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SOLD OUT***Startup Grind Hosts Jessica Livingston (Y Combinator)***


Jessica Livingston, Y Combinator

Jessica Livingston is a founding partner at Y Combinator. She is also the organizer of Startup School, the big annual startup conference, and the author of Founders at Work, a collection of interviews with successful startup founders. Y Combinator was the first of the new startup "incubators" that fund a bunch of startups at once. Since 2005 YC has funded over 560 companies, including Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe, and Reddit.




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


Hosted By Derek Andersen, Director of Startup Grind Silicon Valley

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

Google For Entrepreneurs

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

Microsoft BizSpark

Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to Microsoft software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, including investors, and providing marketing visibility to help entrepreneurs starting a business.


NephoScale is an infrastructure –as-a-service company with a developer focus. NephoScale created: CloudScript, the first build language for the cloud, and Elastic Networking, a software defined networking technology. NephoScale developed a complete cloud-computing stack from the ground up, and unique networking technology, allowing for customization that can make almost any application fly in the cloud.

Samepage 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 or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.



Watch some highlights from the recent interviews we've had in Silicon Valley, or go watch more than 100 hours of video for free on our website.


NOLAN BUSHNELL, Founder of Atari and Chuck E Cheese, May 2013


MATT ROGERS, Founder of Nest, March 2013


BING GORDON, Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Feb 2013

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  • Andy Le R.

    Inspirational - kudos!

    June 27, 2013

  • Jan S.

    I don't know if i paid either. Changing the date got everything mixed up in our side.

    June 27, 2013

  • Douglas

    Hi I can't remember if I paid or not but it says I am RSVP'd and am going, what should I do?

    June 27, 2013

  • manoj d.

    Really enjoyed the previous grind with Matt Rogers! Will join in tomorrow as well. We are from looking for app developers!

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Joseph Henri B.

    We are from Widbook (

    June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to join the meetup with jessica livingston. I want to share a couple of ideas and opinions about my new startup.

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    I'm looking for website logo designers and tax consultants. Please post any references you might have.


    June 14, 2013

    • Melonee H.

      Hi Archana,

      June 17, 2013

    • Melonee H.

      I may be able to help you with tax consulting. I'm the CPA for Startup Grind and I specialize in startups. I plan on attending the SF even this week as well as next week's in Mountain View. You are welcome to email me or just walk up and ask me questions at the event.

      June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello :-)
    I am starting a project to build an open-source program for technology co-founders to help increase their chance of success. You can read more about my efforts, how you can help and how you might benefit in this blog post ->

    June 3, 2013

  • Brian S.

    Would like to know if this group is good for investor relations for start-up Apps for both iPads and Tablets dealing with the Film & Television industry?

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Co-founders Interface Vision

    April 26, 2013

  • Sanjay S.

    How can early grinder ticks, with sales end date of Jun 6th, end 3 months ahead of schedule....there is a diff between early bird & limited early sales....this should be clarified on meetup page

    March 26, 2013

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