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Roger Dickey
Wednesday, March 16

Roger Dickey

Gigster

Roger Dickey is a serial entrepreneur & active angel investor based in San Francisco. He entered the games industry in 2007 with a Facebook app startup an after an acquisition by Zynga, Roger went on to found Mafia Wars ($1B revenue, 100M users), FishVille (35M users), among others. After leaving Zynga, Roger founded Gigster, an on-demand service for software development & design with a network of 350 top freelancers. Gigster is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock, and Y Combinator.

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Eoghan McCabe
Wednesday, April 13

Eoghan McCabe

Intercom

Eoghan runs intercom. He previously founded an award-winning software design consultancy called Contrast, and co-founded Exceptional, a developer tool startup acquired in 2011 and now a part of Rackspace. He moved from Ireland to San Francisco that year to start Intercom. Intercom is a fundamentally new way for internet businesses to communicate with customers, personally, at scale. The company has raised $66M and has over 8k paying customers around the world.

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Past Events

Startup Grind Holiday Party

Startup Grind Holiday Party

Gagan Biyani

Gagan Biyani

Ben Rubin

Ben Rubin

Bastian Lehmann

Bastian Lehmann

Kevin Gibbon

Kevin Gibbon

Summer Party

Summer Party

Marco Zappacosta; Bryan Schreier

Marco Zappacosta; Bryan Schreier

Mary Grove

Mary Grove

Hunter Walk

Hunter Walk

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy

Thomas Korte

Thomas Korte

Phil and Jacob Jaber

Phil and Jacob Jaber

Chris Wanstrath

Chris Wanstrath

Alfred Lin

Alfred Lin

Justin Kan

Justin Kan

Julia Hartz

Julia Hartz

Adora Cheung

Adora Cheung

Joshua Reeves

Joshua Reeves

Jennifer Dulski

Jennifer Dulski

Logan Green

Logan Green

Halle Tecco

Halle Tecco

Ali Partovi

Ali Partovi

Mikkel Svane

Mikkel Svane

Ali Pincus

Ali Pincus

Adam Goldstein

Adam Goldstein

Adam Pisoni

Adam Pisoni

George Zachary

George Zachary

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

Greg Tseng

Greg Tseng

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

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The location of a business’s headquarters can be one of the most important factors in its success, especially in those crucial early days. Being in a “hot location” at the time a startup launches can make a big difference in dozens of ways (some of them good and some of them bad). In recent years, some of the world’s hottest businesses have launched in Silicon Valley, making it perhaps the epicenter of innovation in the world.

But relocating to Northern California isn’t a viable option for many young businesses, especially if a company’s founders are already established in another location. The good news is that being in Silicon Valley isn’t a requirement for success in business today. In fact, many entrepreneurs have chosen to launch a startup in their own hometowns. But can such a move be successful? Here are a few pros and cons to help business owners decide:

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If you’re tele-working or hosting an event in the Silicon Valley region, it all starts with location, location, location. Fortunately, there are many gorgeous venue spaces that have top notch on-site experts, the latest in technology (of course), and—by San Francisco standards, at least—are pretty accessible with ample parking. However, if you really want to kick things up a notch, consider booking a space that brings something brand new to the table.

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As the founder of a new startup, you will be faced with myriad decisions early on, many of them crucial. One of these is where to set up shop, and it is likely that you will be advised to go with one of four options: working at home, a coworking space, an accelerator/incubator, or moving directly to your own leased office space. Although you will need to choose one of these, it might be good to remember the old adage “always look before you leap” before making the move. Taking a realistic look at which stage your company is in, and what resources are needed to keep it afloat is a good beginning.

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