Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Startup Grind Buffalo June 2014 - Dan Gigante of You and Who

Our 2nd Startup Grind Buffalo was just as successful as our first one, with about 60 people joining us to hear from one of Buffalo's most helpful Entrepreneur's Dan Gigante of You and Who and 19 Ideas!
Dan explained that giving is the most beneficial part of his growth. No job is too small and to always help wherever you can. I try to live by those words and he is right on always trying to help, you get so much more when you do!

The event was sponsored by Algonquin Studios and InfoTech Niagara two great organziations dedicated to making Technology better and easier. Along with Brand Mother Strategies who has a wealth of experience with business! There will be links at the bottom of my blog to all the sites mentioned.

There was some gaming going on, and our speaker Dan Gigante was one of the first in line to play a game. Way to loosen up!

D!G at the Tom Beecher Innovation Center is a great place to hold events like these. Along with this, its a great co-working collaborative workspace and once again Jessica Edwards the Curator, made it easy, fun and awesome to put on a successful event, THANK YOU JESSICA!!

The Stage is set while everyone else enjoys the networking, beer and food brought to you by Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI), and the Beer was from Community Beer Works.

We had some new faces and a few familiar faces in the crowd which made it a very interesting night!

Eben and Jessica were working on a new opening item where new Startup's are given 1 minute to pitch their idea / product to the audience. 

Great conversations, new beginnings and new friendships being created.

Lively discussions on topics with some real experts in the business.

Eben and Dan getting ready to talk it up!!

A little photo bomb by Eben!

A great crowd and we loved to hear the pitches!

Dan and Eben start up STARTUP GRIND!

Thank you to all that attended and we look forward to seeing all of you back for July! We will be hosting again at D!G Buffalo and this time with Mitchell Patterson - Armory Square VC
For more info click the link below.

Oh and just before the event, I was down at Canalside and got a chance to see part of the USA World Cup Match! It was packed with over 2500 people and it was great to see such phenomenal support!

More informational links about our sponsors / speakers: