Cheryl Mack has been living the startup life since moving to Vancouver in 2008. She is an active member of the startup community, having worked with several startups, accelerators and investors. She is dedicated to building a thriving startup ecosystem in Vancouver and growing access to funding, developers, and other resources. UBC Sauder alumni, technology geek, and travel enthusiast.
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.
Jo Burston is the founder and Managing Director of Job Capital and CEO of Inspiring Rare Birds. Since founding Job Capital in 2006, Jo has grown the business into a multi-million dollar enterprise with a reputation for exceptional service delivery. Jo’s latest venture, Inspiring Rare Birds is a movement which aims to be the global hub of the women’s entrepreneur space.
Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products.
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.
Four time Webby award-winning Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace connecting more than 13.4 million skilled professionals to collaborate and get work done. Over 6.5 million projects and contests have been posted to date in over 700 areas as diverse as website development, logo design, marketing, copywriting, astrophysics, aerospace engineering and manufacturing. Freelancer Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker ASX:FLN.
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.
Nitro, a Melbourne-founded smart document company headquartered in downtown San Francisco, is an active voice in championing for the development, growth and support of Australian startups through various initiatives. As a scrappy startup made good, Nitro is experienced in the many challenges that entrepreneurs face: from funding to scaling and everything in between. By drawing on this knowledge, Nitro created a 2015 startup support program to support the Australian community, which includes a one year partnership with Startup Grind. Nitro will be present at Sydney (H1) and Melbourne (H2) Startup Grind events to donate free Nitro Cloud to all attending startups, with a chance to win door prizes in a business card draw. To find out more about Nitro’s startup support program, please approach a Nitronaut at the Startup Grind events, or enquire directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nitro is a winner of BRW GE Capital Momentum Awards – Best Rising Star, EY Entrepreneur of the Year – Southern Region and National Emerging, JobAdvisor’s #2 Australia’s Coolest Tech Company, SF Business Times Healthiest Employer + multiple Inc. 500/5000, BRW Fast 100, Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Software 500 awards. Stay in the news with Nitro by connecting on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. www.gonitro.com