Google-backed “Startup Grind” community will soon come to Newark
by Brick City Live | April 27, 2017
Newark will soon be home to an official chapter of “Startup Grind,” an entrepreneurship community backed by Google for Entrepreneurs.
Startup Grind is a global community of current and aspiring entrepreneurs that spans nearly 100 countries. Their primary work: hosting monthly “fireside chats” where local entrepreneurs, investors and educators share their startup lessons, with the goal of connecting members to potential partners, investors, employees and users.
The chapter is being brought to Newark by Gerard Adams, a successful entrepreneur (he co-founded a digital publication, Elite Daily, which was sold for $50 million) who founded Fownders, a startup accelerator based in Newark that launched in 2016. One entrepreneur from Fownders’ first cohort, Jhamar Youngblood, recently won a $50,000 grant from the city for a safety feature in his Blastchat app that lets women send notifications to friends, and to bystanders, if they’re in danger.
The Newark chapter will be the second group to form in New Jersey after Startup Grind Princeton.
Featured image: StartupGrind.com
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