Adi Tatarko is the CEO and co-founder of Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design that brings together both professionals and homeowners via mobile, local and social tools. Adi and her husband and cofounder, Alon Cohen, started Houzz out of challenges that they faced during their own home remodel. Today, millions of homeowners and more than 400,000 architects, designers, contractors and other remodeling professionals connect through Houzz.com and its mobile apps every month, sharing their photos, advice and product recommendations.
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
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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 StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.
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.