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Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs globally in partnership with Google for Startups.

The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs build their businesses, connect with strategic partners, and secure funding.

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Upcoming events (2)

Startup Grind hosts Nick Crocker (Blackbird Ventures)

Amazon Web Services

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-melbourne-presents-startup-grind-hosts-nick-crocker-blackbird-ventures/ Nick Crocker is a General Partner at Blackbird Ventures, and runs the firm’s Melbourne office. Nick sits on the boards of Culture Amp, nura, XY Sense, Applied, Eucalyptus, and Making Things. He is the Exec Chair at Startmate, Australia’s best accelerator. Previously, Nick worked on Product Strategy & Operations at Under Armour Connected Fitness and was a Product Manager at MyFitnessPal, the world's most popular health and fitness application, acquired by Under Armour in 2015. Nick co-founded and was CEO of Sessions, using technology to help people live better, healthier lives. Sessions was founded at Rock Health in January, 2012 and acquired by MyFitnessPal in December, 2013. Sessions was funded by Blackbird Ventures, Collaborative Fund, SV Angel and Joshua Kushner. Nick also co-founded We Are Hunted which was acquired by Twitter. He was a Product Manager at Boxee, funded by USV and Spark, and acquired by Samsung, in New York from[masked]. He holds Political Science and Law degrees from the University of Queensland. While at university, Nick worked as a journalist with News Ltd. His writing has been published in Wired, Fast Company and Harvard Business Review. You can follow him on Twitter, read his writing, and add him on LinkedIn. Agenda 6:00 PM: Networking and Food 7:00 PM: Fireside Chat 8:00 PM: Networking --- Speaker Nick Crocker - Blackbird Ventures (General Partner) Nick Crocker is a General Partner at Blackbird Ventures, he sits on the boards of Culture Amp, nura, XY Sense, Applied, Eucalyptus, and Making Things and is the Exec Chair at Startmate, Australia’s best accelerator. Previously, Nick worked on Product Strategy & Operations at Under Armour Connected Fitness and was a Product Manager at MyFitnessPal, and co-founded and was CEO of Sessions. Host Matt Allen - AWS (Venture Capital BD – ANZ) Matt Allen is an angel investor, Startmate partner and looks after the VC relationships for AWS in Australia. He was once a software developer, but really, that was a long time ago now. --- 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. 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. Top Drop (https://topdrop.com.au/) #WINELIFE Upstock (https://upstock.io/) Fortune 1000 Worker Equity Plans Accessible to Everyone. Creative Cubes (https://creativecubes.co/) Creativecubes.co provides inspiring co working, serviced, shared office and collaborative workspaces. Egencia (https://www.egencia.com/public/au/) Egencia takes your business where it needs to go! Elevate your travel program with the same personalized company and traveler experience across every touch-point. Chefin (https://chefin.com.au/catering/corporate-catering/) CHEFIN enables you to tap into all the needed talent, venues and tools to successfully manage events. CHEFIN Chefs’ aim is to share the love of food by nurturing human connections & creating memorable dining experiences above imagination. 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. Weploy (https://www.weployapp.com/) Weploy allows businesses of all sizes to hire quality, pre-vetted temporary staff within seconds Amazon Web Services (https://aws.amazon.com/) AWS knows that the startups of today are going to be the major industry-leading enterprises of today. We are dedicated to helping them at every stage of their journey to help increase the chance, speed, and magnitude of success. AWS is dedicated to helping build out the sector - and the technical skills required to run it – because we believe that the economy of the future is going to be built on innovative fast-moving technology enabled companies... 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. 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-startup-grind-hosts-nick-crocker-blackbird-ventures/

Winter Race Party with Larry Lopez (Accelerating Commercialisation)

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-melbourne-presents-winter-race-party-with-larry-lopez-accelerating-commercialisation/ This year we celebrate our Winter Party in a completely unique fashion! We will be at Race Party Camberwell - racing slot cars! Join us as we host Silicon Valley legend / Australian Innovation Champion - Larry Lopez for a trackside - fireside chat at Race Party. Chefin is doing the catering, and Topdrop is providing the Wine - so this will be a night to remember!:) Larry Lopez Partner, Australian Venture Consultants and Director of Accelerating Commercialisation, Department of Larry has spent the last 35 years helping start-ups reach their full potential. Over that time he has directly participated in over $1 billion in early stage financings. Larry has a deep understanding and background working with pre-revenue and startup projects, and he has held senior and executive roles in corporate banking, investment banking and venture capital management. He has been an investor and/or worked with some of the most exciting companies to come out of Silicon Valley, Israel Australia. Prior to moving to Australia in 2006, Lopez spent 17 years at Silicon Valley Bank. During his tenure at SVB he played a key role in growing the company from a local community bank to a global leader in providing financial services for technology companies and investors. Larry is a director of several private companies and venture capital funds, and he sits on a number of not for profit boards in Australia and the United States. Larry Lopez is the Director of the Australian Government’s Accelerating Commercialisation program. In this capacity he has overseen the Government’s direct investment through $1:$1 matching grants of over $200 million in nearly 400 companies over the last 3 ½ years. The focus of the Accelerating Commercialisation is to support eligible pre-revenue projects commercializing novel technology. Agenda 6:00 PM: Networking, Food, and Racing! 7:00 PM: Fireside Chat 8:00 PM: Networking --- Speaker Larry Lopez - Accelerating Commercialisation (Director) Larry Lopez is the Director of the Australian Government’s Accelerating Commercialisation program and Partner at Australian Venture Consultants. Larry has spent the last 35 years helping start-ups reach their full potential. Over that time he has directly participated in over $1 billion in early-stage financings. Prior to moving to Australia in 2006, Lopez spent 17 years at Silicon Valley Bank. 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 Zendesk (http://www.zendesk.com/) Zendesk // The ultimate customer service software proudly supports Startup Grind Melbourne. 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. 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. DREAMPUSHERS (http://www.dreampushers.com) Validation-As-A-Service + Realisation Studio. 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. 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. Top Drop (https://topdrop.com.au/) #WINELIFE Egencia (https://www.egencia.com/public/au/) Egencia takes your business where it needs to go! Elevate your travel program with the same personalized company and traveler experience across every touch-point. 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. Creative Cubes (https://creativecubes.co/) Creativecubes.co provides inspiring co working, serviced, shared office and collaborative workspaces. Chefin (https://chefin.com.au/catering/corporate-catering/) CHEFIN enables you to tap into all the needed talent, venues and tools to successfully manage events. CHEFIN Chefs’ aim is to share the love of food by nurturing human connections & creating memorable dining experiences above imagination. Upstock (https://upstock.io/) Fortune 1000 Worker Equity Plans Accessible to Everyone. Weploy (https://www.weployapp.com/) Weploy allows businesses of all sizes to hire quality, pre-vetted temporary staff within seconds --- 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-winter-race-party-with-larry-lopez-accelerating-commercialisation/

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Community as a growth model with Shira Levine

Rooftop deck > Holding Redlich @ Level 8

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