Startup Grind Partners With Google For Entrepreneurs To Aid Global Expansion

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Startup Grind, a community for entrepreneur meetups, is partnering with Google For Entrepreneurs to provide global resources and technology. The organization has also added 10 new chapters, bringing its total to 54 chapters in 20 different countries.

Founded in 2010, Startup Grind organizes monthly events for each city’s chapter, featuring speakers such as founders from Pinterest, Atari and Y Combinator. Founder and CEO Derek Andersen says Google For Entrepreneurs will help Startup Grind expand internationally by providing access to distribution, Google technology and financial support. Andersen tells me he is aiming to reach a total of 100 chapters in the next 12 months.

The organization has no shortage of applications to choose from. Andersen tells me Startup Grind has received 350 inbound requests in the last year, of which 30 have been approved. Each accepted applicant becomes the director of a chapter, but must display “Silicon Valley…

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