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Growth Hack with PR, Influence & Chatbots

Communications expert Murray Newlands will share his insights into how to get your startup from 1-10 and 10-100. He will be interviewed on stage by Kaustav Chaudhuri(KC Wisdom), Co-founder of Pitch Globally.

Some of the topics that will be covered in this interactive Chat session include:

What is PR and why you should do it

How to pitch the media

How to become an influencer yourself and work with other

Chatbots – why you will have one for your startup.


6-6.30 pm: Registration & Networking.

6.30-6.45 pm: Networking Pitches. Everyone gets a chance to introduce themselves and say, “Who they are, what they are looking for”.

6.45- 7.30 pm: Chat where KC interviews Murray on all of the above topics. Murray will cover some of the new, emerging topics in the field as well.

7.30-7.45 pm: Q&A- Come with your questions.

7.45-8.30 pm: More Networking.


Murray Newlands FRSA is an entrepreneur, investor, business advisor and speaker. He is the founder of an online invoicing company based in Palo Alto, just south of San Francisco. Newlands is also an adviser to the Draper Nexus Network of Things Fund that invests in IOT companies. He advises entrepreneurs and start-ups on various subjects from funding to growth strategies. Newlands received a Bachelor of Laws and he is qualified as a Lawyer. He gained his Green Card by being recognized by the US government as an “alien of extraordinary ability.” Newlands is the author of “Online Marketing: A User’s Manual” published by John Wiley & Sons. Murray regularly contributes to Forbes and Entrepreneur.

Kaustav Chaudhuri(KC Wisdom) is the co-founder of Pitch Globally (, one of the leading LIVE events based network of investors and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. He is also the author of Design Your Mind and was part of a team of Silicon Valley experts who wrote The First Mile(John Wiley), on behalf of TIE, the largest organization of entrepreneurs in the world. He has extensive experience as an entrepreneur and an executive and has worked for both startups and corporations like HCL Technologies, TCG Soros (PE&VC Fund affiliated to George Soros) etc.