APAC Startups Lead, IBM
In 1999 Brendan founded ShopFree.com which expanded to 7 countries and over 1 million members. In 2004, Brendan relocated to San Francisco to further ShopFree’s push into the USA market. As a mentor and consultant Brendan has worked with VinoMofo, Shop A Docket, SportsBet, the Australian Radio Network and rock band INXS.
As the current Sydney Director of Startup Grind in Sydney, Brendan hosts monthly events for startups with guest speakers.
Brendan is also currently is Director of Community Development for SoftLayer, which was recently acquired by IBM. Brendan is currently a mentor at Muru¬D, Vocus Upstart, Lakeba, NRMA Jumpstart, Incubate and SlingShot.