San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We have a special guest at this event. Derek Anderson, the founder of Startup Grind will be here to also talk with Marc and all of the guests. Don't miss meeting Derek, he has grown Startup Grind to 39 chapters across the globe and has a goal of 100 by the end of 2013.
Marc Nager (pronounced Naw-ger) is the CEO and co-director of Startup Weekend. Both a Swiss and US citizen, Marc has enjoyed an amazing 26 years enjoying the outdoors, pursuing seemingly risky endeavors, and following a multitude of career paths. With a degree in International Business from Chapman University in Southern California he left his MBA program after the first semester to pursue a new career path. Scratching his own itch to learn how to launch a startup, Marc found the opportunity to acquire Startup Weekend the for profit entity in order to turn it into a non-profit and then went on a mission to scale it around the world. Passionate and curious about the world of startups, Marc has found a way to help others pursue their ideas and dreams. Startup Weekend has landed him in over 40 cities around the world where he’s listened, observed, and helped over 450 of the earliest stage startups. Among others, his pursuits have caught the interest from the likes of Entrepreneur Magazine and Forbes.
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.