Welcome To Startup Summit Rochester, NY


Introducing the new Rochester, NY Startup Summit to bring you the very best event for entrepreneurs around Startup success! Led by managing director Mark Washo in partnership with Startup Summit HQ in Raleigh NC, were excited to bring you the Rochester Conference on Thursday October 24th at the Geva Theater 2pm-8pm.

Beverage Partners: Featuring Fuego Coffee, Fairport Brewing & Agness Wine’s

Marketing Partner- Brandmint     Post event Networking: Native Bar and Eatery

Event Emcee and master time-keeper: Mark Washo- Managing Director StartUp Summit Rochester


2-3 pm: Registration- Consulting Corner Sponsor Sign-in, Networking, and “Creative Collaborations”

 3pm- 3:30 PM: Intro video from the StartUp Summit Founders Keith Washo and Mark Bavisotto, followed by brief :5-:6 minute opening remarks & commentary by Richard Glaser- founder ROCGrowth, Cass McCrory Capra Strategy, Mark Dulaney, Transformational Trainer on how to turn “Strangers into Clients.”

3:30- 4:05- pm: “Taking Leap of Faith- Starting Your Own Business”- Joe Morone, founder/President- World Leaders, Louie Maier –founder/President- Brandmint, Erin Crowley- Managing Director of AT Venture Center, Ralph Dandrea- Founder & CEO ITX Corporation. Session Moderated by Devin Floyd of Rochester Professional Consultants Network

4:05-4:15 pm– panel break, Cathy Rubino Hines -Founder Marketing Collaborative, Consulting Corner “Pop Up” message:  Howie Jaxobson- founder Red Rock 1886

 4:15- 4:50 pm: “Start- up Funding, Growth & Sustainability”- Kevin Schulte-founder/CEO- Green Spark Solar, Billy – Ray Issac- owner Issac Heating and Air Conditioning, Billy Powell, founder and Agency Director of WMA Rochester, Session Moderated by  Rosa LaDelfa Director of Business Development A&J Pharmacy

4:50- 5:00 pm: panel break, Consulting Corner “Pop Up” messages:  Fuego Coffee, & Roberts Wesleyan- Nicholas Gruenert,  John Adams- FRANNET, Laura Burley- Hempworx

 5:00- 5:35 pm: “Power of Sports Marketing- How a startup can tap into the power of Sports Marketing”- Gary Sajdak, founder- ROC Sports Network, Matt Cipro- Red Wings Senior Director of Sales, Chad Buck Senior Director of Business Development at Blue Cross Arena, Rochester Amerks and Rochester Knighthawks.

 5:35-5:45 pm: panel break, Consulting Corner “Pop Up” messages, Anne Marie Depoian, Depoian Dynasty Team, Rumella Cameron CEO/Founder Conversance Business Solutions, Ashley Carlino, SPOT CoWork

 5:45- 6:20 pm: “From Startup- to reality- sneak peek into the NY Craft Beer, Finger Lakes Wine and Restaurant business”- Tim Garmin-founder/CEO- Fairport Brewing, Randy Agness – founder/CEO Agness Wine’s, Ross Mueller- founder/owner of Label 7 and Native Eatery & Bar Rochester (Mueller Restaurant Group)

6:20 pm- 6:30-pm -panels end: Consulting Corner “Pop Up” messages:, Sean Magin, Senior Channel Marketing Manager OOMA, Laurie Burley Hempworx,  Jeff Inserno , Director of Business Development Lovarro Group, Scott FitzGerald- Founder ROC VOX Studios

End Conference– networking mixer at Native Bar and Eatery

Consulting Corner Sponsors 2019

Company Contact First Last Email
Red Rock 1886 Howie Jaxobson Redrock1886@gmail.com
FranNet NY John Adams jadams@frannet.com
Roberts Weslyn College Nicholas Grunert Grunert_Nicholas@roberts.edu
Fuego Coffee Nicholas Grunert Grunert_Nicholas@roberts.edu
Depoian Dynasty Team AnnMarie Depoian depoianam@gmail.com
Conversance Business Solutions Rumella Cameron rumella@conversance.biz
Brandmint Louie Maier lmaier@brandmint.co
Hempworx Laurie Burley cbdfreedomnow@gmail.com
SPOT Cowork Ashley Carlino ashley@spotcowork.com
Ooma Sean Magin sean.magin@ooma.com
ROC Vox Studios Scott Fitzgerald fitz@rocvox.com
Lovarro Group Jeff Inserno Jeff@lavorogroup.com
A&J Pharmacy Rosa LaDelfa rladelfa@anjpharmacy.com 
Freedom Cruise Travel Wendy Washo wwasho2001@yahoo.com

More details to follow on keynotes and panelists so stay tuned! Learn more at http://startupsummit.io/rochester/

Mark Washo

Managing Director

Accomplished sales, marketing, business development sports and entertainment industry executive. Most recently served on a private equity executive board (Blackford Capital) for Staging Concepts resulting in successful sale to Trex Corporation. In addition to board and professional sports experience, also has brand marketing and sales experience with Celebrity Cruises (Royal Caribbean). Fast rising career from entry level account executive, to team president and primary board of governor.

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