The Rochester NY 2021 Startup Summit will be a hybrid event . The in person event will follow NY State and CDC Guidelines for a safe Covid 19 environment at the time of the event, which currently includes proper social distancing, sanitizing and mask wearing while not seated during sessions. The program will also be streamed online thanks to Roc Vox Studios in Pittsford, NY. Net proceeds from the event will be donated to the Western NY Crohn's and Colitis Chapter. Austin McChord (pictured on left) is the featured keynote speaker of the 2020 Startup Summit Rochester Chapter Event!
Meet the event sponsors, network and mingle masks will be required during event check in and while not seated
Consulting Corner Partners will be presenting an overview of their Start Up services
Session Moderator: Nicholas Grunert Roberts Wesleyan College, David Mammano Avanti Entreprenuer Network, Richard Glaser ROC Growth
Session Moderator: Andrew Brady President and CEO of XLR8 Team and Conscious Capital Rochester, Tina Paradiso Owner/President Imprintable Solutions, Ahlia Kitwana, Founder Little Black Buddha
Session Moderator: Randy Agness, Agness Wine Cellars, Paul Guglielmo founder Guglielmo Sauce, David Weaver Aphexus Corporate (Sanitizer and Cleaning Products), Matthias West, Faircraft Brauhaus Fairport NY
Austin McChord - Bio
Austin McChord is the Founder of Datto, the world's leading provider of IT solutions
delivered through managed service providers (MSPs). He launched the company in
2007 from a basement in Norwalk, Connecticut, with the mission to bring best-in-class
data protection solutions to underserved small and medium-sized businesses. Formerly
Datto’s Chief Executive Officer for over 10 years, Austin also invests in and advises
other technology growth companies, and continues to invent and experiment in his lab in
A graduate, trustee, and 2017 commencement speaker of the Rochester Institute of
Technology, McChord is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions. He was
named to Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list in 2015, was named an Ernst & Young
Technology Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016, and earned recognition as one of the
nation's top 50 philanthropists in 2017 by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. McChord holds
several patents, and has been a featured keynote speaker at technology conferences
including Collision, Techonomy, and more.
* Attendees and sponsors will be required to wear masks while not seated
* Seating will be spaced out 8' feet apart, exceeding Covid 19 guidelines
* Complimentary Freedom X for Business Sanitizer will be provided for all attendees and consulting corner sponsors
* Refreshments will be provided courtesey of Fuego Coffee, Faircraft Brauhaus, Agness Wine, SPOT Cowork, and Freedom Sports and Entertainment
* Event will be livestreamed with special thanks to ROC VOX Studios
* Mask breaks will be provided in between sessions with easy outdoor access
Complimentary refreshments, beer or wine will be offered prior to final presentation. For more information about Consulting Corner and the StartUp Summit 2020 event, please contact Mark Washo of Freedom Sports and Entertainment at firstname.lastname@example.org
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StartUp Summit Rochester NY Chapter announces 2020 conference
Startup Summit Rochester Chapter will be held Wednesday November 11 at SPOT Cowork
Datto founder Austin McChord confirms as featured speaker!
For immediate release: April 6, 2020
Remaining optimistic the current health crisis will be under control this Fall, the StartUp Summit Rochester NY Chapter is excited to announce the 2020 conference will be held on Wednesday November 11 at SPOT cowork in Henrietta, NY from 3PM to 7 PM. Based on the success of the inaugural Startup Summit hosted in October 2019, this will be the second annual conference hosted in Rochester, NY.
American entrepreneur and founder of Datto corporation based in Rochester NY, Austin McChord, has confirmed as a featured speaker. Many speakers and presenters from the 2019 conference have also confirmed attendance, plus new sessions, panels and guest presenters will be announced soon.
The featured Startup Summit half day conference will educate, inspire, and connect Rochester entrepreneurs, startups, and corporations from all over the region through events and conferences. At these events attendees enjoy panel discussions, guest speakers, break-out sessions, along with consulting corners to help people grow personally and increase professional contacts and business knowledge.
Startup Summit is a Raleigh NC based organization founded by Mark Bavisotto and Keith Washo offering a learning platform that brings together entrepreneurs seeking advice, proven strategies, and the necessary connections to help grow their business.
Mark Washo will be returning as the chapter’s Co-Managing Director in 2020. Mark is the Founding Partner of Freedom Sports and Entertainment, a Rochester NY based sports marketing agency.
The StartUp Summit is also excited to introduce Genevieve Hamel, as the new Co – Managing Director of the Rochester NY chapter. Genevieve is an entrepreneur as the founder of Café Boutique Genevieve. She also is launching a new start up company which will be announced later this fall.
Startup Summit co- founder Mark Bavisotto comments, “The inaugural Rochester NY StartUp Summit was a big success last year, demonstrating Rochester is a vibrant entrepreneur business community. We look forward to a great response to the new 2020 conference as we continue to stimulate the start-up landscape in the region and help entrepreneurs reach the summit of their growth aims”
SPOT cowork is excited to host the StartUp Summit 2020 Conference here in Rochester. Supporting, connecting and educating business owners in the startup world is something that SPOT is very strongly committed to through cowork.
The goal at SPOT is to foster the growth, collaboration and connection between entrepreneurs. We offer startups and established businesses a flexible, thoughtfully designed, high tech and easy workspace solution. Whether you're a solo startup or a team of 20, we have the space for you. We love entrepreneurs and are thrilled to offer the first 30 registrants a free 3-month cowork membership!
Given the current health crisis, plans are being made to host a few smaller events leading up to the half day conference. A few of the events might be virtual in nature, several options are currently being explored.
At each of the events, along with stimulating guest speakers and panelist discussions, attendees will also enjoy light snacks, refreshments, wine and beer tasting. A list of confirmed guest speakers and panelists will be announced soon at this location. http://startupsummit.io/rochester/
Event registration, consulting corner sponsorship and “early bird” promotions will be announced soon. If the live conference is postponed, re-scheduled or moved to a virtual platform refunds or credit discounts will be offered.
SPOT CoWork is located at 21 Goodway Drive Rochester New York
The inaugural Startup Summit Rochester, NY Chapter was held in October 2019 with incredible reviews and positive event testimonials. 2020 Rochester Chapter event has been confirmed for Wednesday November 11 2020 at Spot Cowork 21 Goodway Drive Rochester, New York
Startup Summit Rochester Chapter was held on October 24 at the Geva Theatre in Rochester, NY. The Summit was well received by attendees, sponsors and guest speakers. We're excited to continue Startup Summit events in 2020!