Fireside Chat with Andrew Filev: Bootstrap Your Company to Success

Date: May, 9 2018

Don’t miss the exceptional story of how CEO and Founder, Andrew Filev, bootstrapped and grew Wrike into one of the leading project management software companies of today.

At this exclusive Fireside Chat and Networking Event, you will hear how Andrew immigrated to the U.S. from Russia and successfully bootstrapped Wrike for almost 7 years, before accepting VC money to continue their rapid growth, becoming one of the fastest growing companies in North America. (Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ List 2017)

Learn about Andrew’s bootstrapping philosophies and successful company building techniques, which helped grow Wrike to over 500 employees today.

Below are just a few of the many topics we’ll be discussing:

  • Successfully bootstrapping your company – how it works and what to think about
  • How to scale a tech company with limited resources
  • The decision-making process behind when and how to raise outside funding
  • Key ways to differentiate yourself in marketplaces with many competitors
  • The value of early employees in shaping and growing the success of your startup
  • And much more, including your questions!

If you are a startup founder or entrepreneur, this is a talk you do not want to miss!

Dinner and drinks are provided.  Free parking available.


Founders Floor is a co-working accelerator for tech startups in San Jose. We host regular, informative startup events in the Bay Area, bringing entrepreneurs and industry experts together to learn and network. Find out more about our accelerator program here or our other upcoming startup events here.


6:00pm – 7:00pm – Dinner and Networking
7:00pm – 8:30pm – Fireside Chat
8:30pm – 9:00pm – Networking

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Wednesday, 5/9/2018


6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Founders Floor

2 North 1st St., 5th Floor

San Jose, CA 95113

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Andrew Filev

Founder & CEO


Andrew Filev founded online project management software company, Wrike, in 2006, shortly after immigrating to the U.S. from Russia. Wrike was named one of the fastest growing companies in North America on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ List for the third straight year in 2017. Andrew originally founded his first software consulting company at age 17 and Wrike was born out of his frustration at the limitations that emails and spreadsheets hold when it comes to rapidly growing an organization. Today, Filev serves as Chief Executive Officer of Wrike and remains the primary visionary behind the product and company. In product development, he values innovation velocity with a customer-first approach.

Free street parking

Abundant street parking is available for free after 6:00 p.m. in downtown San Jose. Streets closest to Founders Floor with free street parking are Santa Clara St., North Market St. and St. John St.

Free parking garage

Founders Floor will provide a 2 hour free parking voucher to the Market & San Pedro Square Parking Garage. This garage is only one block away from Founders Floor. It’s located at 45 N. Market St., between W. Santa Clara St. and W. St. John St. Upon check-in at the Founders Floor event, make sure you ask for the 2 hour free parking voucher.

Public transportation

VTA Light Rail is right outside our building, and runs every 20 minutes making public transportation fast and easy.  Both the Mountain View-Winchester and the Alum Rock-Santa Teresa VTA light rail stop at the Santa Clara Station(s) which is located just a block away.

Refund Policy

You may request a refund up to 48 hours before the event. Unfortunately, any refunds requested less than 48 hours before the event cannot be honored. Thank you for your understanding.


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