Friday, May 30, 2014

Startup Grind Buffalo May 29, 2014 at BNMC's D!G Buffalo - Leslie Zemsky Director of Fun for Larkin Square

The first ever Startup Grind Buffalo was held last night at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Co-Work Space called D!G Buffalo. I helped organize the event and took most of the pictures for this event.

What is Startup Grind, you ask? Startup Grind is an International Organization with over 100 chapters and is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. It is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs. 

And here is a link to the main global page for Startup Grind -

So now you know a little more, what happens at a Startup Grind? Its a speaker series that will be done monthly, with some of the top entrepreneurs in our area and a few from outside the area. It is a great networking event, with a fireside chat with our monthly guest. Our host and coordinator Eben Piazza did a great job with our first guest, Leslie Zemsky from the Larkin Development group. Leslie's title is "Director of Fun" and let me tell you her title fits her very well! We had over 50 people in attendance and the space at D!G was perfect. 

Thank you to all that helped, sponsored and attended. This event shows Buffalo is truly moving forward in every way!

Here are some pictures of the event.

Eben Piazza and Leslie Zemsky

So this new company that allows you to rent awesome cars for a day called Redline Rentals brought their Porsche 911, what an awesome car!

 Our registration was made smooth by Jessica at D!G and Drew who was great!

We had plenty of food and beer for everyone! 

Some of Buffalo's best and brightest were out to support our event! Thank you!

As you can see D!G's space is wonderful and a great place to hold an event! And Jessica Edwards is the Curator(Seen below) and she made the event so much better with all of her help and guidance! Thanks Jessica! 

Again, the great networking opportunities were endless and that is such a bonus! 

Drew and Leslie Zemsky who was fantastic and is truly an upbeat person in Buffalo!

Neil Carroll of Nickel City Graphics was our video guy and i cannot wait to see how it turned out!

 What a great crowd for a first time event! 

Eben opening it up!

Jon Spitz from 43North and Startup Weekend shared a few words, thanks Jon!

Leslie and Eben really made the fireside chat a lot of fun and we learned a lot from them both!

Thanks again to all that came and I hope to see more of you at next month's event. Stay tuned!

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

3D Printer on Indiegogo KickStarter!

A great new kick starter that is kicking ass already! I bought an early bird special on this and will be giving an updated blog about what I find out!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Busy week of May 5th! Cinco De Holy SH!T

Busy week was the theme, lots of Lacrosse for Pete Jr, and Nick had track but since they are sometimes on the same days we had to split duties! Here are some shots of Pete's game against West Seneca West that Lancaster won 9-7. 

 On Monday we held the Get Wired'N Technology Conference where I was the M.C. for the event and I got some nice shots while running around, I also spoke and helped in all the planning and we had a good turnout of about 200 people for the event! I even had to eat a chocolate covered cricket from my friend Dan Stewart of Happy Grasshopper! 

Emma had her Spring Concert where she sang an old favorite of mine, Don Gato the Cat. Brought me back to my youth!

A crazy Windy game for Lacrosse Friday night! And we got beat 10-2 by Orchard Park. 

Late that night, I got to hang with some DJ Legends of the Buffalo Disco Scene as my Brother who came in town to DJ! It was great and I got some cool photos and videos.

Then on Saturday Morning, Nick and I had to work with our Boy Scout troop on an Eagle Project on Clark Street in Lancaster' Village. It was a awesome beautify your park project, it was a lot of work but it turned out very nice! You be the judge!

After that we had a Communion party with some old friends and hung out late and partied with a great group of people. Then Sunday I worked all morning on side project for a Doctor office and then had to take my wife and her Mother out for dinner with the whole family! It was a great week full of lots to do! 

Happy Mothers Day!!!