Startup Grind San Francisco Hosts Chris Wanstrath (GitHub)


Chris Wanstrath, GitHub

Chris Wanstrath is a software developer and entrepreneur who co-founded GitHub in 2008 to make it easier to share software code and collaborate on software projects, both in the open source community and within companies. Today, GitHub is the largest code host in the world, with a community of 6M people building software together.

As the CEO of GitHub, Chris is focused on leading the company, defining GitHub's vision and strategy, and working with the leadership team to realize GitHub's most ambitious goals. Prior to becoming CEO in January 2014, Chris was leading product development for GitHub. Before founding GitHub, Chris ran a Ruby on Rails consultancy where he helped launch startups, scale websites, and identify the problems that GitHub would eventually solve. He also worked as an engineer at CNET Networks.





6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking


Hosted By Karlie Krieger, Director of Global Events & Partnerships

Karlie is passionate about producing flawless events. Prior to Startup Grind she spent 3+ years running all national conferences for Inc. Magazine in New York. In August 2013, she joined the HQ team as Director of Events. She now heads up strategy, planning, and execution of our global events and oversees all Startup Grind partnerships. Karlie now lives in San Francisco.
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @KarlieKrieger

Hosted By Derek Andersen, Founder and CEO 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: [masked] | Twitter: @derekjandersen

Global Partners

Google for Entrepreneurs Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products.


Local Partners

Samepage Sampepage is a social and collaborative way for groups and colleagues to work together. It’s a cloud-based platform that securely connects people with projects, conversations and files, so that everybody is always on the same page.

QS World MBA Tour The world’s leading MBA event is coming to San Francisco on Saturday, September 27th at the Westin Market Street with a special offer for Startup Grind SF members – free entry upon registration (quote ‘Startup Grind’ upon arriving at the event) and the chance to get all your MBA questions answered in one place.


Upcoming events you should attend!

Silicon Valley hosts Manu Kumar K9 Ventures 19th of August 2014

Portland hosts Josh Reich Co-Founder & CEO of Simple 20th of August 2014

Orange County hosts Travis Rosser | Kenny Rueter Kajabi 20th of August 2014


What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 100 cities and 42 countries 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 @StartupGrind.

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  • Cristian G.

    Great talk and great place! The only thing I regret is not getting an sticker of the Octocat!

    August 21

  • lorand

    Hi every one I and my Husband are looking for a home for our English bulldog puppies i am willing to transport any area in US just to fine a good Home for them. email me if interested [masked]

    August 13

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, don't struggle for parking if you're driving to the meetup. You can Vatler there Mention GitHub when you sign up to be sure to get the service.

    August 3

  • Startup Grind San F.

    Hello Arabella!

    Sadly the event has been cancelled and moved to a further date. Notifications have been emailed out to all attendees. Sorry for any inconveniences!

    March 19, 2014

  • Arabella S.

    Is this still happening?

    March 17, 2014

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