Joshua is the CEO and co-founder of ZenPayroll. He believes in the power of software to solve complex problems and founded ZenPayroll to provide businesses with delightful, modern payroll. With ZenPayroll, companies can set-up and manage payroll in minutes, while all government tax calculations, payments, reporting, and compliance are taken care of automatically and paperlessly. Joshua was selected to the 2012 Forbes 30 Under 30 List and holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
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Karlie is passionate about producing flawless events. Prior to Startup Grind she spent 3+ years running all national conferences for Inc. Magazine in New York. In August 2013, she joined the HQ team as the Director of Events, heading up the 2014 global event and then some. Karlie now lives in San Francisco.
Derek Andersen spent four years in product management at Electronic Arts working on games like the Godfather, Burnout, and Mirror's Edge. He left in 2009 to found Vaporware Labs, a company that has tried and failed many times, but successfully launched products like Startup Grind, Commonred, and Steve Young Football (iOS). He's also a contributing author for Techcrunch and Business Insider and lives in Palo Alto, California.