Welcome to The World’s “Most Liveable City” and Latest Edition to the Startup Grind Family – Melbourne, Australia – Join our Chapter today. While Australia is perhaps best known for its clean beaches, and its laid back lifestyle, it is also home of Red Bubble, 99 designs, Flippa, and Envato, and is fast emerging as the Capital of Innovative Tech within Australia.
A community rich in co-working spaces, accelerator programs, and educational events is fostering tremendous growth for such a small city by global standards, with large international VC firms and Telecommunications companies starting to take notice.
The Singtel Group launched Innovat8 a Mobile Focused Seed Funding program to accelerate businesses with access to their database of 445 million mobile users, while Angelcube, The York Butter Factory (Adventure Capital), and Inspire9 support Startups state wide.
Melbourne is excited with the new addition of Startup Grind and what it means to the community in particular acting as a soapbox for Melbourne based startups within the international community, and high-lighting the unique culture and approach we bring to creating innovative digital solutions.
Join us September 21, as we welcome Brent Chandler, CEO and Founder of Zwift as our first Australian to join the prestigious Startup Grind Speaker Alumni. As #3 on The Next Web’s list of Australian Startups to keep an eye on, Zwift has increased sales 800% over the last six months with its innovative suite of online ordering systems and marketing solutions for the hospitality industry.
About The Author, 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 DreamPushers.com - The digital lifestyle magazine.