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Startup Grind Melbourne Welcomes Stuart Mcleod, Founder of Paycycle and Vice President of Global Payroll Operations at

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Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (AEDT)

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After the successful launch of Startup Grind in Melbourne, the speaker series continues with Stuart Mcleod - Founder of Paycycle and Vice president of Global Payroll Strategy at

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. information.


6:00 - Networking and Pizza

7:00 - Fireside Chat

8:00 - Networking

Stuart Mcleod is a successful entrepreneur who co-founded cloud-based payroll provider Paycycle in 2009 and was sold last year to listed online accounting software company Xero. He has founded and co-founded several successful startups and continues to contribute to the startup community in Melbourne and Australia. He now works at Xero as Vice President – Global Payroll Strategy and is responsible for delivering Xero's integrated payroll functionality.

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.



Startup Grind is a 30-city event series hosted in 13-countries that educates, inspires, and connects entrepreneurs. Rooted in the heart of Silicon Valley, Startup Grind brings the world's greatest founders and investors to tell their stories on stage and share it with our global startup community. There are brilliant entrepreneurs everywhere so start learning and networking with them at your local Startup Grind community. 

For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.


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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 LabOutside of Tech he runs an 'innovative private label' food and beverage business that primarily imports for the Retail and Foodservice markets within the Asia-Pacific. 

He Holds a Bachelors Degree in Multimedia - Business /Marketing from Swinburne University of Technology and an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Arts from the Australian Academy of Design.

Email: | Twitter: @startupgrindAUS

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

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York Butter Factory
62-66 King St
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (AEDT)

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Startup Grind Singapore

Startup Grind is the world’s startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting founders in over 170 cities.

We nurture startup ecosystems in 63 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs.

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 by Derek Andersen, Startup Grind has now hosted 2,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010.

To date, Startup Grind has helped 170,000 entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.

Startup Grind Singapore was founded in May 2012, we are one of the active grass-root startup communities in Singapore.

More info at or tweet us @StartupGrindSGP!

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