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Startup Grind is a global startup community

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We aim to build a connected network of vibrant startup communities to help fuel innovation, economic growth and prosperity at the local level.

Each month we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn’t, and what they’ll do differently next time.

They talk about the rough times and the celebrations. It’s an amazing opportunity to learn from the best, network with other members of the startup community, and improve your chances of entrepreneurial success.

Startup Grind Values







Gerti Boshnjaku
Chapter Director
Tirana Chapter Director Gerti Boshnjaku is CEO and Founder of New Media Communications; A Marketing Communications Company specialized in Digital Marketing, Design & Development of Online Solutions, Websites, Applications and Digital Media. He owns the Business Magazine Albania – A digital media platform focused on startups and entrepreneurship. After finishing his studies at Tirana University, on 2001, in Business Administration, Marketing profile, he worked in the Marketing and Advertising industry, in various well-known companies in Albania like Infosoft Systems, Shekulli Media Group, DDB Albania & Regency Casino. In 2009, he started his first start up company, Laborator Komunikimi, and worked as CEO and Marketing & Sales Manager. The services of the Agency were based on Creative & Media. Gerti’s work with a variety of national & international clients has engaged him in many projects where has been needed expertise in Strategic Planning & Marketing Consultancies, Communication Strategy, Media planning & Buying, Brand Identity, PR Activities & Promotions. On February 2011 following the new developments in marketing trends, specifically the Online sector, and by widening the focus of work the company’s brand name and the legal status changed and now called New Media Communications shpk. Over the years of work at New Media Communications, Gerti has been in charge of all the projects developed which supplied powerful marketing and PR solutions for clients in the fields of automotive, consumer goods, financial, higher education, manufacturing, medical, real estate and property management, retail, recreation and tourism & travel. Infoalbania.al was another innovative project started by Gerti and his business partner on year 2010, being one of the first independent news portal in the country. The latest challenge was the launch of a startup project in the Digital Media called the Business Magazine Albania – www.BusinessMag.al Being marketing oriented as a person, Gerti is always in search of connecting with people and networking opportunities.
Aneida Bajraktari
Aneida Bajraktari comes from the finance and justice world but her passions are innovation and community development. Aneida is currently working as Head of Finance department in a Swedish non profit organization in Albania but she is involved in several other initiatives: lead organizer of Startup Weekend Tirana, the world’s biggest educational movement for entrepreneurs, Ambassador at Hello Tomorrow, a global startup competition connecting and empowering change-makers who dare to solve today’s problems through science and technology, contributor at ICT Awards that aims the recognition of individuals having an impact in the ICT sector.
Dorian Kamberi
Community Manager
Dorian is an energetic and dedicated individual, with a profound passion for technology and innovation. Fascinated by innovative business models, especially by technology oriented start-ups, he is seeking to contribute in the development of a fruitful entrepreneural community. Dorian graduated with a double major in Business Administration and Computer Science from the American University of Bulgaria. He has held several positions in both public and private sectors and has considerable teaching experience as an Information Technology lecturer. Dorian currently holds the position of Head of IT sector in a microfinance institution. As a team member of Startup Grind Tirana he looks forward to sharing his knowledge and experience in business administration and information technology.
Alban Sipri
Video Producer
Kelvin Çobanaj
Community Manager
Kelvin is a 17 years old, web and mobile engineer with an entrepreneurial mindset.  He started his first company at the age of 11. Since then he has been hacking, coding and trying to build startups. When he was merely 15 years old he started working as a full stack engineer for a Y-Combinator backed company located in Silicon Valley. On his free time he does tech counseling for various startups and established companies. Thus far his most notable client has been T-Mobile. Now he’s building his own big company named Norby Technologies, Inc which is incorporated in Delaware, USA.
Elvis Gorica