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.
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.
Both co-founders, Borge Hald is CEO and Amy Pressman is the President of Medallia. Before Medallia, Borge led strategy and operational improvement projects for BCG, worked at Morgan Stanley and P&G, and served as a lieutenant in the Norwegian Air Force. Amy worked as a consultant at BCG, a Legislative Aide on Capitol Hill, and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras.
Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products.
We built Samepage so our company could work together more effectively. Then we discovered Samepage is also awesome for organizing social, group, and school activities. Now lots of people are using Samepage to plan epic vacations, organize school fundraisers, keep sports teams on track, run their businesses and get more done. How will you use Samepage? For more information and to create a personalized Samepage page, visit www.samepage.io.
Verizon is now accepting ideas for its 2015 Powerful Answers Award program. Now in its third year, Verizon’s Powerful Answers Award offers innovators, developers and entrepreneurs a total of $6M in cash prizes, plus the opportunity for winners to participate in an Accelerator program designed to help develop their ideas and bring solutions to market faster. As demonstrated by last year’s winners, the Verizon Powerful Answers Award program seeks ideas that leverage cutting-edge technology to create solutions that deliver social good. The 2015 program is seeking ideas in three core categories: Emergency Response, Internet of Things (IoT), and Transportation. Ideas can be submitted until June 18, 2015, at http://goo.gl/WYYwuJ
The Samsung Global Innovation Center brings software and services innovation to Samsung Electronics by working with technology startups and entrepreneurs through investments, acquisitions, partnerships, SmartThings and the Samsung Accelerator. The GIC’s deep integration with Samsung consumer electronics and mobile business units provide entrepreneurs and startups with unparalleled access to Samsung resources, decision-makers, product roadmap, and the world’s largest platform for distribution. Opened in 2013, the GIC operates across offices in Mountain View, Palo Alto, New York City in the United States and Seoul in South Korea.
With offices throughout the U.S. and across the globe, Foley combines powerful national resources with a local focus to deliver seamless business and legal insight. Our exceptional client service, value, and innovation are recognized by our clients and the legal industry. Learn more at Foley.com
MOO is an online print and design company. We love great design and believe it can work wonders for every business. That’s why we make it simple to create beautiful, expertly crafted business stationery and promotional materials like Business Cards, Minicards, Notecards, Flyers, and more. Visit moo.com to create your own set of distinctive Business Cards and other business stationary.