Fellows connect daily using social media as a platform for growth, education and resources.

Joining your local Facebook group is a great way to meet new people and stay connected to the community. In the past, Fellows have hosted local happy hours, attended conferences together and helped each other find meaningful work. The sky is the limit!


  • We are a big community. Do your part and please check to make sure any requesting members are in the all-Fellows verified group. If you receive a request from someone who is not in the all-Fellows group, please contact annika@startingbloc.org and she will verify their status in our database.
  • If you’d like to start a new group, do it! And then email or message the group link to StartingBloc staff and add at least one as an administrator.

Online Groups

Regional Groups

Regional Leadership Contact Information

Bay Area – startingblocbayarea.strikingly.com, Sahar Massachi (sayhar+sb@gmail.com)
Boston – startingblocblb@gmail.com
DC – Job Amaro + Jessica Collison (Please connect with them on Facebook)
LA – Corbin Pickett (corbin.pickett@gmail.com)
NYC – Zoia Parvez (zoia.m.parvez@gmail.com) and Emily Soergel Miner (eebminer@gmail.com)
Pittsburgh – Kaitlin Augustine (kaitlinaugustine3@gmail.com)
Raleigh-Durham – Carlo Diy (Please connect with him on Facebook)
China – Roy Rao  (royyirao@gmail.com or on Wechat [ID: godblessroyrao])

Affinity Groups


Related, Non-SB Groups (Publicly Open)