Chris is a Digital Artist, Entrepreneur, and Startup Pusher with businesses in everything from Tech to Tequila. CEO and Founder of Startup Melbourne, Perceptar (live mobile to mobile video application) and the General Manager - Startup Grind Australia / New Zealand.
Outside of Tech he runs J&D Consortium an innovative private label food and beverage business that primarily imports for the Retail and Foodservice markets within the Asia-Pacific.
Craig Blair is a co-founder and partner at AirTree Ventures, a $60 million venture capital fund focused on investing in technology-based businesses that are disrupting traditional markets.
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Hunting With Pixel is a social video agency based in Sydney and Melbourne. Our Big Plan is to make video social: more engaging, useful, and shareable. Great results happen when you combine content strategy with engaging videos; connecting your audience to the people and ideas behind your brand. We support Startup Grind because we love people with Big Plans, and we want to help them spread their ideas.
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Over the years, Hall Chadwick has partnered with hundreds of start-ups. Our client list reads like to who’s who of Start Ups, because we don’t just talk about it, we have considerable expertise from start-up through to acting on dozens of successful exits. We have assisted start-ups set up the right company structure, manage their tax obligations, follow government regulations, resolve employees compensation issues, strategize domestic and overseas expansion, seek funding via private equity or IPO, and also handle the bookkeeping function all at Start up friendly pries... It has been a rewarding experience overseeing the rapid growth of successful Australian start-ups punching above their weight as well as a learning curve guiding start-ups that has yet to meet expectations. We understand the technical and financial challenges start-ups face, To assist cash-strapped technology start-ups, we have partnered with a leading small business accounting software company, using cloud technology to provide affordable tax and accounting solutions that we believe, will suit a significant number of technology start-up organisations. David Kenney Partner - M&A, Tax and Innovation at Hall Chadwick, provides considerable time to groups like Startmate, Muru –D and Incubate where he serves as a Mentor, investor and regularly speaks at numerous Start up events.