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Startup Grind Names 130 Companies to the 2018 Global Startup Exhibition

Startup Grind: Inspiring, Educating and Connecting Entrepreneurs.

REDWOOD CITY, CA – February 5, 2018 – Startup Grind today announced the induction of 130
Companies to the 2018 Class of Exhibiting Startups. The Startup Exhibition recognizes 130
companies handpicked from 115 countries, 400 cities around the world. Startup Grind Startup
Exhibition companies are an elite group of companies whose come from countries as far away as
Mauritius, Japan, Bangladesh, Australia and as close as Guatemala, Canada, New York, Virginia,
Georgia, Ohio, Wisconsin, Texas, Nevada, Washington, California and more.

Startup Exhibition companies are given access to our global audience through media and onsite at
annual Global Event ( held February 12th through February 14th 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 program 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 7,000 plus startups that were considered, 130 were selected representing the Startup Grind
community across 115 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 1,000,000 founders in over 400 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 100 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

For more information, please contact:

Deanna Rampton
Startup Grind
234 Marshall Street, Ste 8
Redwood City, CA


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