Dean McEvoy (TechSydney, Spreets, Booking Angel)

Sydney
February 15, 2017 / 6:00 PM

About this event

Startup Grind is part of a network of over 300 cities and is the largest monthly startup event in the world.

Come along and hear experienced founder Dean McEvoy over some drinks, food and great networking.

There's also a tour afterwards around the shiny new WeWork facility.

Dean McEvoy is the CEO & Co-Founder of TechSydney, the world's largest member-funded technology industry group that focuses on Sydney becoming one of the best technology ecosystems in the world.

He has built an impressive career in business consulting, marketing and advertising, within large companies and also founded Spreets (acquired by Yahoo7).

Dean will talk about his story to date, why and what excites him as an investor, and what Sydney needs to do to become a world class startup hub.

Speaker

Dean McEvoy (TechSydney)

Dean McEvoy

TechSydney

Dean is the CEO & Co-Founder of TechSydney, the world's largest member-funded industry accelerator that focuses on Sydney becoming one of the best technology ecosystems in the world.

He has built an impressive career in business consulting, marketing and advertising, within large companies.

Codifying business strategy with Australia's best web development agency during the dot-com boom of 1999 to 2001, and directly learning business operations when he owned, managed and successfully sold his bar and restaurant.

This experience led to Booking Angel — an idea Dean developed, patented and commercialised, establishing a global presence.

During a few years abroad in Silicon Valley, Dean came across the group buying model, via Groupon. Armed with local business and technology know-how, Dean launched Australia's first group buying site Spreets in 2010.

Spreets grew very quickly and maintained a market leading position attracting the interests of Yahoo7, who acquired the business for around $40 million, 11 months later.

Since Spreets, Dean has been investing in startups through startmate.com.au and his investment company Binary Investments and as a limited partner at Blackbird Ventures.

He has also recently launched his fourth startup — the world's first online crowdfunding platform for commercial real estate called IconPark.com

Date and Time
February 15, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Address
WeWork Martin Place
Level 14, 5 Martin Place
Sydney, 2000
 
Agenda
6:00 pm Guest arrival and networking
6:45 am Welcome from Brendan + special guest
7:00 pm Fireside chat with Dean
8:00 pm Drinks & networking
9:00 pm Event concludes
 

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