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Startup Grind hosts Danu Abeysuriya (Rush Digital)
THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW Startup Grind Auckland will be hosting Danu the founder of RUSH. ​RUSH is a design and technology studio, renowned for it's delivery prowess, ​the studio has swelled to over 50 staff since it was founded in​ late​ 2010. International clients include Google, Microsoft,​ Samsung, Disney and Unilever, with local clients like Z Energy, ​​Sky TV, ASB​, EROAD and ​Vector also looking to RUSH for leadership in developing innovative technology​ solutions. Danu’s the RUSH technology evangelist and helps the team push the boundaries and deliver world firsts. Topics we'll discuss during the fireside chat: Danu's journey starting Rush, scaling to a global team, hiring a replacement CEO, and his views on future technology. Agenda 6:00 pm: Networking and Food 7:00 pm: Fireside Chat and Q&A 8:00 pm: Networking --- Speaker Danu Abeysuriya - Rush Digital (Founder & Chief Technology Officer) 10+ years as a technical innovator, entrepreneur and leader in technology. Winner 2016 Hi-Tech Young Achiever. Hosted By Eva Perrone, Auckland Co-Director I'm the Startup Hub Manager at GridAKL / Lysaght, which is in Auckland's Innovation Precinct in Wynyard Quarter. The Hub is home to a tech cafe, coworking space and a programme full of events - that collectively aim to support, connect, upskill and showcase Auckland's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Shane O'Connell, Chapter Director Startup Grind Chapter Director, Business Development Specialist, and Entrepreneur. Current areas of focus: writing, public speaking, interviewing people of interest, and legal technology ventures. I’ve been successful in working with clients throughout government, large established organisations, nonprofits, and start-ups. Additionally, my time at studying Computer Science at Auckland University and starting my own (4) companies provides extensive experience and knowledge. --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs ( Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Local Sponsorss Pixel Fusion ( Pixel Fusion are an industry-leading **digital strategy and product development **studio. Their niche is they partner to develop start-ups and enterprise clients alike, by building successful digital platforms; founded in research, design, engineer and strategy. ROCKETSHP ( Some digital marketing agencies push services. We’d rather just solve your problems. MYOB ( As New Zealand’s largest accounting solutions provider, MYOB are committed to helping your start-up business achieve your goals. If you want to conquer the world, or perhaps your small place in it, we have the tools, information and technology to get your ideas up and running. Partners GridAKL ( GridAKL is Auckland's Precinct for Innovative, ambitious companies. Mum's Garage ( Mum’s Garage is a community and learning platform for teaching people how to start and grow companies. Our focus is on pre-seed development, which means taking people from an idea to a business with paying customers and momentum. We do this to help people create work that’s meaningful and develop uniquely valuable solutions to significant problems. Garage Project ( A brewery in Wellington, NZ. Our aim is to make unique and beautiful beers. We like pushing boundaries, reinterpreting styles and challenging what beer can be. Pendle ( Pendle enables company carpooling. Share your commute with coworkers, not strangers Co.Starters ( AUT is pleased to bring you CO.STARTERS@AUT, a nine-week programme that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to take the next step. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 400 cities and 120 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 ( --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW


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