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Perri Blake Gorman

Perri Blake Gorman

San Francisco Chapter Co-Director

ceo/founder @archively : co-founder @unrollme : moderator@StartupGrind :: I am an alchemist. I am a collector of people.

Karlie Krieger

Karlie Krieger

Director of Events

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

Derek Andersen

Founder and CEO of Startup Grind

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.

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Julia Hartz (Eventbrite )
Tuesday, May 6

Julia Hartz

Eventbrite

Julia Hartz is the co-founder and President of Eventbrite. Prior to that, Julia worked at MTV and was lucky enough to be on the team that discovered Jackass (you're welcome). After MTV, Julia enjoyed a career at FX Networks on the series development team which put Nip/Tuck, The Shield, and Rescue Me on the air. Julia graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in Telecommunications.

  • Julia Hartz, Eventbrite Julia Hartz, Eventbrite
    In 2006, Julia left her responsible career as a television development executive to start a technology company focused on bringing the world together through live experiences. Not only did she take this plunge with her two co-founders, but they also decided to forgo salaries and bootstrap the company with their own money. As the Co-Founder and President of the global ticketing company Eventbrite, Julia helped to turn this ill-advised by many decision into a burgeoning success story. With a focus on strategy and growth for the company that has processed $2 billion in gross ticket sales for organizers in 179 countries, Julia is responsible for building, evolving and sustaining Eventbrite's growing team of 300 "Britelings" and award-winning company culture (voted Best Places to Work in the San Francisco Bay Area four years running). Prior to co-founding Eventbrite, Julia worked at MTV and was lucky enough to be on the team that discovered Jackass (you're welcome). After MTV, Julia enjoyed a career at FX Networks on the series development team which put Nip/Tuck, The Shield, and Rescue Me on the air. Julia graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in Telecommunications
    06 May Julia Hartz Eventbrite
  • Tom Preston-Werner, GitHub Tom Preston-Werner, GitHub
    Tom Preston-Werner is a software developer and entrepreneur who co-founded GitHub in 2008, along with Chris Wanstrath and PJ Hyett, to simplify sharing code and make it easy to collaborate on building software. Today, GitHub is the largest code host in the world, with a community of more than 4M people building software together. Before founding GitHub, Tom worked as a Ruby developer for Powerset, a Wikipedia search engine that was acquired by Microsoft. Additionally, Tom invented Gravatar, a service for providing unique avatars that follow you from site to site, which he sold to Automattic in 2007. Tom grew up in Iowa and came to the west coast to study physics at Harvey Mudd College; he left after two years when he realized that he enjoyed programming far more than the math that was the core of his physics studies. He currently lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.
    25 Jun Tom Preston-Werner GitHub

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