The founder of Startup Grind interviews about building a strong community. We’ll be kicking off this fall with a grand slam on the 26th of September. We now offer You the opportunity to meet the founder of Startup Grind, Derek Andersen, interviewing one of the minds behind Sandbox, Jumpstarter & YEoS, Per Jonsson. This will be an awesome meeting between two great global community builders about what it takes to build great communities in a locally and globally perspective.
Who is Per?
When Per was ten years old he was told he was great with computers.
From that day on they became his life and they got used in everything from play to work.
“I used them to write code, I used them to design things and I built entire companies based on them.”
Later on he found his mission in life: to create and nurture meaningful conversations. “The conversations that challenge us emotionally and intellectually and make us grow as individuals.”
Today all Pers work starts with a single question: how can we make people thrive and not just survive?
He is engaged in businesses that turn this very question into concrete action.
Who is Derek?
Derek Andersen is the founder and CEO of Startup Grind, a global community that is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs designed to educate, mentor, and connect entrepreneurs. Founded in 2010 from humble beginnings with only 9 people attending his first event, 4 years later Startup Grind has grown to more than 100 cities, in 42 countries around the world.
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.