AUG 2019 | Product + Engineering Theme Artwork + Regional Conferences

Important Topics In This Newsletter

#Product+EngineeringMonth - Oct 2019 - Heroku Product & Engineering Month #SocialMediaDeets - Do we have your Chapters social media details?
#Workshop Month- Sept 2019 - Tips & Tricks + Art Assets #NextOfficeHours - Join us for the monthly Office Hours   
#RegionalConferences- Support Regional Conferences #LevelUp - Tips & Tricks to help your Chapter Excel
#StartupProgram - Nominate startups + becoming a mentor

#Product+EngineeringMonth - Oct 2019

This year at Startup Grind we're focused on educating not just startup founders, but startup teams as well. We're thrilled to partner with Heroku for Product + Engineering month in October where we’ll be supporting the technical side of startup teams around the world. Heroku is a platform-as-a-service that enables developers to build, run and operate applications entirely in the cloud. Please join us by featuring a speaker in October that reflects this theme, e.g. a CTO or Head of Product or Engineering. 

Art Assets are available, you simply go to your Google Slides Templates (make sure you are logged into your Startup Grind Email Account)


#Workshop Month- Sept 2019

For the month of September we encourage you to switch things up a bit and host a workshop. Looking for some tips & tricks on how to host a successful workshop? Check out this article. 


Join your fellow Directors at these great up-and-coming regional conferences:

Georgia has great views, great accommodation [link to that crazy place] and great wine:

Georgia Conference

Date: November 8, 2020


Who to chat to: Colin Donohue

Pakistan is hosting some great speakers

Pakistan Conference

Date: November 4, 2019


Who to chat to: Arzish Azam

APAC Conference (Melbourne)

Date: December 9, 2019


Who to chat to: Chris Joannou

Barcelona Conference

Date: May 12, 2020


Who to chat to: Alex Bacardit

This is a great way to connect and support with some of the top directors and eco-systems.


Be part of the community and showing the values of “help others” by helping these directors market the events - here are a few words you can use:

Copy and paste to Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin to market the Regional Conferences

Startup Grind hosts incredible Regional conferences throughout the year. These are directors that are at the top of their game, join a Regional Conference in one of these 4 cities: Tiblisi, Georgia | Islamabad, Pakistan | Melbourne Australia & Barcelona, Spain. 


Speaking of SG Conferences, here’s a great opportunity from the Startup Program team

Many of our Directors have asked if they can be formally linked to the Startup Program as a mentor/advisor or as a Director who has registered interest in helping startups looking to expand to their country. 

We'd love to open such opportunities more widely to our community so we can find even more Directors interested in doing this. If this sounds like you, please fill out this form:


Applications for Startup Program and Startup Delegations are open- accepted startups who mention a Director’s name in their application will receive a discount ($200), and you will receive flight credits for the Global Conference. Startup Delegations also receive discounts based on the delegation size! Do reach out to the Startup Team for more info, and thank you for all that you do for the #SGCoummunity! 


If you’ve created new SG social media accounts for your Chapter, please send us the username and password at We will be requesting access to all of your Facebook pages over the coming months. Make sure to accept those requests as they come in. Need help? Read this article.


The dates and times for the next Office Hours should be in your Google Calendars. You are welcome to join any office hours you like. For your convenience we’ve broken down the times across regional time zones. They are for your reference:


Host: Madeline + Jess

Date: Tuesday, 27 August  2019

Time: Tue, 6PM SAST | Tue, 1PM EST | Wed, 10:30PM IST  | Tue, 6PM CEST

Format: Video Conference | Zoom Video Call (

CLICK HERE to add to calendar


Host: Phin, Bruce & Daniel

Date: Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Time: Wed, 4PM SAST |  Wed, 10AM EST | Wed, 10PM HKT | Wed, 4PM CEST

Format: Video Conference | Zoom Video Call (

CLICK HERE to add to calendar


Host: Farheen

Date: Thursday, 29 August 2019

Time: Thur 6:30AM SAST |  Thu, 12:30AM EST | Thu, 12:30PM HKT | Thu, 6:30AM CEST

Format: Video Conference | Zoom Video Call (

CLICK HERE to add to calendar


This months #LevelUp Chapter comes courtesy of the Jacksonville team, led by Therese Gamble. Recently relaunched, the Jacksonville Chapter is taking marketing approaches beyond email newsletters and event updates. To advertise their summer party, the Jacksonville team shared a brief promotional video detailing the upcoming event. If you haven’t seen it on the director's Facebook page, check it out here. A short promotional video (even 30-60 seconds) could be a great way to engage your community beyond a plain text email. Try it out!


G, Phin, Bruce, Farheen, Madeline, Daniel, Jessica