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Startup Grind Silicon Valley Hosts Chrys Bader-Wechseler (Secret)


Chrys Bader-Wechseler, Secret

Chrys is the Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Secret. Prior to Secret, Chrys was a Product Manager at Google where he launched the photo-sharing community Photovine and contributed to Google+ and YouTube. He has built and launched several mobile social products such as Fliggo, TwitVid, Vidly and Treehouse. Chrys was born and raised near Boston and is a Y Combinator alumni.




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


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

Hosted By Karlie Krieger, Director of Events

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 the Director of  Events, heading up the 2014 global event and then some. Karlie now lives in San Francisco.
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @KarlieKrieger

Global Partners

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Local Partners

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Verizon Honoring its ongoing commitment to innovation and social responsibility, Verizon announced its 2014 Powerful Answers Award. The multi-million dollar global challenge, which debuted last year with much success, encourages innovators, developers and entrepreneurs to create ideas that solve the world’s biggest issues and leverage Verizon’s cutting edge technology to deliver ground-breaking solutions and social good. This year’s categories are: education, healthcare, sustainability, and transportation. Submissions will be accepted through June 30, 2014 at


Upcoming events you should attend!

San Francisco hosts Adora Cheung Homejoy 15th of April 2014

Silicon Valley hosts Mary Grove Google for Entrepreneurs 19th of May 2014

Silicon Valley hosts Dave Goldberg SurveyMonkey 10th of June 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 50 cities and 20 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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  • Peter B.

    good interactive discussion

    1 · April 30, 2014

  • Barry (.

    @Derek, Please give me a refund. Compared to other non-free meetups, this one was terribly managed. I didn't receive a notice, no calendar item, no attendance confirmation, nor any of the common ways that a Meetup let's a person know they have an event pending. Since you changed the January event at the last minute, you were then negligent to reset and/or resend notices about the new time/date/location to the registered and pre-paid attendees. Or you should have offered a refund. Had there been any notice that I could have put on my calendar, I would have attended.

    April 30, 2014

    • Derek A.

      Barry - I don't see that you even bought a ticket, but just send your copy of receipt to dereka at startup grind dot com and I'll be happy to refund you. I sent out multiple email reminders, which were also posted here:­ Eventbrite also sends out automated messages.

      April 30, 2014

    • Barry (.

      How about if you roll my reg forward from last night to Monday May ?

      April 30, 2014

  • Pinar D.

    +1 guest

    April 29, 2014

  • Massiel S.


    April 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've had it - You people have move this all over place. From last year Sept and now to Redwood City. That it I'm sick of this - I will now tell people not to come to you meetups. You do not keep your word!!!!!!!!!!

    April 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you're so offended you don't have to attend. After all you get what you paid for :-)

      April 1, 2014

    • Derek A.

      Richard - we're trying hard to fix this, but sometimes these speakers bail. We try to get the highest quality entrepreneurs and investors to speak. Secret - the April speaker - has built one of the hottest apps in the Valley this year. Just raised at a $40MM valuation. I would rather move the event and have a great speaker, than keep the date and get a filler. Hope you make it out but it not best of luck to you.

      April 1, 2014

  • Mazi H.

    +1 Guest

    March 26, 2014

  • Sharon S. L.

    Looking forward to meeting you all on Wednesday. I am in branding n design. Have good knowledge about marketing n businesses development. Find me n let's chat or I will find you. Lol...

    March 25, 2014

  • Becky R.

    Excited to join. Just launching a photography business centered around startups and small businesses (workspace photos and head shots). If anyone is in need, happy to chat:

    1 · March 25, 2014

    • Sharon S. L.

      What r your rates? Email me at [masked]

      March 25, 2014

  • Henry H.

    +1 guest

    March 24, 2014

  • Pinar D.

    +1 guest

    March 13, 2014

  • Esther V.

    Hello !

    February 16, 2014

  • Barry (.

    +1 to RV's comments, some of us plan our calendars and coordinate with others to be at these events.
    Why exactly has this been cancelled at the last minute?

    January 15, 2014

  • Isabel Y.

    I have a question, I've seen another meetup for October 29. Will it replace this one?

    September 30, 2013

  • Dilip R.

    Visiting from Australia for a few months where I run TiE Sydney. Keen to connect with local entrepreneurs and learn about incubators/accelerators.

    October 19, 2013

  • Thomas

    Maybe a guest too

    October 19, 2013

  • Barry (.

    Googler, maker, founder, definitely want to check this out.

    October 19, 2013

  • Abhishek

    Looking foraard to it

    September 26, 2013

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