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Startup Grind Toronto Hosts Anish Acharya (Google Ventures)


Anish Acharya, Google Ventures

Anish is a partner on the investing team at Google Ventures. His background is in building and managing web and mobile product teams. Previously, Anish led the Google+ mobile product team, where he managed Google's social efforts for mobile and tablet devices. Before joining Google, Anish was the co-founder of SocialDeck, a mobile social gaming company that was acquired by Google in 2010. Earlier in his career, Anish was a senior software developer, driving core platform and distributed systems efforts at Anish holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering from the University of Waterloo.




6:30 Networking and Food
7:30 Fireside Chat
8:30 Networking


Hosted By Michael Cayley, Director of Startup Grind Toronto

Hi I'm Michael Cayley, Founder of Cdling (pronounced "seedling"), a platform that builds trust between investors, startups and mentors. I'm also Founder of the Ontario Cross-border Technology Innovation Ecosystem (OCTIE) Study. I've been doing the startup grind my whole career across Canada, the US, in Europe and China over the years. I hope that helps add some value to this conversation!
Email: [masked]

Global Partners

Google Cloud
Google Cloud Platform is offering developers $2,000 of credit to start building applications on Google App Engine and Google Compute Engine. App Engine is a full development stack (PaaS), and Compute Engine lets you run workloads on Linux virtual machines (IaaS). Apply to receive credit at and use verification code: sg-org.


Local Partners

Aird & Berlis LLP
Aird & Berlis LLP, a firm of 140 lawyers and rated the #1 Ontario regional law firm by Canadian Lawyer magazine, has worked with thousands of businesses, ranging from start-ups to major multinationals. It offers flat fee packages for startup companies.

Cdling Capital Services Inc.
Cdling is ratings agency that builds trust between investors, startups and experts.


Upcoming events you should attend!

New York City hosts Steve Blank Four Steps to the Epiphany 23rd of September 2013

Waterloo hosts Leila Boujnane Tin Eye 24th of September 2013

New York City hosts Dave Gilboa cofounder of Warby Parker 8th of October 2013

Toronto hosts George Babu OMERS Ventures 10th of October 2013

Toronto hosts Michael Terpin BitAngels & SocialRadius 4th of November 2013

Washington DC hosts Tige Savage Revolution 21st of November 2013


What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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  • Murray M.

    Great event Michael...I really enjoyed the mixture of suits and jeans...nerds and $

    September 27, 2013

  • Edwin J F.

    Awesome event for my first time out! Looking forward to the next one.

    September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A very good event. Short and sweet. Picked up a couple of nuggets that were relevant to my work. :) Thank Mike for organizing this.

    September 26, 2013

  • Daniel E.

    Great gathering! Thanks again for organizing this.

    September 26, 2013

  • speakGeo

    speakGeo will be attending this meetup.

    A Toronto based resident has unveiled a "beta" version of an app that is destined to change the way social change can occur.

    The inventor, Sumit Mehta, has provided a demonstration of the technology at its unveiling at the National Press Club in Washing D.C. on Tuesday.

    Check us out below:!

    1 · September 21, 2013

    • Michael C.

      I encourage folks to check out speakGeo they did not get a full chance to explain themselves tonight because we were tight on time.

      September 26, 2013

  • Giselle

    Michael I have another event that conflicts w/the 6:30 timeframe ... looking forward to attending your next event

    September 25, 2013

  • Aman M.

    Very excited to hear Anish's talk this evening. Hope everyone else is too! If you run a SaaS, web, or mobile application, maybe we can chat before or after.

    September 25, 2013

  • Kunal D.

    Hey Guys, would love to meetup with smart people and share ideas.

    September 18, 2013

  • David C.


    September 4, 2013

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