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Startup Grind Silicon Valley Hosts Charles Huang (RedOctane, Guitar Hero)

Startup Grind

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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Join us September 19 as Startup Grind welcomes Charles Huang, the co-founder of RedOctane and publisher of Guitar Hero, which many consider to be the most influential video game of the past decade. Guitar Hero became one of a handful of billion-dollar video game franchises in history and the third largest after Mario and Madden NFL. Charles was the EVP of Business Development at RedOctane and founded by him and his brother, Kai. Later that year the company launched the world’s first online video game rental service.

      In 2005, RedOctane published Guitar Hero, which went on to become the fastest growing video game franchise ever. In 2006, Activision acquired their company. Prior to RedOctane, Charles co-founded Adux Software, a software company developing solutions for the server appliance market. Adux Software was sold in 1999. In 2006, Mr. Huang, along with his brother Kai, was elected as one of the top 50 producers in New Media by the Producers Guild of American New Media Council membership, which includes such famed movie directors as Jerry Bruckheimer and Brian Grazer. He is currently the co-founder of Green Throttle Games, a gaming company trying to help make fitness fun.


6:00 - Networking and Pizza

7:00 - Fireside Chat

8:00 - Questions and More Networking


Startup Grind is an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs.  Each month we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn't, and what they'll do differently next time.  It's an amazing opportunity to learn from the best, network with other members of the startup community, and improve your chances of entrepreneurial success.

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

Michael Cayley

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: | Twitter: @derekjandersen  
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Blue Goji Corp
2933 Bunker Hill Ln
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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Startup Grind

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.

For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrindSGP.

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