Join us October 8th when we welcome J.C. Butler and Sim Whatley Co-Managing Partners of the highly successful classifieds site in the Middle East, Dubizzle.com. Since 2005, the site has been the one-stop-shop for people to buy, sell, or find goods and services within their cities. J.C. and Sim have taken the site from its inception to its growth across the region as a highly trafficked portal.
Prior to founding Dubizzle, J.C. spent a year working as a media sales professional on projects in Belgium, Germany, and Kuwait. He also worked for a reputable PR agency in NYC, and re-branded, marketed and managed a high-end venue in Granada, Spain. Sim spent one year working in corporate banking in the US and another year in media and advertising sales in the Middle East.
J.C. and Sim began Dubizzle.com with the intention and ambition to create a regional classified website that would improve the lives of those in the region. Having expanded the site to 15 countries, Dubizzle is in the process of making that happen.
7:00 - Networking and Food
8:00 - Fireside Chat
9:00 - Questions and More Networking
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Simon Hudson - Director of Startup Grind Dubai
With a passion for new and creative ideas and a background in new media and small startups, Simon brings to Startup Grind Dubai what is needed to be the driving force of a Chapter Director. His wealth of experience and knowledge in the marketing and branding sectors across many new startup companies helps bring a diverse skill base and passion to grow the entreprenuer netork in Dubai. Simon is the founder of ThinkTank and a part of a strong local network of influential people. He is excited about extending the Startup Grind community to the UAE by spear heading the Dubai Chapter. With an interesting list of up coming events, Dubai is set to be a powerful spring board for any budding entrepreneuer.Email: Simon@startupgrind.com | Twitter: @thinktankhq
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