San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Andy Liu is CEO of BuddyTV, the largest independently held TV site on the Internet. He is also an avid investor, with investments in Everymove, Chirpify, EnergySavvy and several others.
Prior to BuddyTV, Andy served as President and CEO of NetConversions from 1999-2004 prior to its sale to aQuantive and served as VP and GM of its Site Optimization unit from 2004-2005. He is a huge fan of creating companies and according to Andy, "I probably have more perseverance than most when it comes to the roller coaster ride and I'm a total addict when it comes to building companies now." He’s also a founder of a non-profit focused on technology in developing countries and is very passionate about entrepreneurship. He brings deep experience in building companies, site optimization, SEO, community building, and product development. In 2003, he was named to Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 under 40 and holds an MBA from Wharton.
COST: $17 to be paid in advance.
6:00 - Networking and Beer/Wine/Appetizers
7:00 - Fireside Chat
8:15 - Questions and More Networking
WHAT IS STARTUP GRIND?
Startup Grind is a 40-city event series hosted in 15-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.
Michael Grabham - Director of Startup Grind Seattle
Michael is optimistic, genuine and a problem solver. He loves starting companies and enjoys the collaboration with smart people to figure out how to create value for a customer. He has been lucky enough to start a few companies, raise capital and see the hard work payoff. Michael enjoys the experiences you must go through to get a company into a growth mode and see its first service/product create revenue.
He is a currently working on an platform to help the homeless in the US, that has yet to be released to the public and works with a web design/development company CrashShop that does some very cool mobile applications and websites.
www.crashshop.com where humans meet technology
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Twitter: @grabmike | blog: michaelgrabham.com
When & Where
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events around the world in more than 150 cities 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.