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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