Startup Grind Global Conference 2017 (Facebook)
Startup Grind Global Conference 2017 (Facebook)

Startup Grind Global Conference 2017 (Facebook)

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Fox Theatre + Downtown Redwood City

2215 Broadway

Redwood City, CA 94063

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Join 5,000 global founders in Silicon Valley for 2-days of nonstop content - fireside chats, Investor Q+A's, hands-on workshops, educational sessions; plus invaluable networking opportunities with your fellow attendees, 200+ exhibiting startups, and our great partners. Don't miss out. We hope to see you this year for our 5th annual event.

Noam Bardin Waze

Leila Janah Sama

Hamdi Ulukaya Chobani

Sean Rad Tinder

Daphne Koller Coursera

Bing Gordon Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Holly Liu Kabam

Vinod Khosla Khosla Ventures

Jason Robins DraftKings

Vladimir Tenev Robinhood

Megan Quinn Spark Capital

Ryan Holmes Hootsuite

Hiten Shah KISSmetrics

Bharat Anand Harvard Business School

Joe Lonsdale 8VC, Palantir

Ann Miura-Ko Floodgate

Jessica Mah inDinero

Kenneth Lin Credit Karma

George Zachary Charles River Ventures

TJ Parker PillPack

Eric Yuan Zoom

Christine Souffrant Ntim Forbes30Under30, Vendedy

Mike Abbott Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Nima Ghamsari Blend

Ryan Smith Qualtrics

Rebecca Kaden Maveron

Pascal Finette Singularity University

Mada Seghete Branch Metrics

Jim Scheinman Maven Ventures

Mike Brown Win-Win

Sarah Cooper The Cooper Review

Adam Singolda Taboola

Brian Wong Kiip

Nicole Sanchez GitHub

Manish Chandra Poshmark

Jeff Richards GGV Capital

Penny Kim

JT Marino Tuft & Needle

Derek Andersen Startup Grind

Everette Taylor Skurt

Patrick Mullane HBX

Joel Flory VSCO

Paul Levine Trulia

Dennis Mortensen

What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a 400,000 person global community powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. We host monthly events for entrepreneurs in 200-cities in 85 countries. Each event features a successful local founder, innovator, educator or investor who shares personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. We offer yummy food + drinks and spend an hour filming an informal, intimate fireside-chat-style interview with our awesome person of the month then have a Q&A and mixer. Each event gets archived on some of the past interviews were with business legends like the founders of Nest, Capital One, Pinterest, Stripe, SoundCloud, Words with Friends, Intuit, Indiegogo... the list goes on and on. These interviews are a unique peek behind-the-scenes at the life, journey and insights of those who have gone before, and are incredibly engaging and inspiring events. Startup Grind was recently featured in Forbes magazine and is quickly becoming known as the TED talks of the entrepreneur world. Our Flagship Events include our Startup Grind Global Conference in Silicon Valley with 3-5K attendees, Startup Grind Europe held in 2016 at the Central Hall Westminster in London, and Startup Grind SoCal. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

2017 Global Conference FAQ

When and where is the Global Conference?

Programming runs from 8AM to 6PM on both days (February 21th and 22nd). We’ll be hosting an afterparty on the 21st that will go until 10 PM. On Monday Night (February 20th) we're hosting a private Welcome Night with a special guest speaker for those who purchase a 2-for-1 or early ticket (stay tuned for your invite - space is limited!)

The event takes place at the Fox Theater at 2215 Broadway, Redwood City, CA.

What does a general admission ticket get me?

You’ll have all-access to two full days of speaker sessions and networking across multiple theaters in Redwood City. Your ticket also includes coffee, lunch, snacks, and drinks throughout the day. It also admits you into the Startup Grind afterparty and parties throughout. For our best deal, get the 2-for-1 ticket - bring a friend and get access to Monday night!

*2-for-1 ticket holders receive access to our pre-conference event the evening before with a special surprise guest*

My company wants to be seen. Can I sponsor or exhibit?

We work with Fortune 500 as well as newly launched companies to reach entrepreneurs around the world, and we’d love to work with you as a sponsoring partner. You’ll reach thousands of entrepreneurs, business owners, as well as developers, investors, and the like during our event. As a sponsor, we’ll also include you in messaging to our network - spanning across hundreds of thousands of online followers and subscribers. Please fill out the form linked above or email our VP of Partnerships, for more info.

Can startups exhibit?

If your business has raised less than $3MM and has fewer than 20 employees, you’re eligible to apply for the 2017 Startup Program. If selected, you’ll have the chance the exhibit your company during the conference, be exposed to our network of 200 investors, and enjoy perks like media opportunities and startup service discounts.

The Startup Program is simple and transparent: if chosen, your startup receives 4-full day tickets, including a display booth for one of the two conference days.


Which airport should I fly into?

San Francisco (SFO) is recommended. It is the closest (15mi/24km) to the Fox Theater. Get the BART to Millbrae, then transfer onto the Caltrain to Redwood City.

Oakland Airport (OAK) is located across the peninsula in the East Bay. It’s furthest (29mi/47km) from the Fox Theater, but offers nearby BART public transit to get into Silicon Valley.

San Jose Airport (SJC) is located South of Silicon Valley and is closest to Palo Alto. While not far from the Fox Theater (20mi/32km), SJC doesn’t offer many public transit options.

We usually find the cheapest tickets on Skyscanner or Google Flights, book comfortable housing using Airbnb, and travel with Uber or Lyft. Use code “UberSGConf” for your first ride free.

Where should I stay during the conference?

All the following hotel suggestions are less than a 15-minute drive from the Fox Theater, the Startup Grind Global Conference Venue. Many guests also choose to stay with local hosts through AirBnB.

TownPlace Suites

1000 Twin Sophin Dr. Redwood City, CA 94065

Fairfield Inn & Suites

555 Skyway Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070

Hotel LiA

950 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070

Extended Stay America

3 Circle Way San Carlos, CA 94070


223 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City, CA 94065

Atherton Park Inn & Suites Redwood City

2834 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94061

Best Western Plus Executive Suites Redwood City

25 Fifth Ave, Redwood City, CA 94063

Holiday Inn Express Redwood City-Central

1836 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063


Where can I find parking during the conference?

Streetside parking is limited near the venue. Luckily, local garages offer more space by the hour. Both of the following garages offer paid parking 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Monday - Friday, free parking after 6:00 PM.

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