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Startup Grind Hosts Largest Startup Holiday Party Of All Time

Join us December 12th as we welcome Santa Claus, Founder and CEO of The North Pole. We are hosting the worlds biggest UN-corporate holiday party for startups, entrepreneurs and small business owners! Freelancers and self-employed professionals are all welcome! Join us at YouDazzle HQ in the Nest GSV incubator as we broadcast the party live to dozens of cities worldwide through Startup Grind! Special guest appearance by founder/CEO of North Pole Industries, Santa Claus, to be interviewed by Startup Grind founder Derek Andersen. Join us for food, drinks and fun! In the spirit of holiday giving, we invite you to bring a small gift to exchange with another holiday guest you do not know. Could be something fun from your own startup or business, something you made or bought (under $5 please).


6:00 - 9:00 Networking, Pizza, and Drinks


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.

HOSTED BY Michael Cayley

Derek Andersen - Founder 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 THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING SPONSORS! Interested in sponsoring a Startup Grind event? Contact us.

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  • Albert F.

    That had to be the kickoff party, for the rest of this year!

    December 13, 2012

  • Mikal G.

    Great event as always.

    December 13, 2012

    • Derek A.

      Thanks for coming.

      December 15, 2012

  • Akshay A.

    Fun and got to meet a bunch of new people. Great event by StartupGrind as always.

    1 · December 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It Rocked! Great Event!

    December 13, 2012

  • Pelle

    Excellent opportunity to meet people excited about business

    December 13, 2012

  • André P.

    best event since I've been around

    December 12, 2012

  • André P.

    best event since I've been around

    December 12, 2012

  • Aline

    Awesome party! Thank you to all the organizers!

    December 12, 2012

  • Slava I.

    This meetup is *huge*!

    2 · December 12, 2012

    • André P.

      Yes - it's really big - and some awesome people here

      December 12, 2012

    • Pelle

      I agree. Pretty awesome

      December 12, 2012

  • Nick E.

    Nerd Alert!! Right before this starts, at 5:56PM tonight, look up and see the International Space Station. It's visible for 3 min.

    SpotTheStation! Time: Wed Dec 12 5:56 PM, Visible: 3 min, Max Height: 86 degrees, Appears: SW, Disappears: NE

    1 · December 12, 2012

  • Laura

    I also seemed to overlook the Eventbrite link (I signed up for this a while ago).... Can I still attend?

    December 12, 2012

  • Marina J.

    Hey, me and another person from the list RSVPed a while a go, but I just realized that we forgot to click the Eventbrite link, and the event is now sold out. Any chance we can still come? Thanks!

    December 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    PHP developers needed

    We are launching a new global social network service platform which is built in PHP on a code igniter framework. Its 65% built by my previous team but that team has resource issues and we need to find another to complete the build. Our main team are based in hong kong but we are exploring solutions anywhere at present due to an urgent need to launch the MVP before christmas. Please contact me or founder, Zachary Lai ([masked]) to discuss further if this is something of interest either to yourself or if you have any developers to recommend. A heads up – we are aiming to have this done on a sweat equity basis. The business has a USD 5 million valuation currently with some investment already secured. Looking forward to hearing from you!


    October 29, 2012

  • Denise T.

    Hey Grinders! What's your holiday wish? If Santa could give you anything to help further your startup or personal life, what would you ask for? (You may just have a chance to ask him - Derek will be interviewing Mr. Claus himself at this party!)

    October 11, 2012

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