Derek Andersen (Startup Grind)

CodeBase - 38 Castle Terrace Edinburgh, EH3 9DZ
June 10, 2016, 6 p.m.

About this event

Derek Andersen is the founder and CEO of Startup Grind, the largest independent global entrepreneurial community powered by Google for Entrepreneurs designed to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs. Founded in 2010 from humble beginnings with only 9 people attending his first event, 6 years later Startup Grind has grown to more than 200 cities, in 85 countries around the world. 

After founding Vaporware Labs in 2009, he incubated many products (most of which failed spectacularly) including Startup Grind and professional social network Commonred. In 2012 Commonred was sold to He is also Ex-Electronic Arts where he worked on games like Burnout, Mirror's Edge, The Sims, and Need For Speed. Having spent 8-years living outside the United States, he currently lives in Palo Alto California with his wife and three children. 

Derek has been featured on Forbes, Tech Crunch, and The Wall St Journal. 


Derek Andersen

Derek Andersen

Founder + CEO - Startup Grind

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. It's core values are giving before you take, helping others first, and making friends.

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June 10, 2016
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.


38 Castle Terrace EdinburghEH3 9DZ

Brought to you by

Declan McLaughlin

Declan McLaughlin

Startup Grind Edinburgh

Chapter Director
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Alan Ciechalski

Alan Ciechalski

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Head of Visuals
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Nick Murray

Chapter Co-Director