Creating a Company That Means Something - Joe Tyler & Terry Nawrot (SpringStart, ex-Informz)

Pioneer Plaza - 652 Albany Shaker Road Albany, 12211 Capital Region NY
Thu, Nov 29, 2018, 6:30 PM (EST)

About this event

Bringing a company to exit is a complex journey; often exhilarating, sometimes excruciating, and certainly not for the faint-at-heart. For Terry Nawrot and Joe Tyler, this is familiar territory, since they scaled their former company Informz from a small startup to one of the most highly-regarded marketing automation companies on the planet.

Using a multi-faceted approach that included communication, accountability, community give-back, and family-friendly employee benefits, Tyler and Nawrot built Informz into an award-winning company culture that not only received national acclaim but was a model that other companies tried to emulate.

Informz made the Inc. 5000 for 4 years, received Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Culture award in 2017, received the Best Places to Work award 3 years running and was also named 2017 Corporate Volunteer of the Year for the Albany, NY area.

In early 2017, Tyler and Nawrot decided to sell Informz, and after a whirlwind of negotiations, the company was acquired later that year by Higher Logic.

Tyler and Nawrot left Informz, and relishing the thrill of creating and watching a company flourish, they launched SpringStart, a Venture Capital firm geared for early-stage startups.

Today, they are on the hunt for startups and business ideas that they can help cultivate to become great companies.

Limited number of super early bird tickets available - use promo code Speedy



November 29, 2018

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


6:30 pm Networking with Food

7:00 pm Fireside Chat with Terry & Joe and Q&A with Audience

8:00 pm Networking


- Creating an Award-Winning Company Culture

- When The Pieces Don't All FIt

- Loyalty vs. Longevity

- Breaking Up Can Be Hard - Managing an Exit with Grace and Integrity


Pioneer Plaza

652 Albany Shaker Road

Albany, 12211


  • Terry Nawrot Joe Tyler

    Terry Nawrot Joe Tyler

    SpringStart, ex-Informz

    Co-Founders & Managing Partners

    Terry Nawrot & Joe Tyler are Co-founders/Managing Partners for SpringStart, an early stage investor in Saratoga Springs, NY.; they also co-own Inbox Holdings, a holding company for technology firms. Tyler was formerly CEO & Nawrot was formerly COO of Informz, a marketing automation firm they sold to Higher Logic in 2017. Today they look for startups & business ideas to help become great companies.

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  • When

    Thursday, Nov 29
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)


    Pioneer Plaza
    652 Albany Shaker Road Albany12211

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