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Work out this Christmas with a spot of Grinding!

Come & join Benjamin, Louize, Adam and myself for the first Startup Grind at GROW @ Green Park next Wednesday 10th December

I know what you’re thinking… I could win that motor if I get into grinding! Well, you could buy a Tesla if you’re very lucky & work jolly hard 😉

Google for EntrepreneursGoogle is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Be part of an exciting Google for Entrepreneurs initiative launching in Reading.

Agenda:
6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat with Benjamin Ellis
8:00 Networking

Location: 250 South Oak Way, Green Park, Reading. RG2 6GP

Benjamin Ellis , Redcatco & SocialOptic

Benjamin Ellis has worked with companies including Cisco Systems, Microsoft, IBM, Motorola, and Juniper Networks in Silicon Valley. He is a social technologist and serial entrepreneur who has worked in the online world for almost 30 years. Despite spending more than two decades at the leading edge of technology Benjamin is still passionate about what technology can achieve, particularly at the intersections between people, communication, and software.

He is best known for his roles at Redcatco and SocialOptic. Redcatco was founded in 2007, focused on helping global businesses realise the potential of what we now know as Social Media. SocialOptic was founded in 2009 and offers a number of other Software as a Service solutions, that utilise big data to improve business efficiency.

Benjamin is also well known for his support for startups and growing UK digital businesses – predominantly through the Digital Mission with Chinwag and the UKTI.

Benjamin makes the occasional appearance on TV and Radio, talking about how technology is changing how businesses work, and also contributes to a number of blogs and print publications. Benjamin is also active in the academic domain as both a researcher and student.

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 100 cities and 42 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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