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Startup Grind San Francisco Hosts Mikkel Svane (Zendesk)

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Mikkel Svane, Zendesk

Mikkel Svane, Founder and CEO, Zendesk. After an inspirational trip to San Francisco in 1995, Mikkel launched what was one of Denmark’s first horizontal community portals. Less than a year later the portal was acquired by a Danish newspaper and Mikkel founded Caput, a software company specializing in standard software components for community building and social networks. Serving as its CEO until 2002 he became General Manager for the German service management consulting group Materna. His tenure there reunited him with former friends and colleagues Morten and Alex with whom he founded Zendesk and launched it in October 2007. Mikkel holds a BSc(Econ) in Market Economics from Denmark, is a frequent Twitter user and loves spending time with his wife and kids when not working with his awesome team and Zendesk customers.

 

 

Agenda

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

 

Hosted By Denise Terry, Director of Startup Grind San Francisco

Marketing, Partnerships & Social. Help people and startups succeed. 10 startups, 3 acquired. Mom of twins, wife of serial entrepreneur.
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @denisehterry

Hosted By Derek Andersen, Director of Startup Grind San Francisco

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 App Engine

Google is offering startups $1,000 of credit to start building applications on Google App Engine. App Engine is a development platform that makes applications easy to write, simple to scale, and trivial to manage. Use verification code: SGAE-02

 

Local Partners

NephoScale

NephoScale is offering startups up to $6,000 of credit to run their web scale applications on the NephOS Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform. Apply here. NephoScale is an infrastructure –as-a-service company with a developer focus. They offer the highest performing IaaS cloud platform in the industry and the best price/performance combination of any other public IaaS cloud provider.

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.

 

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 40 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 StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

 

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  • Yuliya

    Very interesting interview and great crowd! It was a pleasure to meet you, guys! I even noted down a couple of things on Quora - http://tinyurl.com/kwtzogl (if you are not on Quora, it's sad but try this http://bit.ly/19r8lR5)

    June 22, 2013

  • Josh G.

    Great talk and super interesting. Zendesk has an excellent product and it was super interesting hearing about the formation of the company.

    2 · June 21, 2013

  • Will L.

    Sorry have to go out of town last minute

    June 20, 2013

  • Lea H.

    www.zendesk.com

    June 18, 2013

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