By Simon Hudson
Silicon Valley Comes To The Desert With Startup Grind Dubai!

In Dubai, we have the fastest cars, tallest buildings, a 7 star hotel, a man-made Palm shaped island, ideas, ambition and waves of Entrepreneurial talent. ThinkTank is proud to announce the arrival of Startup Grind Dubai. Founded by some of the valleys most influential Entrepreneurs and with a growing list of Chapters around the world, Dubai is the latest addition to this list with our first event October 8 featuring J.C. Butler and Sim Whatley Co-Managing Partners of the highly successful classifieds site in the Middle East, Dubizzle.com.

With only a small number of success stories like the Yahoo buyout of Maktoob.com back in 2009, there is room for many new successful startups. Major brands such as Facebook, Groupon, Google and Microsoft all operate in the region but Dubai is still very quiet when it comes to Entrepreneurial noise. However, with a growing network, a huge pool of ideas and a massive dose of innovative, Dubai is a good place to be right now.

Monday 8th October at MAKE Business Hub in Dubai Marina is the place to be from 7pm where the first meetup will take place. Like everything in Dubai this is set to be big and you can be part of this Entrepreneurs heaven by booking your place here! We are very lucky to have JC Butler and Sim Whatley, Founders of Dubizzle.com joining us for a fireside chat together with a Q&A session.

Startup Grind Dubai acts as a spring board for these people and companies to mix and share both experience and idea to help the Entrepreneurial hub within Dubai grow bigger and stronger.

Our first event on October 8 is with J.C. Butler and Sim Whatley the Co-Managing

Partners of 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, and operating in 15-countries.

Startup Grind Dubai is brought to you by yours truely Simon Hudson from ThinkTank Middle-East. With a passion for new and creative ideas and a background in new media and small startups, I’m excited to bring what is needed to drive this local Chapter.

Simon is the founder of ThinkTank, a record label for new and innovative startups in Dubai.