Startup Grind names 130 companies

The sobu Group AG is nominated by 130 companies for the Global Startup Exhibition 2018. Out of thousands upon thousands, sobu was voted one of the top 300 companies worldwide. They announced the inclusion of 130 companies in the class of exhibiting startups 2018. The Startup Exhibition honors 130 handpicked companies from 115 countries and 400 cities around the world.

Startup Grind: Inspiring, educating and connecting entrepreneurs.

REDWOOD CITY, CA – February 5, 2018 – Startup Grind today announced the inclusion of 130 companies in the 2018 Class of Exhibiting Startups. The Startup Exhibition honors 130 handpicked companies from 115 countries and 400 cities around the world. Startup Grind Startup Exhibition companies are an elite group of companies coming from countries like Mauritius, Japan, Bangladesh, Australia and as close as Guatemala, Canada, New York, Virginia, Georgia, Ohio, Wisconsin, Texas, Nevada, Washington, California and more.
Startup exhibit companies gain access to our global audience through the media and on-site at the annual global event (, taking place February 12-14 in beautiful historic downtown Redwood City. The exhibition helps companies accelerate their pace towards growth and success by gaining the visibility of mentors and investors in our network.
“We started this program after seeing that many of the accelerators and incubators weren’t doing much to really help businesses,” said Derek Andersen, founder and CEO of Startup Grind. “We really wanted to make a difference in the development of startups and use all our resources and network to their advantage.”
“Out of the 7,000+ startups considered, 130 were selected, representing the startup grind community in 115 countries. These startups have great teams, traction, technology and huge markets,” says Andersen. “Our ultimate goal is for each startup to go home with a new and improved game plan that would not have been possible without the presentation of the exhibition and the mentors/resources 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 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 is monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share their experiences on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, the startup Grind has hosted 2,000 fireside chats since its inception in 2010. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentors, connect and hire with partners, seek 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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