- About Us
I’m Patrice Perkins and I run Startup Grind Albany, the most progressive and innovative monthly gathering of entrepreneurs in our region.
Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community actively connecting more than 1,500,000 entrepreneurs in over 500 cities in 125 countries. We're partnered with Google for Startups, and we host monthly fireside chat interviews, mixers and annual conferences featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.
Each month I select one of our region’s movers and shakers to chat with for an hour in front of an audience of enthusiastic folks who are eager to hear about how my guests built their successful company.
We educate and inspire business owners and others wanting to learn innovative best practices to get more customers, reduce costs and grow their companies.
Guha Bala has seen most sides of the video game continuum; as co-founder with brother Karthik of Vicarious Visions for 25 yrs. - r $4 billion+ in sales & home of world-renown games like Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Guitar Hero, Skylanders & Crash Bandicoot. Today, Guha is President of innovation investment company Velan Ventures, & Velan Studios, focused on the discovery of new play patterns.View Details