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Startup Grind Utah Hosts Josh Coates (Instructure, Mozy)

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (MDT)

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Join us on September 12th to hear from Josh Coates, the CEO of Instructure and founder of Mozy. Josh began his career in distributed systems research at the University of California, Berkeley and Microsoft's Bay Area Research Center.  Josh specialized in high performance and parallel disk and network I/O.  In 1998 Josh graduated with a degree in Computer Science and began working at Inktomi Corporation developing network caching software. In 1999 he founded Scale Eight, which developed scalable storage software technologies. Scale Eight’s customers included Microsoft, Viacom and Fujitsu.  Scale Eight closed operations in early 2003 and sold its intellectual property to Intel Corporation. After relocating to Utah, Josh founded Berkeley Data Systems ( in 2005. Two years later in October 2007, EMC Corp acquired Mozy for $76 million. In 2007, Josh took a volunteer position as an adjunct instructor at Brigham Young University.  Josh was an early investor in Instructure and joined the board in 2008. In 2010, Josh became CEO of Instructure. 


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.


Kyle Shields - Director of Startup Grind Provo

Kyle Shields is currently pursuing a Master of Accountancy at Brigham Young University.  A large portion of his time is devoted to learning the ins and outs of tax accountancy, but once the books are closed Kyle can be found working on some new entrepreneurial pursuit, or working with professors on research projects.  After his studies, Kyle does business development for Ferevo, a mobile advertising startup that specializes in relevant advertising solutions.

Email: | Twitter: @mrkyleshields

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    Derek Andersen - Founder of Startup Grind    

Josh will be interviewed by Startup Grind Founder Derek Andersen.  Derek previously worked at Electronic Arts on games like The Godfather, Burnout, and Mirror's Edge.  He left in 2009 to found Vaporware Labs, a company that has launched products like Startup Grind, Commonred, and Steve Young Football. He is a guest author for Techcrunch and Business Insider and based in Palo Alto California. 

Twitter: @DerekjAndersen




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Adaptive Computing
1712 SE Bay Blvd
Provo, UT 84606

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (MDT)

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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 @StartupGrindLD.

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