Startup Grind is the world’s largest community of startups, founders, innovators, and creators. Its mission is to give startups the education and opportunities they need to build, grow, and scale their companies. They bring like-minded yet diverse individuals together through local, national, and global events, student and investor programs, and online media and content. Monthly chapter events feature local entrepreneurs who share their stories and experiences in a personal and accessible way. Membership is free for accepted companies, who must demonstrate their viability and value proposition and willingness to contribute to the organizations and support fellow members. With nearly 2,300 local members, Startup Grind Charleston helps make the startup journey less lonely and more connected by offering access to people who genuinely get it.