Derek Anderson, Founder and CEO of Startup Grind

Common Desk - Deep Ellum - 2919 Commerce Street Dallas, 75226
Thu, Apr 13, 2017, 5:30 PM (CDT)

About this event

Derek Andersen ​is the Founder & CEO of Startup Grind, a 400,000 person entrepreneurial community with 200 chapters in 85 countries run by more than 1,000 volunteers. Startup Grind's mission is to help every entrepreneur in the world. Its core values are giving before you take, helping others first, and making friends. 

Derek Andersen spent four years in product management at Electronic Arts working on games like The Godfather, Burnout, The Sims 3, and Mirror’s Edge. He left EA in 2009 to start Vaporware Labs, a product incubator which mostly failed but built products including Commonred which was acquired by in 2012, and Startup Grind. After running Startup Grind as a side project for 2 years, Derek turned his full attention to scaling it from 3 chapters to 200 chapters today. In 2015 Startup Grind will host 1,200 events for 75,000 entrepreneurs. He currently lives in Palo Alto, California but has lived eight years outside the U.S. in France, Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand, and the Cook Islands.


  • Derek Andersen

    Derek Andersen

    Startup Grind

    Founder + CEO

  • When

    Thursday, Apr 13
    5:30 PM - 7:45 PM (CDT)


    Common Desk - Deep Ellum
    2919 Commerce Street Dallas75226

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