StartupGrind Names 100 Companies to the 2017 Startup Exhibition

StartupGrind: Inspiring, Educating and Connecting Entrepreneurs. PALO ALTO, CA – February 16, 2017 – Startup Grind today announced the induction of 100 Companies to the 2017 Class of Startup Exhibitioners. The Startup Exhibition recognizes the top 100 companies handpicked from 80 countries, 200 cities around the world. Startup Grind Startup Exhibition companies are an elite group of companies whose founders range from 16 year-old founders who gained 20,000 paying customer’s in 2 months to a professional basketball player, to a Medical Director at Yale, to a Resident Neurosurgeon at Duke University Hospital.

Startup Exhibition companies are given access to our global audience through media and onsite at annual Global Event (www.startupgrind.com/conference) held February 21st through February 22nd in beautiful historic downtown Redwood City. The exhibition helps companies to accelerate their pace towards growth and success by gaining the visibility of mentors and investors in our network. “We started this after seeing many of the Accelerators and Incubators not doing much to really help companies,” says Derek Andersen, founder & CEO of Startup Grind. “We really wanted to make an actual difference in the startups trajectory and leverage all of our resources and network to their advantage.”

“Of the 6,000 plus startups that were considered, 100 were selected representing the Startup Grind community across 80 countries. These startups have great teams, traction, technology and massive markets,” says Andersen. “Our biggest goal is for each startup to go back home with a new and improved game plan that would not have happened without the exposure of the exhibition and the mentors/resources that were gained through our network.”

About Startup Grind Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 300,000 founders in over 200 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 80 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has now hosted 2,000 fireside chats since it’s founding in 2010. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users. Learn more at http://www.startupgrind.com.

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TD Lowe Startup Grind 234 Marshall Street, Ste 8 Redwood City, CA td@startupgrind.com