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Aussie comedy to play NZ

The hit comedy panel show That StartUp Show is embarking on a free ten city tour throughout Australia and New Zealand between October and December to educate, inform and uncover the best upcoming startup brains.  With season one of the series clocking up nearly one million online downloads since launch April 22nd, the Australian and New Zealand tour will bring together those new to and those established in the startup community to ignite discussion around launching highly scalable Australian businesses. 
Supported by PayPal payments powerhouse Braintree, the tour will consist of episodes screenings from That StartUp Show including What the )*&*( is a startup?, Show Me the Money – Adventures in Venture Capital, People: The Best Capital You’ll Ever Raise, This Start Up Life – The Truth about Creating a Startup Behind The Scenes, The New Breed of CEO and the Advisers Behind Them and Companies that [Will] Change the World. 
The tour will feature an informative Q&A sessions with That StartUp Show’s CEO Co-Founder & Series Creator, Anna Reeves and Co-Founder & Creative Director, Ahmed Salama as well as key influential speakers from the startup community in each city including Tyson Hackwood, Head of Braintree APAC, Blue Chilli CEO, Seb Eckersley Maslin, noted startup luminary ANZ Chair in Business Growth, Director, Centre for Business Growth Jana Matthews, tech journalist David Swan, Founder of Rivercity Labs Steve Baxter and many more to be announced.
Each audience member will have the once-in-a-lifetime to pitch their startup idea in 30 seconds to their peers in attendance as well as to the key play-makers of the startup industry. 
“People often think a startup is a couple of teenagers in a garage building an app.  Startups are in fact vital businesses in our economy.  They are capable of fast scale growth and considered a disruptive innovation globally.  We need to be supporting these emerging high growth companies who are using technology and innovation to tackle large and often global markets.  That StartUp Show seeks to shine a light on what is happening in the startup ecosystem in our part of the globe” said That StartUp Show CEO Co-Founder & Series Creator – Anna Reeves.
“It’s truly incredible what we’re seeing.  We’re on a mission to unearth another wave of the brightest startup brains and encourage a culture of innovation and support.  We want Australia and the world to see how vibrant the startup landscape is” added Ahmed Salama Co-Founder & Creative Director
The Australian and New Zealand tour will provide insight into everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the world of innovation and startups.
Wednesday 9th December, 6.30PM Auckland @ Biz Dojo Tickets
Thursday 10th December, 6.30PM Wellington @ Biz Dojo Tickets
Filmed in Melbourne, That StartUp Show launched as an online TV series globally on BitTorrent Bundle platform in April 2015 and to date has had nearly 1 million downloads.  Season 1 has featured Australian and international technology and entrepreneurial talent such as StartupAus founder and Director of Engineering at Google Australia, Alan Noble, renowned Silicon Valley tech evangelist, Robert Scoble, and startup thought leader and investor, Dave McClure.
Also supporting the Australian and New Zealand tour are some of Australia’s outstanding startup success stories including long time That StartUp Show supporter and startup incubator, BlueChilli, global design & creative marketplace pioneer, Envato and coworking venture fund, TankStream Labs complemented by travel partners, Uber and AirBnb.  Learning partners are award winning startup law firm, Clearpoint Counsel, education powerhouse, General Assembly with community partners, League of Extraordinary Women and Hub Australia.  
About That StartUp Show
That StartUp Show is Australia’s first independent online live comedy panel show focusing on the fast-growing Australian entrepreneurial boom and the culture that surrounds it.  Hosted by Webby award nominated and leading satirical new anchor, Dan Ilic (Studio Ten (C10), Can of Worms (C10), Hungry Beast (ABC), The Feed (SBS), the series features comedy, banter and rising startups pitching to make it big in Silicon Valley, to those who have already made it big around the world: Alan Noble (Google), Chris Ridd (Xero), Jodie Fox (Shoes of Prey), Sam McDonagh (AirBnB) with interviews from technology evangelist Robert Scoble, startup thought leader and investor, Dave McClure (500 Startups), Reddit cofounder Steve Huffman, Justin Kan (Y Combinator) and Tracey Chou (Pinterest).  Since its launch on BitTorrent in April 2015, Season 1 has been downloaded nearly 1 million times and had an audience reach of nearly 23 million. www.thatstartupshow.tv

About Braintree
A catalyst for the next-generation of commerce, Braintree’s global platform powers payments for thousands of online and mobile commerce innovators including Airbnb, Uber, GitHub, and Lyft. Merchants in more than 45 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia can accept payments in more than 130 currencies.  Braintree’s v.zero SDK powers PayPal, including One Touch™ single-click purchasing, Venmo, Apple Pay, credit/debit cards, and Bitcoin across any device.  Braintree was acquired by PayPal in 2013.  To learn more, visit Braintree at www.braintreepayments.com and on Twitter @braintree.