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Monday, October 8, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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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, 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 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


Startup Grind is an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs.  Each month we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn't, and what they'll do differently next time.  It's an amazing opportunity to learn from the best, network with other members of the startup community, and improve your chances of entrepreneurial success.

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


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: | Twitter: @thinktankhq  
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When & Where

MAKE Business Hub
Level One, Al Fattan House, Jumeirah Beach Road
Dubai Marina

Monday, October 8, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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Startup Grind

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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