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Startup Grind San Francisco Hosts Mikkel Svane (Zendesk)

Startup Grind Singapore

Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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Mikkel Svane, Zendesk

Mikkel Svane, Founder and CEO, Zendesk. After an inspirational trip to San Francisco in 1995, Mikkel launched what was one of Denmark’s first horizontal community portals. Less than a year later the portal was acquired by a Danish newspaper and Mikkel founded Caput, a software company specializing in standard software components for community building and social networks. Serving as its CEO until 2002 he became General Manager for the German service management consulting group Materna. His tenure there reunited him with former friends and colleagues Morten and Alex with whom he founded Zendesk and launched it in October 2007. Mikkel holds a BSc(Econ) in Market Economics from Denmark, is a frequent Twitter user and loves spending time with his wife and kids when not working with his awesome team and Zendesk customers.

Agenda   6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking

Hosted By

Denise Terry, Director of Startup Grind San Francisco

Marketing, Partnerships & Social. Help people and startups succeed. 10 startups, 3 acquired. Mom of twins, wife of serial entrepreneur.

Email: denise@startupgrind.com | Twitter: @denisehterry

Hosted By

Derek Andersen, Director of Startup Grind San Francisco

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: derek@startupgrind.com | Twitter: @derekjandersen

Global Partners

Google App Engine

Google is offering startups $1,000 of credit to start building applications on Google App Engine. App Engine is a development platform that makes applications easy to write, simple to scale, and trivial to manage. Use verification code: SGAE-02

Local Partners


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 here. 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.


Sampepage 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.

What is Startup Grind?

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. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

Have questions about Startup Grind San Francisco Hosts Mikkel Svane (Zendesk)? Contact Startup Grind Singapore

When & Where

Pivotal Labs
875 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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Startup Grind Singapore

Startup Grind is the world’s startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting founders in over 170 cities.

We nurture startup ecosystems in 63 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs.

The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

Founded in Silicon Valley by Derek Andersen, Startup Grind has now hosted 2,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010.

To date, Startup Grind has helped 170,000 entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.

Startup Grind Singapore was founded in May 2012, we are one of the active grass-root startup communities in Singapore.

More info at http://startupgrind.com/singapore or tweet us @StartupGrindSGP!

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