Startup Grind is a global startup community that actively educates, inspires and connects over 2 million entrepreneurs in over 600 chapters, including SGx Lakeland. Meetings are free events that feature local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons they learned on the road to building great companies.


Startup Weekend is an event that allows individuals to experience both the fun and the pressure of entrepreneurship by taking an idea and turning it into a business in 54 hours. The event connects attendees to mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who give invaluable input which can be used long after the event’s conclusion.