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Startup Grind: Fireside Chat with Founder Martin Hosking

The Grind Continues in Melbourne with Martin Hosking - Founder of


Founded in 2006, Redbubble is a global platform for artists and designers to sell their work more easily and more often. Redbubble’s mission is to disrupt the mass market shopping experience, creating a marketplace that is synonymous with creative individualism. The site offers a diverse selection of more than nine million pieces of everyday art that have personality, wit, soul and meaning including apparel, photographic prints, canvas prints, posters, tech accessories, wall decals, tote bags, stationary, and more. Topping one million orders, Redbubble offers more than 225,000 around the world artists a means to connect with people in over 150 countries who are interested in art and design. To date, Redbubble has raised a total of $6.5 million from a range of angel investors and founders. The company headquarters are located in Melbourne, Australia with a U.S. base in the Bay Area.


6:00 - Networking and Pizza

7:00 - Fireside Chat

8:00 - Questions and More Networking


*Tickets are also via Eventbrite


Martin Hosking is an entrepreneur. He is co-founder and CEO of RedBubble, one of Australia’s leading web 2.0 sites, providing a social network and market for artists and designers. Previously he was the Chairman of Aconex, a SaaS provider to construction firms and Southern Innovation, a digital pulse processing solution. He was instrumental in the development of NASDAQ listed search company, LookSmart. He started his career as a diplomat in Egypt and Syria before joining McKinsey & Company, serving clients focusing on emerging technologies.


The aim of Startup Grind Melbourne is to both showcase the best of local startups and help support the progression of online business, in addition to amplifying our voice within the international community.

WHAT IS STARTUP GRIND? image Startup Grind is a 40-city event series hosted in 15-countries that educates, inspires, and connects entrepreneurs. Rooted in the heart of Silicon Valley, Startup Grind brings the world's greatest founders and investors to tell their stories on stage and share it with our global startup community. There are brilliant entrepreneurs everywhere so start learning and networking with them at your local Startup Grind community. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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  • Chris J.

    Sorry for the delay Paul, been travelling - it is an intimate interview. You should come along.

    February 8, 2013

  • Paul S.

    Hi Chris, What exactly is a "Fireside Chat"? Thanks. PS. Great speaker. I've heard Mr Hosking speak before at another event.

    February 7, 2013

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