Join for a fireside chat with Derek Andersen, Founder and CEO of STARTUP GRIND!

Apr 11, 2017, 11:30 PM – Apr 12, 2017, 1:30 AM

Galvanize, 119 Nueces Street, Austin, 78701

We are very excited to have Startup Grind's founder and CEO joining us for a chat April 11th! Derek Andersen is the founder and CEO of Startup Grind, a community of over 200 Chapters in 80 countries designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Startup Grind's values of giving, helping others, and making friends have spread across the world.

In-person event

About this event

This special fireside chat with Startup Grind's founder and CEO Derek Anderson will happen Tuesday April 11th at Galvanize. Meet Derek and hear his story.

Since 2012, Startup Grind has hosted 4,000 events for more than 200,000 entrepreneurs. In 2009 Derek founded Vaporware Labs, incubating many products including Startup Grind and professional social network Commonred, which was acquired by in 2012. He lives in Palo Alto with his wife and three children.

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  • Derek Andersen

    Startup Grind Inc.



April 11 – 12, 2017
11:30 PM – 1:30 AM UTC


Fireside Chat


  • Joe Famalette


    Founder & CEO

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