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.
Having long evangelized the concept of “Global Entrepreneurship,” Kayvan founded NestGSV as the physical manifestation of his creed. Before starting this enterprise, Kayvan was the founding COO of Plug and Play Tech Center and most recently the President of Always On. He has over 15 years of management and international business experience in the technology manufacturing and distribution sectors, and a strong network in the venture capital and angel investment community. When he’s not spearheading our company, he’s captaining our intermural sports team.
We are hosting the worlds biggest Startup holiday party for entrepreneurs and small business owners! Last year 1,200 people registered and we're looking to double that number this year.
Google Cloud Platform is offering developers $2,000 of credit to start building applications on Google App Engine and Google Compute Engine. App Engine is a full development stack (PaaS), and Compute Engine lets you run workloads on Linux virtual machines (IaaS). Apply to receive credit at cloud.google.com/starterpack and use verification code: sg-org.
Elance. is where people Work Differently™. A pioneer in today’s freelance revolution, Elance connects the world through work. Today over 500,000 businesses and 2 million freelancers use Elance in 170+ countries. Innovative global enterprises, small businesses and startups tap into the Elance talent pool, building teams from software engineers, application developers and web and graphic designers to copywriters, market researchers, data scientists, social media marketers, customer service agents and other business professionals. More than 1 million freelance jobs are completed through Elance annually.
Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products.
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.