Startup Grind Melbourne Hosts Adrian Stone (AngelCube) - SOLD OUT

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Adrian Stone, AngelCube

After a successful career at IBM, Adrian became a serial entrepreneur who had multiple exits across the USA, Australia and NZ. Adrian is co-founder and lead investor at AngelCube, Melbourne’s first venture accelerator, which provides seed investment and mentoring for technology start-ups and recently won StartupSmart magazine’s “Best Start-up Investor” award.

Adrian is also founding chairman of Investors' Organisation, whose mission is to grow the pool of investors willing to support Australia’s next generation of entrepreneurs, through collaboration and idea exchange.

Adrian has invested in more than 40 Australian and US startups.


6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking

Hosted By Chris Joannou, Melbourne Chapter Director

Chris is a Digital Artist, Entrepreneur, and Startup Pusher. CEO and Founder of Startup Melbourne (, Perceptar ( (live mobile to mobile video application) and the General Manager - Startup Grind Australia / New Zealand (

Outside of Tech he runs The Private Label Lab ( an innovative private label food and beverage business that primarily imports for the Retail and Foodservice markets within the Asia-Pacific.

Email: [masked] | Twitter: @StartupGrindAus (

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