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.
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 Director of Events. She now heads up strategy, planning, and execution of our global events and oversees all Startup Grind partnerships. Karlie now lives in San Francisco.
Kanishk Parashar is CEO and founder of Coin, a Bluetooth Low Energy Connected Device that will replace every other card you own. Prior to launching Coin, Kanishk attended John Hopkins University and led technical positions in companies such as eBay and PayPal.
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Samepage is a social and collaborative way for groups and colleagues to work together. It’s a cloud-based platform that securely connects people with projects, conversations and files, so that everybody is always on the same page. See the Startup Grind Samepage Archive here: http://bit.ly/SGSamepage