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.

Featuring Fairport Brewing & Agness Wine as drink sponsors.

Marketing Partner- Brandmint


2-3 pm: Registration- Vendor tables- Sign-in and Networking

3-3:30 pm: Opening Remarks/Introductions, Mark Dulaney , Transformational Trainer, “How to turn strangers into clients”

3:30- 4:15- pm: “Taking Leap of Faith- Starting your own business”- Joe Marrone, founder/President- World Leaders, Louie Maier –founder/President- Brandmint, Erin Crowley- Managing Director of AT Venture Center.

4:15- 5 pm: “Startup Funding, Growth & Sustainability”- Kevin Schulte-founder/CEO- Green Spark Solar, Don Ras – Managing Director- A&J Pharmacy- Ray Issac- owner Issac Heating and Cooling

5:00- 5:45 pm: “Power of Sports Marketing- How a startup can tap into the power of sports marketing”- Sam Fantauzzo, owner– Lancers, Gary Sajdak, founder- ROC Sports Network, Matt Cipro- Red Wings Senior Director of Sales, Chad Buck Senior Director of Business Development Rochester Amerks

5:45- 6:30 pm: “From Startup- to reality- peek into the NY Craft Beer and Finger Lakes Wine business”- Tim Garmin-founder/CEO- Fairport Brewing, Randy Agness – founder/CEO Agness Wine’s, Ross Muller founder/owner Label 7 and Native Bar and Eatery

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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