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 the Director of Events, heading up the 2014 global event and then some. Karlie now lives in San Francisco.
Dave Goldberg is the Chief Executive Officer of SurveyMonkey, the leading provider of online survey solutions. Dave has been a successful entrepreneur, investor and technology and music industry executive. He has run and successfully grown several online consumer businesses.
Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products.
Established in the mid-1960s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Kauffman Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo., and is among the largest private foundations in the United States with an asset base of approximately $2 billion.
NephoScale is offering startups up to $6,000 of credit to run their web scale applications on the NephOS Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform. Apply at www.nephoscale.com/startupgrind. NephoScale is an infrastructure –as-a-service company with a developer focus. They offer the highest performing IaaS cloud platform in the industry and the best price/performance combination of any other public IaaS cloud provider.
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.
Traba helps job seekers find meaningful work and helps companies find great people. If you’re at an awesome company, we create (free) video profiles to show off your people and culture to attract the right talent. If you’re a job seeker, we give you an inside look into companies to help you find work you’ll love.
Your Strategic HR Partner: With 8,000+ clients nationwide and over $1 billion in health premiums managed, TriNet provides cloud-based HR solutions that allow growing companies to do what they do best. Small to mid-sized businesses in a variety of industries partner with TriNet to manage human resources, employee benefits, payroll, risk mitigation, workers' compensation, strategic human capital planning and more.