to go!
#SGBrandKit - All official + Updated Artwork at this link
#ShoutOut - Flyer + Tshirt Design Inspiration

We have reached the last month of 2018. Also, the countdown to Global has started with just two months to go! November was an eventful month - we changed our logo, Google for Entrepreneurs became Google for Startups and we kickstarted Directors registrations for Global 2019.


We are currently in 570 chapters and need 30 chapters to close out the year at 600! We need your help!

PLEASE retweet, repost, share do whatever! We going to try get 100 people onto our webinar today and 1000 on the call next week - and we need EVERYONE's help!!


Here's a Promotion Pack you can use to help spread the word:


Google is one of Startup Grind’s major partners.

We are busy putting a report together for them - please submit any success stories through by Wed 5th Dec (Tomorrow!)

Success stories can include startups from your ecosystem that are making an impact or growing.  Please also include any startup that has participated in a Google (GFS, Launchpad, Cloud, et al)  program

Name, website, description, Google Touchpoints, Partner Touchpoints, Big Wins, Quote from founder

please send to and cc in - Deadline: Wed 5th Dec

Find out more about how you and your chapter can take advantage of Google for Startup opportunities here:


Everything that you - our Directors + Co-Directors - will need to prepare for Global 2019 can be found at Please check this page regularly to stay up to date on details for our biggest event of the year and when the power of this global family really comes to life.

To see what’s NEW - please go here:

The T-Shirt competition and ticket giveaway are coming to a close at the end of the month!

  • Our unique, fresh t-shirts that we give away to Directors during Global are much-loved. You can submit a design and enter for a chance to win your t-shirt being selected for Global. PLUS, you’ll get a discount on your flight ticket to attend.  Details here:
  • All info related to tickets - for you, for friends/family/VIPs, or for the ticket giveaway competition (which ends December 31) can be found here:


The Startup Grind Startup Program identifies fast-growth, high potential, early-stage companies built by founders we think have what it takes to get to the next level. Whether you are bootstrapped or have raised a seed round of under $3 million, we encourage you to apply to exhibit your startup at our Global Conference in Silicon Valley in February 2019. There will be 8000+ attendees, top-tier speakers like Reid Hoffman & Michael Seibel, 200+ investors and 000's of Directors from our global community.

All Information here-
Apply to exhibit here -


Now time for the theme of December! Get your community together and host a Year End Party! (Here's some cool reasons why)

More info to get started here:
Party Format:
Art Assets:


The 2019 Year Plan is live! Check out the details and start planning:


November was the month of two power packed regional conferences - Barcelona on 13 & 14 November by Alex + Casablanca on 28 November by Hanane. Congrats to these Director’s for hosting amazing events!! Give them a shout out on slack :)

And we have one more to go! Chris is set to mark an epic end to the year with the APAC Regional Conference in Melbourne, Australia on 6 & 7 December. Guess who is joining from the HQ… none other than THE Derek Andersen


With the launch of the new logo and branding, you can access the freshly upgraded Startup Grind Brand Kit here:

We are updating all of the chapter-specific logos and art assets. These will be complete by the end of the week. Stay tuned and thanks for your patience! 


A big shoutout to our SGu Chapter Director Leonardo Balduzzi (Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University Suzhou) for creating a stunning flyer for his first event. It was so good, that we were inspired by it and used it in our OFFICIAL FLYER DESIGN! - You can find the flyers + other cool templates and designs by logging in with your Startup Grind Email and going here (for doc templates) and here (for slide templates). You can find all the info about this here:

Thanks all and happy holidays to all!

Derek, G, Candace, Bruce, Jelle, Farheen and Phin