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Startup Grind Auckland is a series of monthly meetups aimed at connecting, educating and inspiring the local startup and entrepreneur ecosystem. We are the local chapter of Startup Grind, the global network sponsored by Google for Entrepreneurs.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Fireside chat with Chris Caigou (First AML)

Fireside chat with Mark Hurley (Jasper & Little Giant)

Fireside chat with Mark Hurley (Jasper & Little Giant)

Startup Grind hosts Frances Valintine (CNZM) - Founder of Tech Futures Lab

Fireside Chat with Alyona Medelyan (Thematic)

Startup Grind hosts Adrian Wills

Startup Grind Auckland Christmas Summer Party

Startup Grind hosts George Smith (

Startup Grind hosts Lisa King (Eat My Lunch)

Startup Grind hosts Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin (BlueChilli)

Startup Grind hosts Aaron McDonald (Centrality)

Startup Grind hosts Danu Abeysuriya (Rush Digital)

Startup Grind hosts Ezel Kokcu (Passphere)

Startup Grind hosts Brian Wong (Kiip)

Fireside chat with Derek Andersen (founder of Startup Grind)

Auckland Startup Summer Party

Startup Grind hosts Jake Millar (Unfiltered)

Startup Grind Auckland hosts Tom Harding (Mish Guru)

Startup Grind hosts Shaveer Mirpuri (Goat ventures)

Alexia Hilbertidou (GirlBoss NZ)

Hamish Nuttall (Digile)

Paul Spain (Gorilla Tech)

Kirsti Grant (Populate)

Richard Bray (StartMesh)

Mahesh Muralidhar (Canva)

Aaron Patzer (Mint)

Dan Khan (ZeroPoint Ventures)

Robett Hollis (Aranui Ventures)

John Holt (

Wendy Thompson (Start Social /Socialites)

Carl Thompson (TradeGecko)

Lillian Grace (

Paul Spence (iwantmyname)

Casey Eden (Neighbourly)

Mary Ellen Gordon (Apple / Flurry)

Trent Mankelow (Founder of Optimal Experience)

Dale Clareburt and Simon Martin (Weirdly)

Sam Gribben (Melodics // Serato)

Mike Carden (Sonar6)

Sean Simpson (LanzaTech)

James Coddington (JOY Ice Cream)

Jenene Crossan ( and

Tim Alpe (JUCY)

Mike Ballantyne (Online Republic)

Shane Bradley (GrabOne)


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