Startup Grind Albany Kicks Off with Ed Mitzen of Fingerpaint Marketing on January 31, 2014 at 6pm at BEAHIVE!

New York’s Capital District has always been the scene of progress and innovation; like Robert Fulton’s steamboat chugging up the Hudson River from New York City to Albany in 1807, not to mention the region's manufacturing roots with companies like General Electric and IBM.

That trend of keeping up with the global economy continues today with statewide incentives like Start-UpNY spurring job growth and developing existing companies like ThermoAura and GlobalSpec. Additionally, partnerships linking education, government, and business sectors have successfully attracted and created a burgeoning, high-tech infrastructure known as Tech Valley, where firms like Fortitech Premixes, Regeneron, Ecovative Design, GlobalFoundries, and Apprenda thrive.

We have universities that are laser-focused on training up and launching the next wave of innovators and startup founders, including the School of Business, University at Albany; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

Our diverse business culture is imbued with a rich, entrepreneurial flavor that creates the ideal setting for the kickoff of Startup Grind Albany, and we’re excited to welcome serial entrepreneur Ed Mitzen, Founder of Fingerpaint Marketing in Saratoga Springs, New York as our first guest. Ed is certainly no stranger to the startup scene, having built four companies totaling over $200 million in combined revenues.

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to inspire, engage and educate entrepreneurs. Our exciting monthly fireside interviews go deep with startup founders, investors, educators and thought leaders who share stories of triumph - and failure - along the road to building amazing companies. Startup Grind is not a pitch event, and is so much more than just a networking mixer; it’s what’s been missing from the current entrepreneurial event stratosphere.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, “wanna-be-preneur”, student, or just want to glean from the folks who are making it happen in local business, don’t miss this event!

Startup Grind Albany Kickoff
Special Guest - Ed Mitzen, Fingerpaint Marketing
Friday, January 31, 2014
6:00-9:00 p.m.
418 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207

RSVP here, and be sure to join our Meetup community.

Incidentally, if you’re interesting in showcasing your business to Startup Grind's local or global audiences we’re currently accepting applications for sponsors who align with our core values of educating, inspiring, and connecting.

Startup Grind Albany’s Chapter Director is Elaine Patrice Perkins.

Questions? Comments? Burning desire to become a sponsor? Contact me.