What kind of WHY do you have to tap into in order to inspire so many people world-wide to step up and commit to building entrepreneurial communities in over 200 cities in 98 countries?
Derek hears all kind of ideas coming from all directions ALL the TIME. What question would you ask the founder of the largest entrepreneurial network in the world? Now multiply that by 50, and you will walk away from this evening with a brain full of advice to rock your startup.
You CANNOT Afford to Miss this 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. 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 Income.com 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.