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 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!