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Event: Fireside Chat with Chris Ridd


After hearing how Paycycle was acquired by Xero with Stuart Cloud, Startup Grind continues with Chris Ridd – CEO of to hear its unique story.

Xero is one of the world’s fastest growing providers of online accounting software for small businesses and their advisors. The company has over 100,000 paying customers in more than 100 countries, with teams established across Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the US.

Xero uses a cloud computing model where financial information is accessible anywhere,anytime. With a real-time data view, multiple user access and comparable report formats, Xero provides the features you need to operate a successful business.Visit for more information.


6:00 – Networking, Pizza, Beer & Wine
7:00 – Fireside Chat
8:00 – Questions and More Networking

Chris will be the fourth Australian to join The Startup Grind Alumni, a list invariably associated with the who’s who of the tech world, one that continues to grow at a rapid rate.

Melbourne – The World’s Most Liveable City will join Startup Grind as the 22nd Chapter initiated into the global network, proudly playing host to both local talent and Startup Grind Alumni alike.


The aim of Startup Grind Melbourne is to both showcase the best of local startups and help support the progression of online business, in addition to amplifying our voice within the international community.

York Butter Factory – Co-Working Space for Startups
66 King St
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

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