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Startup Grind Washington D.C. Hosts Steve Blank

Startup Grind

Monday, December 10, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

Startup Grind Washington D.C. Hosts Steve Blank

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Join us  for our inaugural Startup Grind Washington D.C. event as Eric Koester (Co-Founder of Zaarly) interviews Steve Blank (The Startup Owners Manual) on December 10th. 


Steve Blank co-founded E.piphany, in his living room in 1996. His other startups include two semiconductor companies, Zilog and MIPS Computers, a workstation company Convergent Technologies, a consulting stint for a graphics hardware/software spinout Pixar, a supercomputer firm, Ardent, a computer peripheral supplier, SuperMac, a military intelligence systems supplier, ESL and a video game company, Rocket Science Games.  He has written several books one call Four Steps to the Epiphany. and his latest book The Startup Owners Manual integrates 10 years of new knowledge.

Eric Koester is the COO and co-founder Zaarly, a marketplace to discover and work with talented local service providers that was launched at Startup Weekend Los Angeles. The company has raised money from investors such as Kleiner Perkins, Ashton Kutcher, Meg Whitman, SV Angel, Marc Ecko and others. Eric previously served as VP Operations & General Counsel at Appature Inc., a cloud-based relationship marketing software company. Prior to joining Appature, Eric was a corporate and securities attorney for Cooley LLP where he represented public and private technology, energy and life sciences companies, venture capital firms and investment banks in a wide range of transactions. Eric is a well known writer and author, including the books Green Entrepreneur Handbook (2010) and What Every Engineer Should Know About Starting a High-Tech Business Venture (2009).



6:00 - Networking and Pizza

6:30 - Fireside Chat

7:15 - Q&A

7:30 - Networking - meet someone awesome


Startup Grind is a 30-city event series hosted in 13-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. 

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


Brian Park- Director of Startup Grind Washington DC    

Brian Park is a serial entrepreneur with over 18 years of professional experience in developing innovative consumer and enterprise collaborative web products and services. Brian is currently the CEO and co-founder of Giimme which is creating the next generation messaging platform for small and medium sized businesses by allowing them to text with their customers. Prior to starting Giimme, he co-founded two other startups, Securva and Logistics Information Technology. He worked at AOL as a senior software engineer working on the AOL Instant Messenger team. He also worked as a programmer at Merrill Lynch on their realtime trading platforms. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Information Technology/Policy & Management from Carnegie Mellon University. He has presented at several events on a wide array of topics about economics, entrepreneurism, technology, and management.

Twitter: @Brianbpark



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When & Where

iStrategyLabs (7th Floor)
1630 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

Monday, December 10, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

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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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