Startup Program Membership overview

The new Startup Grind Membership brings the best of our highly engaged global community – which commonly gathers offline at live events – online. This virtual membership allows those immersed in the startup and tech worlds to connect with each other through an exclusive global network and gain access to uniquely tailored opportunities, including curated content, intimate roundtables, investor introductions, partner discounts, and more. 

The membership will be available to individuals, startup teams, and partner organizations. As of now, we’re launching with our Startup and Partner Memberships in May, with an individual (“Solo”) Membership coming soon.

Membership Tiers

  • StartupMember
    • Grind Startup: For early-stage startups, allowing access to exclusive content and resources provided by world-class experts and peers to help build your startup.
    • Growth Startup: Premium membership for startups that are in the growth phase with the access to education, network & exposure they need to scale. Includes all Grind benefits, and more. 
  • Partner Member 
    • For industry leaders: mid-market and enterprise-level organizations with 100+ employees who are looking to engage with the startup ecosystem.
  • Solo Member (for individuals, - coming soon) 
    • Student Tier (coming soon) 
  • Chapter Director - an invite-only membership reserved for active Startup Grind Chapter Directors.

Who Is the Membership For?

  • Early-stage startup teams - ie. startups with funding < 10M.
  • Innovators in tech & startup industries - ie. Startup community leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, students, etc.
  • Industry leading mid-market and enterprise-level organizations with 100+ employees who are looking to engage with the startup ecosystem. (Partner Membership)

How Much Does the Membership Cost?

Each membership includes an annual membership fee which unlocks full benefits for either an individual or a team of up to four people. Pricing details can be found here. 

How Do You Become a Member?

Anyone interested in becoming a member should visit the official Startup Grind Membership Page for more information. This page may also be found via, clicking on “Join” button.

The Startup Membership will be available beginning mid-May 2020, first to a limited group of invited startups, then to the public shortly thereafter. We will open the Solo Membership very soon and directors will be invited to join first. 

A Note to Directors - Once the Startup Membership is live, we’d love for you to share an announcement about the membership as a new offering for your communities. Here’s a “Social Media Guide” you can use to support the launch – it includes sample newsletter text, social copy, and a few other details.