Startup Grind Chicago Welcomes Jason Fried (Co-founder/CEO 37signals)
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Join us February 19th as we welcome Jason Fried. Jason Fried is the Co-Founder and CEO of 37signals, a privately-held Chicago-based company committed to building the best web-based tools possible with the least number of features necessary. Jason co-wrote all of 37signals books, including their latest “Rework.”, and is invited to speak on entrepreneurship, design, management, and software all around the globe. 37signals’ products include Basecamp, Highrise, Backpack, Campfire, Ta-da List, and Writeboard. 37signals also developed and open-sourced the Ruby on Rails programming framework.
In this special event, Derek Andersen CEO and founder of Startup Grind, will fly out from Silicon Valley to interview Jason Fried and take any questions after the interview.
6:00 - Networking, Wine & Appetizers
7:00 - Fireside Chat
8:00 - Questions and More Networking
|WHAT IS STARTUP GRIND?|
Startup Grind is a 30-city event series hosted in 13-countries that educates, inspires, and connects entrepreneurs. Rooted in the heart of Silicon Valley, Startup Grind brings the world's greatest founders and investors to tell their stories on stage and share it with our global startup community. There are brilliant entrepreneurs everywhere so start learning and networking with them at your local Startup Grind community.
For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.
Tom Denison - Director of Startup Grind Chicago
Tom's passion is mentoring, advising, consulting, funding and founding tech startups. Like many, his digital experience started with a glamorous yet struggling internet startup, but blossomed into strategy and business development with some of the most recognized digital powerhouses. He has also nurtured and made profitable a top 200 internet retailer. Today, he is the Founder of Funl, a collection of savvy digital marketing experts who “Provide the expertise and resources needed to drive a large, loyal and profitable customer base.”
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Twitter: @tomdenison
Derek Andersen - Founder of Startup Grind
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.
Email: email@example.com | Twitter: @derekjandersen
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Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 40 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.