Please consider tuning into a special Fireside Chat hosted by our friends from the Startup Grind Tel Aviv chapter as they host Startup Grind co-founder, Derek Andersen! (Please note the time conversion we've done from GMT to EDT.)
Derek Andersen is the co-founder of Startup Grind and Bevy. In 2017, Startup Grind spun out our community events software to create what is now Bevy.
Bevy powers enterprise event communities for brands such as Google, Snowflake, Facebook, HubSpot, Adobe, Salesforce, Slack, Twitch, Atlassian, Zendesk, Twilio, and others. Recently, Bevy raised a Series C funding round of $40M, valuing the company at $325M and demonstrated how raising money and incorporating diversity and inclusion has led to a $55M fundraising round.
Meet Derek and learn how you can raise money, be inclusive, and give a seat to the underrepresented, all at the same time. He will share how he decided to make this decision, what meaningful steps he took, what mentors he met with to make sure he was doing it right, and how his profit benefits the greater good.
Bevy / Startup Grind
Co-founder & CEO
For the past 15 years Derek has been building communities. He is the Co-founder/CEO of Bevy, a SaaS product that helps companies like Salesforce, Atlassian, Google, Snowflake, and Adobe build virtual and in-person communities. He co-founded Startup Grind, a community of 600 Chapters in 125 countries educating, inspiring, and connecting startup people. Since 2012, Startup Grind has hosted 15,000 e…
Country Manager Startup Grind Israel - Father, business culture catalyst, Startup ecosystem builder & connector
Experienced Entrepreneur. Shahar has over 20 years of Global startup ecosystem experience. Shahar is the person responsible for putting Israel on the Global Startup Grind map. Today Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 3,500,000 entrepreneurs in over 600 chapters. SG nurture startup ecosystems in 125+ countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Startups.
Skilled in strategy, management, investor relations. Globally connected professional with a can-do attitude.
Today Shahar is connecting Machine Intelligence, Web Intelligence and Human Intelligence for one big mission, Climate!