Derek Andersen is the founder of Startup Grind, a 50+ cities community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. In 2013 Startup Grind will host 20,000 entrepreneurs at 300 events in 20 countries.
After founding Vaporware Labs in 2009, he incubated many products (most of which failed spectacularly) including Startup Grind and professional social network Commonred. In 2012 Commonred was sold to Income.com.
He is also Ex-Electronic Arts where he worked on games like Burnout, Mirror's Edge, The Sims, and Need For Speed. Having spent 8-years living outside the United States, he currently lives in Palo Alto California with his wife and two children.
|Mar 24, 2016||Boston Tech Flash - 15 things I learned about entrepreneurship at Startup Grind|
|Feb 25, 2016||Tech Zulu - Startup Grind 2016 – “Make Friends, Not Contacts”|
|Jan 28, 2016||PR.com - ContractRoom Selected to Attend Startup Grind|
|Jan 25, 2016||Mixergy Interviews - How to get the highest quality customers to your events|
|Jan 21, 2016||PRWeb Sitemap - Venuetize Selected as Startup Grind Top 50 Finalist for 2016 Program|
|Oct 29, 2015||Steve Blank - Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 8: Phil Randazzo and Derek Andersen|
|Oct 29, 2015||Huffington Post - Tech - Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 8: Phil Randazzo and Derek Andersen|
|Oct 5, 2015||Tech Cocktail - The Convergence of Technology & Entertainment with Jermaine Dupri|