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Startup Grind: Fireside Chat with Chris Ridd CEO of

Startup Grind

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

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After hearing how Paycycle was acquired by Xero with Stuart Cloud, Startup Grind continues with Chris Ridd - CEO of to hear its unique story.

Xero is one of the world’s fastest growing providers of online accounting software for small businesses and their advisors. The company has over 100,000 paying customers in more than 100 countries, with teams established across Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the US.


Xero uses a cloud computing model where financial information is accessible anywhere,anytime. With a real-time data view, multiple user access and comparable report formats, Xero provides the features you need to operate a successful business.Visit for more information.


6:00 - Networking, Pizza, Beer & Wine
7:00 - Fireside Chat
8:00 - Questions and More Networking

Chris will be the fourth Australian to join The Startup Grind Alumni, a list invariably associated with the who's who of the tech world, one that continues to grow at a rapid rate.

Melbourne - The World's Most Liveable City will join Startup Grind as the 22nd Chapter initiated into the global network, proudly playing host to both local talent and Startup Grind Alumni alike.



The aim of Startup Grind Melbourne is to both showcase the best of local startups and help support the progression of online business, in addition to amplifying our voice within the international community.


Welcome to Startup Grind!

Startup Grind is an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs.


Hosted By Chris Joannou - Director of StartUp Grind Melbourne.

Chris is a serial entrepreneur with businesses in everything from Tech to Tequila. Running one of Melbourne's Largest Online Business and Startup networks - The Melbourne Internet Business Group in addition to the Startup Lab.


For sponsorships, event, or speaker support reach him via email at Chris at startupgrind dot com.

Get Updates via : @StartupGrindAUS and


We are happy to offer you Bizzabo, our official event networking app.

Use it to:

1. Plan who to meet: Join the community, find out who's attending and pinpoint potential connections.

2. Socialize: Communicate with fellow attendees and add them to your social networks.

3. Stay up to date: Browse the agenda, see offers from sponsors, follow event tweets and more.It takes a minute to download, and it’s completely free of charge.


Simply join the community to begin your networking!

Looking forward to seeing you at Startup Grind Melbourne Welcomes on 10/18/2012!



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When & Where

York Butter Factory - Co-Working Space for Startups
66 King St
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

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Startup Grind

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events around the world in more than 150 cities 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 @StartupGrindSGP.

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