Derek Andersen (Startup Grind)

April 12, 2017 / 6:00 PM

About this event

How many people do you know have built the WORLD’S LARGEST entrepreneurial community?

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?

  • How do you get all these people moving in the same direction?
  • How do you remain a regular guy when rubbing shoulders with the highest echelon in Silicon Valley?
  • How can his success translate to building communities in other industries you want to build?
  • How does tech affect other communities - restaurant, energy, space, medical? What has Derek seen that could give you an edge on your startup?

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.

What is Derek building because he has the ear to hear opportunities?

  1. How has he built teams that continuously improve?
  2. How does he get independent thinking entrepreneurs from around the world to work together?
  3. How does he get so many YESES from cold emails?

You CANNOT Afford to Miss this Grind!


Derek Andersen (Startup Grind)

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. 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.

Date and Time
April 12, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Iron Yard Houston
4203 Montrose Boulevard #100
Houston, 77006
6:00 pm Meet + Greet
6:30 pm Quick Pitch
7:00 pm Grind of the year!
7:45 pm Dynamic Q+A
8:15 pm Share an Insight/technique
9:00 pm Adios!

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