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Startup Grind is an event series powered by Google for Entrepreneurs designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs. Each month we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn't, and what they'll do differently next time. It's an amazing opportunity to learn from the best, network with other members of the startup community, and improve your chances of entrepreneurial success.

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Upcoming events (1)

Community as a growth model with Shira Levine

Rooftop deck > Holding Redlich @ Level 8

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-melbourne-presents-community-as-a-growth-model-with-shira-levine/ Shira Levine Nearly two decades of Silicon Valley experience in platform strategy and marketplace expertise at high growth companies. Consistent track record of cultivating customer loyalty and online communities, developing go-to-market customer retention strategy, and maximizing supply-side marketplace performance. Solutions-oriented, data-driven, and high energy. Managed and developed large global teams, and passionate about developing people and connecting with customers. Experience Silicon Valley veteran, customer engagement and online community executive. Tireless evangelist for how companies partner with customers to discover win-win programs that drive ROI, lock in retention, and reduce costs. Previous roles include Digital Marketing Director of Online Community and Social Selling (Sephora), Global Online Community Marketing and Retention Director (Zynga), Senior Manager of Global PowerSeller Program (eBay), Founder of Strategic Online Consulting Company (Fanchismo). Professional strengths Building sustaining programs that forge emotional connections between customers and brands that transcend the transactional. Marketing communications strategy, loyalty programs, on- and offline customer activations, scaled customer engagement programs that drive ROI, advocacy programs, social media and customer support strategy. Agenda 6:00 PM: Networking and Food 7:00 PM: Fireside Chat 8:00 PM: Networking --- Speaker Shira Levine - Franchismo (Founder / CEO) Silicon Valley veteran, customer engagement and online community executive with nearly two decades of platform strategy and marketplace expertise at high growth companies. Previously the Digital Marketing Director of Online Community and Social Selling (Sephora), Global Online Community Marketing and Retention Director (Zynga), Senior Manager of Global PowerSeller Program (eBay)... Hosted By Chris Joannou, General Manager ANZ CHRIS JOANNOU Creative //Tech //Entrepreneur. Family man and DreamPusher (http://www.dreampushers.com). CEO of Startup Melbourne (http://www.startupmelbourne.com) // General Manager at Startup Grind Australia (http://www.startupgrind.com.au) // Entrepreneur in Residence at Collective Campus (http://www.collectivecampus.com.au) --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Sponsorss ASX (http://ASX.com.au) ASX is excited to be partnering with Startup Grind. Startups are essential to the future economic growth and prosperity of the nation, so it is important that ASX, as Australia’s primary capital market, plays its part in supporting the ecosystem. The ASX market gives companies exposure to a broad investor base in Australia and across the world; over 2,100 listed companies access retail and institutional investors to help them achieve their growth ambitions. We look forward to sharing in your growth stories and hope that you follow in the footsteps of many other great companies by listing and raising capital on ASX. Find out more at www.asx.com.au/listings MYOB (https://www.myob.com/au) MYOB loves supporting startups. As one of the original Australian startups we believe in giving back to the community that helped us to grow. Startup Grind is a fabulous community driven organisation and an important part of Australia’s growing Startup Ecosystem and we are thrilled to be backing all of their up and coming events. Zendesk (http://www.zendesk.com/) Zendesk // The ultimate customer service software proudly supports Startup Grind Melbourne. Holding Redlich (http://www.holdingredlich.com/practice-group/startups) Holding Redlich is a leading corporate and commercial law firm. You won’t just get legal advice. You’ll get advice you can use. Austrade Landing Pads (https://www.australiaunlimited.com/Landing-Pads) The Landing Pads program provides market-ready Australian startups and scaleups with access to some of the world’s most renowned hubs including San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Shanghai, Berlin and Singapore. inGenious.AI (https://www.inGenious.AI) At inGenious.AI, we believe in the use of conversation that enables companies to communicate with customers the same way they would with friends. We pride ourself on delivering a bespoke user experience and great business value via small continues experimentations. Vinomofo (http://www.vinomofo.com) VINOMOFO - United by Wine. Microsoft (https://startups.microsoft.com/en-us/) Helping startups grow, build and connect. SendGrid (https://sendgrid.com/accelerate/?utm_source=startup_grind&utm_medium=media_partnership&utm_campaign=accelerate&utm_content=badge) Join the SendGrid Accelerate Program and get their Pro 100k plan for Free for 12 months. DREAMPUSHERS (http://www.dreampushers.com) Validation-As-A-Service + Realisation Studio. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ 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 StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-melbourne-presents-community-as-a-growth-model-with-shira-levine/

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Startup Grind hosts Chris Farinacci (Asana)

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