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Karlie Krieger

Karlie Krieger

Director of Global Events & Partnerships

Karlie is passionate about producing flawless events and building meaningful brand relationships. 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 Director of Events. She now heads up strategy, planning, and execution of global events as well as SF and Silicon Valley chapters, and manages all Startup Grind partnerships. A California native, Karlie now lives in San Francisco.

Derek Andersen

Derek Andersen

Founder and CEO of Startup Grind

Derek is the founder of Startup Grind, a 125-city community mentoring entrepreneurs. Startup Grind is based in 60 countries with over 1,500 volunteers. 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 create Vaporware Labs which launched several failures and a couple of successes like Startup Grind, Commonred (Acquired by Income.com), and Steve Young Football (iOS). He's also a contributing author for Entrepreneur.com and Business Insider and lives in Palo Alto, California with his wife and three children.

Upcoming Events

Mary Grove (Google for Entrepreneurs)
Thursday, May 28

Mary Grove

Google for Entrepreneurs

Mary Grove is the Director of Google for Entrepreneurs, leading Google's efforts to support startups and entrepreneurs in more than 120 countries around the world. Mary is passionate about building community and has worked with groups of entrepreneurs in Pakistan, Iraq, Gaza, and Afghanistan, and previously led numerous international partnerships for Google.

  • Mary Grove, Google for Entrepreneurs Mary Grove, Google for Entrepreneurs
    Mary Grove is the Director of Google for Entrepreneurs, leading Google's efforts to support startups and entrepreneurs in more than 120 countries around the world. Mary is passionate about building community and has worked with groups of entrepreneurs in Pakistan, Iraq, Gaza, and Afghanistan, and previously led numerous international partnerships for Google.
    28 May Mary Grove Google for Entrepreneurs
  • Marco Zappacosta, Thumbtack Marco Zappacosta, Thumbtack
    Marco Zappacosta is a co-founder and CEO of Thumbtack. Marco started Thumbtack after graduating from Columbia. Thumbtack is a consumer service that helps millions of people accomplish the personal projects that are central to their lives. To date, the company has raised a total of $150 million from Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global Management, Javelin Venture Partners, and Google Capital.
    03 Jun Marco Zappacosta Thumbtack

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