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Wednesday, April 26

Steve Baxter (Shark Tank / River City Labs)

Fireside Chat

Tech investor Steve Baxter put his life savings of $11,000 on the line to launch his first start-up, the pioneering internet service provider SE Net which was acquired by Ozemail/UUNet under the stewardship of its founded by now Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull. In 2001, Steve teamed with a schoolmate to launch his second start-up, PIPE Networks which sold it to the TPG Group for $373 million.

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Wednesday, May 24

Startup Grind hosts Taryn Williams (TheRight.Fit)

Fireside Chat

Taryn Williams is one of Australia’s most prolific entrepreneurs in the tech startup and media industry. She is the Founder & CEO of influencer and talent platform, TheRight.Fit, now used by major advertising agencies and brands to find the best and brightest talent for their jobs.

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Wednesday, June 21

Paul Naphtali (Rampersand)

Fireside Chat

Paul is an internationally experienced investor and senior marketing executive within technology businesses, having spent years living and working in Silicon Valley, the UK and Australia. Specialising in strategic communications, Paul was responsible for marketing and communications for a series of Silicon Valley and Israeli companies, including two acquired by Facebook, three acquired by large...

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Past Events

Maggie Zhou (Alibaba Group)

Maggie Zhou (Alibaba Group)

Startup Grind hosts Holly Liu (Kabam)

Startup Grind hosts Holly Liu (Kabam)

Jules Lund (Tribe)

Jules Lund (Tribe)

Andrew Hyde (Startup Weekend)

Andrew Hyde (Startup Weekend)

Santa Claus (Kringle Global Logistics, Inc)

Santa Claus (Kringle Global Logistics, Inc)

Gretta Rose van Riel (Nichify)

Gretta Rose van Riel (Nichify)

Matt Mickiewicz (Hired.com)

Matt Mickiewicz (Hired.com)

The Hon. Philip Dalidakis (Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade)

The Hon. Philip Dalidakis (Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade)

Sarah Hamilton (Bellabox)

Sarah Hamilton (Bellabox)

Niki Scevak (Blackbird Ventures)

Niki Scevak (Blackbird Ventures)

Péter “HP” Halácsy (Prezi)

Péter “HP” Halácsy (Prezi)

Derek Andersen (Startup Grind)

Derek Andersen (Startup Grind)

Nathan Chan (Foundr Magazine)

Nathan Chan (Foundr Magazine)

Alan Jones (Blue Chilli)

Alan Jones (Blue Chilli)

Elaine Stead (BlueSky Venture Capital)

Elaine Stead (BlueSky Venture Capital)

Christian Mischler (HotelQuickly)

Christian Mischler (HotelQuickly)

Chrys Bader-Wechseler (Secret)

Chrys Bader-Wechseler (Secret)

Charlie Wood (Dropbox)

Charlie Wood (Dropbox)

Matt Bullock (eWay)

Matt Bullock (eWay)

Craig Blair (Airtree Ventures)

Craig Blair (Airtree Ventures)

Hon Julia Gillard (Ducere)

Hon Julia Gillard (Ducere)

Peter Shankman (HARO)

Peter Shankman (HARO)

Adrian Stone (AngelCube)

Adrian Stone (AngelCube)

Gabby Leibovich (CatchOfTheDay)

Gabby Leibovich (CatchOfTheDay)

Gen George (OneShift)

Gen George (OneShift)

Mathew Jacobson (Dūcere)

Mathew Jacobson (Dūcere)

Vaughan Rowsell (Vend)

Vaughan Rowsell (Vend)

Danny Gorog and Eytan Lenko (Outware Mobile)

Danny Gorog and Eytan Lenko (Outware Mobile)

Caroline & Melissa Shawyer (The PR Group)

Caroline & Melissa Shawyer (The PR Group)

Ruslan Kogan (Kogan)

Ruslan Kogan (Kogan)

Domenic Carosa (Future Capital)

Domenic Carosa (Future Capital)

Collis Ta'eed (Envato)

Collis Ta'eed (Envato)

Greg Roebuck (Carsales)

Greg Roebuck (Carsales)

Laura Mckenzie (Scale Investors)

Laura Mckenzie (Scale Investors)

Justin Dry and Andre Eikmeier (Vinomofo)

Justin Dry and Andre Eikmeier (Vinomofo)

Paul Bassat (SEEK + Square Peg Capital)

Paul Bassat (SEEK + Square Peg Capital)

Diana Williams (Fernwood Fitness)

Diana Williams (Fernwood Fitness)

Adam Schwab (Aussie Commerce)

Adam Schwab (Aussie Commerce)

Kevin & Julia Hartz (Eventbrite)

Kevin & Julia Hartz (Eventbrite)

Susan Wu (Stripe)

Susan Wu (Stripe)

Tessa Court (IntelligenceBank)

Tessa Court (IntelligenceBank)

Gavin Appel (Square Peg Capital)

Gavin Appel (Square Peg Capital)

Roy Hui (MMGN)

Roy Hui (MMGN)

Heath Kilgour (Footytips.com.au)

Heath Kilgour (Footytips.com.au)

Tony Wheeler (Lonely Planet)

Tony Wheeler (Lonely Planet)

Alan Noble (Google)

Alan Noble (Google)

Stuart B. Richardson (Adventure Capital)

Stuart B. Richardson (Adventure Capital)

Jordan Green (Melbourne Angels)

Jordan Green (Melbourne Angels)

Patrick Llewellyn (99Designs)

Patrick Llewellyn (99Designs)

Rick Chen (Pozible)

Rick Chen (Pozible)

Mikkel Svane (Zendesk)

Mikkel Svane (Zendesk)

Martin Hosking (Founder of RedBubble.com)

Martin Hosking (Founder of RedBubble.com)

Tom Howard (Adioso)

Tom Howard (Adioso)

World's Largest Holiday Startup Party with Adioso

World's Largest Holiday Startup Party with Adioso

Chris Ridd (CEO of Xero.com)

Chris Ridd (CEO of Xero.com)

Stuart Mcleod (Founder of Paycycle and VP of Global Payroll Operations at Xero.com)

Stuart Mcleod (Founder of Paycycle and VP of Global Payroll Operations at Xero.com)

Brent Chandler (Zwift.com.au)

Brent Chandler (Zwift.com.au)

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From the Blog

Underwear Gnomes and Startup's

Startup Grind Buffalo hosted Niall Wallace (Infonaut) last night, and Niall had some great advice for entrepreneurs relating to South Park's underwear gnomes.
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Susan Wu counsels startups to question the core of what they do

Investor and adviser, Susan Wu, has worked on the early developments of some of the most revered consumer technology startups, including Twitter, Square, Findery, Canva and Jawbone, amongst others. Having recently relocated from San Francisco to Melbourne, she now heads up the Australian arm of Stripe – a service that makes it easier to process transactions online and through mobile apps. A venerated hacker and entrepreneur, Wu was named as one of the "100 Most Creative People in Business" and the "Most Influential Women in Technology” by Fast Company. The San Jose Mercury News also proclaimed her as one of the "10 Most Influential People in Silicon Valley".
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