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StartUp Summit Rochester NY Chapter 2019 EVENT


Startup Summit event announcement

Rochester, NY October 24 2019 Geva Theatre


The Startup Summit Conference Comes To Geva Theatre October 24 

Startup Summit presents new Rochester Chapter, Managing Director, and Conference

For immediate release: August 26, 2019, Rochester NY 

Startup Summit, headquartered in Raleigh, NC, is excited to launch new Rochester, NY chapter with Mark Washo as managing director to bring the leading entrepreneurship and startup focused conference to the Geva Theatre in downtown Rochester, NY on Thursday October 24, 2019.

The Startup Summit 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, founding partner of Freedom Sports and Entertainment and new managing director of Startup Summit Rochester, states “We’re thrilled to bring Startup Summit to Rochester NY, a fast growing start up business community. As founding partner of Freedom Sports and Entertainment helping companies and business prosper, I recognize the value in learning and networking. This is a great conference to engage the Rochester startup community and help the ecosystem grow”

Startup Summit co- founder Mark Bavisotto adds, “We know Rochester NY is a vibrant entrepreneur business community. We’re eager to bring this conference to Rochester to build upon the success we’ve had in Raleigh, NC to stimulate the start-up landscape in the region and help entrepreneurs reach the summit of their growth aims”

Along with stimulating guest speakers and panelist discussions, attendees will also enjoy light snacks, refreshments, wine tasting by Agness wines, and beer tasting by Fairport Brewing. Brandmint is the official event marketing company. 

“Early bird” event passes are on sale now by visiting this location, http://register.startupsummit.io/event/Startup-Summit-Rochester. College students will also receive a discount to attend event. A list of confirmed guest speakers and panelists can be found here:  http://startupsummit.io/rochester/ For more information, sponsorship  or event inquiries, please contact Mark Washo at mwasho@freedomsande.com