Derek Andersen (Startup Grind)

Apr 12, 2017, 11:00 PM – Apr 13, 2017, 2:00 AM

Iron Yard Houston, 4203 Montrose Boulevard #100, Houston, 77006

What can you learn from the founder of the WORLD'S Largest Entrepreneurial Community? Many look to accomplish this goal, few achieve it. Even Houston still struggles with this feat. Derek Andersen is the founder and CEO of Startup Grind, a community of over 200 Chapters in 98 countries serving over 1,000,000 entrepreneurs designed to educate, inspire, and connect those entrepreneurs.

In-person event

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!

Check out what happened


  • Derek Andersen

    Startup Grind

    Founder + CEO



April 12 – 13, 2017
11:00 PM – 2:00 AM UTC


Meet + Greet
Quick Pitch
Grind of the year!
Dynamic Q+A
Share an Insight/technique


  • Michele Price

    Breakthrough Business Strategies

    Houston's Chapter Director

  • James Phelan

    Village Insights

    Partnership Director

Global sponsor

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Dell Technologies

About Startup Grind

This is Startup Grind. We are the world’s largest startup community.

Our Mission

To give startups everywhere the education and opportunities they need to build, grow, and scale their companies.

Our Values

We believe in making friends, not contacts. We believe in giving first, not taking. We believe in helping others before helping yourself.

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Take advantage of resources and offers provided by organizations we know and love, designed to help you navigate the startup journey.

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